Covering the bases

LEADING OFF: The Curve were rained out Friday night at Akron. No makeup date has been scheduled yet.

SAFE AT FIRST: Pitchers for tonight’s 6:35 game at Akron: Curve RHP Yeudy Garcia (0-2, 6.43) vs. RubberDucks RHP D.J. Brown (0-1, 9.00).

STEALING SECOND: The game between the Curve and Richmond that was rained out Monday at PNG Field will be made up as part of a doubleheader Saturday, June 10 at 4 p.m.

ROUNDING THIRD: For the third time this week, the Pirates’ starting lineup Friday included eight former Curve players. The lone exception was C Francisco Cervelli.

HEADING HOME: Despite coming so close three times to an all-Curve lineup with the Pirates, time might be running out on it happening any time soon. With Cervelli now healthy and backup Chris Stewart still on the club, the Bucs could send C Elias Diaz back to Triple-A Indianapolis any day. Once Diaz is gone, there wouldn’t be a catcher on the Bucs’ roster who came up through the system with Altoona.

— Cory Giger