Originally written on Pirates Prospects  |  Last updated 10/24/14
West Virginia returns from their All-Star break tonight. Indianapolis plays an early afternoon game today. 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. Robby Rowland looks to shutdown Charlotte tonight AAA: Indianapolis (49-25) @ Norfolk (38-35) 12:05pm Probable starter: Kris Johnson (5-3, 3.07) Yesterday’s Result: Indianapolis 8, Norfolk 1 (game one) Indianapolis 5, Norfolk 3 in 10 innings (game two) Kris Johnson will get his 11th start of the season this afternoon. He has also made five relief appearances. As a starter, he is 5-2, 2.70 in 56.2 innings. On the year, Johnson has pitched 67.1 innings, allowing 64 hits, three homers, 25 walks and he has 49 strikeouts, with a 1.31 GO/AO ratio and a .254 BAA. In his last start, he allowed one run on nine hits and no walks over six innings. He faced Norfolk in relief twice last time these teams met, throwing a total of 4.2 scoreless innings. AA: Altoona (32-37) vs New Hampshire (33-38) 7:00pm Probable starter: Casey Sadler (7-4, 2.98) Yesterday’s Result: Altoona 5, New Hampshire 2 Casey Sadler will make his 15th start of the season tonight. He has pitched 87.2 innings this year, the most in the organization. Sadler has allowed 77 hits, seven homers and 21 walks. He has 51 strikeouts, a 1.76 GO/AO ratio and a .241 BAA. In his last start, he threw six shutout innings, giving up three hits and a walk. At home this year, Sadler is 2-4, 3.56 in seven starts. He has gone at least six innings in eight of his last nine starts. The other outing was 5.2 innings. High-A: Bradenton (26-42) vs Charlotte (29-38) 6:30pm Probable starter: Robby Rowland (3-4, 4.34) Yesterday’s Result: Jupiter 3, Bradenton 2 Robby Rowland will make his 14th start of the season tonight.  He has thrown 64.1 innings, allowing 59 hits, six homers and 24 walks. Rowland has 34 strikeouts, a 1.29 GO/AO ratio and a .247 BAA. In his last start, he went five innings, allowing four runs(all unearned) on two hits and four walks. In his last nine starts combined, Rowland has picked up just 19 strikeouts. He faced Charlotte on 5/10, giving up three runs(two earned) on six hits and two walks, without recording a strikeout. Low-A: West Virginia (37-33) vs Lakewood (26-41) 7:05pm Probable starter: TBD Yesterday’s Result: West Virginia is on their All-Star break. West Virginia has yet to announce a start for tonight’s game. When one is named, well will update this post. Short-Season A: Jamestown (2-1) vs Williamsport (1-2) 7:05pm Probable Starter: TBD Yesterday’s Result: Mahoning Valley 7, Jamestown 6 Jamestown hasn’t named a starter yet for tonight’s home opener. We will update this post when one is announced. For a preview of the Jamestown roster, check out our article here. DSL: Pirates1 (6-10) vs Rangers (14-2) 10:30am Yesterday’s Result: Rockies 8, Pirates1 1 DSL: Pirates2 (8-7) vs Brewers (3-13) 10:30am Yesterday’s Result: Pirates2 6, Orioles2 2 Recent Transactions 6/19 Stetson Allie and Orlando Castro promoted to Bradenton 6/19 Luis Heredia and Clario Perez added to West Virginia roster 6/19 Jerry Sands placed on disabled list. Oscar Tejeda promoted to Indianapolis. 6/19 Taylor Lewis placed on disabled list. Daniel Grovatt activated from DL and added to Bradenton roster 6/19 Kelson Brown placed on disabled list. 6/19 Chris Diaz added to West Virginia roster. 6/17 Joely Rodriguez promoted to Bradenton. Jordan Steranka added to West Virginia roster. 6/17 Eliecer Navarro promoted to Altoona. 6/15 Stolmy Pimentel promoted to Indianapolis. 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.
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