Reading Phillies �7, �Altoona Curve �4 (box)
Thirteen hits by the Curve were not enough, and even though the Curve pitchers held the R-Phils to 7 hits, two late-inning home runs gave the R-Phils the edge.
The Curve scored early, with 2 runs in the 1st and the 3rd innings. �SS Chase d'Arnaud and CF Gorkys Hernandez began the game with two singles, and 2B Josh Harrison bunted them over to second and third bases. �1B Matt Hague's single drove in both d'Arnaud and Hernandez to give the Curve a 2-0 lead. �In the 3rd, back-to-back doubles by Hague and 3B Jordy Mercer brought in one run. �Mercer moved to third base on Gimenez's grounder, then scored on a wild pitch.
Starter Bryan Morris gave up an unearned run in the 2nd inning. �The first batter of the inning reached base on a fielding error b...
To continue reading the rest of this article, subscribe to Pirates Prospects. Subscribers get access to every article on the site, along with all of our exclusive live coverage of the Pirates' minor league system, all for a very low monthly or yearly rate.
If you're already a member, you can log in below. If you think you're receiving this message in error, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nancy grew up in Rochester, NY, where her father indoctrinated her to the love of baseball as a small child. He taught her to keep score at the age of 5, and she hasn't stopped since. She now lives in the Indianapolis area with her husband and two sons. Nancy has followed the Indians on both the Most Valuable Network and the Bloguin group, before joining Pirates Prospects in 2011. She provides daily game recaps from Indianapolis, plus player analysis from the guys she sees live at the games.