Pittsburgh Pirates Prospects: Henry Davis Stays Hot, Rehab Starts & More

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ST LOUIS, MO – JUNE 13: Tucupita Marcano #30 of the Pittsburgh Pirates looks on in the dug out against the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium on June 13, 2022 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Joe Puetz/Getty Images)
ST LOUIS, MO – JUNE 13: Tucupita Marcano #30 of the Pittsburgh Pirates looks on in the dug out against the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium on June 13, 2022 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Joe Puetz/Getty Images) /

Double-A Altoona rolls behind Henry Davis

The Double-A affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates, the Altoona Curve, defeated the Harrisburg Senators 8-3 on Tuesday night. With the win, in their quest to get back to .500 the Curve have improved to 34-36 on the season.

Catcher Henry Davis remained red hot for the Curve in the victory. Davis was 1-for-4 with his 5th double since being promoted to Altoona, driving in a pair. If Davis can stay healthy and finish the season strong, he should put himself in a position to enter spring training 2023 with a lot of buzz around him.

Making his second rehab start, Tucupita Marcano played second base and bat leadoff for the Curve. Marcano was 0-for-2, but walked twice and scored a pair of runs. Matt Gorski started in center field and went 1-for-3 with a walk, Gorski scored a run and drove in a run while hitting his 7th double with Altoona.

Jared Triolo also has a notable performance for the Curve. Starting at third base, Triolo was 1-for-2 with a pair of walks, his 3rd home run of the season and 3 RBI. Aaron Shackelford and Connor Scott each had a hit for the Curve as well.

Altoona saw a pair of Pirate relievers make rehab outings on Tuesday night. Dillon Peters started for the Curve and struck a batter out in a 1-2-3 inning. After Luis Ortiz pitched 5 innings, allowing 3 runs on 5 hits, 2 walks, 4 strikeouts, and a home run, Duane Underwood Jr. followed on a rehab outing. Underwood Jr. pitched 2 scoreless innings, allowing a pair of hits and striking out a pair. Omar Cruz then struck a batter out in a 1-2-3 9th inning.

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