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A Sunday Afternoon in Altoona

A Sunday Afternoon in Altoona

Pribanic was effective again.

I was on the road Sunday afternoon, making a trip down to Maryland. With the opportunity available, I took a quick detour to Altoona to see the Curve take on the Erie SeaWolves. There was rain in the area, but it stayed mostly dry throughout the game. Erie took home the victory, 2-1 in 13 innings. Aaron Pribanic made the start, and pitched six-plus shutout innings, striking out four with zero walks. Tim Alderson also threw three innings, allowing one run and striking out three. Michael Dubee pitched in with two scoreless innings. Chris Leroux entered the game in the 13th, trying to keep the game tied. Justin Henry ripped his second pitch to right field for a triple, and the relay to third skipped away and bounded into the seats. Henry trotted home with what turned out to be the winning run.

This was my first look at Starling Marte, and I came away unimpressed. He certainly flashed the raw tools, but it was an uneventful and mostly uninteres...

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Matt has covered the Pirates at Wait ‘Til Next Year, Pittsburgh Lumber Co. and now Pirates Prospects. He served as Pirates team expert for Heater Magazine in 2009 and 2010 and has contributed to Graphical Player 2009, 2010 and 2011. Matt was also the editor of the 2011 and 2012 Pirates Prospects Annuals.

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