Sadler hasn't been as dominant in July as he was in the first three months of the season

Minor League Schedule: Casey Sadler Has Been Even Better Lately

Seven games on the schedule today with everyone except Bristol playing. Casey Sadler takes the mound for Indianapolis tonight, looking to carry his June success into the new month. 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.        

Sadler has pitched great all season

Sadler has pitched great all season


AAA: Indianapolis (47-38) @ Louisville (43-42) 7:05pm
Probable starter: Casey Sadler (8-1, 2.10)
Yesterday’s Result: Toledo 5, Indianapolis 3

Casey Sadler will make his 12th start tonight. He has also made four relief appearances for the Pittsburgh Pirates. For Indianapolis, Sadler has pitched 68.2 innings, allowing 57 hits, five homers and 14 walks. He has 43 strikeouts, a 1.87 GO/AO ratio and a .232 BAA. In his last start, he threw seven shutout innings. In his previous game, Sadler gave up one run on two hits in six innings of work. He had an 0.50 ERA in 18 innings in June.

AA: Altoona (29-54) @ Bowie (46-38) 6:35pm
Probable starter: Adrian Sampson (5-5, 2.90)
Yesterday’s Result: Bowie 4, Altoona 3

Adrian Sampson will make his 17th start of the season. He had a tough month of June after pitching as well as anyone in the Pirates system during the first two months of the season. In June, Sampson had a 4.91 ERA in five starts. He posted a 1.82 ERA in April and 2.08 in six May starts. On the road this season, he has a 3.13 ERA in 46 innings. In 93 innings, he has allowed five homers and 20 walks, while picking up 71 strikeouts.

High-A: Bradenton (42-39, 7-5 2nd half) vs Ft Myers (38-42) 6:30pm
Probable starter: Chad Kuhl (8-5, 3.83)
Yesterday’s Result: Bradenton 5, Ft Myers 4

Chad Kuhl will make his 17th start of the season today. He has thrown a total of 89.1 innings, allowing 88 hits, six homers and 17 walks. He has 66 strikeouts, a 1.85 GO/AO ratio and a .262 BAA. In his last start, he went 5.2 innings, allowing three runs on four hits and three walks. It was the first time in his career that Kuhl gave up more than two walks in a game.

Low-A: West Virginia (28-53, 7-5 2nd half) vs Hickory (52-30) 7:05pm
Probable starter: Buddy Borden (3-5, 3.71)
Yesterday’s Result: Hickory 11, West Virginia 6

Buddy Borden will get his 16th start of the season. His last outing was in relief, his only game out of the bullpen this year. Borden has pitched a total of 70.1 innings, allowing 63 hits, seven homers and 33 walks. He has 57 strikeouts, an 0.94 GO/AO ratio and a .238 BAA. In his last start, he got knocked out of the game after just one inning. He reached his single inning pitch limit and gave up three runs and four hits and a walk.

Short-Season A: Jamestown (8-10) vs Williamsport (8-9) 7:05pm
Probable Starter: Alex McRae (0-0, 1.59)
Yesterday’s Result: Williamsport 6, Jamestown 3

Alex McRae will make his fourth start since being drafted in the tenth round this year. In his last start, he went five innings against Mahoning Valley, giving up two runs on five hits. In each of his first two outings, McRae threw shutout ball. In 11.1 innings, he has eight strikeouts and hasn’t allowed a walk or home run.

RK: Bristol (3-9) @ Pulaski (6-7) 7:00pm 7/3
Probable Starter: TBD
Yesterday’s Result: Bristol 8, Pulaski 1

No starter has been named yet for today’s game.

GCL: Pirates (4-6) vs Tigers (6-4) 12:00pm
Probable Starter: TBD
Yesterday’s Result: Pirates 5, Yankees2 3

Check out the GCL Pirates season preview.

DSL: Pirates (9-18) vs  Angels (7-20) 10:30am

Yesterday’s Result: Pirates 8, Angels 7 in 10 innings

Check out the DSL Pirates fourth week recap.

Recent Transactions

7/1: Andy Otamendi assigned to West Virginia.

7/1: Connor Joe placed on temporary inactive list.

6/30: Austin Meadows, Barrett Barnes and Collin Balester assigned to GCL Pirates on rehab.

6/28: Stetson Allie activated from disabled list.

6/28: Omir Santos activated from disabled list. Brent Morel placed on disabled list.

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.

6/27: Jandy Vasquez played on 60-day disabled list.

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.

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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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