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Saturday, November 26, 2022

Prospect Watch: Davis Homers in Altoona Victory

It’s just Indianapolis and Altoona on the schedule now, with this being the final week for Altoona. Indianapolis has 2 1/2 weeks left to their schedule. The Curve still have a shot at the playoffs, but there are three teams ahead of them. At worst, they won’t be eliminated today. I’ll fill in the pitchers when they become available


Game Time: 6:35 PM

Box Score: LINK

Starting Pitcher: David Bednar (NR)

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

Notable Performances:

Ji-hwan Bae 1-for-4, SB

Blake Sabol 0-for-4

Carter Bins 1-for-3

Game Recap:

Indianapolis lost 9-1 on Tuesday night. David Bednar made his first rehab appearance and allowed one run in one inning as the starter. He threw 22 pitches, with 13 strikes. The Pirates said that he would need multiple appearances before rejoining the big league club. Noe Toribio followed with four runs over three innings. John O’Reilly was touched up for two runs in two frames. Junior Fernandez allowed two runs in his only inning. The only Indianapolis run scored on a Jared Oliva ground out in the fifth. Ji-hwan Bae stole his 27th base.


Game Time: 6:00 PM

Box Score: LINK

Starting Pitcher: Matt Eckelman (1-0, 3.00)

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

Notable Performances:

Liover Peguero 1-for-4, RBI, BB, 2 SB

Nick Gonzales 0-for-4, BB

Endy Rodriguez 3-for-5, 2 2B, 2 RBI

Matt Gorski 0-for-2, 2 BB

Henry Davis 2-for-3, HR, 2 RBI, HBP

Connor Scott 2-for-4, 2B, 3 RBI

Matt Fraizer 0-for-4

Game Recap:

Altoona had the bats working, and they got a strong outing from starter Matt Eckelman, who allowed one run over five innings. That led to a 9-4 win. Dillon Peters made a rehab appearance following Eckelman and he allowed two runs in one inning. Bear Bellomy gave up one run in two frames. Enmanuel Mejia finished out the contest with a scoreless ninth. The Curve got a run in the first on a double by Endy Rodriguez. They added another in the fourth on Connor Scott’s 25th double. Henry Davis hit a two-run homer in the sixth, his first homer since returning to Altoona. Liover Peguero singled in a run, then Rodriguez picked up his second double (13th since joining Altoona) to score another run. Scott then doubled in two more runs to cap the scoring. Peguero stole two bases, giving him 25 on the season.

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John started working at Pirates Prospects in 2009, but his connection to the Pittsburgh Pirates started exactly 100 years earlier when Dots Miller debuted for the 1909 World Series champions. John was born in Kearny, NJ, two blocks from the house where Dots Miller grew up. From that hometown hero connection came a love of Pirates history, as well as the sport of baseball.

When he didn't make it as a lefty pitcher with an 80+ MPH fastball and a slider that needed work, John turned to covering the game, eventually focusing in on the prospects side, where his interest was pushed by the big league team being below .500 for so long. John has covered the minors in some form since the 2002 season, and leads the draft and international coverage on Pirates Prospects. He writes daily on Pittsburgh Baseball History, when he's not covering the entire system daily throughout the entire year on Pirates Prospects.


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Davis having the kind of game I’ve been waiting for!

Bucs'N'Pucks (Jeff Reed)

Matt Knuckleman on mound for Toona. Hope he pitches well for the Curve’s little chance at making playoffs. Bowie already lost today…


Matt Eckelman looked fantastic!

That’s one of the best KB’s I’ve seen


If he hasn’t developed a knuckle ball, somethings wrong!

Bucs'N'Pucks (Jeff Reed)
Bucs'N'Pucks (Jeff Reed)

He has! It was reported (I forget where) that’s in part why he was sent down to Greensboro originally.

Last edited 2 months ago by Bucs'N'Pucks (Jeff Reed)

We need an article on this.


Promote TBD! Starting both ends of a DH hundreds of miles apart means a new legend has been born.


The two minor league teams that I pay the most attention to, so bring it on!

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