Big day, as not only do Jameson Taillon and Tyler Glasnow take the mound, there are some other interesting pitchers on the schedule. Altoona was suspended in the first inning of Monday’s game. They will finish that game today, prior to the regularly scheduled game, which will now be seven innings. Bradenton was rained out yesterday. They will make the game up as part of a doubleheader in August. The GCL Pirates were rained out yesterday as well. They will play a doubleheader today. For a look at the possible starters over the next few weeks, please check out our Probable Pitchers Chart. Check out the 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.
AAA: Indianapolis (55-31) vs Louisville (42-43) 7:05pm
Probable starter: Stolmy Pimentel (0-1, 3.50)
Yesterday’s Result: Louisville 5, Indianapolis 2
Stolmy Pimentel will make his fourth start for Indianapolis tonight. He started off with two strong outings for Indianapolis, allowing one earned run over 13 innings. His last outing was a tough one, giving up six runs on five hits and four walks in five innings. With Altoona, Pimentel was 4-3, 3.61 in 13 starts. On the year, he has thrown a total of 95.1 innings, allowing 88 hits, nine homers and 44 walks. He has 80 strikeouts, a 1.16 GO/AO ratio and a .244 BAA.
AA: Altoona (36-46) @ Binghamton (50-29) 5:05pm DH
Probable starter: Jameson Taillon (3-5, 2.90)
Yesterday’s Result: Altoona was suspended in the first inning
Jameson Taillon will start the completion of yesterday’s game for Altoona. The game two starter has yet to be announced. On the year, Taillon has made 15 starts, throwing a total of 83.2 innings, allowing 81 hits, five homers and 31 walks. He has 81 strikeouts, a 1.20 GO/AO ratio and a .248 BAA. In his last start, he went seven innings, allowing two runs on seven hits, no walks and he struck out just one batter. He made four starts in June, going 0-0, 1.96 in 23 innings.
High-A: Bradenton (31-48 overall, 5-6 2nd half) vs Fort Myers (50-27) 6:30pm
Probable starter: Joely Rodriguez (0-1, 4.35)
Yesterday’s Result: Bradenton was rained out
Joely Rodriguez will make his third start for Bradenton since being promoted from West Virginia. In his first game, he went five innings, giving up three runs on five hits, one walk and he struck out two batters. In his last outing, Rodriguez went 5.1 innings, allowing two earned runs on seven hits and one walk, with two strikeouts. With West Virginia, he went 5-5, 2.72 in 14 starts, with 57 strikeouts, a 2.15 GO/AO ratio and a .280 BAA.
Low-A: West Virginia (45-37 overall, 8-4 2nd half) @ Hagerstown (45-34) 7:05pm
Probable starter: Tyler Glasnow (4-1, 2.44)
Yesterday’s Result: Hagerstown 6, West Virginia 2
Tyler Glasnow will make his 16th start of the season tonight. He has pitched a total of 66.1 innings, allowing 34 hits, six homers and 39 walks. Glasnow leads the SAL with 98 strikeouts and he has a .149 BAA. In his last start, which was shortened by rain, he threw four scoreless innings, allowing one hit, two walks and he struck out three batters. In the month of June, he was 1-0, 1.52 in five starts, with 34 strikeouts in 23.2 innings. On the road, he is 2-0, 2.70 in seven starts.
Short-Season A: Jamestown (8-5) vs Mahoning Valley (6-9) 7:05pm
Probable Starter: Isaac Sanchez (1-0, 1.13)
Yesterday’s Result: Jamestown 1, Mahoning Valley 0
Isaac Sanchez will make his third start of the season tonight. He did make a start on 6/27, but that game was suspended and hasn’t been finished yet so the stats are still unoffical. In his last official start, he went three innings, leaving early due to his pitch count. He gave up one run on one hit and four walks. In his first outing, he threw five shutout innings, giving up three hits, no walks and he struck out five batters.
Cesilio Pimentel will make his second start of the season. In his first start, he gave up one earned run over 2.2 innings, allowing three hits and one walk without recording a strikeout. Pimentel has spent the last two season in the DSL, where he went 3-3, 2.75 in six starts and eight relief appearances last year. He had 38 strikeouts and a .229 BAA in 52.1 innings. In 2011, he went 1-1, 2.31 in three starts and four relief outings. In 23.1 innings, he had 31 strikeouts and a .211 BAA. Wei-Chung Wang will likely start game two today, his third start of the season. In his first outing, he went 4.1 innings, allowing four runs on five hits, no walks and he struck out eight batters. In game two, he again went 4.1 innings. In that game, he gave up one run on four hits, no walks and he had four strikeouts. Wang missed all of last year with Tommy John Surgery.
DSL: Pirates1 (13-12) vs Mets2 (15-11) 10:30am
Yesterday’s Result: Boxscore hasn’t been uploaded
DSL: Pirates2 (12-12) vs Reds (10-15) 10:30am
Yesterday’s Result: Boxscore hasn’t been uploaded
7/1 Casey Sadler placed on disabled list. Mel Rojas activated from disabled list.
7/1 John Kuchno added to West Virginia roster. Pat Ludwig promoted to Bradenton.
7/1 Colten Brewer placed on disabled list.
6/28 Zack Thornton sent to Altoona and Ali Solis sent to Altoona. Duke Welker, Oscar Tejeda and Tony Sanchez sent to Indianapolis.
6/27 John Kuchno sent to Jamestown. Lance Breedlove added to West Virginia roster.
6/25 Mel Rojas Jr placed on disabled list.
6/25 Chad Kuhl placed on disabled list. Jared LaKind activated and added to Jamestown roster.
6/24 Vic Black activated from Indianapolis DL. Oscar Tejeda sent to Altoona