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Minor League Ball Gameday: Friday, September 8th, 2017

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Young Pittsburgh Pirates pitchers Tyler Glasnow and Mitch Keller headlined Thursday’s minor league playoff action.

MLB: Pittsburgh Pirates at Arizona Diamondbacks Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Good afternoon everyone and welcome to the Minor League Ball Gameday discussion thread for Friday, September 8th, 2017.

I know some of you in Florida and along the eastern seaboard are battening down and/or evacuating as Hurricane Irma approaches. Please err on the side of caution, heed evacuation orders, and protect your families and loved ones. Property is replaceable. People are not.

Let’s talk about baseball.

****Today’s Minor League Scoreboard

****Today’s MLB scoreboard

****Yesterday’s highlights can be found in Thursday’s discussion thread.

****Analysis of all the deadline trades involving prospects can be found here.

COOL STUFF THAT HAPPENED ON THURSDAY

****It was a good night for Pittsburgh Pirates pitching prospects Tyler Glasnow threw six innings for Indianapolis in the International League playoffs against Durham, giving up two hits and two walks for one run while fanning nine. Meanwhile, Mitch Keller with Double-A Altoona threw a nine-inning one-hit shutout against Bowie, giving up to walks while fanning four and reportedly touching 98-99 MPH.

****New York Yankees prospect Thairo Estrada went 4-for-5 for Double-A Trenton in Eastern League playoff action against Binghamton, hitting for the cycle.

****28-year-old Milwaukee Brewers farmhand Aaron Wilkerson threw seven no-hit innings for Triple-A Colorado Springs in Pacific Coast League play against Memphis, giving up just one walk while fanning 11.