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|Description||Mitch Keller has made plenty of dominant starts in his young cheap jerseys career, though none quite compared to his performance on Thursday in Game 1 of the Eastern League semifinals on Thursday. Making his third career postseason start and first with Double-A Altoona, Keller, Pittsburgh's No. 2 prospect (No. 20 overall), went the distance, allowing one hit over nine innings as the Curve shut out Bowie, 2-0. He issued one walk, struck out four and induced 12 ground-ball outs. "We were mixing pretty well. Not throwing the same thing, not the same sequences all night," Keller told MiLB.com. "I can't really pick one, they're all working. That too is a big confidence booster." The complete game and shutout were both firsts for Keller, and he needed just 90 pitches (59 strikes) to accomplish the feat. He did not allow a runner to reach second base in the outing, ultimately facing the Pittsburgh Steelers jerseys minimum 27 batters in the performance courtesy of three double plays and Chicago Cubs jerseys one caught stealing. "That's the way you write it up. It's just as few pitches as possible," Keller said. "When they're turning two like that, you get someone on and you have no worries. It's a great feeling out there on the mound when everything is rolling like that. "I can't say enough about the defense behind me. It was unbelievable, they were making plays for me all night out there," he added. Keller's postseason gem was a continuation of what was an outstanding 2017 campaign for the 21-year-old right-hander. Making 23 starts between Altoona and Class A Advanced Bradenton, the Iowa native pitched to a 3.03 ERA and a 1.00 WHIP while holding hitters to a paltry .202 batting average against. In 116 innings, he compiled 116 strikeouts against 32 walks. At the plate, shortstop and leadoff hitter Cole Tucker (Pirates' No. 5) went 3-for-5 with one run scored and a pair of doubles to pace Altoona's offense. It was the 21-year-old switch-hitter's seventh multi-hit effort in his last 10 games dating back to the regular season. The rest of the best performances from top prospects Thursday No. 46 overall prospect Kyle Lewis (Mariners' No. 1) homered and drove in three runs in a 3-for-5 night at the plate that powered Class A Advanced Modesto to a 2-0 series lead in the California League semifinals. It was a much-needed multi-hit performance from the 22-year-old outfielder after he had collected just two hits in his previous 20 at-bats before breaking out on Thursday. No. 70 overall prospect Pavin Smith (D-backs' No. 1) blasted his first professional homer in his final game of the season for Class A Short Season Hillsboro. The homer, a three-run shot in the third inning, was the 21-year-old first baseman's lone hit in Northwest League best-of-three semifinals, which saw the Hops eliminated after dropping back-to-back games against Eugene. If you want to know more of the news here is your best choice, please http://www.2017worldbaseballjersey.us you can get it!|
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