The Bradenton doubleheader yesterday was canceled due to weather. The two games will not be made up due to the fact Daytona and Bradenton do not meet up again during the first half of the season. West Virginia had their game rained out last night. They will make up the game on the road next week. Altoona was also rained out. That game will be made up in August when the two teams meet again. Due to all the rainouts, there may be changes in the starters for today’s games so check back later for any updates. Two new teams are on the daily schedule as the Dominican Summer League season got under way Saturday. For a look at the players to watch on the DSL teams, check out our season preview here. 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.
Clay Holmes allowed just one hit in his last outing
AAA: Indianapolis (41-21) vs Durham (39-22) 7:15pm
Probable starter: Brooks Brown (3-2, 6.14)
Yesterday’s Result: Durham 6, Indianapolis 2
Brooks Brown will make eighth start of the season. He has also pitched in relief seven times. As a starter, he has had some tough outings, posting a 2-1, 7.34 record in 30.2 innings, allowing 39 hits, seven homers and seven walks, while striking out 19 batters. In his last start, Brown gave up eight runs over two innings of work. He faced Durham three days ago in relief, working 2.2 innings and picking up the loss. He is listed as the probable starter, though he may not pitch due to the relief appearance in which he threw 47 pitches.
AA: Altoona (25-34) vs Binghamton (35-25) 7:00pm
Probable starter: David Bromberg (2-5, 3.83)
Yesterday’s Result: Altoona was rained out
David Bromberg will make his seventh start of the season tonight. He has also pitched five times in relief. As a starter, he is 1-4, 3.34 in 32.1 innings, with 28 strikeouts. At home this year he is 2-2, 3.71 in 26.2 innings, with 23 strikeouts, though he does have a .301 BAA. Bromberg started against Reading on 5/22, going 7.1 innings, with four runs allowed(all unearned) on six hits and no walks, while striking out eight batters. In his last start, he gave up two runs on three hits and three walks in four innings.
High-A: Bradenton (23-35) vs Daytona (29-27) 6:30pm
Probable starter: Eliecer Navarro (1-9, 3.08) or Zack Dodson (1-3, 4.83)
Yesterday’s Result: Bradenton was rained out
Eliecer Navarro will get his 11th start of the season. He has also pitched once in relief. Navarro was finally able to pick up his first win of the year in his last start. He went seven shutout innings, giving up three hits, a walk and he struck out seven batters. On the year, he has walked 12 batters, struck out 55 in 61.1 innings and held hitters to a .247 BAA. He has yet to allow a homer or walk to a left-handed batter in 58 AB’s. At home this year, Navarro is 1-3, 1.91 in five starts. Zack Dodson may make the start today. He has made six starts this year, pitching a total of 31.2 innings. He has allowed 35 hits, five homers, nine walks and 18 strikeouts. Dodson has a 1.23 GO/AO ratio and a .269 BAA. In his last start, he gave up seven runs on eight hits in three innings. At home he is 1-2, 4.57 in four starts.
Low-A: West Virginia (32-27) vs Hagerstown (31-25) 7:05pm
Probable starter: Clay Holmes (2-4, 5.04)
Yesterday’s Result: Delmarva 1, West Virginia 0 in 5 innings
Clay Holmes will make his 12th start of the season. He has pitched a total of 50 innings, allowing 46 hits, three homers and 37 walks. He has 36 strikeouts, a .250 BAA and a 1.74 GO/AO ratio. In his last start, he threw five shutout innings, allowing just one hit and struck out five, though he did walk five batters. He also gave up just one hit over five innings in a start on 5/17 against Lexington. At home this season, he is 0-3, 5.87 in seven starts. Holmes has not faced Delmarva yet this season.
DSL: Pirates1 (1-4) vs Phillies (3-2) 10:30am
Yesterday’s Result: Phillies 11, Pirates1 5
DSL: Pirates2 (1-4) vs Cardinals (2-3) 10:30am
Yesterday’s Result: Pirates2 7, Cardinals 4
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
6/5 Jake Burnette placed on disabled list retroactive to 6/3
5/31 Added Zack Thornton to Indianapolis roster. Placed Kyle Waldrop on disabled list.
5/31 Acquired Atahualpa Severino. Assigned him to Indianapolis.
5/31 Acquired Graham Godfrey. Assigned him to Indianapolis.
5/31 Activated Chase d’Arnaud from disabled list. Assigned him to Indianapolis.
5/31 Promoted Alex Presley to Pittsburgh Pirates. Assigned Josh Harrison to Indianapolis.