Double-A Altoona suffers a shutout loss
Friday night saw the Double-A Altoona Curve get shutout by the Binghamton Rumble Ponies. Suffering a 2-0 loss, the Curve fell to four games below .500 on the season at 51-55 as their offense struggled.
One of the few offensvie highlights of the night for the Curve was third baseman Jared Triolo. Batting leadoff, Triolo went 2-for-4. Continuing to push for a 40-man roster spot and to be protected from the Rule 5 Draft this offseason, Triolo now has a .764 OPS this season.
After spending time on the 60-day minor league injured list with a foot issue Nick Gonzales returned to the lineup for the Curve on Friday night. In his return to the lineup the second baseman was 0-for-3.
Catcher Endy Rodriguez was 1-for-4, and shortstop Liover Peguero was 1-for-4 with his 20th double of the season. Matt Fraizer was 1-for-2, while Aaron Shackelford and Fabricio Macias were both 1-for-4. That was it for he Curve offense.
Jeffrey Passntino started for the Curve. Passantino allowed run on two hits, two walks, and two strikeouts in 3 innings pitched. Carmen Mldozinski pitched the final 5 innings for the Curve. Mlodzinski allowed a run on five hits, two walks and six strikeouts. Despite this strong outing, Mlodzinski still owns a 4.62 ERA on the season.