All eight teams on the schedule tonight, with Gerrit Cole making a rehab start for Indianapolis tonight. 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 (56-54) @ Rochester (60-48) 7:05pm
Probable starter: Gerrit Cole (NR)
Yesterday’s Result: Rochester 6, Indianapolis 3
Gerrit Cole will make a rehab start for Indianapolis tonight. He is schedule to throw 80-85 pitches. He was put on the disabled list on July 9th with right lat soreness. In 14 starts with the Pirates this year, Cole has a 3.78 ERA over 85.2 innings, with a 29/78 BB/SO ratio, a 1.68 GO/AO ratio and a .255 BAA. Indianapolis has lost seven games in a row.
AA: Altoona (44-65) vs Erie (53-55) 7:00pm
Probable starter: Adrian Sampson (9-5, 2.60)
Yesterday’s Result: Altoona 6, Bowie 3
Adrian Sampson will make his 22nd start of the season tonight. He has thrown 128 innings, giving up 107 hits, seven homers and 29 walks. He has 89 strikeouts, a 1.14 GO/AO ratio and a .228 BAA. In his last start, Sampson gave up two runs on four hits and a walk in six innings. He threw a complete game one-hit shutout in his previous outing. Sampson threw seven innings against Erie on 7/7, allowing three runs on six hits and four walks.
High-A: Bradenton (57-46, 22-12 2nd half) @ Daytona (48-54) 7:05pm
Probable starter: Jason Creasy (6-5, 3.52)
Yesterday’s Result: Bradenton 5, Lakeland 1
Jason Creasy will get his 22nd start of the season tonight. He has thrown 110 innings, giving up 117 hits, six homers and 14 walks. He has 75 strikeouts, a 1.03 GO/AO ratio and .275 BAA. Creasy issued a walk in his last outing, his first since June 11th. He has thrown 44.1 innings with just that one walk in his last seven starts combined. Creasy had a 3.70 ERA before the All-Star break and 3.25 since then. He faced Daytona on 5/21, allowing one run over five innings.
Low-A: West Virginia (38-67, 18-19 2nd half) @ Rome (37-70) 7:00pm
Probable starter: Felipe Gonzalez (1-3, 2.74)
Yesterday’s Result: West Virginia 9, Rome 8
Felipe Gonzalez will make his fourth start. He has also pitched 25 times in relief. He has thrown a total of 69 innings, allowing 61 hits, six homers and 18 walks. Gonzalez has 68 strikeouts, an 0.59 GO/AO ratio and a .235 BAA. As a starter, he has a 3.00 ERA over 12 innings. In his last start, he allowed two runs on four hits and two walks over three innings.
Short-Season A: Jamestown (17-25) @ Auburn (20-22) 7:05pm
Probable Starter: Tyler Eppler (0-2, 4.08)
Yesterday’s Result: Jamestown
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.
RK: Bristol (10-25) vs Princeton (18-17) 7:00pm
Probable Starter: TBD
Yesterday’s Result: Greeneville 7, Bristol 3
Check out the Bristol season preview.
GCL: Pirates (11-19) vs Phillies (15-16) 12:00pm
Probable Starter: TBD
Yesterday’s Result: Pirates were off yesterday
Check out the GCL Pirates season preview.
DSL: Pirates (22-26) vs Yankees2 (25-22) 10:30am
Yesterday’s Result: Pirates were off yesterday
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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