Pittsburgh Pirates Prospects: Tsung-Che Cheng Grand Slam, Altoona No Hit & More
By Marty Leap
Tsung-Che Cheng hits a grand slam, a strong start from Thomas Harrington, Double-A Altoona gets no hit, and more Pittsburgh Pirates minor league action
Due to rain, the Triple-A Indianapolis Indians did not play on Friday night. With the top farm club of the Pittsburgh Pirates getting rained out, the Double-A Altoona Curve became the top farm club in action.
Unfortunately for the Curve, they go no hit in a 4-0 loss against the Bowie Baysox. This loss dropped Altoona back under .500 on the season at 17-18. Kyle Nicolas started for Altoona, allowing 4 runs on five hits, a walk, a home run, and six strikeouts in 4 innings pitched, Nicolas now has a 5.30 ERA this season.
Travis MacGregor followed Nicolas, allowing two hits in a scoreless inning pitched. Juan Minaya allowed a hit and struck out two in 2 scoreless innings, and Cam Junker struck out three in a scoreless 8th inning.
As for the Curve lineup, well, they had no hits! Liover Peguero and Lolo Sanchez each drew a walk, while Henry Davis walked twice. That was it for Curve base runners. Oooof. It was just one of those nights.