Minor League Schedule: Holmes Makes Last Regular Season Start

The Pirates have four affiliates that have made the playoffs this year so far. Two of them were already eliminated, the GCL and DSL affiliates. There is still another team that could make the playoffs. Jamestown lost three games over the last two days to first place State College, putting them four games back for the division title. They are the NYPL leader in the Wildcard race, with a one game lead over Lowell. 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. Three links on the Dominican Summer League season recap can be found here.

Holmes has shown improved control since the All-Star break (Photo Credit: Robin Black)
Holmes has shown improved control since the All-Star break (Photo Credit: Robin Black)

AAA: Indianapolis (80-61) vs Louisville (66-75) 6:05pm
Probable starter: Stolmy Pimentel (2-6, 3.13) Doug Mathis (0-0, 0.00)
Yesterday’s Result: Indianapolis 4, Louisville 3

Doug Mathis gets his first start for Indianapolis tonight in place of Stolmy Pimentel. In his only appearance 13 days ago, he threw two innings, giving up an unearned run on two hits. Mathis pitched in the PCL this year with New Orleans, going 5-8, 3.85 in 114.2 innings.

AA: Altoona (62-77) vs Akron (66-71) 6:00pm
Probable starter: David Bromberg (6-11, 3.23)
Yesterday’s Result: Akron 3, Altoona 1

David Bromberg will make his 21st start for Altoona tonight. He has also pitched five times in relief and he made two starts for Indianapolis. With the Curve, he has thrown 131 innings, allowing 115 hits, seven homers and 49 walks. Bromberg has 122 strikeouts, an 0.94 GO/AO ratio and a .240 BAA. In his last start, he went six innings, allowing three runs on eight hits and two walks. Since the All-Star break, he has a 2.38 ERA in seven starts.

High-A: Bradenton (56-76 overall, 30-34 2nd half) vs Ft Myers (78-55) 6:30pm
Probable starter: Robby Rowland (4-11, 4.88)
Yesterday’s Result: Ft Myers 4, Bradenton 3

Robby Rowland will get his 24th start tonight. He has also pitched three times in relief. Rowland has pitched a total of 121.2 innings, giving up 127 hits, ten homers and 47 walks. He has 64 strikeouts, a 1.24 GO/AO ratio and a .270 BAA. In his last start, he went five innings, allowing four runs(two earned) on seven hits and two walks. Rowland faced Ft Myers on August 17th, allowing just one unearned run over 6.2 innings.

Low-A: West Virginia (79-58 overall, 42-25 2nd half) @ Lexington (68-67) 7:05pm
Probable starter: Clay Holmes (5-6, 4.19)
Yesterday’s Result: West Virginia 10, Lexington 2

Clay Holmes will get his 25th start of the season tonight. He has also pitched once in relief. Holmes has thrown a total of 116 innings, allowing 105 hits, seven homers and 67 walks. He has 85 strikeouts, a 1.86 GO/AO ratio and a .244 BAA. In his last start, he was knocked out early, allowing three runs(two earned) on four hits and two walks in 1.2 innings. Holmes pitched in Lexington on July 25th, striking out a season high ten batters while giving up one run over six innings.

Short-Season A: Jamestown (41-29) @ Williamsport (34-36) 7:05pm
Probable Starter: Isaac Sanchez (1-1, 3.40)
Yesterday’s Result: State College 6, Jamestown 4

No starter has been named for Jamestown tonight. When one is announced, we will update this article.

Rookie:  GCL Pirates (32-27)
Yesterday’s Result: Nationals 6, Pirates 1

DSL: Pirates1 (40-31)
Yesterday’s Result: Season Complete

DSL: Pirates2 (46-26)  
Yesterday’s Result: Season Complete

Recent Transactions

8/30 Reese McGuire and Austin Meadows promoted to Jamestown.

8/30 Casey Sadler promoted to Indianapolis.

8/28 Carlos Paulino promoted to Indianapolis.

8/28 Eric Wood activated from disabled list.

8/28 Oderman Rocha assigned to Jamestown.

8/27 Joely Rodriguez placed on disabled list. Zack Von Rosenberg activated from disabled list.

8/24 Wyatt Mathisen activated from disabled list and added to Jamestown roster.

8/24 Kurt Yacko activated from disabled list. Kevin Kleis and David Valesente placed on disabled list

8/20 John Kuchno added to West Virginia roster from Jamestown. Francisco Aponte sent to Jamestown.

8/19 James McDonald assigned to GCL Pirates on rehab.

8/19 Travis Snider assigned to Altoona on rehab.

8/19 Wyatt Mathisen assigned to Jamestown on rehab.

8/17 Candon Myles promoted to Jamestown. Jeff Roy placed on disabled list.

8/16 Eric Wood placed on disabled list. Francisco Aponte promoted to West Virginia. Adam Landecker promoted to Jamestown.

8/15 Ali Solis sent to Altoona from Indianapolis.

8/15 John Kuchno sent to Jamestown. Jimmy Rider added to West Virginia roster.

8/15 Tyler Waldron promoted to Altoona. Kirk Singer added to Bradenton roster

8/11 Francisco Aponte activated from Jamestown disabled list.

8/11 Kenn Kasparek activated from Altoona disabled list. Ethan Hollingsworth placed on disabled list.

John started working at Pirates Prospects in 2009, but his connection to the Pittsburgh Pirates started exactly 100 years earlier when Dots Miller debuted for the 1909 World Series champions. John was born in Kearny, NJ, two blocks from the house where Dots Miller grew up. From that hometown hero connection came a love of Pirates history, as well as the sport of baseball.

When he didn't make it as a lefty pitcher with an 80+ MPH fastball and a slider that needed work, John turned to covering the game, eventually focusing in on the prospects side, where his interest was pushed by the big league team being below .500 for so long. John has covered the minors in some form since the 2002 season, and leads the draft and international coverage on Pirates Prospects. He writes daily on Pittsburgh Baseball History, when he's not covering the entire system daily throughout the entire year on Pirates Prospects.

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