ALTOONA — 30 minutes to first pitch …
Game: Altoona Curve vs Harrisburg Senators, 6:30 p.m.
Site: Blair County Ballpark.
Pitching: LHP Rudy Owens vs. LHP Tom Milone.
Weather: 76 degrees.
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7. Miles Durham, RF
9. Owens, P
1. Steve Lombardozzi, 2B
2. Josh Johnson, SS
3. Jesus Valdez, LF
4. Chris Marrero, 1B
5. Michael Burgess, RF
6. Ofilio Castro, 3B
7. Jhonatan Solano, C
8. Brad Coon, CF
9. Milone, P
More to come in a bit.
UPDATE 6:20 PM: Information on two of the big Washington prospects in this game:
-Chris Marrero was the #6 prospect in the Washington system a few years ago, but saw his career struggle. He had a bounce back year last year in high-A, and advanced to AA during the 2009 season. He’s spent the entire 2010 season in AA, with a .294/.350/.450 line and 18 homers in 524 at-bats.
-Michael Burgess was the #9 prospect in the farm system prior to the 2010 season, and a first round compensation pick in 2007. He made the jump to AA this season, with a .284/.391/.649 line and six homers in 74 at-bats. He has plus-plus raw power, and has shown a bit of that potential this year.
Should be a challenge for Owens in the middle of the lineup.
UPDATE 6:40 PM: First pitch is thrown. Switching over to Twitter.