Altoona rolls to another victory
Carmen Mlodzinski, who the Pittsburgh Pirates drafted 31st overall in the 2020 MLB Draft, started for the Curve. Mlodzinski pitched 6 innings, allowing 2 runs, 1 earned, on 3 hits, walk and 8 strikeouts. The runs he allowed came on a 1st inning 2-run home run by ex-Pirate John Nogowski.
With this start Mlodzinski lowered his ERA on the season to 4.17. He has now pitched 54 innings in 14 games, 13 starts, having walked 22 batters and striking out 57. If Mlodzinski can continue to pitch well he could find himself at Triple-A before the end of the season.
Tahnaj Thomas followed Mlodzinski. In 2 innings pitched out of the Curve bullpen, Thomas allowed run on 4 hits, a walk and a strikeout. Bear Bellomy pitched a scoreless 9th inning, allowing a pair of hits and striking out a pair.
Making his third rehab start, second with Altoona, Tucupita Marcano bat leadoff while starting at second base. Marcano was 1-for-4 with a walk. Catcher Henry Davis was 1-for-4 with a walk and shortstop Liover Peguero was 1-for-5 with a run scored.
Matt Gorski was 1-for-2 with his 2nd Double-A triple and 2 RBI. Jared Triolo was 0-for-3 with a walk and a run scored. Blake Sabol started in left field, going 2-for-3 with a solo home run, his 8th home run of the season, a walk and 3 runs scored. Andres Alvarez had a pair of hits, drove in a pair of runs and scored a run.