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Double-A Altoona suffers a tough loss

The Double-A Altoona Curve suffered a 5-4 loss to the New Hampshire Fisher Cats on Wednesday. With the loss, the Curve fell to 31-34 on the season. This was the lone loss of the day in the Pittsburgh Pirates minor league system.

Luis Ortiz started for the Curve and turned in a strong start. He allowed 2 runs on 5 hits, a walk, a home run and 7 strikeouts in 5 innings pitched. Nick Dombkowski followed, allowing an unearned run on a hit, 2 walks and 2 strikeouts in his inning of work.

Enmanuel Meija was next up after Dombkowski. Mejia pitched 2 innings, walking a batter and recording a strikeout. However, he also allowed a solo home run. J.C. Flowers was then summoned to attempt to get the game to extra innings, but allowed a run on a walk and 2 hits in the bottom of the 9th leading to a walk off victory for the Fisher Cats.

Matt Fraizer bat leadoff for the Curve, going 0-for-3 with a run scored. Liover Peguero was 0-for-2 with a walk. Designated hitter Blake Sabol was 1-for-4 with his 33rd RBI of the season, while Matt Gorski continued to terrorize opposing pitching by recording a pinch hit double in his lone at-bat.

Right fielder Lolo Sanchez had a strong night for the Curve out of the nine-hole. Sanchez was 3-for-4 with his 6th double of the season and a run scored. This performance raised his OPS on the season to .732