Billy Roth had a shaky first outing this year

Minor League Schedule: Second Outing For Billy Roth Tonight

Eight games on the schedule today.  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.      

Billy Roth had a shaky first outing this year

Billy Roth had a shaky first outing this year


AAA: Indianapolis (47-34) @ Louisville (40-41) 6:05pm
Probable starter: Jay Jackson (4-2, 4.24)
Yesterday’s Result: Indianapolis 7, Durham 2

Jay Jackson will make his ninth start of the season tonight. He has also pitched ten times in relief. Jackson has thrown a total of 57.1 innings, allowing 57 hits, six homers and 25 walks. He has 61 strikeouts, an 0.56 GO/AO ratio and a .252 BAA. In his last start, Jackson gave up five runs without getting out of the first inning. His last two appearances have been as a reliever.

AA: Altoona (29-50) vs Binghamton (46-33) 6:00pm
Probable starter: Zack Dodson (2-3, 4.09)
Yesterday’s Result: Binghamton 8, Altoona 2

Zack Dodson will make his 12th start of the season tonight. He also made one relief appearance at the beginning of the year. Dodson has thrown a total of 55 innings, allowing 67 hits, four homers and 16 walks. He has 31 strikeouts, a 1.60 GO/AO ratio and a .307 BAA. In his last start, Dodson went six innings, allowing two runs on five hits and three walks. He had allowed just one walk in his three previous outings combined.

High-A: Bradenton (41-36, 6-2 2nd half) @ St Lucie (44-32) 6:30pm
Probable starter: John Kuchno (3-7, 3.94)
Yesterday’s Result: Bradenton was rained out

John Kuchno will make his 16th start of the season tonight. He has pitched 77.2 innings, allowing 73 hits, two homers and 35 walks. He has 42 strikeouts, an impressive 2.70 GO/AO ratio and a .253 BAA. In his last start, Kuchno gave up six runs over seven innings. It was the fourth time in his last five starts that he went seven innings. He has pitched better at home, posting a 2.93 ERA at McKechnie Field, while his road ERA is 4.60 in nine starts.

Low-A: West Virginia (27-50, 6-2 2nd half) vs Lakewood (28-50) 7:05pm
Probable starter: Dovydas Neverauskas (3-6, 6.45)
Yesterday’s Result: West Virginia 6, Lakewood 2

Dovydas Neverauskas will make his 15th start of the season tonight. He has pitched 60 innings, surrendering 80 hits, seven homers and 29 walks. He has 41 strikeouts, an 0.91 GO/AO ratio and a .327 BAA. In his last start, Neverauskas went five innings, allowing three runs on five hits and no walks. In his previous two starts combined, he gave up 14 runs over 4.2 innings.

Short-Season A: Jamestown (7-8) @ Mahoning Valley (5-10) 7:05pm
Probable Starter: Frank Duncan (0-1, 5.14)
Yesterday’s ResultJamestown 4, Mahoning Valley 2

Frank Duncan will make his third start of the season tonight. The 13th round pick this year went three innings in his debut, giving up one unearned run on three hits and no walks. In his second outing, Duncan went four innings, allowing four runs on seven hits, one walk and one strikeout.

RK: Bristol (2-6) @ Elizabethton (5-4) 6:00pm
Probable Starter: Billy Roth (0-1, 11.25)
Yesterday’s Result: Bristol was rained out

Billy Roth is scheduled to make his second start of the season tonight. In his debut, he allowed five runs on six hits over four innings. He didn’t walk any batters and picked up six strikeouts. Roth was a 16th round pick last year that signed for an over-slot bonus. In the GCL last season, he had a 3.26 ERA over 19.1 innings in six starts. Check out the Bristol Pirates season preview.

GCL: Pirates (2-5) vs Astros (4-3) 11:00am
Probable Starter: Dario Agrazal Jr. (0-1, 7.36)
Yesterday’s Result: Pirates 5, Astros 2

Dario Agrazal Jr. will make his second start of the season today. He went 3.2 innings in the opener, allowing four runs(three earned) on five hits and no walks. You can view video of his outing here. Check out the GCL Pirates season preview.

DSL: Pirates (7-17) vs  Phillies (8-15) 10:30am

Yesterday’s Result:  Pirates 8, Rangers2 2

Check out the DSL Pirates third week recap.

Recent Transactions

6/28: JaCoby Jones activated from disabled list. Wyatt Mathisen placed on disabled list.

6/28: Nate Baker and Dan Gamache assigned to Jamestown on rehab.

6/28: Pirates release Alexander Gutierrez.

6/26: Dan Gamache assigned to GCL Pirates on rehab.

