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Pribanic Shuts Down Bowie

Pribanic Shuts Down Bowie

Behind six strong innings from Aaron Pribanic, the Altoona Curve beat playoff hopeful Bowie on the road tonight, 5-1.  Pribanic allowed seven hits, all but one singles, walked one and fanned four.  The Curve put the game away with four runs in the first, as Bowie starter Armando Gabino recorded only one out.  Starling Marte finished with a single, double and triple in five at-bats for the Curve.

As he generally does, Pribanic relied mainly on his sinker.  He struggled a little with his control through the first three batters, missing low frequently, but afterwards consistently kept his pitches around the knees.  His velocity also took a few hitters to settle in, but once it did he sat at 91-94, hitting 96 at least once.  He threw infrequent curves and sliders, none of which had a lot of depth, but he located his offspeed stuff well.  He got a lot of grounders, but not many swings and misses, which is why opponents are hitting .284 against him on the year.  He had a shutout until one...

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