|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||30.20||2.00||1.00||0.00||2.05||1.01||22.00||5.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Atlanta|| 5.0||0||0|| 3.60||0||1||5|
|vs LHB|| 27.1||0||0|| 3.29||0||13||20|
|vs RHB|| 42.2||0||0|| 5.91||0||5||26|
|Last 10 Games|
|Brandon Cumpton gets the call Tuesday |
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
(8/12/14) The Pirates recalled pitcher Brandon Cumpton from Triple-A Indianapolis Tuesday, the team announced.
Cumpton made 10 starts for the Pirates earlier in the season, but is likely to be used as a reliever this time around. He has a 4.98 ERA in 56 innings at the major-league level this season.
|Brandon Cumpton down, Jeff Dacker up for Pirates |
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
(7/10/14) The Pirates sent pitcher Brandon Cumpton down to Triple-A Indianapolis Thursday, to make room on the active roster for the recall of outfielder Jaff Decker.
|Brandon Cumpton gets knocked around Wednesday |
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
(7/9/14) Pirates starter Brandon Cumpton lasted less than four innings Wednesday against the Cardinals.
Cumpton was very hittable, allowing four runs on nine hits in just 3 1/3 innings. He walked three and struck out two during the outing. Things could have been worse, as Cumpton loaded the bases in the fourth inning. After getting one out, he was removed with the bases juiced. Ernesto Frieri managed to work out of the jam without surrendering any additional runs, most of which would have been charged to Cumpton.
The loss dropped Cumpton to 3-3 on the year. It's unclear when Cumpton will make his next start due to the approaching All-Star break.
|Brandon Cumpton to start Wednesday for Gerrit Cole |
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
(7/8/14) The Pirates will recall pitcher Brandon Cumpton from Triple-A Indianapolis to make the start Wednesday against the Cardinals, MLB.com report Monday. Cumpton is 4-1 with a 1.76 ERA in seven starts in the minors this season.
|Brandon Cumpton sent down after fine run with Pirates |
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
(6/28/14) The Pirates have demoted starter Brandon Cumpton to Triple-A Indianapolis to make room on their roster for Gerrit Cole, whom they activated off the disabled list.
Cumpton performed well as his replacement, especially in his last five starts, when he went 3-0 and gave up just 10 earned runs in 30 1/3 innings with just eight walks and 20 strikeouts.
|Though not a top prospect, Brandon Cumpton performed well enough at Triple-A Indianapolis to a make a spot start or five for the big club in 2013. He didn't blow anyone away, posting a modest strikeout rate and only once lasting six innings, but he kept runs off the board and earned enough trust with the organization that he'll probably be first in line for a rotation spot if Wandy Rodriguez suffers a setback in his return from a forearm injury or Jeff Locke is unable to right the ship. Of course, top prospect Jameson Taillon certainly takes precedence long-term, but Cumpton belongs on your radar in NL-only leagues. He doesn't have enough upside for mixed-league owners to pay him a second thought, but he wouldn't be the first non-prospect to force his way into the discussion simply by keeping runners off base.
(Updated 1/6/14) |
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|9/23/14||@ ATL||7:10 pm||Alex Wood|
|9/24/14||@ ATL||7:10 pm||Julio Teheran|
|9/25/14||@ ATL||7:10 pm||David Hale|
|9/26/14||@ CIN||7:10 pm||Mike Leake|
|9/27/14||@ CIN||1:05 pm||Alfredo Simon|
|9/28/14||@ CIN||1:10 pm||Johnny Cueto|
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