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Double-A Altoona falls 5-2

Tuesday night saw the Double-A Altoona fall to the Akron RubberDucks 5-2. With the loss, the Pittsburgh Pirates Double-A affiliates are now sitting at three games under .500 on the season at 47-50.

Aaron Shortridge started for the Curve, allowing 4 runs on four this, five walks and two strikeouts in 2.2 innings pitched. Enmanuel Mejia followed Shortridge, walking a batter and striking out two in 1.1 scoreless, hitless innings pitched.

Carmen Mlodzinski was next up. Mlodzinski pitched 2 innings. In Mlodzinski’s 2 innings pitched the lone hit he allowed was a solo home run, he walked a batter and struck out four in his 2 innings pitched on the night.

J.C. Flowers would pitched the final 3 innings for the Curve. The lefty allowed a hit, did not walk a batter and struck out five in 3 scoreless innings pitched. In 60 innings pitched for Altoona this season Flowers now owns a 2.85 ERA and 52 strikeouts.

Third baseman Jared Triolo bat leadoff for the Curve, going 1-for-4 with a walk and his 15th double of the season. Second baseman Andres Alvarez was 3-for-4 with a walk, two runs scored, two RBI, his 12th double of the season and a pair of home runs to give him 17 on the season.

Outfielders Matt Fraizer and Connor Scott, as well as designated hitter Fabricio Macias each had a hit as well. Scott also drew a walk for the Curve.