All eight teams on the schedule today, with a doubleheader scheduled for Jamestown. Check out the Prospect Watch from last night. 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 (57-54) @ Buffalo (55-53) 7:05pm
Probable starter: Adam Wilk (7-9, 4.34)
Yesterday’s Result: Indianapolis 5, Rochester 0
Adam Wilk will make his 21st start of the year tonight. He has also pitched once in relief. Wilk has thrown 124.1 innings, allowing 134 hits, 14 homers and 32 walks. He leads all Pirates minor league pitchers in hits and homers allowed. Wilk has 90 strikeouts, an 0.84 GO/AO ratio and a .278 BAA. In his last start, he gave up eight runs on six hits and four walks in six innings. He has a 4.75 road ERA in 47.1 innings.
AA: Altoona (45-65) vs Erie (53-56) 7:00pm
Probable starter: Jhonathan Ramos (2-4, 5.35)
Yesterday’s Result: Altoona 4, Erie 3
Jhonathan Ramos will get his third start for Altoona tonight. He has also started once for Indianapolis and pitched a total of 29 times in relief. Ramos has not fared well in his two Altoona starts, giving up 11 runs on 16 hits and three walks in 9.2 innings, while recording just one strikeout. Both starts were against Bowie.
High-A: Bradenton (57-47, 22-13 2nd half) @ Daytona (49-54) 7:05pm
Probable starter: Shane Carle (1-2, 5.12)
Yesterday’s Result: Daytona 7, Bradenton 0
Shane Carle will get his fourth start for Bradenton tonight. He also made 17 starts for West Virginia. Between both stops, he has thrown a total of 101.1 innings, surrendering 115 hits, 12 homers and 12 walks. He has 58 strikeouts, a 1.62 GO/AO ratio and a .283 BAA. In his last start, Carle gave up four runs(three earned) on eight hits and no walks over seven innings,
Low-A: West Virginia (38-68, 18-20 2nd half) @ Rome (38-70) 7:00pm
Probable starter: Buddy Borden (5-7, 3.60)
Yesterday’s Result: Rome 5, West Virginia 1
Buddy Borden will make his 21st start of the season. He also pitched once in relief. Borden has thrown a total of 95 innings, giving up 78 hits, ten homers and 42 walks. He has 83 strikeouts, an 0.98 GO/AO ratio and a .221 BAA. He is holding left-handed batters to a .198 BAA. In his last start, he gave up two runs on four hits and a walk over five innings, while picking up seven strikeouts. He faced Rome in his prior outing and surrendered four runs on three hits and five walks in three innings. Borden has a 3.99 road ERA and 2.97 at home.
Short-Season A: Jamestown (17-25) @ Auburn (20-22) 5:00pm DH
Probable Starter: Tyler Eppler (0-2, 4.08) and Alex McRae (1-2, 3.57)
Yesterday’s Result: Jamestown was rained out
Tyler Eppler will make his ninth start of the year. He has thrown 35.1 innings, surrendering 32 hits, four homers and seven walks. He has 23 strikeouts, a 1.05 GO/AO ratio and a .235 BAA. In his last start, which was against Auburn, Eppler gave up four runs(two earned) on four hits and a walk in 4.1 innings. He has a 6.00 ERA in three road starts and 2.66 at home. Alex McRae is tentatively scheduled to start game two. Jamestown might go with a spot starter in his place to keep the regular starters on different days. We posted a profile of McRae after his last start, which can be found here.
RK: Bristol (10-26) vs Princeton (19-17) 7:00pm
Probable Starter: Junior Lopez (3-2, 4.44)
Yesterday’s Result: Princeton 8, Bristol 1
Junior Lopez will make his fifth start of the season tonight. He has also pitched three times in relief. In his last outing, he threw five shutout innings, giving up just two hits and no walks. Lopez has a 5/18 BB/SO ratio in 26.1 innings, while compiling a 1.61 GO/AO ratio. Check out the Bristol season preview.
GCL: Pirates (12-19) vs Phillies (15-17) 12:00pm
Probable Starter: TBD
Yesterday’s Result: Pirates 7, Phillies 2
Check out the GCL Pirates season preview.
