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Tyler Glasnow makes his last start before the All-Star break, trying to finish off his great first half on a high note. Altoona was rained out yesterday against New Britain. The two teams play again two weeks from now in Altoona, the last time they meet this season. Bradenton is on their All-Star break. They will resume play on Monday. 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.
Tyler Glasnow ranks third in the SAL in strikeouts
AAA: Indianapolis (45-23) @ Durham (42-25) 7:05pm
Probable starter: Andy Oliver (3-2, 3.27)
Yesterday’s Result: Durham 10, Indianapolis 7
Andy Oliver will make his 14th start of the season tonight. He has pitched a total of 66 innings, allowing 47 hits, three homers and 57 walks. Oliver has 72 strikeouts, a 1.24 GO/AO ratio and a .200 BAA. He ranks second in the league in strikeouts, trailing the leader by just four. In walks, he has a healthy lead over the second place pitcher, who has issued 40 free passes. In his last start, Oliver gave up five runs on five hits and six walks in 3.1 innings. He has walked exactly six batters in five of his last six starts.
AA: Altoona (27-37) vs Trenton (33-32) 7:00pm
Probable starter: Casey Sadler (6-4, 3.20)
Yesterday’s Result: Altoona was rained out
Casey Sadler will make his 14th start of the season tonight. He has pitched a total of 81.2 innings, giving up 74 hits, seven homers and twenty walks. He has 47 strikeouts, a 1.83 GO/AO ratio and a .247 BAA. In his last start, Sadler gave up one earned run on five hits and a walk over six innings. In seven road starts, he is 5-0, 2.42 in 44.2 innings, with a .217 BAA. He is the organization’s leader in innings pitched.
High-A: Bradenton (26-39) @ Jupiter (33-32) 6:35pm 6/17
Probable starter: TBD
Yesterday’s Result: Lakeland 7, Bradenton 6 (game one) Bradenton 9, Lakeland 5 in 11 innings (game two)
The Marauders are now on their All-Star break. They are in last place in their division, 17.5 games behind first place Fort Myers. When they return to action on Monday, they will play three games on the road against Jupiter, three at home against Charlotte and then go back on the road for six games. They will play 17 straight days without a day off. As of right now, Alen Hanson will be the team’s only representative in the All-Star game. Both Gregory Polanco and Nick Kingham were selected, but they have been promoted to Altoona.
Low-A: West Virginia (35-32) @ Greensboro (32-34) 7:00pm
Probable starter: Tyler Glasnow (3-1, 2.92)
Yesterday’s Result: Greensboro 3, West Virginia 2
Tyler Glasnow will make his 13th start of the season tonight. He has pitched a total of 52.1 innings, allowing 23 hits, five homers and 35 walks. Glasnow has 80 strikeouts, an 0.92 GO/AO ratio and a .131 BAA. In 80 AB’s against left-handed batters, he is holding them to a .125 average, with 41 strikeouts. In his last start, he allowed three hits(or more) for just the third time all season. Glasnow threw 4.2 shutout innings before reaching his pitch count. He will be one of six players to represent West Virginia in the South Atlantic League All-Star game next Tuesday.
DSL: Pirates1 (5-6) vs Yankees2 (2-9) 10:30am
Yesterday’s Result: Pirates1 9, Yankees2 1
DSL: Pirates2 (5-5) vs Cubs (6-5) 10:30am
Yesterday’s Result: Pirates2 6, Cubs 2
6/13 Jeanmar Gomez added to Indianapolis roster on rehab assignment.
6/13 Pirates announce signings of ten draft picks.
6/13 Gregory Polanco promoted to Altoona.
6/12 Oscar Tejeda promoted to Indianapolis
6/11 Kirk Singer added to Bradenton roster.
6/10 Nick Kingham promoted to Altoona.
6/9 Daniel Grovatt placed on disabled list.
6/7 Andrew Lambo promoted to Indianapolis from Altoona. Ali Solis added to Altoona roster.
6/6 Barrett Barnes activated from DL. Junior Sosa sent to Bradenton
6/6 Zachary Von Roseberg activated from DL. Jhondaniel Medina sent to West Virginia
6/6 Stefan Welch traded to Red Sox organization
BEST OF MAXIM
I didn’t have one specific thing I wanted to write about, but a few notes I was thinking about. So I went with more of a notes column, with three different topics below.
Jeff Locke hasn’t regressed, but instead has improved his game.
**About a month ago we were talking about Jeff Locke being a regression candidate going forward. That sparked the usual responses of “what if...
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Pittsburgh Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen displayed some fancy feet as he danced back to second base, literally, after falling for a bluff of a pickoff move by Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Stephen Fife during the third inning of Friday night's game at PNC Park.
