Altoona Curve

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 ...

Diamond Dallas Page inspiring many, including Brenneman

Three-time world champion and WWE Hall of Famer Diamond Dallas Page made his way into Peoples Natural Gas Field Thursday for the Curve’s game against the Harrisburg Senators, and he had a special friend with him. Hollidaysburg native and former UFC fighter Charlie Brenneman accompanied the ...

Hill a big part of Curve’s late-season surge

Next stop Tonight: Harrisburg at Altoona, 6 p.m. Pitchers: Curve LHP Cam Vieaux (8-4, 3.71) vs. Senators RHP Sterling Sharp (5-2, 3.95) Record: 70-55 By Cory Giger cgiger@altoonamirror.com The Curve have been sizzling for six weeks, putting everything together, and one of the big ...

Ponies helpful to Curve

From Mirror reports BINGHAMTON, N.Y. — The Curve dominated Binghamton this year as much as any opponent ever over the course of one season. Altoona trounced the Rumble Ponies, 9-2, Tuesday night at NYSEG Stadium to win the season series, 8-1. The Curve won all five games at Binghamton and ...

Curve close within half game of first place

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. — Will Craig’s impressive and historic season saw him reach a milestone Monday night in helping the Curve to a win that pulled them within a half game of first place. Craig became just the ninth player to hit 20 homers in a season for Altoona when he belted a two-run ...

Curve getting closer to 1st place

From Mirror reports PORTLAND, Maine — The Curve made up for getting shut out Saturday night by enjoying a big offensive outburst Sunday afternoon. A three-run homer by Arden Pabst capped a four-run second inning, and Altoona rolled to an 8-2 win over Portland at Hadlock Field. Prized ...

Things get wild in Curve victory

PORTLAND, Maine — The Curve hit the ball hard and got hit hard — literally — in winning a contest that pulled them within a half game of first place. Bryan Reynolds belted a go-ahead two-run homer in the fifth inning, and Altoona took advantage of some very wild pitching to pull away for ...

Curve offense quiet in defeat

PORTLAND, Maine — The Curve offense was held hitless the first five innings and continued to struggle the rest of the night in a shutout loss Saturday. Portland held Altoona to four hits in a 3-0 win at Hadlock Field, dropping the Curve back to 1 ¢ games behind Akron for first place in the ...

Curve playoff tickets going on sale today; teams falls at NH

The Curve are in great position for a fourth straight postseason appearance, and possibly a regular-season division title, so the franchise will put playoff tickets on sale today. Individual game tickets cost $5 for any seat on any level at Peoples Natural Gas Field, and fans can purchase ...

Jhang, Marvel lead Curve past Fisher Cats

MANCHESTER, N.H. — Jin-De Jhang knows a thing or two about coming up with big hits at this time of year, and he delivered the biggest one Wednesday night to help the Curve move a little closer to first place. Jhang broke up a tie game with a two-run double in the seventh inning, and Altoona ...

Curve closing in on first

MANCHEST, N.H. — The Curve are closer to first place than they’ve been in a month and a half, so winning the regular-season division title has become an attainable goal, not just making the playoffs. Dario Agrazal and two relievers combined on a shutout, and Logan Hill’s three-run homer ...

Covering the bases

LEADING OFF: The Curve were off Monday and begin a three-game series at New Hampshire tonight at 7:05. It was Altoona’s final off day of the regular season. SAFE AT FIRST: Pitching matchups tonight: Curve RHP Dario Agrazal (3-2, 2.81) vs. Fisher Cats RHP Jordan Romano (10-6, ...

Day off welcomed after tough setback

By Thomas Schlarp For the Mirror The Curve spent much of Sunday in a state of frustration. Frustration at the plate to start the game, an ejection of Curve manager Michael Ryan in the top of the seventh inning, and a questionable called check-swing to end the 10th with the bases loaded ...

Curve get sweep in impressive fashion

Next stop Tonight: Erie at Altoona, 6 p.m. Pitchers: Seawolves RHP Spencer Turnbull (4-6, 4.69) vs. Curve RHP Scooter Hightower (0-1, 4.66) Record: 63-52 By Thomas Schlarp For the Mirror A Cole Tucker, game-winning, bases-clearing triple in the nightcap of a doubleheader — and the ...

Welcome back, Jack: Wilson’s time in Altoona short but sweet

Editor’s note: This is the sixth story in a series looking back at various aspects of the Curve as the franchise celebrates its 20th season. There are plenty of reasons why Altoona wouldn’t necessarily be all that important to a player such as Jack Wilson, but after all these years, the ...