Altoona Curve

Curve to enrich fan experience

From Mirror reports The Altoona Curve have partnered with 12-10 Production Company and MotionRocket to enrich the fan experience at Peoples Natural Gas Field and beyond, the club announced on Monday, through expanded in-stadium production content, improved video board promotions, game ...

Bucs play all nine from Curve

Wednesday was a historic day for the Curve, as for the first time ever, the entire Pirates starting lineup for a game was made up of former Altoona players. For their game in St. Louis, which resulted in a 4-3 win, the Bucs’ starting lineup consisted of: 2B Adam Frazier, CF Starling Marte, ...

Curve knocked out of playoffs

By Matt Michelone For the Mirror Curve manager Michael Ryan believed that starting pitcher Dario Agrazal was about to bounce back from two brutal starts to end the regular season. Those performances included a five-run-on-10-hit outing against Trenton on Aug. 29, despite going seven ...

Curve rally to stave off elimination

The Curve looked dead in the water. Down 5-0 after the first inning. Facing elimination in the playoffs and a frustrating, premature ending to what has been a terrific season. Then … Something magical happened. One of the greatest moments in franchise history, and the most exciting moment ...

Curve go down 2-0 to Ducks

AKRON, Ohio — Years go by. Players change. Situations vary. But the result is always the same at the Curve’s house of horrors. They just cannot win a playoff game at Akron. The postseason losing streak at Canal Park reached 10 in a row Thursday night as the RubberDucks won, 2-1, on a ...

Covering the bases

LEADING OFF: Manager Michael Ryan said his hitters have not done a good job with in-game adjustments at the plate this series. “You see the same guy trying to do the same thing each at-bat,” the manager said. “Make the adjustment and change something up. That’s what Akron does so well. ...

Donaldson sparks Akron

By Cory Giger cgiger@altoonamirror.com AKRON, Ohio — As soon as former American League MVP Josh Donaldson was added to Akron’s roster, you just knew he was going to torment the Curve somehow in their playoff series. Sure enough, Donaldson drilled a go-ahead two-run homer in the third ...

As usual, Franklin gives Pitt his full attention

By Cory Giger cgiger@altoonamirror.com Welcome to Super Bowl LV week of the James Franklin era at Penn State. That’s 55 for the Roman numeral-challenged, representing the 55th game of Franklin’s PSU tenure. “This is the Super Bowl for us,” the coach said of Saturday’s game at ...

Nemesis awaiting Curve

Next stop Tonight: Altoona at Akron, 6:35 p.m., game 1 Western Division playoffs Pitchers: Curve LHP Cam Vieaux (9-5, 3.59) vs. Rubber Ducks RHP Kyle Dowdy (1-4, 6.52) Notable: The Curve went 12-10 against Akron during the regular season By Cory Giger cgiger@altoonamirror.com One of ...

Curve drop finale

BOWIE, Md. — The Curve closed the regular season with a massive thud, getting clobbered by Bowie and setting a dubious franchise record. None of it figures to matter much, though, except for maybe to one player. Starter Dario Agrazal got pummeled for 10 runs on 13 hits and five home runs ...

Curve hold on to clinch division title

From Mirror reports BOWIE, Md. — The Curve won a regular-season division title for the second straight year and fourth time in franchise history Sunday, and they’ll begin their quest for a second consecutive Eastern League championship when the playoffs start in two days. Altoona ...

Magic number is 1 for Curve to capture title

From Mirror reports BOWIE, Md. — The Curve’s magic number is down to one for clinching a division title with two days left in the regular season. Altoona knocked off Bowie for a second straight game Saturday night, 6-3, at Prince George’s Stadium. The Curve have a one-game lead over ...

Curve in position to clinch tonight

From Mirror reports BOWIE, Md. — The Curve’s magic number to win a division title is down to two, and the club can pull it off with a victory tonight and a loss by Akron at Erie. Altoona received some clutch relief pitching to stay in Friday night’s game at Bowie, then the offense ...

Curve pick up important ‘W’

By Cory Giger cgiger@altoonamirror.com When it comes to putting together a banner season, the Curve have pulled that off in so many impressive and tangible ways this year — on and off the field. The goal remains to claim a second straight Eastern League championship banner, and a ...

Escobar pitching highlight of Curve’s loss

The Curve played a second straight clunker after clinching a playoff berth and fell back into a tie for first with Akron, but one of the coolest things of the season also happened to the team during Tuesday night’s game. Trenton trounced Altoona, 8-1, before 3,425 fans at Peoples Natural ...

Curve follow up clincher with a dud

By Cory Giger cgiger@altoonamirror.com Both the Curve and Trenton clinched playoff spots and partied Sunday, so there was a strong chance that one or both teams would come out flat Monday night. There’s no record kept of how teams historically have performed the day after clinching, but ...

Curve clinch playoff spot with win

It never gets old making the playoffs in baseball, and the Curve have been there a bunch — nine times in 20 seasons, including now four in a row. But while a number of players who celebrated clinching a postseason berth Sunday night had done so before in their careers, it was a totally new ...

Curve closer to clinching

By Cory Giger cgiger@altoonamirror.com The Curve are the best team in the Eastern League right now, both by recent play and by overall record this season, and can clinch their fourth consecutive playoff berth today. If they can keep it all up for another three weeks, they will be ...

Nice catch, Hayes: Curve 3B one of best ever in EL

Ke’Bryan Hayes just might be the best defensive third baseman in the history of the Eastern League. That’s quite a hefty statement, sure, but the Curve’s highly impressive 21-year-old prospect has the numbers to back it up. The only problem comes when trying to find historical numbers ...

Reyes helps Curve slam Senators

Alfredo Reyes is 24 years old, has been playing baseball since he was a little kid in the Dominican Republic and has made it high as Triple-A in his career, but never in his life had he hit a grand slam. Until Thursday night. “It’s my first time,” he said with a huge smile after the ...