Pittsburgh Pirates Prospects: Connor Scott Home Run & More

MIAMI, FL - JUNE 8: Miami Marlins' 2018 first round draft pick Connor Scott takes batting practice before the game between the Miami Marlins and the San Diego Padres at Marlins Park on June 8, 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Rob Foldy/Miami Marlins via Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - JUNE 8: Miami Marlins' 2018 first round draft pick Connor Scott takes batting practice before the game between the Miami Marlins and the San Diego Padres at Marlins Park on June 8, 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Rob Foldy/Miami Marlins via Getty Images) /
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MIAMI, FL – JUNE 8: Miami Marlins’ 2018 first round draft pick Connor Scott takes batting practice before the game between the Miami Marlins and the San Diego Padres at Marlins Park on June 8, 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Rob Foldy/Miami Marlins via Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL – JUNE 8: Miami Marlins’ 2018 first round draft pick Connor Scott takes batting practice before the game between the Miami Marlins and the San Diego Padres at Marlins Park on June 8, 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Rob Foldy/Miami Marlins via Getty Images) /

Double-A Altoona got back within a game of .500 on season on Sunday

Sunday saw the Double-A Altoona Curve defeat the Harrisburg Senators 7-3. With the victory, the Double-A affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates are now just a game shy of .500 on the season with a record of 36-37.

Outfielder Connor Scott, who was arguably the key piece of the Jacob Stallings trade with Miami, was 1-for-3 in the Curve victory. Scott hit a 3-run home run, his 2nd home run of the season, and scored a run in the victory. Scott’s home run came in the 1st inning and quickly set the tone for the game.

Third baseman Jared Triolo was 1-for-4 with a RBI. Aaron Shackelford served as the team’s designated hitter going 2-for-4 with a run scored. Brendt Citta was 1-for-4 with a run scored and a RBI, so was shortstop Liover Peguero. Right fielder Matt Fraizer was 1-for-3 with a run scored.

Luis Ortiz started on the mound for the Curve. Ortiz allowed 2 runs on 4 hits, walk, a home run and 3 strikeouts in 4 innings pitched. Jeffrey Passantino followed, allowing a solo home run a nd striking a batter out in 3.1 innings pitched. Tahnaj Thomas finished things off for the Curve, striking out a pair in 1.2 scoreless innings pitched. It has taken a lot of work, but this outing lowered Thomas’s ERA to below 4.00 on the season to 3.99.

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