No offense for Altoona
Following a 1-0 walk off loss against the Reading Fightin’ Phils, the Double-A Altoona Curve are now 26-28 on the season. Noe Toribio, who we recently highlighted as a pitching prospect to watch, worked as an opener, walking a pair and striking a batter out in 2 scoreless innings pitched.
Travis MacGregor followed Toribio and gave the Curve 5 strong. MacGregor allowed 2 hits, did not walk a batter and struck out 8 in 5 scoreless innings pitched. MacGregor now owns a 3.54 ERA to go with 54 strikeouts in 40.2 innings pitched this season. J.C. Flowers took the loss, allowing a run on 2 hits, 2 walks and 2 strikeouts in 1.1 innings pitched.
Offensively, things did not go well for Altoona. Liover Peguero hit his 16th double of the season and Matt Gorski singled. The rest of the Curve lineup was 0-for-22 with 3 walks.
Greensboro wins in extra innings
The High-A affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates, the Greensboro Grasshoppers, improved to 23-30 on the season with a 5-4 victory over the Winston-Salem Dash in 10 innings. Jared Jones started for Greensboro and turned in a much needed strong start, allowing 1 run on 7 hits, 4 walks and 3 strikeouts in 4.1 innings pitched.
Jack Carey pitched 3.2 scoreless innings of relief, walking a batter and striking out 3. Rick DeVito allowed a a home run in 2/3 of an inning pitched, but due to a Jacob Gonzalez error the 3 runs that scored on the home run were all unearned. Wandi Montout got the final out of the 9th inning before Michell Miliano struck out a pair in a scoreless 10th inning.
Greensboro scored the winning run in an unusual way. Dariel Lopez scored on a wild pitch in the top of the 10th inning, giving the Grasshoppers a 5-4 lead. Sammy Siani was 2-for-4 with a run scored at the top of the lineup as the team’s designated hitter, Fabricio Marcias was 2-for-4 with 2 RBI and a key hit in the 10th inning, Jacob Gonzalez was 1-for-3 with a walk and Jackson Glenn was 1-for-3 with a double and a walk.