Double-A Altoona gets blown out
It was a long one for Double-A Altoona on Saturday. Facing one of the most talented lineups in all of minor league baseball, the Curve pitchign staff was rocked in a 15-1 loss against the Bowie Baysox to fall to 33-34 this season. This performance makes Anthony Solometo's dominant performance on Friday night even more impressive.
Brad Case started for the Curve and was shelled. In 2.2 innings pitched Case allowed 7 runs on seven hits, a walk, a home run, and four strikeouts. Matt Eckelman followed and was also hit hard allowing 8 runs on five hits, five walks, two home runs, and no strikeouts in 2 innings pitched.
Lefty Omar Cruz helped to settle things down. In 3.1 scoreless innings pitched Cruz retired all 10 batters he faced and struck out two. Bear Bellomy allowed a hit and struck a batter out in a scoreless 9th inning.
Continuing his rehab assignment, veteran Ji Man Choi went 0-for-3 with a strikeout. Andres Alvarez provided most of the Curve offense going 3-for-4. Connor Scott was 1-for-4 with a RBI, Abrahan Gutierrez was 0-for-2 with two walks and a run scored, and Claudio Finol was 1-for-4.