LEADING OFF: The Curve decided early Wednesday afternoon, shortly after 3 p.m., to postpone their 6:30 game against Akron at PNG Field because of potential poor weather. Rain and sleet had fallen at various times throughout the day, including briefly at 4:35 p.m., and there was a freeze warning in effect for Altoona last night. However, when 6:30 rolled around, the skies were blue and partly cloudy, and the temperature was 43 degrees.
SAFE AT FIRST: "This was a tough one from the aspect that we knew the sun would pop in and out," Curve GM Rob Egan said in an email about the postponement, "but in the interest of the players, we felt it was not wise to send them out in conditions equal to or worse than [Tuesday] night - which it's predicted to be slightly worse temperature/wind chill-wise. It was a borderline call to play [Tuesday] night, but we decided to go ahead because we feared [Wednesday's] weather might be even worse, and we didn't want to risk the possibility of having to have two doubleheaders."
STEALING SECOND: The game will be made up as part of a doubleheader June 23, beginning at 6 p.m.
ROUNDING THIRD: The Curve (3-2) now head out for their first road trip, visiting Richmond for four games starting tonight at 6:35, then playing three at Harrisburg.
HEADING HOME: Tonight's pitching matchup: Curve RHP Mike Colla (0-0, 6.75) vs. Flying Squirrels LHP Jason Stevenson (0-1, 11.57).
- Cory Giger