Minor League Schedule: 5/16/12

Bradenton was rained out yesterday. They will play a doubleheader, beginning tomorrow morning and Jameson Taillon is scheduled to throw game one as of right now. Bradenton will face former Pirates farm hand and long-time major leaguer Chris Young today, making his second rehab start of the season. A full recap of yesterday’s games can be found here. Triple-A: Indianapolis (22-16) @ Lehigh Valley (22-16) 7:05pm Probable starter: Daniel...

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Minor League Schedule: 5/11/12

Just a note on when the short-season teams begin their play. The two teams from the Dominican Summer League will begin their 72 game schedule on June 2nd. The State College Spikes will begin their 76 game schedule on June 18th. The Gulf Coast League Pirates will begin their 60 game schedule on June 18th as well. A full recap of yesterday’s games can be found here. Triple-A: Indianapolis (19-14) VS Norfolk (14-18) 7:15pm Probable...

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Minor League Schedule: 4/21/12

Indianapolis was rained out last night. The game will be made up as part of a doubleheader when the two teams meet again on July 12th. A.J. Burnett was scheduled to make his fourth rehab start tonight in Altoona but instead the Pirates have recalled him to start in Pittsburgh. A full recap of yesterday’s games can be found here. Triple-A: Indianapolis (6-8) @ Louisville (5-11) 2:05pm Probable starter: Jo-Jo Reyes (1-0 6.00)...

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Minor League Schedule: 4/15/12

Yesterday’s Indianapolis game was postponed due to rain. They will play a doubleheader today. Nick Kingham makes his third start of the season today as he tries to bounce back from two very poor outings. Hunter Strickland gets his second start after missing 22 months. A full recap of yesterday’s games can be found here. Triple-A: Indianapolis (4-4) VS Toledo (4-4) 12:35pm Probable starter: Jo-Jo Reyes(0-0 54.00) and Rudy...

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Prospect Notebook: Hunter Strickland’s Return to the Mound

In 2009 the Pittsburgh Pirates traded first baseman Adam LaRoche to the Boston Red Sox. In return they received Triple-A shortstop Argenis Diaz, and low-A right handed pitcher Hunter Strickland. Strickland was in the middle of a strong season. He had a 3.35 ERA in 83.1 innings for the Red Sox low-A affiliate. The Pirates placed him in West Virginia, and in his first start in the organization he combined with Diego Moreno for a...

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