McCutchen had reason to be feeling a little relaxed, as he had...
Players and managers alike were impressed by the velocity and command on Cole’s fastball. (Photo Credit: David Hague)
We all watched Gerrit Cole impress in his Major League debut Tuesday night. I wrote about it. You (hopefully) read it, and now it’s on to the next one.
But before it is on to the next one, I wanted to compile the best insight about Cole becoming a part of the...
A.J. Burnett will miss his next start with a right calf issue. (Photo Credit: David Hague)
The Pittsburgh Pirates haven’t made a decision on who will go down to make room for Charlie Morton on the 25-man and 40-man roster. One issue is that A.J. Burnett has been scratched from his start tomorrow with a right calf injury. Burnett made the team aware of his injury yesterday.
Jeanmar Gomez is one of 10 starting pitchers the Pirates have used this year. Photo Credit: David Hague
Earlier today I was recording a podcast with James Santelli and Tom Bragg, talking about the rotation, and what moves would need to be made once guys like Jeanmar Gomez, James McDonald, and Wandy Rodriguez returned. Most of the conversation surrounded the fact that the Pirates...
ST. LOUIS -- With a strong bullpen, solid rotation and a lineup led by one of the game's rising stars in center field, the Pirates appear poised to end the longest streak of losing seasons in U.S. team sports history.
Oh, wait. You say you've heard that before. For the past two years, in fact.
Indeed, 2013 is feeling a lot like 2012 and 2011, when center fielder Andrew...
Andrew McCutchen was the only Pirates batter to get an extra-base hit. (Photo Credit: David Hague)
That was the worst game the Pirates have played all season. Pittsburgh pitchers surrendered a season-high 17 hits in the 10-o loss, continuing the struggle after allowing 15 base hits Wednesday night.
Starter Matt Cain and the Giants held the Bucs’ lineup to three hits after it totaled...
For a season preview of the Pittsburgh Pirates two Dominican Summer League teams, check out our article here. Throughout the year, we will provide the recaps of both teams, as well as highlight one player each day.
Result: Pirates 5, Yankees2 4
Starting Pitcher: Dan Urbina, RHP (2-0, 3.07) – 5.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 0 HR
Top Hitter: Pablo Reyes...
Let's be straight about this: Charlie Morton is probably my favorite Pirate. The guy came through the minors with all of the talent in the world, but couldn't get it right in the big leagues. He completely scrapped his approach and rebuilt himself from the ground up, turning in one of the more pleasantly surprising Pirate performances in recent memory in 2011. It seemed like...
On Sunday, we were worried that the Pirates' offense was never going to wake up. On Tuesday, the Pirates scored eight runs. On Wednesday, the exploded for 12 runs and 18 hits. Those 18 hits were a result of multi hit nights from Starling Marte (four singles), Jordy Mercer (three singles), Andrew McCutchen (a double and two singles), Gaby Sanchez (a double and two singles), and...
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Jeff Locke allowed just two hits over seven innings and the Pittsburgh Pirates edged the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-0 on Friday night.
Locke (6-1) struck out five and walked one to win his sixth straight decision while shaving his ERA to 2.19. Andrew McCutchen hit a two-run double in the third inning off Stephen Fife (1-2).
Jason Grilli worked out of a two-on, no...
Pittsburgh Pirates starter Jeff Locke allowed held the Los Angeles Dodgers to two hits over seven innings of work and the Pirates shut out the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-0.Locke (6-1) struck out five and walked one to win his sixth straight decision while lowering his ERA to 2.19.Andrew McCutchen drilled a two-run double in the third inning to stake Locke to a to run lead, Mark Melancon...
Dodgers (28-37) at Pirates (39-27)
7:05 PM–PNC Park, Pittsburgh
The Bucs kick off a weekend series against the last-place LA Dodgers tonight. Yep, last place. Despite spending tons and tons of money over the past year, the Dodgers have struggled (injuries haven’t helped) so far this season. That said, they are still a very talented club and swept the...
The Bucs broke out the bats to neutralize a pretty ugly night of pitching on Tuesday, and the result was another comfortable victory against the Giants.
We finally saw the Pirates really explode on offense – they pounded a season high 18 hits and scored a season high 12 runs. Barry Zito was bad (as he has been all season on the road), but the Pirates were able to take full advantage...
Jeff Locke delivered another dominant start, and Andrew McCutchen had a role in all three Pirates runs in tonight’s 3-0 win over the Dodgers. What else is there to say about Jeff Locke? He simply shut down the opposing team’s lineup, as he’s done so often this season. He needed just 75 pitches to get…