Pittsburgh Pirates Prospects: Jared Triolo, Matt Fraizer Home Runs & More
Triple-A Indianapolis was rained out, Jared Triolo and Matt Fraizer hit home runs at Double-A while Carmen Mlodzinski turned in a strong start and more in Sunday’s Pittsburgh Pirates minor league roundup
The Double-A Altoona Curve will enter the All-Star Break at 45-42 overall. This gives them the best record in the Pittsburgh Pirates minor league system, and comes after an 8-3 victory over the Richmond Flying Squirrels on Sunday afternoon.
Carmen Mlodzinski started for the Curve, allowing 2 runs on four hits, a home run and four walks in 5 innings pitched. This was a strong bounce back start for Mlodzinski who had struggled in his last outing.
Austin Roberts followed Mlodzinski by striking a batter out in a 1-2-3 6th inning. Cristofer Melendez then struck out the side in a 1-2-3 7th inning. Melendez now has 49 strikeouts in 34.2 innings pitched this season.
Lefty J.C. Flowers struck a batter out, walked a batter and allowed an unearned run in his inning of work. Bear Bellomy then retired the Flying Squirrels in order while picking up a strikeout in the 9th inning.
Jared Triolo and Matt Frazier led the way for the Curve offense. Triolo was 1-for-5 with a two-run home run, his 4th of the season. Fraizer hit his 5th home run of the season, also a two-run blast. Blake Sabol and Aaron Shackelford were both 1-for-4 with a run scored, Shackelford also drew a walk. Center field Connor Scott was 1-for-3 with a walk and two runs scored.