ALTOONA, Pa. -- Right-hander Brandon Cumpton has been solid in his first year at the Double-A level. His last trip to the mound on Saturday in Erie, Cumpton allowed five earned runs for the first time since April 7, his first start of the season. In the six starts between, Cumpton hadn't allowed more than three earned runs.

Cumpton had another strong start tonight. He allowed one run on seven hits over seven innings. He walked three and struck out two while throwing 94 pitches, 54 strikes. The Curve turned three double plays behind Cumpton in his seventh start of the year. He was able to limit the damage and battle through base runners in each of his seven frames.

The lone run scored off Cumpton in the first. After issuing a four pitch walk, the right-hander attempted to pick off the...

To continue reading the rest of this article, subscribe to Pirates Prospects. Subscribers get access to every article on the site, along with all of our exclusive live coverage of the Pirates' minor league system, all for a very low monthly or yearly rate.

If you're already a member, you can log in below. If you think you're receiving this message in error, please e-mail tim@piratesprospects.com.