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Pirates Prospect Watch: Altoona Lights It Up

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Pirates minor league infielder Tsung-Che Cheng makes a throw.

Pirates minor league affiliates went 2-2 on the day with a big offensive performance from the Altoona Curve.

Triple-A Indianapolis Indians (50-56)

LHP Cam Alldred

  • Game: 6 IP, 2 ER with 3 K’s.
  • Season: 7-4 with a 4.81 ERA and 70 strikeouts in 78.2 innings. 

Indianapolis fell to the Gwinnett Stripers 5-1, managing just four hits: one of them a home run from Ji-Hwan Bae amidst his rehab assignment.

Double-A Altoona Curve (48-49)

LF Matt Frazier

  • Game: 3-for-5 with a double and three RBI.
  • Season: .254/.330/.361 with 14 doubles, a triple and six home runs in 88 games. 

RHP Aaron Shortridge

  • Game: 6 IP, 1 ER, 9 K’s.
  • Season: 6-7 with a 5.11 ERA and 85 K’s in 100.1 innings.

The Curve lit up the Richmond Flying Squirrels 9-1. Frazier recorded a multi-hit day, as did Tsung-Che Cheng, Chavez Young and Jackson Glenn. Altoona kept the line moving in a balanced offensive performance where eight of nine batters got at least one hit.

High-A Greensboro Grasshoppers (53-45)

RHP Derek Diamond

  • Game: 5 IP, 3 ER and 2 K’s.
  • Season: 9-3 with a 3.95 ERA and 70 strikeouts in 86.2 innings.

RF Tres Gonzalez

  • Game: 1-for-4 with a three-run home run. 
  • Season: .281/.394/.412 with 20 doubles and eight home runs.

Greensboro took down the Asheville Tourists 5-3 despite just five hits. Trailing 3-1 late, Gonzalez’ three-run bomb put the Grasshoppers ahead for good.

Single-A Bradenton Marauders (58-42)

LF Rodolfo Nolasco

  • Game: 1-for-3 with a homer and a walk.
  • Season: .197/.333/.398 with 15 doubles and 13 home runs.

2B Charles McAdoo

  • Game: 2-for-4 with a double.
  • Season: .500/.615/.600 in three games for the Marauders.

Bradenton fell to the Tampa Tarpons 4-2, managing seven hits but struggling to string them together. 

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