ALTOONA, Pa. - In his first two Double-A starts, Mitch Keller twice faced Trenton, easily the best team in the league with a 79-42 record, and allowed two runs on five hits in six innings both times.
In both of those starts, Keller was tagged with two runs in one of his later innings. In his first start two Sundays ago, his manager Michael Ryan said that he just seemed to take an inning off, allowing multiple hits in a row to give up the two runs. Last time out, Keller left one curveball up in the zone which was driven deep for a double, then a seeing-eye single on the ground brought runs home. Other than just those couple at-bats in the sixth, Keller was extremely good in his second start/home debut.
"He's had good, quality starts with us," Ryan said. "He's just really good, and he ...
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Sean joined Pirates Prospects before the 2015 season began, covering the Altoona Curve. During the day, he is a marketing professional for Penn Highlands Community College in Johnstown, PA. Sean also dabbles with the guitar, emcees weddings, and plays disc golf.