Pittsburgh Pirates Prospects: Henry Davis Continues to Dominate & More

Oct 26, 2022; Surprise, Arizona, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates catcher Henry Davis plays for the Surprise
Oct 26, 2022; Surprise, Arizona, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates catcher Henry Davis plays for the Surprise / Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
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Henry Davis performance not enough as Curve allow 7 runs in the 12th inning

2021 no. 1 overall pick Henry Davis was truly the story for Double-A Altoona on Tuesday. Unfortunately, his dominant performance at the plate was not enough for the Curve as they allowed 7 runs in the top of the 12th inning in a 12-6 loss agaisnt the Akron RubberDucks. With the loss, the Curve are now 13-13 on the season.

Starting behind the dish, Davis went 3-for-4 with his 7th and 8th home runs of the season. Davis also hit a double, drew a walk, and, of course, was hit by a pitch as he drove in a pair and scored twice. Davis is now hitting for a .316/.464/.711 at Double-A. This performance also came with Pirate general manager Ben Cherington in attendance. With the Pirate offense in desperate need of a jumpstart and Austin Hedges unable to hit water if he jumped off the Clemente Bridge, it's time for Davis to earn his first major league promotion.

The only other Curve batter to have a big night at the plate was right fielder Matt Gorski. Gorski was 3-for-5 with a double, a run scored, and a RBI. Altoona had just three hits in 12 innings from their other seven hitters.

Justin Meis started for Altoona. Meis allowed 4 runs, 3 earned, on five hits, two walks, and two strikeouts in 4 innings pitched. Oliver Garcia and Cam Junker each pitched a scoreless inning of relief. Juan Minaya then pitched 1.1 scoreless innings and lefty Tyler Samaniego fired 1.2 scoreless innings. After Noe Toribio pitched a scoreless 11th inning, the good bullpen work ended.

Tahnaj Thomas took the ball in the 12th inning and, well, he got shelled. The righty allowed 7 runs on five hits and a home run. Thomas, who entered the season as a prospect who appeared to be in position to join the MLB bullpen this season, now has a 9.00 ERA this season.