6/26: Adalberto Santos traded to San Francisco Giants.

6/26: Danny Collins placed on disabled list. Justin Topa activated from West Virginia disabled list.

6/25: John Holdzkom assigned to Altoona roster.

6/25: Walker Gourley activated from Bradenton disabled list.

6/25: A.J. Morris placed on disabled list. Jhonathan Ramos promoted to Indianapolis.

6/24: Nate Baker added to GCL roster on rehab assignment.

6/23: JaCoby Jones and Justin Topa placed on West Virginia disabled list. Zack Von Rosenberg activated from disabled list.

6/23: Jeff Roy and Ashley Ponce sent to West Virginia. Candon Myles sent to Jamestown.

6/23: Ulises Montilla added to 60-day disabled list.

6/21: Jason Townsend assigned to Altoona from Jamestown. Matt Benedict sent to Bradenton.

6/20: Stetson Allie placed on disabled list. Kelson Brown activated from disabled list.

6/20: Carlos Paulino assigned to GCL Pirates on rehab.

6/20: Jake Brigham activated from disabled list.

6/19: Jared LaKind assigned to Jamestown

6/18: Pirates release Cody Eppley.

6/17: Jason Townsend sent to Jamestown on rehab assignment.

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.

Enjoy this story? Pirates Prospects will be switching to a subscription site on 4/13, so that we can continue bringing you the best Pirates coverage there is. For a very small monthly price, you can continue getting articles like this, along with coverage from every minor league city. Get more information here, and subscribe today!

Share This Article

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.

Minor League Schedule: Casey Sadler and Adrian Sampson Go Tonight

Next Story »

Minor League Schedule: Nick Kingham Looks to Continue AAA Success

Latest Analysis

  • Gregory Polanco

    Q&A: Trading Prospects For Rentals, Polanco Concerns, Meadows vs Appel

    18 hours ago

    I missed the Q&A last week due to a common problem in Spring Training: I forgot what day it was. It was around 6:00 that I was ...

    Read More
  • Nick Kingham f

    Improving His Two-Seam Fastball will Make Nick Kingham a More Effective Pitcher

    2 days ago

    With Jameson Taillon returning from Tommy John surgery, and unlikely to make an impact at the Major League level early in the year, the top prospect to ...

    Read More
  • Arquimedes Caminero 3

    The Roster Situations That Could Impact the Makeup of the Pirates Bullpen

    4 days ago

    There are less than two weeks remaining in Spring Training, and the one area where the Pittsburgh Pirates had actual position battles is heating up. There were ...

    Read More
  • Jordan Luplow

    How the Pirates are Trying to Stay Ahead of the Curve With the New Draft Rules

    5 days ago

    The 2011 Collective Bargaining Agreement brought a lot of changes to Major League Baseball. The biggest change for the Pittsburgh Pirates came in the draft. From 2008-2011, ...

    Read More
  • Alen Hanson

    The Key For Alen Hanson to Help the Pirates in the Majors This Year

    6 days ago

    When the Pittsburgh Pirates moved Alen Hanson to second base last year, part of the plan was to get him to the majors faster by putting him at ...

    Read More
  • Tyler Glasnow 2

    What the Stats Don’t Tell You About Tyler Glasnow

    7 days ago

    The stat line for Tyler Glasnow’s start at Pirate City yesterday looked great: 3 IP, 0 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 1 K. The lone run ...

    Read More
  • JaCoby Jones Josh Bell

    JaCoby Jones Did Fine in the Move to Shortstop, But Needs to Cut Down on Strikeouts

    1 week ago

    The Pittsburgh Pirates drafted JaCoby Jones as an outfielder in the third round of the 2013 draft, then surprised everyone the following year when they moved him ...

    Read More
  • Cody Dickson is a lefty with the upside of a middle of the rotation starter. (Photo Credit: Mark Olson)

    The Mental Adjustment that Led to Cody Dickson’s Dominant 2014 Second Half

    1 week ago

    Trusting his stuff and not trying to do too much — that has been the key for left-handed pitcher Cody Dickson so far in his professional baseball ...

    Read More
  • Third Base Mathisen Luplow Joe

    Who’s on Third? In the Pirates’ Farm System, It Could Be Anyone

    2 weeks ago

    If you have ever played third base in your life — professional, college, high school, slow pitch softball — then the Pittsburgh Pirates might be contacting you ...

    Read More
  • Jason Creasy

    Another Pitcher to Watch From the Pirates’ 2011 Draft

    2 weeks ago

    The 2011 draft is shaping up to be a great class for the Pittsburgh Pirates. They picked first overall that year, so naturally you’d expect good things ...

    Read More
  • Browse More Articles