Curve survive wasted scoring opportunities to secure victory
Altoona was not happy with the number of runners left on base, but this did not burn the Curve in a 3-1 victory over the Harrisburg Senators. With the win, the Pirate Double-A affiliate is now 43-45 on the season.
Pitching carried the day for Altoona led by Beau Sulser. The veteran righty allowed an unearned run on four hits, no walks, and four strikeouts in 4 innings pitched. Lefty Nick Dombkowski followed with three hits allowed, a walk, and four strikeouts in 2.2 scoreless innings pitched. Dombkowski now owns a 3.09 ERA to go with just 16 walks and 40 strikeouts in 55.1 innings pitched with Altoona this season.
Cam Junker and Oliver Garcia held the Senators hitless over the final 2.1 innings pitched. Junker walked a batter and struck out three in 1.1 innings pitched, while Garcia struck out a pair in a 1-2-3 9th inning to pick up his 7th save of the season.
Getting base runners was not an issue for the Curve.
Chavez Young was 2-for-3 with a walk and a RBI. Jacob Gonzalez was 2-for-4 with a double and a RBI, Mike Jarvis had three hits, Tsung-Che Cheng had a base hit, Lolo Sanchez had a hit, and Dylan Shockley drew a walk.
Altoona went just 3-for-10 with runners in scoring position, however, as they channeled their inner Pittsburgh Pirates. This included Curve batters hitting into a pair of double plays. Thankfully, this did not burn the Curve.