Pittsburgh Pirates Prospects: Strong Max Kranick Rehab Outing, Liover Peguero Stays Hot

PITTSBURGH, PA - JULY 28: Max Kranick #45 of the Pittsburgh Pirates in action Milwaukee Brewers during the game at PNC Park on July 28, 2021 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, PA - JULY 28: Max Kranick #45 of the Pittsburgh Pirates in action Milwaukee Brewers during the game at PNC Park on July 28, 2021 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images) /
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BRADENTON, FLORIDA – MARCH 16: Liover Peguero #60 of the Pittsburgh Pirates poses for a picture during the 2022 Photo Day at LECOM Park on March 16, 2022 in Bradenton, Florida. (Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images) /

Liover Peguero has a strong night for Double-A Altoona

After falling 9-8 against the Akron RubberDucks the Double-A Altoona Curve are now 9-9 on the season. Luis Ortiz started for the Pittsburgh Pirates Double-A affiliate, allowing 3 unearned runs on 4 hits, 3 walks and 6 strikeouts in 3.2 innings pitched.

After Will Kobos pitched 1.1 scoreless innings, Bear Bellomy got just one out allowing 4 runs on 3 hits, a walk and a home run. Enmanuel Mejia allowed 2 runs on 3 walks, a hit, and 3 strikeouts in 1.2 innings pitched. Tahnaj Thomas then walked a pair and struck out a pair in a scoreless inning pitched.

Shortstop Liover Peguero led the way for the Curve offensively. Peguero was 4-for-5 with his 3rd home run of the season, as well as a pair of doubles to give him 9 on the season. Peguero now has a 1.020 OPS. But, remember, some people in Pirate Twitter want you to think that Peguero can not hit.

Center fielder Matt Fraizer was 2-for-5 with a RBI, Aaron Shackelford hit a 3-run home run and right fielder Connor Scott was 1-for-4 with a walk. Andres Alvarez started at second base and stayed hot going 2-for-4 with a double, raising his OPS on the season to 1.030.

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