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Jul 29, 2022; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates first round pick Termarr Johnson and
Jul 29, 2022; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates first round pick Termarr Johnson and / Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
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Altoona suffers 1 run loss

Double-A Altoona suffered a tough 5-4 loss against the Somerset Patriots. With the loss, the Curve are now 30-27 on the season. The loss came despite the Curve attempted to mount a rally in the late innings.

In the 7th inning, catcher Abrahan Guiterrez hit doubled with the bases loaded to cut Somerset's lead to 4-3. This was part of Guiterrez going 3-for-5 as he continues to rake since being promoted to Double-A.

In the 8th inning, Matt Gorski socred on an Andres Alvarez ground out to cut the Patriot lead to 5-4. While Drew Maggi reached on an error to start the 9th inning, the next three Curve batters were retired to end the game.

Jared Jones started for the Curve and did not always have his best stuff. Despite this, he limited Somerset to just 1 run. Jones pitched 3.2 innings, allowing a run on five hits, three walks, and six strikeouts. He threw 50 of 78 pitches for strikes, and the two outs he recorded that were not strikeouts were induced via ground ball.

Noe Toribio followed Jones allowing 2 runs on three hits a walk, a home run, and three strikeouts. Justin Meis also struggled, allowing 2 runs on three hits, a walk, two home runs, and three strikeouts. Righty Oliver Garcia pitched the 8th and final inning for the Curve, Garcia struck out a pair while retiring all three batters he faced.