Altoona won its second in a row over Bowie tonight, 4-2, behind five shutout innings from Kyle McPherson. He allowed just one hit and one walk, while striking out three. Tony Sanchez reached base all four times up with a double, two singles and a hit batsman.

McPherson relied mainly on a fastball that sat at 92-93. His velocity stayed the same through all five innings and he commanded the fastball well. He also threw a fairly effective curve and just a few changeups. Unlike Aaron Pribanic, who pitched last night, McPherson is mainly a flyball pitcher and that was true tonight, although only a couple of balls were hit well. He didn’t throw many pitches before coming out, so it’s likely that the Pirates want to limit his innings with the season winding down.

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