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Recapping Pirate minor league action from July 22nd, 2023
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Offense struggles in a loss for Double-A Altoona

Following a 3-1 loss against the Reading Fightin Phils on Saturday, the Double-A Altoona Curve are now 41-44 on the season. Sean Sullivan started for Altoona, allowing 2 runs on two hits, two walks, a home run, and two strikeouts in 2 innings pitched.

Justin Meis followed Sullivan. In 3 scoreless, hitless innings pitched, Meis walked a batter and struck out six. Tahnaj Thomas had 2 scoreless, hitless innings of his own, walking three and striking out two. Cam Junker allowed a run on two hits in the 8th inning and lefty Tyler Samaniego struck out a pair in a scoreless 9th inning.

The lone offensive bright spot for Altoona was Jackson Glenn. Starting at third base, Glenn was 3-for-4 with his 1st home run of the season. Abrahan Gutierrez served as the team's designated hitter going 2-for-4. Tsung Che-Cheng was 1-for-4.