Pittsburgh Pirates Prospects: Travis Swaggerty Home Run & More

PITTSBURGH, PA - JUNE 07: Travis Swaggerty #50 of the Pittsburgh Pirates in action during the game against the Detroit Tigers at PNC Park on June 7, 2022 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, PA - JUNE 07: Travis Swaggerty #50 of the Pittsburgh Pirates in action during the game against the Detroit Tigers at PNC Park on June 7, 2022 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images) /
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BRADENTON, FLORIDA – MARCH 16: Carmen Mlodzinski #83 of the Pittsburgh Pirates poses for a picture during the 2022 Photo Day at LECOM Park on March 16, 2022 in Bradenton, Florida. (Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images) /

Double-A Altoona doubles up Akron for a victory

Led by another strong start from Carmen Mlodzinksi, the Double-A Altoona Curve defeated the Akron RubberDucks 6-3 on Wednesday night. With the win, the Double-A affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates got back to .500 on the season at 38-38.

Mlodzinski started for the Curve and pitched 5 innings. The righty allowed 2 runs on 6 hits, a walk and 6 strikeouts in 5 innings pitched. He now owns a 4.12 ERA and 63 strikeouts in 59 innings pitched this season.

Bear Bellomy followed Mlodzinski and pitched 3 innings. Bellomy allowed a run on a walk, 3 hits and 3 strikeouts in his 3 innings of work. Tyler Samaniego would finish things off for the Curve. Samaniego pitched a 1-2-3 9th inning, lowering his ERA at Double-A to 3.21 while picking up his 5th save with the Curve.

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