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Altoona Curve

Veteran pitcher hurt for Curve in loss at home

Next stop Tonight: Bowie at Altoona, 6 p.m. Pitchers: Curve RHP Pedro Vasquez (6-3, 2.91) vs. Baysox LHP Zac Lowther (12-6, 2.71) Record: 24-31 (second half); 60-63 (overall) Former major league pitcher Tom Koehler has battled back from a shoulder injury that kept him out for more ...

Curve open 2020 at home

The Curve will open up at home to start the 2020 season, beginning on April 9, and once again will be home on the Fourth of July. The club released its schedule for next season on Friday. Erie will be on town for three games to start the year on April 9, the Curve will be off for Easter on ...

Curve pitchers battered in rout at Harrisburg

From Mirror reports HARRISBURG — Two Curve pitchers endured a disastrous night Thursday in a rough loss to Harrisburg. Starter Cody Bolton got roughed up for five runs and was chased in the second inning. He didn’t have the worst night, though. That distinction went to Yeudy Garcia. ...

Cruz, Hill spark Curve

Next stop Tonight: Altoona at Harrisburg, 7 p.m. Pitchers: Curve RHP Cody Bolton (2-2, 4.85) vs. Senators RHP Tyler Mapes (5-6, 4.81) Record: 24-29 (second half); 60-61 (overall) From Mirror reports HARRISBURG — One night after the teams combined for 23 runs and 33 hits, the Curve ...

Curve waste 5 homers, 17 hits

Next stop Tonight: Altoona at Harrisburg, 6:30 p.m. Pitchers: Curve LHP Cam Vieaux (2-3, 2.86) vs. Senators RHP Kyle McGowin (0-1, 4.30) Record: 23-29 (second half); 59-61 (overall) From Mirror reports HARRISBURG — The Curve offense had a banner night Tuesday with a season-high five ...

Covering the bases

LEADING OFF: The Curve were off Monday, their final off day of the season. The team heads to Harrisburg for a three-game series starting tonight at 6:30. SAFE AT FIRST: Pitchers tonight: Curve LHP Sean Brady (3-11, 4.51) vs. Senators RHP Jackson Tetreault (4-5, 4.43). STEALING SECOND: The ...

Bucs’ Cervelli grateful to continue his passion

Francisco Cervelli had such a blast finally getting to play baseball again Sunday night after missing 78 days with his latest concussion. “Like I got called up for first time in the big leagues, that’s how I felt,” Cervelli said with a big smile following his lone rehab game with the ...

Curve want to finish season strong

The Curve have struggled lately and have less than a month to try and finish the season on a strong note. But what exactly would that entail? The playoffs are out of the question, but the team is 59-60, so maybe .500 is the motivational goal at this point. Manager Michael Ryan was asked ...

Prospect drawing comparisons to Polanco

Over the past few seasons, Curve fans have become accustomed to seeing a top Pirates prospect jog out to shortstop for the top of the first inning. Kevin Newman, who’s impressed as the everyday shortstop for the Pirates this year, and Cole Tucker, who made his MLB debut in April, have all ...

Reading bats power past Curve

Through the first two innings of Saturday night’s ballgame, almost everything was working for the Curve. They had already plated five runs and Cody Ponce, who was making his first start of 2019, had settled in nicely after allowing an early run. However, slowly, but surely, the top team ...

Cervelli rehabbing in Altoona today

For the second straight season, Francisco Cervelli will be making a rehab appearance in Altoona — and the plan is for him to catch. After suffering his sixth concussion since 2011 back in May, there were some reports that suggested Cervelli would give up catching for good, but he quickly ...

Pitching does well for Curve

The ball was hit sharply off the bat of Mitchell Tolman toward the hole between shortstop and third base. Reading shortstop Arquimedes Gamboa nearly got to it, but the ball tipped off his glove and into left field for just the fifth hit of the night for the Curve. It was a good at-bat by ...

Yinzers promotion a big success for Curve

One of the hottest trends in the promotion-crazed business that is minor league baseball is teams rebranding themselves for certain theme nights during the season. Most teams change their names to something witty or to a local food item that’s popular. But when the Altoona Curve decided to ...

Curve shut out Squirrels

When Beau Sulser got the call down in the bullpen that he was going to be needed on Thursday night, he was originally confused. The Eastern League All-Star reliever pitched five innings last night and the Curve were holding onto a slim 1-0 lead. But then he realized that the bench was ...

Glendinning injury dampens night

Excitement filled Peoples Natural Gas Field late Wednesday as the Curve were trying to rally in the final inning for the second time on the night, but all that positive energy disappeared in a hurry after a bizarre injury to one of the club’s best players. Infielder Robbie Glendinning ...

Covering the bases

LEADING OFF: It was raining, but Oneil Cruz was about to step into the batter’s box to start the bottom of the second inning. Then it began to rain harder. Soon it was down pouring. Tuesday’s night contest between the Curve and the Flying Squirrels was stopped at 6:50 p.m. and never resumed ...

Saving Michael Ryan: Curve manager returns after major health scare

Curve manager Michael Ryan could have died eight days ago, had he waited just a little bit longer to go to the hospital. “The doctor told me that if I would have waited another hour to go, I could have died,” Ryan said Monday night, following his first game back with the team after missing ...

Cruz hits go-ahead single

By Cory Giger cgiger@altoonamirror.com Oneil Cruz is a huge prospect for the Pirates. Literally. He’s 6-foot-6 and plays shortstop, a sight you pretty much never see in baseball, and he enjoyed a memorable home debut for the Curve on Monday. Cruz hit a go-ahead two-run single in the ...

Curve’s comeback goes for naught

READING — The Curve put together an impressive comeback in the ninth inning Sunday, but when things are going bad, sometimes it seems like nothing can right the ship. Trailing by two entering the ninth, Altoona scored four times to take a two-run lead. But Reading scored twice in its half ...

Curve fall to under .500

READING — Not long ago, the Curve were playing well and talking about being in meaningful games late in the season as part of a playoff push. Now, the only goal the team has left is trying to finish above .500, and it looks like that could be tough. Altoona dropped below .500 on Friday ...