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Altoona Curve Recap: 6/1/11

Altoona Curve Recap: 6/1/11
John Dreker

Things didn't go quite as well today for the Curve as yesterday and another key player left the game early. The strange thing about today's 7-3 loss was the offense looked better and the defense was definitely better. Aaron Thompson took the mound and was hit around a bit in the first but gave up just one run. He looked real good in the 2nd inning getting three groundballs and pitched well through 5 innings with some help on defense. It was a hot day today at the park and he was getting up there in pitches so he probably shouldn't have came out for the 6th inning. Three hard hit balls later he had given Trenton the lead and he left with a man on base who would eventually score. Overall he pitched okay, nothing special, he looked good versus one lefty (Cody Johnson) who had trouble picking ...

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John Dreker

John was born in Kearny, NJ, hometown of the 2B for the Pirates 1909 World Championship team, Dots Miller. In fact they have some of the same relatives in common, so it was only natural for him to become a lifelong Pirates fan. Before joining Pirates Prospects in July 2010, John had written numerous articles on the history of baseball while also releasing his own book and co-authoring another on the history of the game. He writes a weekly article on Pirates history for the site, has already interviewed many of the current minor leaguers with many more on the way and follows the foreign minor league teams very closely for the site. John also provides in person game reports of the West Virginia Power and Altoona Curve.

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