Four games on the schedule today, with Altoona taking the day off. Tyler Glasnow is on the mound tonight for Bradenton, coming off his 12 strikeout performance last week. The Dominican Summer League season began Saturday. You can view the season preview below. Check out the Prospect Watch from last night. For a look at possible starters down the line, check out our Probable Starter Chart. All minor league transactions over the last month can be found at the bottom of the page. Click the link on each pitcher’s name for more information.
AAA: Indianapolis (34-22) vs Scranton/WB (28-27) 7:05pm
Probable starter: Vance Worley (2-1, 3.82)
Yesterday’s Result: Indianapolis 9, Scranton/WB 7
Vance Worley will make his sixth start of the season today. He is coming off his longest outing of the year, eight innings in a win over Buffalo. Worley also had a season-high ten strikeouts. He has gone at least six innings in each of his five starts. He has walked just two batters, while striking out 27 and holding hitters to a .252 BAA. Worley has an impressive 2.14 GO/AO ratio. He faced Scranton in his season debut, giving up one run over six innings.
AA: Altoona (20-36) vs Binghamton (30-25) 7:00pm 6/3
Probable starter: Zack Dodson (1-2, 2.60)
Yesterday’s Result: New Hampshire 2, Altoona 1 in 12 innings
Altoona is off today. When they resume play on Tuesday against Binghamton, Zack Dodson will be on the mound, trying to help the Curve break a nine game losing streak. Altoona is just a 1/2 game ahead of last place Harrisburg in their division, 15 games behind Akron. The Curve begin a three game set against Binghamton, who won two out of three the first time these two clubs met this season. They will meet up again for a four game series at the end of the this month.
High-A: Bradenton (28-28) @ Clearwater (12-43) 7:00pm
Probable starter: Tyler Glasnow (1-3, 2.48)
Yesterday’s Result: Bradenton 4, Clearwater 3
Tyler Glasnow will make his eighth start of the season tonight. In his last outing, he gave up just one hit over 5.2 shutout innings and picked up a season-high 12 strikeouts. Coming into the game, Glasnow had topped out at just six strikeouts in a game and he failed to go five innings in two of his starts. In 32.2 innings this year, he hasn’t allowed a home run and he’s holding batters to a .173 average, including a .130 mark from the right side. Glasnow has not given up more than five hits in any outing, although he has walked 22 batters this year. His two best outings(both shutout performances) have come on the road.
Low-A: West Virginia (20-36) vs Kannapolis (25-30) 7:05pm
Probable starter: Justin Topa (3-2, 4.93)
Yesterday’s Result: Greensboro 8, West Virginia 3
Justin Topa will make his eighth start of the season. He has also pitched four times in relief. Topa has thrown a total of 45.2 innings, allowing 55 hits, five homers and seven walks. He has 34 strikeouts, a 1.66 GO/AO ratio and a .309 BAA. In his last start, he went five innings, giving up three runs on eight hits and no walks. Topa has a 5.74 ERA at home in four starts and three relief appearances.
DSL: Pirates (0-1) vs Rangers1 (1-0) 10:30am
Result: Pirates were off yesterday
Check out the DSL Pirates season preview.
5/31: Brent Morel placed on disabled list.
5/31: Junior Sosa added to Altoona roster.
5/30: Eight players released from DSL roster.
5/30: Brandon Mann released. Ryan Beckman added to Altoona roster.
5/30: Kenn Kasparek added to Indianapolis roster.
5/29: Francisco Diaz assigned to Jamestown roster.
5/28: Candon Myles activated from the disabled list. Adam Landecker assigned to Jamestown roster.
5/27: Kawika Emsley-Pai assigned from Altoona to West Virginia.
5/26: Ralph Henriquez sent from Indianapolis to Altoona. Cody Eppley assigned to Indianapolis.
5/24: Andy Otamendi assigned to Extended Spring Training. Orlando Castro assigned to Bradenton.
5/23 Tony Sanchez assigned to Indianapolis.
5/23: Josh Wall assigned to Indianapolis roster.
5/22: Edwin Espinal activated from disabled list. Candon Myles placed on disabled list.
5/21: Andy Otamendi added to Bradenton roster. Orlando Castro assigned to Jamestown.
5/20: Omir Santos placed on disabled list. Ralph Henriquez assigned to Indianapolis.
5/19: Jared LaKind added to West Virginia roster. Will Kendall placed on disabled list.
5/19: Brandon Cumpton reassigned to Indianapolis. Ralph Henriquez sent from Indianapolis to Altoona
5/18: West Virginia sends Kawika Emsley-Pai to Altoona. Francisco Diaz added off Jamestown roster.
5/18: Ralph Henriquez sent from Altoona to Indianapolis.
5/16: Edwin Espinal placed on disabled list. Adam Landecker added to West Virginia roster.
5/16: Jaff Decker sent from Pittsburgh to Indianapolis. Cody Eppley transferred to Jamestown roster.
5/13: Activated Zack Dodson from disabled list. Ryan Beckman transferred to Jamestown roster.
5/12: Signed Nathan Sopena.
5/12: Released Christian Santiago, Arquimedes Lorenzo, Ramon Rodriguez and Marcus Beltrez.
5/9: Miguel Rosario added to West Virginia roster. Jerry Mulderig assigned to Jamestown roster.
5/9: Kenn Kasparek assigned to Jamestown roster.
5/8: Harold Ramirez activated from disabled list. Michael Fransoso assigned to Jamestown roster.
5/8: Matt Curry activated from disabled list and assigned to Altoona.
5/7: Andrew Lambo placed on disabled list.
5/6: Jeff Locke assigned to Indianapolis. Phil Irwin promoted to majors.
5/6: Vance Worley added to Indianapolis roster.
5/5: Duke Welker placed on disabled list. Adalberto Santos assigned to Indianapolis roster.
5/5: Jeff Locke promoted to Pirates. Casey Sadler assigned to Indianapolis.
5/4: Jose Osuna placed on disabled list. D.J. Crumlich added to Bradenton roster.
5/4: Kenn Kasparek promoted to Indianapolis.
5/3: Cody Eppley assigned in Indianapolis roster.
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