After pitching well out of the Altoona (and, briefly, Indianapolis) bullpen for six weeks, Tim Alderson got his first start Tuesday night at Bowie. The Curve won the game, 7-3, beating top prospect Dylan Bundy's older brother, Bobby. Altoona scored three in the third to take a 3-1 lead, but after the Baysox tied the game with two in the fourth, Altoona took the lead for good and closed out the scoring with four runs in the fifth inning.

Alderson Has Decent Start

Alderson had a dominant first inning, setting the side down in order and fanning two. He was more hittable after that. His fastball sat at 90-91 in the first, reaching as high as 93, but dropped to the upper 80s in the second and third innings. It mostly rebounded to 90-91 in the fourth and fifth. Starting in the fourth, Alde...

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