Jeff Locke and Jameson Taillon Post the Top Pitching Performances of the Week

Below are the top ten pitching Game Scores* in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ farm system from the last week. The rankings include every pitcher who made a start for a Pirates’ minor league affiliate, not including DSL teams, and with no limitations on whether the starting pitcher has prospect eligibility. *Game Score is a stat created by Bill James used to determine how good a pitcher’s outing really was. The formula for...

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Minor League Schedule: 8/4/12

Jameson Taillon gets the start tonight for Bradenton, coming off one of the best starts of his career, a seven inning shutout performance on Monday night. Justin Wilson goes for Indianapolis tonight. He ranks second in the International League, and first among all Pirates minor leaguers, in strikeouts. Four of the pitchers going tonight are coming off outings in which they gave up just one hit, the other starter is making his first...

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Minor League Schedule: 7/29/12

State College was rained out yesterday. They will make up the game as part of a doubleheader today, consisting of two 7 inning games. Both DSL teams, as well as the GCL Pirates, have off today. A full recap of yesterday’s games can be found here. Triple-A: Indianapolis (67-41) vs Buffalo (52-55) 1:15pm Probable starter:  Justin Wilson (8-4 4.06) Yesterday’s Result: Indianapolis 6 Buffalo 0 (game recap) Justin Wilson will make his 22nd...

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Minor League Schedule: 7/28/12

Jeff Locke gets the start for Indianapolis tonight. He is fourth in the International League in ERA and he has the seventh highest strikeout total in the league. Altoona played a doubleheader last night, while State College finished their suspended game from the previous night, prior to their regularly scheduled game. A full recap of yesterday’s games can be found here. Triple-A: Indianapolis (67-41) vs Buffalo (52-55) 7:05pm Probable...

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Minor League Schedule: 7/22/12

State College will play a doubleheader today. The second game is a makeup of Friday’s rain out.  Both DSL teams as well as the GCL Pirates are off today. All three teams resume their schedule Monday. Altoona will play a doubleheader today. West Virginia finished the second game of Friday night’s doubleheader prior to the regularly scheduled game last night. The game was suspended in the third inning with the Power winning 7-1....

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