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by Zane Heiple

Photo by Zane Heiple

Last night, Fans From The Stands took a trip to Altoona, PA to watch the Pittsburgh Pirates AA affiliate the Altoona Curve take on the Reading Phillies.  This was a great chance to check in on some the Pirates prospects and see one of the best Minor League Ballparks in the country.

The game was a great one as the Curve would go on to win 6-3 behind home runs by outfielder Quincy Latimore (2), and Yunesky Sanchez.  Top prospects Sterling Marte and Tony Sanchez would not disappoint, as they would go 3-5 and 2-3 respectively at the plate.  The defense was stellar as well, with the left side of the infield playing strong giving us Bucco fans some hope with all the bad things that are occurring at these positions at the big league level.  Starting pitcher Phil Irwin settled in nicely after allowing a run in the first inning as he would go six innings allowing three runs on eight hits while striking out seven.

Blair County Ballpark is a great place to see a game and with a lot of in game entertainment there is something there for everyone.  I highly recommend heading to Altoona to see our future Buccos take the field.