Prospect Watch: Altoona Hits and Pitches Their Way to Victory

Indianapolis has a day game today. Altoona is still in the playoff race, with just five games left in their season.


Prospect Watch: Davis Homers in Altoona Victory


Game Time: 1:35 PM

Box Score: LINK

Starting Pitcher: Osvaldo Bido (3-7, 4.53)

  • Final Line: 5 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 2 BB,  5 SO

Notable Performances:

Tucupita Marcano 0-for-4

Ji-hwan Bae 1-for-4, 2B

Blake Sabol 0-for-3

Game Recap:

Indianapolis lost their afternoon game on Wednesday by a 4-3 score. Osvaldo Bido had a strong start, allowing one run on three hits, two walks and five strikeouts in five innings. He had a 2.61 ERA in August and a 2.25 ERA so far through three starts in September. Cam Vieaux had a busy sixth inning, allowing one run on three hits, a walk and two strikeouts. Hunter Stratton took the loss with two runs allowed. Nick Mears tossed two shutout innings. The Indians had just three hits all game and one walk. Jose Godoy hit a two-run homer and Brendt Citta doubled in a run in the first. Ji-hwan Bae hit his 21st double and scored on the Citta hit. Drew Maggi stole his 21st base.


Game Time: 6:00 PM

Box Score: LINK

Starting Pitcher: Kyle Nicolas (1-4, 4.24)

  • Final Line:  5.2 IP,  5 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 6 SO

Notable Performances:

Liover Peguero 1-for-3, HR, RBI, 2 BB, 2 SB

Nick Gonzales 2-for-5, 2B, RBI

Endy Rodriguez 2-for-4, 2B, 2 RBI, BB

Matt Gorski 3-for-5, 3 RBI

Malcom Nunez 0-for-2, 3 BB

Henry Davis 0-for-4

Connor Scott 0-for-4

Game Recap:

Altoona got great pitching and great hitting in an 8-0 win over Reading. Kyle Nicolas tossed 5.2 shutout frames on five hits, one walk and six strikeouts. He now has a 3.97 ERA in 90.2 innings, with 101 strikeouts. Nick Dombkowski and Austin Roberts combined to face 11 batters over the final 3.1 innings, with six strikeouts and the only batter reached on a wild pitch on a strike out. Liover Peguero hit his tenth homer, walked twice and stole two bases, giving him 27 steals on the season. Matt Gorski had three singles and drove in three runs. Endy Rodriguez had a single, double, run, two RBIs and a walk. His double was his 14th for Altoona, giving him 37 on the season. Malcom Nunez walked three times. Lolo Sanchez hit his fifth homer.

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Great way for Kyle Nicolas to finish a very successful AA season. 22 starts and a 3.97 ERA. The 10.0/4.4 K/BB/9 is VG, but needs some work getting the walks down to 3 or less/9. Luis Ortiz at AA had 23 Starts, 4.64 ERA, 9.9/2.7 K/BB/9.

Excellent year also for LHRP Nick Dombkowski, 41 IP, 2.85 ERA, 9.7/2.2 K/BB/9 at AA.

In fact, the pitching at AA was excellent and many will make their way to the Pirates soon. Tip of the cap to the Pitching Coach and the Manager.


Definitely optimistic nicolas will have a future on the big league staff, if he can improve control i could even see him as maybe a mid rotation starter!


The Altoona lineup is just loaded with future Pirates. Pitching is excellent also and many of them will also find their way to PNC Park.

Position Players from AA that should be added to the 40 are Endy Rodriguez, Malcom Nunez, Matt Gorski, and Jared Triolo. AAA Ji-Hwan Bae, and Mason Martin.


I’m not sure I have ever pulled up the minor league recap in the morning and there are NO comments!


It’s just eh….Endy does Endy things again. Ricky Henderson, I mean Peguero steals more bases. Give me something new!!!! lol

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