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Mitch Keller Adjusting to the Upper Levels Just in Time For the Playoffs and AFL

Mitch Keller will pitch for Altoona in game one tonight of the Eastern League playoffs. Photo Credit: Sean McCool
Mitch Keller Adjusting to the Upper Levels Just in Time For the Playoffs and AFL
Sean McCool

ALTOONA, Pa. - The Altoona Curve traveled to Bowie, Maryland on Tuesday evening to prepare for the first two games of the Eastern League Western Divisional Championship Series, which begins tonight against the Baysox. For the Curve, top prospect Mitch Keller will take the ball for game one of the series, as the Curve look to quickly get ahead in the five-game series.

Keller will be coming off of his best Double-A start to date, working six scoreless innings and only allowing three singles, all while striking out a new career-high 11 batters. He used all three of his pitches effectively -- the fastball and curveball for a strikeout pitch, and a changeup that got four groundouts. Not only did Keller get through six innings cleanly, he was still pumping his fastball around 96-97 MPH late i...

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Sean McCool

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.

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