Two games today, with Indianapolis playing an early afternoon game and Altoona playing at night. Cody Bolton gets the early start and Quinn Priester will pitch the night game, looking to continue his strong run at Double-A.
TRIPLE-A: INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS
Game Time: 12:05 PM
Box Score: LINK
Starting Pitcher: Cody Bolton (4-2, 3.23)
- Final Line: 2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 1 SO
Tucupita Marcano 2-for-4, HR, RBI
Ji-hwan Bae 0-for-4
Blake Sabol 1-for-3, HBP
Travis Swaggerty 0-for-4
Indianapolis got crushed on Thursday afternoon, despite hitting three homers early in the game. Cody Bolton pitched two scoreless innings, though he allowed two hits, two walks and threw 28 of his 56 pitches for balls. Travis MacGregor, Joe Jacques and Cam Alldred struggled in relief, combining to allow 12 runs, 13 hits and five walks in 5.2 innings. Tucupita Marcano homered in the first, Josh VanMeter hit a homer in the second, and Jared Oliva homered in the third. All were solo shots in the 12-3 loss. The Indians had three singles and three walks as well. Marcano, Oliva, VanMeter and Blake Sabol each reached twice.
DOUBLE-A: ALTOONA CURVE
Game Time: 6:00 PM
Box Score: LINK
Starting Pitcher: Quinn Priester (4-3, 2.13)
- Final Line: 3.2 IP, 8 H, 7 ER, 2 BB, 5 SO
Liover Peguero 1-for-3, BB, SB
Endy Rodriguez 0-for-4
Matt Gorski 0-for-3, HBP
Malcom Nunez 1-for-4
Matt Fraizer 1-for-3
Quinn Priester had a forgettable game on Thursday night in Altoona’s 9-0 loss. He went 3.2 innings, allowing seven earned runs on eight hits, two walks and five strikeouts. His ERA went from 2.13 at the start of the day to 2.87 at the end of the game. Omar Cruz had a nice relief appearance, going 2.1 innings with no hits and five strikeouts. He stranded three inherited runners in the fourth. The offense wasn’t any better. Liover Peguero had a decent night with a single, walk and his 28th stolen base. The team had six hits and they were all singles. No one had more than one. Peguero drew the only walk.