Pittsburgh Pirates Prospects: Another Big Game for Liover Peguero & More

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)
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) /
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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)
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) /

Poor offense sinks the Curve

At the Double-A level the Altoona Curve struggled to get the bats going. This led to the Pittsburgh Pirates Double-A affiliate suffering a 4-1 loss against the Akron RubberDucks. With the loss, the Curve fell to 9-12 on the season.

After collecting 4 hits on Saturday, leadoff man Jared Triolo was 0-for-3 with a walk. In the two hole Nick Gonzales was 0-for-4. Any time the top of a team’s lineup goes 0-for-7, odds are that team will struggle to score.

Shortstop Liover Peguero was 2-for-3 with a walk and scored the lone Altoona run. Peguero now owns a .961 OPS this season as he continues his red hot start to the season for the Curve. Peguero scored on a RBI hit by Connor Scott, who went 1-for-4 with the lone Curve RBI. Altoona’s only extra base hit was a double by outfielder Lolo Sanche who was 2-for-4.

2020 draft pick Carmen Mlodzinski started for the Curve. Mlodzinski allowed 3 runs on, 2 earned, on 5 hits, a walk, a home run allowed, and 7 strikeouts in 5.0 innings pitched. This was another positive start and a step in the right direction for Mlodzinski.

Noe Toribio and Austin Roberts pitched in relief of Mlodzinski. Toribio allowed a hit and struck out a pair in 2.0 scoreless innings pitched. In his 1 inning of work Roberts allowed a solo home run, while also walking a batter and striking out 2.

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