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Top prospect Gerrit Cole gets his third start of the season tonight, hoping to go at least five innings for the first time. Casey Sadler looks to win his third straight game. For a look at the possible starters over the next few weeks, please check out our Probable Pitchers Chart. A full recap of yesterday’s action can be found here.
Gerrit Cole was removed early from his second straight due to a high pitch count.
AAA: Indianapolis (8-4) @ Toledo (3-9) 6:30pm
Probable starter: Gerrit Cole (0-1, 6.00)
Yesterday’s Result: Indianapolis 5, Toledo 4
Gerrit Cole will make his third start of the season tonight. He has run into trouble in each of his first two outings, getting pulled early due to his pitch count each time. Cole was cruising along in his first start, throwing three shutout innings, before hitting some bumps in the fourth inning. He allowed three runs, hitting his single inning pitch count. In his second start, Cole hit that same pitch limit in the second inning. He allowed one run on four hits and a walk. He has recorded seven strikeouts in his six innings of work.
AA: Altoona (4-7) VS Richmond (5-7) 6:30pm
Probable starter: Casey Sadler (2-0, 3.27)
Yesterday’s Result: Richmond 2, Altoona 0
Casey Sadler will make his third start of the season tonight. He was terrific in his debut, allowing just one run over five innings. He gave up six hits, one walk, struck out three and got 11 ground ball outs. In his second start, he surrendered three runs over six innings and again allowed six hits and a walk. Sadler struck out two in his second outing.
High-A: Bradenton (1-10) @ Jupiter (2-9) 6:35pm
Probable starter: Robby Rowland (0-0, 4.50)
Yesterday’s Result: Jupiter 5, Bradenton 0
Robby Rowland will get his third start of the season tonight. He was pushed back one day, so Francisco Liriano and Jose Contreras could pitch in rehab last night. In his first start, Rowland went five innings, allowing two earned runs on four hits and four walks. He lasted just three innings in his second game, giving up two runs on five hits and one walk. Rowland has struck out four batters this year and has posted a 2.81 GO/AO ratio.
Low-A: West Virginia (5-7) @ Greenville (6-6) 7:05pm
Probable starter: Orlando Castro (0-1, 1.74)
Yesterday’s Result: West Virginia 6, Greenville 0
Orlando Castro will get his third start of the season tonight. He allowed two earned runs on five hits in 6.1 innings in his debut. Castro went four shutout innings in his second start, giving up just one hit. His start was shortened due to rain. Castro hasn’t allowed a walk yet, while recording nine strikeouts. He has a 1.44 GO/AO ratio.
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Garrett Jones is one of the biggest pull hitters in baseball. (Photo credit: David Hague)
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MLB News: The Pittsburgh Pirates purchased the contract of Vin Mazzaro from Tripla-A Indianapolis on Tuesday. His role on the club is expected to be middle relief.
Fantasy Ramifications: None.
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The Pittsburgh Pirates recalled right-hander Phil Irwin from Class AAA Indianapolis on Sunday and he was set to make his major-league debut by starting against the Cincinnati Reds.
The Pirates optioned infielder/outfielder Josh Harrison to Indianapolis to clear room on the roster for Irwin.
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The Pittsburgh Pirates finally scored some runs for A.J. Burnett in his most recent outing, and their offense seems to have turned the corner since that victory.
St. Louis' Shelby Miller could be capable of turning it right back around.
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