DSL: Pirates (23-26) vs Yankees2 (25-23) 10:30am
Yesterday’s Result: Pirates 4, Yankees2 2
Check out the DSL Pirates eighth week recap.
7/27: Wyatt Mathisen activated from the disabled list. Francisco Aponte sent to Jamestown.
7/27: Jake Brigham assigned to Jamestown on rehab.
7/26: Pirates sign Trace Tam Sing, assigned to Jamestown.
7/26: Adam Wilk placed on the temporary inactive list. Omir Santos activated from disabled list.
7/26: A.J. Morris assigned to the GCL Pirates on rehab.
7/25: Matt Curry activated from disabled list.
7/25: Pat Ludwig assigned to Altoona. Joan Montero assigned to Bradenton.
7/24: Orlando Castro placed on disabled list. Matt Benedict assigned to Altoona.
7/23: Barrett Barnes placed on disabled list. Justin Howard activated from disabled list and assigned to Bradenton.
7/23: West Virginia places Danny Collins, Chris Diaz and Justin Topa on disabled list. Maximo Rivera, Jared LaKind and Francisco Aponte assigned to West Virginia.
7/23: Nathan Sopena promoted to Jamestown. Jose Salazar promoted to Bristol.
7/21: Tyler Sample assigned to Bradenton.
7/18: Pirates release Jason Townsend.
7/17: Josh Bell promoted to Altoona. Ralph Henriquez placed on DL.
7/17: Andrew Lambo activated from DL. Matt Curry placed on DL. Jhonathan Ramos assigned to Altoona.
7/14: Pirates release Duke Welker.
7/12: Pirates sign Rafael Perez. Perez assigned to Indianapolis.
7/11: Pirates release Jorge Mendoza.
7/11: Pat Ludwig assigned to Bradenton. Zack Dodson assigned to Altoona.
7/11: Austin Meadows assigned to West Virginia. Elvis Escobar assigned to Jamestown.
7/11: Barrett Barnes promoted to Bradenton.
7/11: Jarek Cunningham activated from disabled list. Quinton Miller placed on disabled list.
7/10: Shane Carle and Yhonathan Barrios promoted to Bradenton. Robby Rowland and Andy Otamendi assigned to West Virginia.
7/10: Matt Curry promoted to Indianapolis. Ralph Henriquez activated from Altoona disabled list.
7/9: Andrew Lambo assigned to Jamestown on rehab assignment.
7/8: Thomas Harlan promoted to Altoona
7/7: Francisco Liriano assigned to Indianapolis on rehab. Brent Morel activated from disabled list.
7/7: Chris Dickerson traded to Cleveland Indians.
7/7: Justin Howard placed on disabled list. Dan Gamache and Nate Baker assigned to Altoona.
7/7: Mike Fransoso assigned to West Virginia Power. Harold Ramirez placed on disabled list.
7/7: Collin Balester has his rehab assignment transferred from GCL Pirates to Bristol.
7/7: Cristian Mota promoted from DSL Pirates to GCL Pirates. Jhoan Herrera reassigned to DSL Pirates.
7/7: Jake Burnette sent to GCL Pirates on rehab.
7/7: Edgardo Munoz promoted from GCL Pirates to Bristol.
7/5: Tyler Waldron placed on disabled list. John Holdzkom assigned to Indianapolis.
7/5: Dean Anna assigned to Indianapolis.
7/4: Jarek Cunningham placed on DL. Jeff Inman sent to Altoona.
7/3: Justin Maffei and Ashley Ponce promoted to Bradenton.
7/3: Bradenton placed Jonathan Schwind and Taylor Lewis on the disabled list.
7/3: Danny Collins and Francisco Diaz activated from disabled list.
7/3: Clario Perez promoted to West Virginia. Andy Otamendi assigned to Jamestown.
7/3: Austin Meadows assigned to Bristol.
7/1: Andy Otamendi assigned to West Virginia.
7/1: Connor Joe placed on temporary inactive list.
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