Originally written on Pirates Prospects  |  Last updated 7/21/13
Luis Heredia gets the start for West Virginia tonight, trying to recover from a very rough outing in which he gave up eight runs. It was the first time he has pitched poorly this year. Altoona was rained out last night against Erie. They will make the game up when the two teams meet again in August. The GCL Pirates and both DSL affiliates were off yesterday. 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. The latest Dominican Summer League recap can be found here. Heredia had his first poor outing of the year last time out (Photo Credit: Nick Scala) AAA: Indianapolis (62-40) @ Charlotte (45-57) 7:15pm Probable starter: Kris Johnson (8-4, 2.66) Yesterday’s Result: Indianapolis 2, Gwinnett 1 in seven innings Kris Johnson will make his 16th start of the season tonight. He has also pitched five times in relief. In his last start, Johnson went seven shutout innings, allowing four hits and a walk. On the year, he has thrown 101.1 innings, allowing 89 hits, five homers and 39 walks. He has 73 strikeouts, a 1.67 GO/AO ratio and a .238 BAA. Johnson has gone seven innings in each of his last four starts. AA: Altoona (45-54) @ Trenton (50-50) 7:05pm Probable starter: Eliecer Navarro (2-3, 4.63) Yesterday’s Result: Altoona was rained out Eliecer Navarro will make his seventh start for Altoona tonight. He went 1-9, 2.86 in 11 starts and two relief appearances for Bradenton. On the year, he has thrown 104.1 innings, allowing 95 hits, seven homers and 25 walks. Navarro has 85 strikeouts, an 0.77 GO/AO ratio and a .235 BAA. In his last start, he went seven innings, allowing three runs on three hits and a walk. It was his longest start for Altoona and he also struck out a AA high of six batters. High-A: Bradenton (35-62 overall, 9-20 2nd half) vs Lakeland (41-51) 6:30pm  Probable starter: Zack Dodson (2-7, 5.45) Yesterday’s Result: Bradenton 5, Lakeland 2 Zack Dodson will make his 15th appearance of the season, 14th as a starter. He has pitched 71 innings, allowing 80 hits, nine homers and 28 walks. He has 33 strikeouts, a 1.17 GO/AO ratio and a .276 BAA. In his last start, Dodson went six innings, allowing three runs on five hits and two walks. He struck out four batters in that game, his highest total since June 7th, when he also struck out four batters. He faced Lakeland on 6/10, allowing three runs on five hits and a walk in five innings. Dodson turns 23 on Tuesday. Low-A: West Virginia (53-44 overall, 16-11 2nd half) vs Kannapolis (39-59) 7:05pm Probable starter: Luis Heredia (1-2, 4.79) Yesterday’s Result: West Virginia 5, Kannapolis 4 Luis Heredia will make his fifth start of the season tonight. His last outing was the completion of a suspended game and he did not do well in the relief role. Heredia allowed eight runs on seven hits and four walks in 3.2 innings. Prior to that game, Heredia had a 1.59 ERA in 17 innings, allowing just 11 hits. He has an 0.78 GO/AO ratio and a .243 BAA. Short-Season A: Jamestown (20-13) vs Aberdeen (17-15) 7:05pm Probable Starter: Chad Kuhl (0-1, 1.20) Yesterday’s Result: Aberdeen 8, Jamestown 3 Chad Kuhl will make his fifth start of the season. He has pitched 15 innings, allowing 11 hits, no homers and three walks. Kuhl has 13 strikeouts, a 1.14 GO/AO ratio and a .204 BAA. In his last start, he went five innings for the first time, allowing three runs(two earned) on six hits and no walks, while picking up six strikeouts. Prior to that outing, he had not allowed a run in three starts. Rookie:  GCL Pirates (12-12) vs GCL Braves (10-13) 12:00pm Probable Starter: TBD Yesterday’s Result: Pirates were off yesterday No starter has been named for today’s game yet. When one is announced, we will update this article. DSL: Pirates1 (25-16) vs Rockies (21-20) 10:30am Yesterday’s Result: Pirates1 were off yesterday DSL: Pirates2 (21-19) vs Orioles2 (16-24) 10:30am Yesterday’s Result: Pirates2 were off yesterday Recent Transactions 7/20 Dan Cervette assigned to Bradenton roster. Andy Otamendi sent to GCL Pirates. 7/19 Neil Walker assigned to Indianapolis on rehab assignment. 7/19 Beau Wallace assigned to GCL Pirates. 7/18 Pirates release Jose Contreras. Atahualpa Severino activated from Temporary Inactive List 7/17 Andy Otamendi assigned to Bradenton. Matt Benedict placed on disabled list. 7/17 Ryan Beckman promoted to Altoona. Oderman Rocha assigned to Bradenton roster 7/17 Luis Urena promoted to West Virginia. Jimmy Rider assigned to Jamestown. 7/17  Jared Hughes assigned to Altoona on rehab. 7/14 Atahualpa Severino placed on Temporary Inactive List 7/14 Zack Thornton promoted to Indianapolis. Oscar Tejeda assigned to Altoona. 7/14 Thomas Harlan promoted to Bradenton. Cesar Lopez added to West Virginia roster. 7/12 Russ Canzler acquired in trade for Tim Alderson. Canzler assigned to Indianapolis. 7/11 Orlando Castro placed on disabled list.
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