Rodriguez Remains Hot in Tuesday Curve Win
ERIE, Pa. – Endy Rodriguez continued his hot streak at the plate with three hits and two RBI on Tuesday night as the Curve defeated the Erie SeaWolves, 8-1, at UPMC Park to open a six-game series. Rodriguez hit two doubles in the contest, both scoring a run on the
ERIE, Pa. – Endy Rodriguez continued his hot streak at the plate with three hits and two RBI on Tuesday night as the Curve defeated the Erie SeaWolves, 8-1, at UPMC Park to open a six-game series.
Rodriguez hit two doubles in the contest, both scoring a run on the play. Altoona scored three runs in the third inning to take the lead for the first time. After loading the bases with no outs, Liover Peguero grounded into an RBI-fielders choice off Erie starter Sawyer Gipson-Long. Nick Gonzales then scored a run on a groundout before Rodriguez knocked his first RBI-double of the contest to put Altoona up 3-1.
Malcom Nuñez crushed his fifth home run with the Curve in the fourth inning, a solo shot that cleared the convention center in left field at UPMC Park. Rodriguez tacked on another RBI-double in the fifth off Dario Gardea on a ball that seemingly left the yard in right field before returning to the field of play.
Henry Davis doubled two runs home in the seventh inning off Andrew Magno. Gonzales drew a two-out walk before Rodriguez picked up his third hit of the game with a single to set up the double for Davis. He stole third and advanced home on a throwing error by the catcher Jon Rosoff.
Aaron Shortridge turned a solid start for Altoona, allowing one run on three hits in five innings with five strikeouts. Erie scored the first run of the game in the second inning on a sacrifice fly from Daniel Cabrera to score Quincy Nieporte. It was determined after the play on appeal that Bryant Packard left early tagging from second base on the play and the double play ended the inning with the run still counting.
Jeff Passantino tossed three scoreless innings of relief before Austin Roberts got the final three outs for Altoona. Matt Fraizer had two hits in the win for Altoona. The win paired with a Bowie loss in Richmond puts Altoona 4.5 games out of first place with 11 games to play.
Altoona continues a six-game series with the Erie SeaWolves, Double-A affiliate of the Detroit Tigers, on Wednesday night. First pitch is set for 6:05 p.m., with LHP Brandt Hurter on the mound for Erie and Altoona yet to announce a starter.
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MALCOM NUÑEZ HAS LEFT THE BUILDING!— Altoona Curve (@AltoonaCurve) September 6, 2022
A massive home run extends our lead in the fourth! pic.twitter.com/wF3IQn1gMy