Double-A Altoona gets blown out by Bowie Baysox
For the second time in as many nights the Double-A affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates were blown out. The Altoona Curve suffered a 13-4 loss to the Bowie Baysox on Thursday night, falling to 46-47 on the season.
Luis Ortiz started for the Curve and struggled mightily. Ortiz allowed 6 runs on six hit, two walks, two home runs and a strikeout in 3.1 innings pitched. Ortiz also committed a throwing error in the loss. Brad Case followed Ortiz and struggled as well, allowing 4 runs in 1.2 innings pitched.
Enmanuel Mejia was next up after Case. Like Ortiz and Case, Mejia would struggle for Altoona on Thursday night. Mejia recorded just two outs while allowing 3 runs on three hits and three walks. Cristofer Melendez then got the last out of the night for Altoona.
Liover Peguero served as Altoona’s designated hitter and went 1-for-4, with his one hit being his 7th home run of the season. Leadoff man Jared Triolo was 3-for-4 with a walk, two runs scored, and his 12th and 13th doubles of the season. Triolo now has a .722 OPS this season at Double-A.
Andres Alvarez also went yard for the Curve. Starting at shortstop, Alvarez was 1-for-4 with a pair of RBI and his 15th home run of the season. At this point there is no reason for Alvarez to still be a Double-A, he has earned a promotion to Triple-A.