Altoona Curve

Giants’ double-A prospect suspended

The Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco Giants pitching prospect Logan Webb has been suspended 80 games for testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance. The commissioner’s office on Wednesday announced the punishment without pay for the Double-A pitcher. The ...

He’s a big hit

The Curve’s best player so far this season, third baseman Hunter Owen, was an unheralded 25th round draft pick who is not ranked among the Pirates’ top 30 prospects. Being overlooked is nothing new for Owen, though, so he’s used to having to scratch and claw to get the attention he ...

Oh Mize!

The No. 1 overall pick in baseball’s annual draft isn’t always a household name in sports — not the way Kyler Murray was in the NFL draft over the weekend, or how Zion Williamson will be in June’s NBA draft. So, as Erie’s Casey Mize was working on a historic outing Monday night, some ...

Ryan in a much better mood

Next stop Tonight: Erie at Altoona, 6 p.m. Pitchers: Curve LHP Cam Vieaux (0-1, 2.49) vs. SeaWolves RHP Casey Mize (AA debut; 2-0, 0.35 at high-A Lakeland) Record: 11-11 The Curve showed a good bounce-back effort in a see-saw victory Sunday afternoon, and tonight they’ll face the No. 1 ...

Effort upsets Ryan

After playing a beautiful all-around ballgame in a 7-0 win Friday night, the Curve followed up with a clunker Saturday. And manager Michael Ryan did not hold back his frustration with the team following an 8-5 loss to Richmond that included four errors and lots of uninspired play before 3,632 ...

What the doctor ordered

Next stop Today: Richmond at Altoona, 4 p.m. Pitchers: Curve RHP Pedro Vasquez (1-0, 1.59) vs. Flying Squirrels RHP Alfred Gutierrez (0-1, 4.82) Record: 10-10 The Curve posted an all-around satisfying win Friday, the kind of game that shows the team is making good progress after some ...

Covering the bases

Covering the bases LEADING OFF: The Curve were off Thursday and will begin a six-game homestand tonight at 6 against Richmond. The Flying Squirrels have lost five in a row. SAFE AT FIRST: Pitchers tonight: Curve RHP James Marvel (2-1, 1.99) vs. Flying Squirrels LHP Garrett Williams (0-1, ...

Madris key to Curve victory

Next stop Tonight: Idle Next game: Richmond at Altoona, Friday, 6 p.m. Record: 9-10 From Mirror reports HARRISBURG — The Curve busted out with a big offensive afternoon to finally cool down red-hot Harrisburg on Wednesday. Altoona scored four runs in the first inning and piled up ...

Curve fall again to 16-2 Senators

HARRISBURG — The Harrisburg Senators have the best record in all of pro baseball at 16-2, and they keep finding ways to torment the Curve. Altoona battled back to tie the game in the eighth inning Tuesday night, only to see Harrisburg score the go-ahead run in its half of the frame for a ...

Curve getting no help on offense

Next stop Tonight: Altoona at Harrisburg, 6:30 p.m. Pitchers: Curve LHP Cam Vieaux (0-1, 1.08) vs. RHP Erick Fedde (2-0, 2.50) Record: 8-9 From Mirror reports HARRISBURG — The Curve got more great pitching and finished a nine-inning game in less than two hours Monday night, but they ...

Covering the bases

LEADING OFF: The Curve, and the entire Eastern League, were off Sunday for Easter. SAFE AT FIRST: Altoona begins a three-game series at Harrisburg tonight at 6:30. RHP Dario Agrazal (1-1, 5.00) will be on the mound for the Curve, while the Senators’ starter is TBD. STEALING SECOND: ...

Lending a hand in Puerto Rico

Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico in September of 2017, causing an estimated $90 billion in damage. Tens of thousands of homes and buildings were damaged or destroyed, and so, too, were countless baseball fields across the island. Baseball is a way of life in Puerto Rico. Kids everywhere ...

Curve pitchers do the job

From Mirror reports RICHMOND, Va. — The Curve pitching staff turned in an incredible night in a doubleheader sweep Saturday, snapping the team’s six-game losing streak. Altoona’s pitchers tossed 15 scoreless innings and allowed only two hits in the doubleheader at Richmond. The Curve ...

Covering the bases

LEADING OFF: The Curve were rained out Friday night at Richmond. The game will be made up as part of a doubleheader tonight at 5:05. SAFE AT FIRST: Pitchers tonight: Curve RHP James Marvel (1-1, 2.87) and RHP Pedro Vasquez (1-0, 2.45) vs. Flying Squirrels LHP Garrett Williams (0-0, 3.00) and ...

Curve losing streak reaches six

RICHMOND, Va. — The struggling Curve offense came alive a bit Thursday, but this time the usually reliable pitching staff faltered. That’s usually the way things go when a team is mired in a losing streak. Altoona just can’t seem to put all aspects together in given contest, and ...

Curve lose fifth straight

The Curve opened the season with a five-game winning streak, and a week and a half later, they’ve now suffered a five-game losing streak. The team has continued to play well for the most part during the losing skid, manager Michael Ryan said. He also noted that the earlier winning streak ...

Curve in the middle of a four-game skid

A lot of ups and downs were expected with this year’s Curve team, given the makeup of the roster, and the club has certainly gone through some big swings the first two weeks of the season. Altoona started 5-0 with a historic four-game sweep at Akron. But the team has been brought back down ...

Memory lane

Next stop Tonight: Harrisburg at Altoona, 6 p.m. Pitchers: Curve RHP Dario Agrazal (1-1, 6.75) vs. Senators RHP Erick Fedde (1-0, 4.09) Record: 6-5 It was a scene and an evening many people around here waited so long to see, and folks on hand that night 20 years ago say they’ll never ...

Curve suddenly involved in losing stretch

Baseball is a crazy game sometimes. One moment you’re sitting on top of your division with a record of 5-0, the next you lose four of five games. This is also part of what minor league baseball is about: learning how to deal with a string of setbacks that eventually lead to a stretch of ...

Suiter reflects on Curve history

Next stop Today: Akron at Altoona, DH at 3 p.m. Notable: Friday’s game was rained out, leading to the DH today. The Curve will be called the Allegheny Yinzers and wear special jerseys for the second game, in the first installment of their season-long promotion. Jerrick Suiter was one of ...