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BRADENTON, FLORIDA – MARCH 16: Nick Gonzales #75 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) /

Curve out slugged by Somerset Patriots

The Double-A affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates, the Altoona Curve, had plenty of offense on Sunday afternoon. Unfortunately, it was not enough in a 12-8 loss against the Somerset Patriots, falling to 14-19 on the season.

First baseman Brendt Citta hit a 2-run home run for his 1st of the season. Infielder Andres Alvarez continued his strong start to the season (.979 OPS) by going 3-for-5 with a double, his 4th home run of the season and 3 RBI.

Tucupita Marcano started in left field going 2-for-5 with a double and a RBI. Liover Peguero drove in a run with his 11th double of the season. Nick Gonzales was 2-for-5, continuing his strong weekend by finally getting his batting average back up over .200 to .212 on the season.

Luis Ortiz started for the Curve, allowing a run on a hit, a walk and 5 strikeouts in 3 innings pitched. Noe Toribio had a rare poor outing surrendering 2 runs on 2 hits, a walk and 3 strikeouts in 2 innings pitched. Will Kobos pitched a scoreless inning and Enmanuel Mejia struck out a pair in 1.1 scoreless innings pitched.

Righties Brad Case and Austin Roberts led to the undoing of the Curve bullpen. Roberts Allowed 5 runs on 4 hits. While he struck a batter out, they reached based on a wild pitch on strike three. Case allowed 4 runs on a pair of home runs 1.2 innings pitched.