Big night from Jared Triolo not enough for the Curve
Double-A Altoona fell to the Bowie Baysox 7-5 on Wednesday night. This loss, which dropped the team to 58-57 on the season, came despite third baseman Jared Triolo nearly hitting for the cycle for the Curve.
Triolo was 3-for-4 with a RBI, his 5th triple of the season, 9th home run and two runs scored. One of the best defensive third basemen in all of minor league baseball, Triolo owns a .798 OPS for Altoona this season. With Ke’Bryan Hayes having third base locked down, it will be curious to see what the Pittsburgh Pirates do with Triolo moving forward.
Catcher Endy Rodriguez was 1-for-4 with a RBI in the loss while designated hitter Blake Sabol was 1-for-3 with a walk. Liover Peguero was 1-for-4 and outfielder Fabricio Macias was 1-for-4 with a three-run home run.
A big reason the Curve fell on Wednesday night was due to a poor start form Carmen Mlodzinski. The 2020 draft pick, who now owns a 5.17 ERA this season, allowed 4 runs on seven hits, three walks, a home run and three strikeouts in 3.1 innings pitched. More and more it looks like Mlodzinski’s long-term role will be as a reliever.
Brad Case pitched 2.2 innings, allowing 3 runs on three walks and three strikeouts. However, due to Peguero’s 28th error of the season, only 1 of the 3 runs Case allowed were earned. Austin Roberts struck out four in 2 scoreless innings to wrap things up for the Curve.