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BRADENTON, FLORIDA – MARCH 16: Liover Peguero #60 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 blown out by Bowie Baysox

Wednesday night saw the Pittsburgh Pirates Double-A affiliate the Altoona Curve suffer a blowout loss against the Bowie Baysox. Following a 12-3 loss, the Curve have fallen back to .500 on the season at 46-46.

Center fielder Connor Scott led off for the Curve, both he and catcher Blake Sabol were 1-for-4 with a double. Shortstop Liover Peguero was also 1-for-4. Fabricio Macias started in left field going 1-for-2 with a pair of walks, runs scored, and RBI. He also his his first Double-A home run. Macias now has an .836 OPS in 61 at-bats for Altoona, which is his third minor league stop this season.

Aaron Shortridge started for the Curve. Shortridge continued his struggles with the Curve. After allowing 8 runs, 7 earned, on six hits, three walks, two home runs, and just one strikeout in 3 innings pitched, he now owns a 9.00 ERA in 15 innings pitched for the Curve this season.

Jeffrey Passantino followed Shrotridge, allowing a run on a solo home run and three hits in 3.1 innings pitched. Passantino also struck out six batters. Colin Selby struggled allowing 3 runs on three hits and a walk in 1.1 innings pitched, Nick Dombkowski then got the final out of the day for the Curve pitching staff.