The Pirates affiliates have five teams that are either in first place or still close in their playoff race. The hottest team is the one looking for a wildcard spot, the DSL Pirates2, who have won eight straight games. 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.
Stolmy Pimentel hasn’t won since the All-Star break
AAA: Indianapolis (72-54) vs Columbus (59-66) 7:05pm
Probable starter: Stolmy Pimentel (2-4, 3.30)
Yesterday’s Result: Indianapolis 3, Columbus 2
Stolmy Pimentel will make his 12th start for Indianapolis tonight. He made 13 starts for Altoona earlier in the year, going 4-3, 3.61 in 77.1 innings. With Indianapolis, Pimentel has thrown 71 innings, allowing 57 hits, six homers, 18 walks and he has 53 strikeouts, with a 1.28 GO/AO ratio and a .219 BAA. Since the All-Star break, he is 0-3, 3.94 in five starts.
AA: Altoona (55-64) vs Portland (57-63) 7:00pm
Probable starter: David Bromberg (5-9, 3.56)
Yesterday’s Result: Altoona 6, Portland 5 in 12 innings
David Bromberg will make his 20th start of the season tonight, 18th for Altoona. He has also made two starts for Indianapolis and pitched five times in relief. For Altoona, he has thrown 111.1 innings, allowing 100 hits, five homers and 44 walks. Bromberg has 107 strikeouts, an 0.92 GO/AO ratio and a .244 BAA. In his last start, he went seven innings, allowing one run on three hits, two walks and he had seven strikeouts. At home, he is 2-3, 3.93 in 50.1 innings.
High-A: Bradenton (47-70 overall, 21-28 2nd half) vs Palm Beach (56-62) 6:30pm
Probable starter: Joely Rodriguez (3-3, 2.50)
Yesterday’s Result: Bradenton 3, Palm Beach 1
Joely Rodriguez will make his tenth start for Bradenton tonight. He made 14 starts for West Virginia this season, going 5-5, 2.72 in 72.2 innings. On the season, he has thrown a total of 123 innings, allowing 129 hits, five homers and 32 walks. He has 88 strikeouts, a 2.19 GO/AO ratio and a .274 BAA. In his last start, he went five innings, allowing three runs on ten hits and no walks. At home he is 1-2, 1.93 in five starts.
Low-A: West Virginia (70-51 overall, 33-18 2nd half) vs Greensboro (55-63) 7:05pm
Probable starter: Jason Creasy (4-3, 3.06)
Yesterday’s Result: West Virginia 10, Greensboro 1
Jason Creasy will get his 11th start of the season tonight. He has also pitched 18 times in relief. As a starter, he is 2-3, 2.83 in 47.2 innings. In his last start, Creasy went five innings, allowing one run on four hits and two walks. At home, he is 2-1, 2.82 in four starts and 11 relief outings. He has 76 strikeouts this season in 85.1 innings.
Short-Season A: Jamestown (33-20) @ Batavia (26-24) 7:05pm
Probable Starter: Chad Kuhl (2-3, 2.37)
Yesterday’s Result: Jamestown 4, Batavia 2
Chad Kuhl will make his ninth start of the season tonight. He has thrown 30.1 innings, allowing 27 hits, no homers and five walks. He has 21 strikeouts, a 1.00 GO/AO ratio and a .229 BAA. In his last start, he went five shutout innings, allowing one hit and no walks. Kuhl faced Batavia on the road on 7/23, throwing five shutout innings. He has not allowed an earned run in five road starts.
Rookie: GCL Pirates (23-24) vs GCL Phillies (22-24) 12:00pm
Probable Starter: Wei-Chung Wang (0-3, 3.67)
Yesterday’s Result: Pirates 5, Phillies 0
Wei-Chung Wang will make his tenth start of the season. He has pitched 34.1 innings, allowing 27 hits, two homers and three walks. Wang has 28 strikeouts, a 1.20 GO/AO ratio and a .208 BAA. In his last start, he allowed three runs on two hits and a walk over 3.2 innings. In six of his previous eight starts, he allowed one earned run or less. This will be his ninth official start on the road, though his one home start was actually a make-up game on the road in which the Pirates were listed as the home team.
DSL: Pirates1 (34-29) vs Marlins (21-40) 10:30am
Yesterday’s Result: Pirates1 5, Marlins 4
DSL: Pirates2 (38-23) vs Mets1 (19-42) 10:30am
Yesterday’s Result: Pirates2 12, Mets1 6
8/11 Francisco Aponte activated from Jamestown disabled list.
8/8 Kurt Yacko placed on disabled list.
8/7 Zack Dodson returned to Bradenton roster.
8/6 Zack Dodson promoted to Altoona. Kenn Kasparek placed on disabled list.
8/5 Jameson Taillon promoted to Indianapolis. Ethan Hollingsworth sent to Altoona.
8/3 Vic Black sent to Indianapolis. David Bromberg sent to Altoona
8/3 Robert Andino added to Indianapolis roster. Jeff Larish released