There was a stretch earlier in the month in which the Curve scored just four runs in four games. They lost all four contests.
However, in their past four games, the Curve have scored 39 runs and as a result, they are winners of four straight.
The latest offensive outpour came on Wednesday night as Altoona beat New Britain, 9-4, before 4,807 fans at Peoples Natural Gas Field.
During their current winning streak, the Curve are averaging 9.75 runs and 13 hits per game, on top of hitting .369 as a team during that span. Quincy Latimore said he and his teammates are being more selective at the plate lately and are doing it before the game even begins.
"In our batting practice, everybody has been focusing on their strength, getting the pitch they can do the most damage with," Latimore said. "Some guys can drive it to the opposite gap well, so that's what they're doing in BP, some guys drive it out of the park. It's really been the key and main focus, and I think we've been really selective in hunting that pitch that we want."
Altoona was actually outhit by New Britain, 9-7, but the team took advantage of six walks and two hit batsmen to push runs across the plate.
Tonight: New Britain at Altoona, 7 p.m.
Pitchers: Curve RHP Kyle McPherson (1-0, 1.80) vs. Rock Cats LHP Aaron Thompson (0-2, 6.14)
Both batters who were plunked - Robbie Grossman and Matt Curry - were hit in the first inning by Rock Cats starter Brett Jacobson. Only 31 of the 69 pitches Jacobson threw found the strike zone, and he also walked Brock Holt in the first, before throwing a wild pitch with Grossman on third to give the Curve a run without a hit.
The Curve's first hit came in the same at-bat as the run-scoring wild pitch, as Latimore crushed a ball to left field for a three-run homer. The home run was Latimore's team-leading seventh, and it allowed the Curve to put a four-spot on the scoreboard on just one hit.
Altoona had another three-run homer and four-run inning in the fourth. This time it was Grossman who left the yard to collect three RBIs, and Altoona was able to chase Jacobson before he recorded an out in the frame.
Jacobson (0-2) pitched three innings and surrendered seven runs on four hits, while issuing five walks.
Grossman, the Curve's leadoff man, and Holt - who bats second in the order - have been catalysts for the offense during its recent success. The center fielder and shortstop have combined to go 12-for-27 (.444) and scored a combined eight runs in Altoona's last four games.
Curve hitting coach Ryan Long said production from the top of the order makes a big difference, and added the team is hitting a point in the season in which a lot of players are improving simultaneously.
"Some guys are getting back to where they should be and it's kind of happening at the same time," Long said. "We've been talking a lot about getting pitches and getting our pitch."
The eight runs in the first four innings were plenty of support for Gerrit Cole, who made his Double-A debut Wednesday. Cole (1-0) - the first overall selection in the 2011 MLB draft - threw 74 pitches in five innings while giving up two earned runs on five hits and struck out six.
First baseman Matt Curry was activated off the disabled list Wednesday and was batting cleanup in P.J. Forbes' lineup. Curry injured his right hamstring while running the bases in a May 30 game against Richmond and missed 17 straight contests. He went 1-for-2 with an RBI double in his return.
Key player: RHP Gerrit Cole threw five innings, allowed two runs and struck out six batters in his Double-A debut.
Key play: OF Quincy Latimore's three-run homer in the first inning gave the Curve a 4-0 lead.
Key stat: The Curve are hitting a combined .369 during their current four-game winning streak.
How they scored
Bottom 1st: Grossman hit by pitch, scored on Jacobson wild pitch (1-0); Holt walked, Curry hit by pitch, both scored on Latimore three-run homer (4-0).
Top 4th: Hicks doubled, scored on Colabello single (4-1).
Bottom 4th: Welch walked, Maggi singled, both scored on Grossman three-run homer (7-1); Holt singled, scored on Cabrera groundout (8-1).
Top 5th: Bigley singled, scored on Hicks single (8-2).
Bottom 6th: Cunningham walked, scored on Curry double (9-2).
Top 8th: Hicks tripled, scored on Herrmann sacrifice fly (9-3); Arcia doubled, scored on Colabello single (9-4).