Top prospect Gerrit Cole gets the start tonight for Altoona. In six starts since the Eastern League All-Star game, he has gone 1-3 2.97 in 30.1 innings. Cole ranks third in the Pirates farm system in strikeouts (112), trailing Jeff Locke (who is in the majors) by one for second place. Indianapolis has a ten game lead in their division with 19 games left in the season. A full recap of yesterday’s games can be found here.

Cole has the highest K/9 ratio(9.2) in the Pirates system

Triple-A: Indianapolis (74-51) @ Rochester (64-60) 7:05pm
Probable starter: Rick VandenHurk (11-4 3.43)

Yesterday’s Result: Rochester 6 Indianapolis 2 (game story)

Rick VandenHurk will make his 16th start for Indianapolis tonight. He has also pitched twice in relief and he started the season with a rehab...

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