One day after trading away two of their top twenty pitching prospects, Rudy Owens and Colton Cain, the Pirates send some big names to the mound in the minors. Top prospects Gerrit Cole and Jameson Taillon, along with rising prospect Clay Holmes all take the mound tonight. Zack Dodson also takes the mound, as he now moves up the left-handed pitching chart with two lefties gone from the system. Indianapolis has an early afternoon game today. A full recap of yesterday’s games can be found here.
Cole has allowed either two or three runs in each of his AA starts
Triple-A: Indianapolis (65-40) vs Pawtucket (58-47) 1:05pm
Probable starter: Rick VandenHurk (9-2 3.47)
Yesterday’s Result: Indianapolis 3 Pawtucket 1 (game recap)
Rick VandenHurk will make his 12th start for Indianapolis tonight. He has also made two relief appearances for Indy and one rehab start for Bradenton. For Indy, Rick has pitched a total 72.2 innings, giving up 70 hits, five homers, 25 walks and he has 60 strikeouts. In...