Originally written on Pirates Prospects  |  Last updated 11/19/14
The minor league season is winding down and there is a chance that five Pirates affiliates could make the playoffs. The DSL Pirates2 made the playoffs on Friday, Indianapolis clinched Saturday night and the other three still have some work to do. Jamestown was rained out yesterday. They will play a doubleheader today. West Virginia was off yesterday. The DSL regular season ended Saturday and their playoffs begin yesterday. 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. Taillon had his best outing for Indianapolis last time out AAA: Indianapolis (77-60) vs Toledo (58-79) 7:05pm Probable starter: Jameson Taillon (1-1, 3.75) Yesterday’s Result: Toledo 7, Indianapolis 4 Jameson Taillon will make his fifth start for Indianapolis tonight. Prior to his promotion to AAA, he went 4-7, 3.67 in 110.1 innings for Altoona, with 106 strikeouts. For Indianapolis, he has thrown 24 innings, allowing 19 hits, one homer and 13 walks. He has 25 strikeouts, an 0.52 GO/AO ratio and a .216 BAA. In his last start, Taillon gave up one run on four hits and three walks in six innings. He faced Toledo on August 10th and went seven innings, giving up four runs on six hits and four walks, striking out eight batters. AA: Altoona (60-74) @ Harrisburg (72-63) 7:00pm Probable starter: Eliecer Navarro (4-6, 4.43) Yesterday’s Result: Harrisburg 12, Altoona 5 Eliecer Navarro will get his 14th start for Altoona tonight. Before his promotion, he went 1-9, 2.86 in 11 starts and two relief appearances for Bradenton. With Altoona, he has thrown 69 innings, allowing 64 hits, eight homers and 32 walks. Navarro has 50 strikeouts, an 0.61 GO/AO ratio and a .239 BAA. In his last start, he went 3.1 innings, giving up five runs on seven hits and five walks. He faced Harrisburg on August 11th, allowing two earned runs over six innings. High-A: Bradenton (54-73 overall, 28-31 2nd half) @ Jupiter (66-66) 6:35pm Probable starter: Joely Rodriguez (4-3, 2.83) Yesterday’s Result: Jupiter 4, Bradenton 1 (game one) Bradenton 4, Jupiter 1 (game two) Joely Rodriguez will get his 12th start for Bradenton tonight. Prior to joining Bradenton, he went 5-5, 2.72 in 14 starts for West Virginia. Between both stops he has thrown 133 innings, giving up 135 hits, seven homers and 37 walks. He has 95 strikeouts, a 2.16 GO/AO ratio and a .267 BAA. In his last start, Rodriguez went five innings, surrendering one run on three hits and three walks. He has gone exactly five innings in each of his last four starts. Prior to that he went at least six innings in four consecutive starts. Low-A: West Virginia (76-57 overall, 39-24 2nd half) vs Asheville (61-69) 7:05pm Probable starter: Jason Creasy (4-4, 2.80) Yesterday’s Result: West Virginia was off yesterday Jason Creasy will make his 13th start. He has also pitched in relief 18 times. As a starter, he is 2-4, 2.45 in 58.2 innings. On the season, he has thrown a total of 96.1 innings, allowing 96 hits, seven homers and 23 walks. Creasy has 89 strikeouts, a 1.26 GO/AO ratio and a .253 BAA. In his last start, he went five innings, giving up two unearned runs on four hits and no walks. He faced Asheville on July 12th, giving up two unearned runs over six innings. Short-Season A: Jamestown (39-25) vs Mahoning Valley (25-39) 5:00pm DH Probable Starter: Isaac Sanchez (1-1, 3.60) and TBD Yesterday’s Result: Jamestown was rained out Isaac Sanchez will get the start tonight for Jamestown. In 12 games(11 starts), he has pitched 50 innings, allowing 45 hits, four homers and 20 walks. He has 43 strikeouts, a 1.93 GO/AO ratio and a .238 BAA. In his last start, he went four innings, allowing three runs on four hits and two walks. Sanchez pitched three shutout innings out of the bullpen on Thursday. No starter has been named yet for the second game. Rookie:  GCL Pirates (31-26) vs GCL Blue Jays (27-30) 12:00pm Probable Starter: Wei-Chung Wang (0-3, 3.53) Yesterday’s Result: Pirates 7, Blue Jays 6 Wei-Chung Wang will make his 12th start of the season. He has pitched 43.1 innings, allowing 35 hits, two homers and three walks. Wang has 36 strikeouts, a 1.29 GO/AO ratio and a .213 BAA. In his last start, he went four innings, allowing one run on four hits and no walks. Wang has made all of his starts on the road this season, including the one that is listed as a home start, which was actually a make up game played on the road in which the Pirates batted in the bottom of the inning. Since today’s game is a home game, there is a chance the Pirates could push Wang back a day and go with Neil Kozikowski, who has made five of his six appearances at home. If there is a change, we will update this post in the morning. DSL: Pirates1 (40-31) Yesterday’s Result: Season Complete DSL: Pirates2 (46-26) vs Tigers (49-22) 10:30am Yesterday’s Result: Tigers 10, Pirates2 0 (game recap) Recent Transactions 8/24 Wyatt Mathisen activated from disabled list and added to Jamestown roster. 8/24 Kurt Yacko activated from disabled list. Kevin Kleis and David Valestene placed on disabled list 8/20 John Kuchno added to West Virginia roster from Jamestown. Francisco Aponte sent to Jamestown. 8/19 James McDonald assigned to GCL Pirates on rehab. 8/19 Travis Snider assigned to Altoona on rehab. 8/19 Wyatt Mathisen assigned to Jamestown on rehab. 8/17 Candon Myles promoted to Jamestown. Jeff Roy placed on disabled list. 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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