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.