For an in depth review of yesterday’s games please check out our minor league wrap-up which can be found here. Both the GCL and the VSL Pirates teams have off today. They each resume their schedule on Monday versus the Phillies affiliates in their respective leagues. West Virginia has not announced their starter for today as of yet. We will update the schedule when the information is available.
Brandon Cumpton will make his debut with Bradenton today. The SAL All-Star pitcher went 7-4 4.30 in 12 starts with West Virginia but he pitched much better than the numbers would indicate. He pitched so poorly his first three games that the team took him out of the rotation and used him in the bullpen once before giving him another start. Since that point he went 7-1 with a 1.76 ERA and he allowed just 37 hits in 56.1 innings. He also struck out 42 batters and was getting a high amount of groundouts posting a 2.18 GO/AO average.
Phillip Irwin gets his 2nd AA start today. He impressed in his first one last Sunday when he went 6 scoreless innings giving up just two hits. Overall on the season he is 6-0 with a 1.82 ERA in 11 starts.
Justin Wilson goes for Indianapolis today. He pitched in relief his last game after Rudy Owens couldn’t make it out of the 3rd inning. Wilson was impressive in his brief stint going 2.2 scorless innings with 5 strikeouts. He last started on June 18th and gave up 5 earned runs in just 2 innings of work.
AAA: Indianapolis (38-38) VS Pawtucket (39-35) 2:05pm
Probable starter: Justin Wilson (9-4 3.82)
AA: Altoona (34-39) @ Harrisburg (42-31) 2:00pm
Probable starter: Phillip Irwin (1-0 0.00)
High-A: Bradenton (33-40) @ St Lucie (40-32) 1:00pm
Probable starter: Brandon Cumpton (high-A debut)
Low-A: West Virginia (36-35) @ Hickory (42-29) 5:00pm
Probable starter: Trent Stevenson (0-2 6.15)
Short Season A: State College (2-7) @ Mahoning Valley (6-3) 5:05pm
Probable starter: Michael Jefferson (pro debut)
Rookie: GCL Pirates (4-2) VS GCL Phillies (4-2) 12:00pm 6/27
VSL: VSL Pirates (21-14) VS VSL Phillies (15-21) 11:00am 6/27
DSL: DSL Pirates (14-7) VS DSL Mets2 (10-15) 10:30am
*Trent Stevenson makes the start for WV today. It is his first start since 2009.
** Sean Gallagher made the start in place of Justin Wilson today