Minor league thread

The Pirates are off, but all four affiliates are in action this evening

Unfortunately, the only pitcher of any real interest who's scheduled to start is lefty Joely Rodriguez (2-3, 3.14) (pictured). He'll go for West Virginia at Kannapolis at 7:05. Rodriguez has pitched very well in his last four starts: 23.1 IP, 18 H, 2 ER, 3 BB, 20 K. The other games:

Indianapolis @ Pawtucket, 7:05 -- Brooks Brown (2-0, 3.66) continues to fill in while the Indians wait to get Phil Irwin and Kyle McPherson back. Indy is 31-14 even without two pitchers who should've been rotation mainstays.

Altoona @ Reading, 6:35 -- Luis Sanz (2-1, 3.63) is another fill-in, as the Curve are missing Tyler Waldron and lost Brandon Cumpton to promotion. Once all the rehabbing pitchers have moved on, Altoona is likely to need more reinforcements (hint, hint).

Tampa @ Bradenton, 6:30 -- Eliecer Navarro (0-7, 3.89) hasn't pitched all that badly, but he's taken the loss in six of his seven starts and his lone relief appearance.

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