ALTOONA, Pa. - Although the Curve were able to sweep the Bowie Baysox in three games in the Eastern League Divisional Series, it came with a price, as they lost Cole Tucker for the remainder of the playoffs with a broken left hand.
Tucker has a slight fracture of the third metatarsal in his hand thanks to jamming it on a slide into third base yesterday. Leading off the game in the first inning, Tucker was hit by a pitch to get on base. After getting to second base on a Pablo Reyes walk, Tucker tried to steal third base and was thrown out by Bowie catcher Austin Wynns.
During the head first slide, Tucker jammed his left hand into the base. He remained in the game for the bottom of the inning, and he actually made a play on a groundout. He knew that something didn't feel right, though,...
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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.