For Altoona today, Jameson Taillon will get the start in Harrisburg. He is winless in his last three outings and hasn’t been dominating like he did early on when he posted a 1.00 ERA in his first three outings. West Virginia was rained out yesterday. They will make up the game today as part of a doubleheader. 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.
Jameson Taillon struck out six in his last outing
AAA: Indianapolis (22-10) @ Scranton Wilkes-Barre (17-12) 6:35pm
Probable starter: Brandon Cumpton (2-1, 3.63)
Yesterday’s Result: Indianapolis 5, Scranton/WB 0
Brandon Cumpton will make his fourth start of the season for Indianapolis tonight. He has also made two starts for Altoona and one relief appearance for Indianapolis. On the year, he has a 2.58 GO/AO ratio and a .242 BAA. Cumpton threw seven shutout innings in his last start, giving up just two hits and one walk. His last outing was four innings of relief on Thursday, when he allowed two runs on five hits, including the first homer he served up this year. Cumpton has issued 11 walks and struck out 24 batters in 32 total innings this year.
AA: Altoona (12-19) @ Harrisburg (14-17) 7:00pm
Probable starter: Jameson Taillon (2-3, 3.03)
Yesterday’s Result: Altoona 3, Harrisburg 1
Jameson Taillon will make his seventh start of the season tonight. He has pitched a total of 35.2 innings, giving up 30 hits, one home run and 12 walks. Taillon has a 4.09 ERA in two road starts, 2.55 ERA at home. He has struck out 36 batters, while holding hitters to a .222 BAA. Left-handed batters are hitting .209 against him. In his last outing, Taillon gave up two earned runs on seven hits and one walk over six innings. On 4/12 against Harrisburg, he struck out a career high ten batters.
High-A: Bradenton (11-20) @ Dunedin (19-11) 6:30pm
Probable starter: Eliecer Navarro (0-5, 3.26)
Yesterday’s Result: Dunedin 8, Bradenton 7
Eliecer Navarro will make his sixth start of thee year tonight, looking to pick up his first win of the season. He has also made one relief appearance. Despite the fact he has yet to pick up a win, Navarro has pitched six innings and given up three earned runs or less in four of his five starts. In 30.1 innings, he has allowed five walks, while picking up 27 strikeouts. His stats are much better at home, where he has a 2.35 ERA and a .224 BAA against, as opposed to 4.20 and .306 on the road.
Low-A: West Virginia (13-16) VS Greenville (10-19) 5:05pm DH
Probable starter: Tyler Glasnow (1-0, 1.80) and Joely Rodriguez (1-2, 4.06)
Yesterday’s Result: West Virginia was rained out
Tyler Glasnow will get his sixth start of the season tonight. He has given up four hits or less in all five starts this year. Glasnow has a .145 BAA and is tough to hit from both sides of the plate, with lefties hitting .160 and right-handed batters are hitting .136 against him. In his last outing, he threw five shutout innings, allowing two hits, two walks and he struck out seven batters. He has yet to allow an earned run at home in two starts. Joely Rodriguez will get his seventh start of the year and he is coming off back-to-back strong starts. He went 5.1 scoreless innings on 4/25, then followed it up with one earned run over six innings, six days later. In those 11.1 innings, he gave up eight hits and one walk. At home, he is 0-2, 4.12 in four starts. Rodriguez has a 2.42 GO/AO ratio and 26 strikeouts in 32 innings.
5/6 Phil Irwin placed on Indianapolis DL. Oscar Tejeda added to Indianapolis roster.
5/6 Matt Curry placed on DL. Justin Howard and Miguel Perez added to Altoona roster.
5/5 Zack Dodson added to Bradenton roster. Junior Sosa sent to West Virginia.
5/4 Jeff Larish added to Indianapolis roster.
5/4 Barrett Barnes put on West Virginia disabled list
5/3 Jordy Mercer promoted to majors. Charlie Morton added to Indianapolis roster.
5/3 Jose Contreras promoted to majors. Jared Hughes sent to Indianapolis.
5/3 Pirates sign Jeff Gibbs
4/30 Phil Irwin added to Indianapolis roster. Bryan Morris recalled by Pirates.
4/30 Altoona activated Adalberto Santos from DL
4/30 Placed Zack Von Rosenberg on the DL. Added Jhondaniel Medina to Bradenton roster