Altoona Curve

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 ...

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 ...

Reynolds’ walk-off homer lifts Curve

Following a unique, up and down roadtrip that featured more delays, postponement and rain than anyone cared for, the Curve celebrated their return home in walk-off fashion of an equally up and down contest. A three-run Bryan Reynolds home run in the ninth with the Curve trailing by two ...

Curve at least get to play 9 in a row

From Mirror reports AKRON — If there was a positive to take from Wednesday’s Curve loss against Akron, it was that for the first time in five games, Altoona played nine straight innings of uninterrupted baseball. The rest of the Curve’s 5-1 loss to the RubberDucks at Canal Park was ...

First rain, now electricity, keep Curve from finishing

From Mirror reports AKRON — An eighth-inning power outage officially brought the game to a close, but the Curve had already turned the lights out on Akron a full inning before. Six runs in the seventh inning, including four off of Major League Baseball All-Star Andrew Miller, brought ...

Weather keeps Curve playing late

From Mirror sports AKRON — Due to a rain delay of almost two hours before the start of the game — and another lengthy rain delay after five innings at the Mirror’s press time — the Curve led Akron, 7-1, through seven innings. For the third time in as many days, rain delayed or ...

Trio of things sink Curve

From Mirror reports READING — Mother Nature caused all kinds of trouble in the first game of an extremely bizarre and weather-delayed Curve doubleheader on Sunday. An Altoona fielding error on a soaked FirstEnergy Stadium field in the eighth inning was the decisive blow for Reading in a ...

A simpler time: McGinnis performed most memorable Curve anthem ever

Editor’s note: This is the fourth story in a series looking back at various aspects of the Curve as the franchise celebrates its 20th season. There have been hundreds of wonderful national anthem performances at Curve games over the years, but still to this day, none of them have topped the ...