Priester Shines Under Friday Night Lights
ERIE, Pa. – Quinn Priester matched his career-high with seven scoreless innings and Altoona picked up their third win in four games to begin their series at UPMC Park with a 3-1 win over Erie on Friday night. With Bowie’s loss to Richmond on Friday night, Altoona stands 3.5 games
ERIE, Pa. – Quinn Priester matched his career-high with seven scoreless innings and Altoona picked up their third win in four games to begin their series at UPMC Park with a 3-1 win over Erie on Friday night.
With Bowie’s loss to Richmond on Friday night, Altoona stands 3.5 games back of first place with eight games to play in the regular season.
Priester worked around just two hits and two walks across his seven innings and picked up five strikeouts on just 75 pitches, 50 strikes. Priester set down the side in order in the fourth, sixth and seventh inning and induced double play plays in the first and third inning. Pirates rehabbing left-hander Dillon Peters tossed a 1-2-3 scoreless inning on just 11 pitches with two strikeouts. Tahnaj Thomas worked around a leadoff homer to begin the ninth inning to record his third save of the season.
Altoona picked up two runs in the third inning off top Tigers prospect Ty Madden. After Matt Gorski reached on an error with two outs, Gorski stole second base and scored the first run of the game on Endy Rodriguez’s base hit through the infield. After a walk from Aaron Shackelford, Malcom Nu**ñez** brought home Rodriguez with a base hit to left field to secure a 2-0 lead.
Altoona held their lead at 2-0 until the ninth inning when Andres Alvarez lifted a sacrifice fly to right field to make it 3-0. Erie avoided a shutout when catcher Michael De La Cruz lifted a solo homer to right field to begin their ninth inning at-bat.
Altoona continues a six-game series with the Erie SeaWolves, Double-A affiliate of the Detroit Tigers, on Saturday afternoon, first pitch is set for 4:05 p.m., with RHP Wilmer Flores on the mound for Erie and Altoona sending RHP Carmen Mlodzinksi for the start.
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The Pri(ester)de of Pittsburgh.— MLB Pipeline (@MLBPipeline) September 10, 2022
The @Pirates' No. 3 prospect Quinn Priester tossed seven scoreless and fanned five for the @AltoonaCurve: https://t.co/YFKpgoXRs8 pic.twitter.com/hHrqYlAynh