Altoona Curve

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 ...

Curve fall to SeaWolves

Starting pitchers have been a bit of a revolving door this season for the Curve, but the 18th different starter to take the hill for Altoona was not to blame in a series opening loss. For the second time in three games, run support was few and far between as Erie topped the Curve, 3-1, in ...

Curve find a way to hold on for road victory

From Mirror reports TRENTON, N.J. — Things got crazy in the bottom of the ninth inning once again for the Curve bullpen Thursday night, but the club still was barely able to walk away from the bizarre frame with a victory. Altoona held on to beat Trenton, 9-7, at Arm & Hammer Park, ...

Curve bats quiet in loss at Trenton

TRENTON, N.J. — This is scoreboard watching time of the year, and it’s always a good feeling after a defeat for a team to see that it didn’t lose any ground because the other teams it’s battling with lost, as well. The Curve dropped a tight 2-1 game Wednesday afternoon against Trenton ...

Curve now 10 games above .500 with win

From Mirror reports TRENTON, N.J. — It’s taken two seasons, but the Curve finally reached a minor milestone Tuesday as they reached 10 games over .500. Altoona scored four runs in the fifth inning and rode that to a 5-1 win over Trenton at Arm & Hammer Park. The Curve are 60-50, the ...

Covering the bases

Covering the bases LEADING OFF: The Curve were off Monday and begin a three-game series at Trenton tonight at 7. SAFE AT FIRST: Pitchers tonight: Curve RHP Scooter Hightower (0-1, 5.09) vs. Thunder RHP Adonis Rosa (Double-A debut; 12-3, 3.84 at high-A Tampa). STEALING SECOND: The Thunder ...

Hayes comes through

A single at-bat can go a long way in changing a season and series narrative and is made even more dramatic when it features two of Major League Baseball’s top prospects. A two-run home run from the Pirates’ No. 2 prospect Ke’Bryan Hayes off of the Indians’ No. 1 prospect, Tristan ...

Akron tops Altoona in possible playoff preview

The Eastern League playoffs start in one month, and like so many times in years past, it appears the Curve and Akron will be squaring off once again. This weekend’s series marks the last time the two clubs will meet in the regular season, and the first two games have provided a good glimpse ...

Big fourth inning helps propel Curve

The Curve have lost a bunch of crushing games in the late innings this season, but typically have bounced back and responded in impressive fashion the next day. Friday night, they held on to win a game that looked like it was slipping away, which can only serve as a confidence boost for the ...

Curve bullpen fails to hold lead in ninth

HARRISBURG — There were extenuating circumstances this time with heavy rain falling, but the Curve bullpen let another lead slip away in a costly loss Thursday night. Altoona took a one-run lead into the ninth inning, only to see Harrisburg score twice for a 4-3 walk-off win at FNB Field. ...

Curve stretch lead back to 3 over Senators

HARRISBURG — Ke’Bryan Hayes homered in the first inning, and that’s all the offense the Curve needed in a rain-shortened game Wednesday night. Austin Coley tossed five shutout innings, then two relievers finished off what turned out to be a seven-inning shutout as Altoona beat ...

Curve LHP Hearn going home to Texas

Taylor Hearn grew up an hour away from Arlington, Texas, so if he makes it to the big leagues with the Rangers, the hard-throwing lefty will have the luxury of pitching for his hometown team. “The biggest thing is my mom, she hasn’t seen me play in a while. I think this is the answer to ...

Curve roughed up by Senators in series opener

HARRISBURG — The Curve lost one of their best pitchers at the trade deadline, then saw another one of their best starters endure a rough outing Tuesday night. Cam Vieaux gave up seven runs in six innings, and Harrisburg cruised to an 11-3 win in the opener of a key three-game series at FNB ...

Curve capture series

It’s an accomplishment to put double-digit runners on base in a single game. It’s a whole different challenge, Binghamton discovered, to convert those baserunners into runs. Curve pitchers twice stranded the Rumble Ponies with the bases loaded to keep the scoring much lower than it could ...

Curve pound top prospect

It would have come as no surprise had the Curve struggled to scratch across any runs for a second-straight night. After all, Binghamton was sending the top Mets pitching prospect to the mound. The Curve, however, and outfielder Jordan George had other plans, as Altoona used seven runs in the ...

Catchy tune: Slovakian family’s Curve song a ballpark mainstay

Editor’s note: This is the fifth story in a series looking back at various aspects of the Curve as the franchise celebrates its 20th season. Hear the song just once or twice, and it gets stuck in your head. It’s catchy, to say the least, and very well could be the best theme song in all of ...

Jendruchs were in NY on 9/11

During one of their trips to the United States to perform, on Sept. 8, 2001, the entire Jendruch family visited the World Trade Center towers in New York, where they all laughed and posed for pictures. Three days later, while the towers were under attack from terrorists, the Jendruchs were ...

Rumble Ponies hold Curve to just two hits

A night removed from a high-scoring, hit-fest of a game, a pitching duel emerged between two polar opposite styles of starting pitchers. Curve bats were held quiet all night in a 5-0 Binghamton victory in which the Rumble Ponies’ starter Mickey Jannis (7-5) held Altoona to just a pair of ...