Minor League Schedule: Glasnow Starts Tonight, Morning Start For Altoona

Tyler Glasnow gets the start for West Virginia tonight, looking to continue his breakthrough performance this season that has him undefeated and nearly unhittable. Altoona has an early morning game today. Indianapolis was off yesterday. For a look at the possible starters over the next few weeks, please check out our Probable Pitchers Chart. We have added a Recent Transactions section to the bottom of this page, for all Pirates minor league transactions. A full recap of yesterday’s action can be found here.

Tyler Glasnow had eight strikeouts on Saturday
Tyler Glasnow had eight strikeouts on Saturday

AAA: Indianapolis (32-15) @ Buffalo (26-18) 7:05pm
Probable starter: Brandon Cumpton (3-2, 2.83)
Yesterday’s Result: Indianapolis was off yesterday

Brandon Cumpton will make his seventh start for Indianapolis tonight. He has also pitched once in relief and he made two early season starts for Altoona. On the year, he has pitched a total of 51 innings, allowing 43 hits, two homers and 20 walks. Cumpton has 43 strikeouts, a 2.66 GO/AO ratio and a .225 BAA. In his last start, he went six innings, allowing just two hits and one unearned run. He hasn’t allowed more than two earned runs in any of his last five starts. Cumpton is dominating right-handed batters since joining Indianapolis, holding them to a .194 average, with a 3.88 GO/AO ratio and twenty strikeouts in 72 AB’s.

AA: Altoona (19-27) @ Reading (18-26) 11:35am
Probable starter: Casey Sadler (5-3, 2.79)
Yesterday’s Result: Reading 7, Altoona 5

Casey Sadler will make his tenth start of the season this morning. He has gone at least seven innings in six of his last seven starts. He has had much more success on the road this year, going 4-0, 0.67 in four starts, with a .189 BAA in 27 innings. Sadler also pitched well in his only day game, allowing one run over seven innings. In 58 total innings, he has 30 strikeouts, a 2.15 GO/AO ratio and a .249 BAA.

High-A: Bradenton (18-28) vs Tampa (19-25) 6:30pm
Probable starter: Adrian Sampson (1-1, 6.94)
Yesterday’s Result: Bradenton 12, Tampa 4

Adrian Sampson will get his eighth start of the season tonight. He has also pitched once in relief. Sampson has pitched a total of 36.1 innings, allowing 53 hits, seven homers, ten walks and he has struck out 20 batters. In his last start, he gave up 11 hits and seven runs over four innings against St Lucie. At home this year, Sampson is 0-1, 7.77 in 22 innings over five starts, with a .375 BAA. Right-handed batters are hitting .363 against him.

Low-A: West Virginia (24-22) vs Lakewood (19-25) 7:05pm
Probable starter: Tyler Glasnow (3-0, 2.12)
Yesterday’s Result:  West Virginia 8, Kannapolis 6

Tyler Glasnow will make his ninth start of the season tonight. He has had a remarkable run this year, allowing 14 hits all season and two or less hits in six of his starts. He is holding right-handed batters to a .137 BAA, though he has been even better against lefties. In 41 AB’s, they are hitting .098, with 20 strikeouts. He has also had an amazing stretch for strikeouts recently. He has 50 K’s on the year in 34 innings, which is great, but in his last four starts, Glasnow has 34 in 19 innings. At home this season, he is 1-0, 1.50 in four starts, with 27 strikeouts in 18 innings.

Recent Transactions

5/22 Orlando Castro assigned to Jamestown. Josh Smith added to West Virginia roster

5/20 Alex Dickerson placed on DL. Justin Howard added to Altoona roster.

5/19 Chase d’Arnaud assigned to Altoona roster.

5/18 Jeff Karstens added to Altoona roster.

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Why would they bump Orlando Castro – of all people – back down to Jamestown?

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