Altoona Curve

Harrison 0-3 in Curve return

Josh Harrison was hit by a pitch an astounding 23 times last season, including once on the left hand that broke a bone and ended his season with the Pirates on Sept. 2. Harrison was hit again on the left hand April 15, breaking another bone, and had been out of action since then, until ...

Harrison to rehab in Altoona

From Mirror reports READING — Looky, looky, looky here: “The Man” is coming back to Altoona. Pirates super utility man Josh Harrison will begin a rehab assignment tonight with the Curve, who return to Peoples Natural Gas Field to begin a week-long homestand. Harrison is coming back ...

Covering the bases 5-12: Curve rained out at Reading

LEADING OFF: The Curve were rained out Saturday night at Reading. The game will be made up as part of a doubleheader July 20. SAFE AT FIRST: Pitching matchups for today’s series finale against the Fightin Phils: Curve RHP Dario Agrazal (2-0, 1.26) vs. Reading LHP Ranger Suarez (1-2, ...

Bullpen implodes in defeat

READING — The Curve appeared to have solved many of their bullpen problems recently, but they endured another costly collapse Friday night to find yet another crushing way to lose. Altoona led by two entering the eighth inning, then Reading scored five runs in the eighth to steal a 9-8 ...

Kingham will pitch in Altoona Monday

READING — The Curve are on the road this weekend, and when they return home Monday night, Nick Kingham will be their surprise starting pitcher. Altoona won at Reading on Thursday night, 5-4, but the more noteworthy item surrounding the team came a few hours before that. Kingham, whose last ...

Keller pounded by Baysox

The last time Mitch Keller faced Bowie, he pitched the best game in Curve history. The Baysox got some revenge against the prized prospect Wednesday, however, as Keller endured his roughest start at the Double-A level. Bowie scored six runs — four earned — and hit Keller hard for 4 1/3 ...

Waddell makes quick work of Baysox

A fun fact baseball fans may not know: If a nine-inning game ends in less than two hours, the base umpires have to buy the home plate umpire a steak dinner as a reward for quickly moving things along. An ump getting such a steak dinner is very rare. But thanks to Brandon Waddell’s superb ...

Listless Curve ripped into by manager

Michael Ryan ripped into his Curve club Monday night as much as any manager I can ever recall during the franchise’s 20 seasons. The Curve managed just one hit in a 2-0 loss to Bowie, in a game that lasted only 1 hour, 51 minutes, tying the record for the fastest nine-inning game in ...

Musgrove gets his work in

By Cory Giger cgiger@altoonamirror.com Joe Musgrove was remarkably efficient in his rehab start for the Curve on Monday, but he made one mistake, and Altoona’s struggling offense couldn’t pick him up. Musgrove threw 34 pitches, 28 for strikes, and struck out the final four hitters he ...

Covering the bases

LEADING OFF: The Curve were rained out Sunday afternoon against Erie at Peoples Natural Gas Field. The game will be made up as part of a doubleheader Aug. 11. It was the fourth time the Curve have been rained out during the first month of the season, three of them at home. SAFE AT FIRST: ...

Curve split twinbill

The Curve’s most pleasant surprise so far this season established a new career high with his third home run Saturday afternoon. Catcher Christian Kelley reached three homers in only 18 games. In the first 234 games of his career prior to this year, he hit a grand total of four homers — ...

Curve’s big southpaw has mixed results in setback

By Cory Giger cgiger@altoonamirror.com Taylor Hearn had a sensational start to Friday night’s game, recording strikeouts on seven of the first eight outs, and it was easy to see why he has a chance to be a future major league star. He’s a lefty, throws 97 mph and just looks imposing ...

Streak up to 5 for Curve

By Cory Giger cgiger@altoonamirror.com The Curve won the Eastern League title last season, just an upfront reminder because it’s uncanny how similar this season has started compared to last year. Altoona won its fifth straight game Thursday night, matching the longest regular-season ...

Curve returning off road sweep

RICHMOND, Va. — It’s been a wacky week for the Curve, who have overcome some struggles and big question marks to put together a four-game winning streak that’s landed them back in first place. Altoona finished off a three-game sweep of Richmond on Wednesday morning with a 3-2 victory in ...

Agrazal, Kelley lead Curve

From Mirror reports RICHMOND, Va. — The Curve have endured some wild ups and downs already this season, but they put together one of their best efforts of young campaign Tuesday night to win their third straight game. Dario Agrazal continued his impressive start with six strong innings, ...

Brubaker’s outing worth it

From Mirror reports RICHMOND, Va. — One big offensive inning and some great pitching all night carried the Curve to their second straight win Monday. J.T. Brubaker gave up just one run in eight innings, the longest regular-season outing of his career, and Altoona scored three times in the ...

Curve pull off miraculous rally for victory

HARRISBURG — The Curve were wrapping up an awful series when, out of the blue, something remarkable happened Sunday afternoon. It turned out to be one of the greatest comebacks in franchise history. The Curve overcame a seven-run deficit by scoring eight times in the final two innings, ...

Loss leaves Curve below .500 mark

Next stop Today: Altoona at Harrisburg, 1:30 p.m. Pitchers: Curve LHP Taylor Hearn (0-2, 3.45) vs. Senators RHP Jefry Rodriguez (1-2, 3.00) Record: 9-10 From Mirror reports HARRISBURG — The Curve have a losing record for the first time this season following a poor all-around ...

Curve come up short

HARRISBURG — The Curve got good starting and relief pitching Friday night, but this time, the offense and defense let them down. Harrisburg took the lead with a gift run in the eighth inning on a dropped fly ball, and that run held up in a 2-1 win over Altoona at FNB Field. The Senators ...

Curve unable to hold on to late three-run advantage

By Cory Giger cgiger@altoonamirror.com The Curve bullpen continues to be a problem, and the club saw another potential win slip away with a late collapse Wednesday. Altoona led Erie by three runs in the eighth inning, only to have the SeaWolves tie it with back-to-back home runs off two ...