Poor 4th inning sinks Double-A Altoona
Wednesday morning saw the Double-A Altoona Curve host the Akron RubberDucks for an 11 AM first pitch. A 4-run 4th inning sunk the Curve in a 7-2 loss, a loss that drops the Curve back under .500 on the season at 13-14.
Mason Martin and Matt Gorski, the latter of which went deep for the second game in a row, each hit a solo home run. Outside of these two hits, there was not much to write home about for the Curve offense.
Martin and Gorski each drew a walk as well, while Andres Alvarez and Drew Maggi each had a base hit. The rest of the Curve lineup combined to go 0-for-17 with two walks.
Returning from injury, Jared Jones started for Altoona and allowed a run on two hits in 2.1 innings pitched. Nick Dombkowski followed and allowed the 4 runs in the 4th inning. Dombkowski pitched a total of 2.2 innings, allowing 4 runs on six hits, two walks, and a strikeout.
Lefty Braeden Ogle also struggled, allowing 2 runs on three hits, a walk, a home run, and five strikeouts in 1.2 innings pitched. Travis MacGregor pitched 2.1 scoreless innings to finish off the game, walking a pair and striking a batter out.