Pittsburgh Pirates Prospects: Roansy Contreras, Anthony Solometo Toe the Rubber

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Anthony Solometo turns in a strong start in a Curve win

Thursday night Double-A Altoona also got a strong starting pitching performance. However, their strong starting pitching performance helped fuel a victory. A 5-4 victory over the Harrisburg Senators to prove to 59-66 on the season.

Lefty Anthony Solometo started for the Curve and turned in a needed strong start. Solometo pitched just 4.1 innings but allowed just 1 run on 2 hits, no walks, and 3 strikeouts. Solometo fired 46 of his 65 pitches for strikes.

Since July, Solometo had been struggling for Altoona. Seeing him turn in a strong start was an encouraging sign for the top 100 prospect. Even with some struggles at Double-A this season the future remains bright for Solometo.

Tsung-Che Cheng was 0-for-3 but drew a walk and scored a run. Matt Fraizer was 2-for-4 with his 8th home run of the season, 3 RBI, and he scored twice. Lolo Sanchez was 1-for-3 with a run scored and Joe Perez was 1-for-3 with a walk, a home run, and 2 RBI.

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