Minor League Schedule: Casey Sadler Returns to Indianapolis Rotation

Just four games on the schedule today, including a morning start time for Jamestown. West Virginia is now on their All-Star break. Altoona has the day off. 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.    

Salder has had two brief stints with the Pirates (Photo Credit: David Hague)

Salder has had two brief stints with the Pirates (Photo Credit: David Hague)

 

AAA: Indianapolis (41-29) vs Gwinnett (34-35) 7:05pm
Probable starter: Casey Sadler (6-1, 2.66)
Yesterday’s Result:  Indianapolis 9, Gwinnett 4

Casey Sadler will make his ninth start of the season tonight. He has pitched four games in relief for the Pittsburgh Pirates. With Indy, Sadler has thrown 50.2 innings, allowing 44 hits, four homers and nine walks. He has 36 strikeouts, a 1.57 GO/AO ratio and a .238 BAA. In his last start, which was just over three weeks ago, Sadler allowed four runs on eight hits in six innings.

AA: Altoona (25-41) @ New Hampshire (28-40) 7:05pm 6/17
Probable starter: Adrian Sampson (4-3, 2.07)
Yesterday’s Result: Reading 7, Altoona 5 in 10 innings

Altoona is off today. The Curve have the worst record in the Eastern League. They trail in their division by 13.5 games. Altoona has a 10-20 road record and they are 5-5 in their last ten games. The last time Altoona played New Hampshire, they got swept in a three game series.

High-A: Bradenton (35-31) @ Fort Myers (38-28) 7:05pm
Probable starter: Chad Kuhl (7-4, 3.95)
Yesterday’s Result: Bradenton was off yesterday

Chad Kuhl will make his 14th start of the season tonight. He has pitched 70.2 innings, allowing 74 hits, five homers and 13 walks. He has 47 strikeouts, a 1.91 GO/AO ratio and a .271 BAA. In his last start, Kuhl allowed three runs on seven hits and two walks in 5.2 innings. He has walked two batters in four of his last six games, after giving up just three walks in his first seven starts combined. He has a 2.60 ERA on the road and 4.81 at home.

Low-A: West Virginia (20-48) @ Lakewood (27-42) 7:05pm 6/19
Probable starter: TBD
Yesterday’s Result: Delmarva 6, West Virginia 5

West Virginia is now on their All-Star break. They return to play on Thursday, taking on Lakewood on the road for four games. Two Power players will represent the team in the All-Star game on Tuesday, Reese McGuire and Erich Weiss.

Short-Season A: Jamestown (2-1) vs Mahoning Valley (1-2) 11:05am
Probable Starter: Alex McRae (NR)
Yesterday’s ResultJamestown 9,  Mahoning Valley 4

Alex McRae will make his first start as a pro today. The tenth round draft pick of the Pirates signed just five days ago. You can find more information on him here. Check out the Jamestown Jammers season preview.

DSL: Pirates (5-8) vs  Yankees2 (9-4) 10:30am

Yesterday’s Result: Pirates were off yesterday

Check out the DSL Pirates second week recap.

Recent Transactions

6/12: Nick Kingham promoted to Indianapolis. Kenn Kasparek added to Altoona roster.

6/12: Pat Ludwig promoted to Altoona. Robby Rowland activated from Bradenton disabled list.

6/10: Gregory Polanco promoted to Majors. Brent Morel activated from disabled list.

6/9: Pirates release Cameron Griffin, Mitch Slauter, Mike Spano and Beau Wallace.

6/8: Walker Gourley placed on disabled list. D.J. Crumlich activated from Bradenton disabled list.

6/6: Stolmy Pimentel assigned to Altoona on rehab.

6/6: A.J. Morris promoted to Indianapolis.

6/6: Chris Dickerson activated from disabled list. Jake Brigham placed on disabled list.

6/5: Vin Mazzaro assigned to Indianapolis.

6/5: Yao-Hsun Yang added to Altoona roster. Tyler Sample placed on disabled list.

6/5: Robby Rowland placed on disabled list. Jeff Inman assigned to Bradenton roster.

6/4: Luis Heredia activated from disabled list. Miguel Rosario assigned to Jamestown roster.

6/3: Jose Osuna and Jordan Steranka activated from Bradenton disabled list. D.J. Crumlich and Ashley Ponce placed on disabled list.

6/3: Wirfin Obispo assigned to Indianapolis.

6/2: Stolmy Pimentel assigned to Bradenton on rehab.

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: Mel Rojas Jr. promoted to Indianapolis. Chris Dickerson placed on disabled list.

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.

John Dreker

Author: John Dreker

John was born in Kearny, NJ, hometown of the 2B for the Pirates 1909 World Championship team, Dots Miller. In fact they have some of the same relatives in common, so it was only natural for him to become a lifelong Pirates fan. Before joining Pirates Prospects in July 2010, John had written numerous articles on the history of baseball while also releasing his own book and co-authoring another on the history of the game. He writes a weekly article on Pirates history for the site, has already interviewed many of the current minor leaguers with many more on the way and follows the foreign minor league teams very closely for the site. John also provides in person game reports of the West Virginia Power and Altoona Curve.

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