And the loss:Erie SeaWolves 2, Altoona Curve 1This was a pitching duel, with a total of only 7 hits between the two teams (3 for the Curve). The hit that counted the most for the Curve was DH Eric Fryer's solo homer in the top of the 2nd inning. The Curve collected 5 walks (two each by 2B Brock Holt and SS Jordy Mercer, and one by Fryer), and CF Starling Marte reached base when he was hit by a pitch, but none of them were able to come around to score. Holt and Mercer also each had a hit -- a single for Mercer in the 1st, and a double by Holt in the 7th -- but they were also left stranded. Curve starter Jeff Locke pitched well, but the two unearned runs that Erie scored were charged to him, and he was tagged with the loss. He gave up two hits ...
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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.