Originally posted on Pirates Prospects  |  Last updated 8/18/13
It’s a day of unknowns in the Pittsburgh Pirates system, with three teams not announcing their Sunday starter yet. We will update this post throughout the day as the starters are named. The GCL Pirates and both DSL affiliates are off 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. The latest Dominican Summer League recap can be found here. Heredia has pitched shutout ball in each of his last two games (Photo Credit: Nick Scala) AAA: Indianapolis (73-56) @ Syracuse (59-70) 5:00pm Probable starter: TBD Yesterday’s Result: Indianapolis 3, Syracuse 1 Kris Johnson was originally schedule to make this start, but has since been called up to the majors. We will update this article when a new starter is announced. AA: Altoona (57-66) @ Erie (66-58) 1:35pm Probable starter:  Casey Sadler (10-6, 3.46) Yesterday’s Result: Altoona 7, Erie 0 (game one) Erie 4, Altoona 1 (game two) Casey Sadler will make his 22nd start of the season this afternoon. He has thrown 117 innings, allowing 106 hits, 11 homers and 32 walks. He has 63 strikeouts, a 1.71 GO/AO ratio and a .246 BAA. In his last start, Sadler went four innings, allowing five runs on eight hits and a walk. In his three previous starts combined, he gave up four runs on eight hits in 17 innings. Sadler is a perfect 7-0 in his ten road starts. He is also 3-0 in five day games. High-A: Bradenton (50-70 overall, 24-28 2nd half) vs Ft Myers (70-49) 5:00pm Probable starter:  TBD Yesterday’s Result: Bradenton 3, Ft Myers 2 in 12 innings No starter has been named yet for today’s game. We will provide an update later. Low-A: West Virginia (71-53 overall, 34-20 2nd half) vs Hickory (70-55) 2:05pm Probable starter: Luis Heredia (4-3, 3.18) Yesterday’s Result: Hickory 4, West Virginia 1 Luis Heredia will make his 11th appearance of the season for West Virginia. He has pitched 45.1 innings, allowing 34 hits, four homers and 27 walks. He has 34 strikeouts, an 0.61 GO/AO ratio and a .214 BAA. Heredia has pitched well in nine of his ten games, with the one poor game being the time he completed a suspended game and allowed eight runs in 3.2 innings. In his other nine games, he is 4-2, 1.73 in 41.2 innings, with a .191 BAA. In each of his last two starts, he threw five shutout innings. Heredia’s last outing was the first time this year that he didn’t walk a batter. Short-Season A: Jamestown (33-22) vs Auburn (20-36) 4:05pm Probable Starter: TBD Yesterday’s Result: State College 5, Jamestown 3 No starter has been announced for today’s game. We will update this post later. Rookie:  GCL Pirates (24-26) vs GCL Yankees2 (31-18) 12:00pm 8/19 Probable Starter: TBD Yesterday’s Result: Astros 3, Pirates 2 The GCL Pirates are off today. They are currently one game behind the Phillies for first place in their division. The Pirates have ten games left, with the last two games coming against those first place Phillies. DSL: Pirates1 (37-29) vs Yankees2 (14-51) 10:30am 8/19 Yesterday’s Result: Pirates1 3, Angels 1 DSL: Pirates2 (41-23) vs Cubs (44-19) 10:30am 8/19 Yesterday’s Result: Pirates2 12, Braves 5 Recent Transactions 8/17 Candon Myles promoted to Jamestown. 8/16 Eric Wood placed on disabled list. Francisco Aponte promoted to West Virginia. Adam Landecker promoted to Jamestown. 8/15 Ali Solis sent to Altoona from Indianapolis. 8/15 John Kuchno sent to Jamestown. Jimmy Rider added to West Virginia roster. 8/15 Tyler Waldron promoted to Altoona. Kirk Singer added to Bradenton roster 8/11 Francisco Aponte activated from Jamestown disabled list. 8/11 Kenn Kasparek activated from Altoona disabled list. Ethan Hollingsworth placed on 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
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