LEADING OFF: The Curve and all Eastern League teams are off today for Easter. Altoona continues its season-opening homestand Monday with a three-game series against Akron.
SAFE AT FIRST: The Curve are off to a good start with their attendance. The first three games have drawn 13,766 fans, for an average of 4,589. The first three home games last year drew 10,180 fans, for an average of 3,393.
STEALING SECOND: RHP Ryan Beckman was placed on the disabled list Saturday with an elbow injury, which he suffered during his Double-A debut Friday night. Beckman threw only eight pitches and was lifted because of the injury.
ROUNDING THIRD: The Curve added 28-year-old right-hander Kris Harvey to the roster from extended spring training. Harvey began his career as an outfielder and hit 36 home runs with 153 RBIs his first three seasons (2005-07). He struggled with his average and with strikeouts as a hitter, so he switched to pitching in 2009. He's gone 14-14 with a 4.57 ERA as a pitcher, including 2-3 with a 6.68 ERA in 24 games at Double-A Jacksonville in 2011. He has batted .238 with 42 homers and 171 RBIs in his career.
HEADING HOME: 1B Matt Curry went 2-for-4 Saturday and is batting .455, while CF Robbie Grossman was 2-for-4 and is hitting .357.
- Cory Giger