Double-A Altoona comes up short
Friday night the Double-A affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates, the Altoona Curve, lost to the Harrisburg Senators 7-5. With the loss, the Curve are now two games over .500 on the season at 45-42.
Third baseman Jared Triolo bat leadoff for the Curve, going 1-for-5 with a run scored. Second baseman Andres Alvarez hit second with catcher Blake Sabol in the three-hole, both were 1-for-4 with a run scored. Alvarez also drew a walk and drove in a run. Alvarez’s RBI came on a solo home run, his 14th of the season.
It was also a big game for designated hitter Aaron Shackelford. Shackelford was 2-for-3 with a walk, a RBI, and two runs scored. He also hit both his 16th double and 16th home run of the season. Shortstop Liover Peguero was 1-for-3 with a walk, and outfielders Connor Scott and Fabricio Macias each had a hit as well.
Luis Ortiz started for the Curve and allowed 5 runs on seven hits, two home runs, two walks, and five strikeouts in 5 innings pitched. Jeffrey Passantino allowed an unearned run in his inning pitched, Enmanuel Mejia pitched a scoreless inning of relief before Colin Selby allowed an 8th inning run.