Prospect Watch: Strong All-Around Day for Altoona

Two Saturday night games. Peter Solomon makes his second start since being picked up off of waivers. Aaron Shortridge tries to end his season on a high note, maybe move up to Indianapolis next week for more innings.

YESTERDAY’S RESULTS

Prospect Watch: Altoona Wins Behind Homers from Davis and Gonzales; Strong Start from Mlodzinski

TRIPLE-A: INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS

Game Time: 6:35 PM

Box Score: LINK

Starting Pitcher: Peter Solomon (0-0, 6.00)

  • Final Line:  3.2 IP, 5 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 3 BB, 2 SO

Notable Performances:

Travis Swaggerty 0-for-3, 2 BB

Blake Sabol 1-for-2, HR, RBI, 3 BB

Game Recap:

Indianapolis lost a back-and-forth game to Toledo 8-7. Peter Solomon made his second start since joining the Pirates and allowed five runs (four earned) on five hits and three walks in 3.2 innings. Eric Hanhold took the loss with two runs allowed in two innings. Nick Mears tossed 1.1 scoreless. Blake Sabol had a strong game with three walks and his fourth homer since joining Indianapolis. Brendt Citta hit a two-run homer. Drew Maggi stole his 22nd base. Travis Swaggerty stole his 16th base. Mason Martin hit his 29th double, but he also struck out twice, setting a Pirates all-time minor league record for strikeouts in a season (178). Corey Pointer held the old record with 177 in 1998.

DOUBLE-A: ALTOONA CURVE

Game Time: 6:00 PM

Box Score: LINK

Starting Pitcher: Aaron Shortridge (2-4, 5.59)

  • Final Line:  7 IP,  3 H 0 R, 1 BB, 3 SO

Notable Performances:

Liover Peguero 2-for-4, BB

Nick Gonzales 1-for-4

Endy Rodriguez 1-for-2, 2 BB

Matt Gorski 1-for-4, 2 RBI

Malcom Nunez 1-for-3, 2B, BB

Henry Davis 0-for-3, BB

Connor Scott 2-for-4, 2 HR, 4 RBI

Game Recap:

Altoona got a strong start from Aaron Shortridge and a big game from Connor Scott to lead the club to a 6-1 win. Shortridge tossed seven shutout innings on three hits, one walk and three strikeouts. He has allowed one earned run in his last four starts combined, doing that is his first season since 2019 due to the lost 2020 season and Tommy John surgery last year. Scott came into the day with five homers and added two to that total, giving him seven on the season. He drove in four runs. Endy Rodriguez continues to do big things, even quietly tonight with a single and two walks. Matt Gorski drove in two runs. Liover Peguero had two singles, a walk and a run scored. Henry Davis played right field. Peguero and Nick Gonzales flipped positions. Altoona set their single-season record for homers with 142.

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AdministrativeSky236

Good team effort all around from the curve!

emjayinTN

Thrilled for Aaron Shortridge to finish this post-TJ season on a high note. And, Connor Scott, who needs to identify a power stroke, hits two HR. AA as a 22 year old just traded from Miami was a real challenge. His Slugging was .391 with 25 doubles, 4 triples, 7 HR. Respectable, but the Pirates are hoping they can develop a 20+ HR threat out of that 6’3″ 200 frame.

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