For an in depth review of yesterday’s games please check out our minor league wrap-up which can be found here. Please take note of the early afternoon start time for West Virginia.
AAA: Indianapolis (44-43) VS Toledo (35-52) 7:05pm
Probable starter: Rudy Owens (6-5 5.22)
Owens will get his 16th start of the season tonight. He has thrown a total of 79.1 innings with 94 hits allowed, 21 walks issued and 42 strikeouts. In his last start on 7/1 he threw 5 IP giving up 7 hits, 2 runs and he struck out three. He had a 2-1 6.50 record in four starts in June.
AA: Altoona (36-47) VS Akron (43-42) 7:05pm
Probable starter: Phillip Irwin (2-1 3.94)
Irwin will get his 4th start since being promoted to AA. He went 5 innings in his last start on 7/1 giving up 4 earned runs on 10 hits. Between Bradenton and Altoona he has a 7-1 2.47 record in 13 starts. Over 69.1 innings he has allowed 65 hits, 15 walks and has struck out 52 while allowing just four home runs.
High-A: Bradenton (38-45 overall 8-5 2nd half) @ Palm Beach (37-45 overall 8-5 2nd half) 6:35pm
Probable starter: Brandon Cumpton (1-0 4.09)
Brandon will be making his 2nd start for Bradenton. In his last outing he pitched in relief after Joe Beimel threw the 1st inning on a rehab assignment. He threw 6 innings allowing two runs on six hits and he struck out six. His season totals between WV and Bradenton are 8-4 4.27 over 78 innings with just 20 walks and 56 strikeouts.
Low-A: West Virginia (40-41 overall 5-8 2nd half) @ Lexington (40-43 overall 5-8 2nd half) 12:05pm
Probable starter: Trent Stevenson (0-2 5.40)
Stevenson makes just his 2nd start of the season today with his first start coming on 6/26 when he gave up one run in 4 innings. His last outing was in relief vs today’s opponent on 6/30 when he also gave up just one run in 4 innings. In the month of June he had a 2.20 ERA over 6 games and 16.1 innings. In the previous month he posted a 9.64 ERA.
Short Season A: State College (5-14) @ Batavia (9-10) 7:05pm
Probable starter: Stetson Allie (0-0 6.00)
The 2010 2nd round draft pick, Allie, gets his fourth start of his pro career tonight. He had his best start his last time out giving up just one run over 4 innings with no walks and five strikeouts. On the season he has thrown 9 total innings allowing 11 hits, 7 walks and striking out seven.
Rookie: GCL Pirates (9-5) VS GCL Braves (6-8) 12:00pm
The GCL Pirates are in 1st place, tied with the GCL Phillies and Yankees
VSL: VSL Pirates (26-17) VS VSL Phillies (21-23) 11:30am
The VSL Pirates are in first place and have a 1 1/2 game lead over the 2nd place Mariners.
DSL: DSL Pirates (18-10) VS DSL Red Sox (20-10) 10:30am
The DSL Pirates currently sit in 2nd place, 1 game behind the DSL Red Sox who they play today