Indianapolis was off last night. Altoona plays an early afternoon game today. The GCL Pirates were rained out. They will play a doubleheader today, consisting of two 7 inning games. All five probables listed for today are right-handed pitchers. A full recap of yesterday’s games can be found here.
Triple-A: Indianapolis (68-43) @ Scranton-WB (61-49) 7:05pm
Probable starter: Daniel Cabrera (4-5 4.37)
Yesterday’s Result: Indianapolis was off
Daniel Cabrera will make his 18th start of the season for Indianapolis tonight. He has pitched a total of 90.2 innings for Indy, allowing 97 hits, five homers, 33 walks and he has 54 strikeouts, with a 1.23 GO/AO ratio. Daniel pitched against Scranton on 6/25, giving up four runs on four hits and five walks in four innings, with six strikeouts. In his last start, he went five innings, allowing five runs(three were earned) on five hits and three walks. Cabrera is 2-2 4.10 in seven road starts.
Double-A: Altoona (54-55) @ Trenton (66-44) 12:05pm
Probable starter: Brandon Cumpton (10-8 3.32)
Yesterday’s Result: Trenton 4 Altoona 3 in 11 innings
Brandon Cumpton will make his 21st start of the season today. He has pitched 116.2 innings, giving up 102 hits, five homers, 34 walks and he has 70 strikeouts, with a 2.33 GO/AO ratio and a .239 batting average. In his last start, Brandon gave up one run on five hits over six innings. He is 2-4 3.57 in eight road starts. All five home runs he has allowed have come on the road.
High-A: Bradenton (49-60 overall 20-19 2nd half) @ Lakeland (56-48 overall 20-19 2nd half) 6:30pm
Probable starter: Tyler Waldron (7-7 4.99)
Yesterday’s Result: Lakeland 6 Bradenton 5
Tyler Waldron will make his 20th start of the year tonight. He has also made two relief appearances. On the year, he has pitched 110 innings, giving up 136 hits, ten homers and 28 walks, with 68 strikeouts and a 1.36 GO/AO ratio. In his last start, Tyler gave up seven runs on nine hits in six innings. It is the fourth time in his last ten starts that he has allowed at least nine hits and seven runs in a game. On the road this year, Waldron is 2-5 5.10 in 47.2 innings.
Low-A: West Virginia (44-65 overall 21-18 2nd half) vs Hagerstown (64-45 overall 22-18 2nd half) 7:05pm
Probable starter: Zack Von Rosenberg (3-4 3.73)
Yesterday’s Result: Hagerstown 12 West Virginia 7 (game recap)
Zack Von Rosenberg will make his 11th start of the season tonight. He has pitched a total of 50.2 innings, allowing 51 hits, seven homers, 14 walks and he has 38 strikeouts, with a 0.80 GO/AO ratio. In each of his last six starts, he has allowed two earned runs or less, with five of those starts coming on the road. Zack is holding right-handed batters to a .233 average, while lefties are hitting at a .300 clip off him.
Short Season A: State College (23-19) vs Hudson Valley (28-15) 7:05pm
Probable Starter: Jason Creasy (0-2 4.63)
Yesterday’s Result: Hudson Valley 4 State College 2
Jason Creasy will make his ninth start of the season tonight. He has pitched a total of 35 innings, giving up 39 hits, three homers, eight walks and he has 21 strikeouts, with a 0.80 GO/AO ratio. In his last start, Jason went four innings, allowing three earned runs. He has a 3.79 ERA in four home starts and a 5.63 ERA in his four road games.
Rookie: GCL Pirates (21-17) VS GCL Yankees (23-14) 11:00am DH
Yesterday’s Result: Pirates were rained out
DSL: Pirates1 (31-20) VS Rangers (33-18) 10:30am
Yesterday’s Result: Pirates 9 Rangers 8
DSL: Pirates2 (22-28) VS Nationals (27-24) 10:30am
Yesterday’s Result: Nationals 8 Pirates 3
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