Altoona Curve

Allie, Glasnow lead Curve to blowout win

HARRISBURG - Tyler Glasnow had a better outing in his second rehab start for the Curve, and an offense that had been struggling put together a second straight big game Monday night.Stetson Allie belted a three-run homer, and Altoona got solo shots from Tomas Morales and Barrett Barnes in a 7-1 ...

Weiss’ 7 RBIs pace win

MANCHESTER, N.H. - Curve second baseman Erich Weiss had the game of his career Sunday, driving in seven runs and finishing a single shy of the cycle, to ignite what had been a struggling offense.Weiss drilled a two-run homer in the first inning, a three-run double in the second and RBI triple ...

Curve lose third straight on 8th-inning homer

MANCHESTER, N.H. - The Curve's offense has been mired in a big slump the past few days, and it's opened the door for Akron and Harrisburg to close ground in the Western Division race.Altoona got a two-run homer from Elvis Escobar in the third inning Saturday night, and it appeared that would ...

Curve’s offense flat in blowout defeat

MANCHESTER, N.H. - As the Curve try to hold on for a division title, their old nemesis is making a late-season push to get back into the playoff picture.Altoona's offense continued to struggle, and the pitching fell apart late in Friday's 12-2 loss to New Hampshire at Northeast Delta Dental ...

Curve’s 2017 schedule set

The Curve will open the 2017 season on the road April 6 at Harrisburg and will play their home debut April 13 against Akron, which will be the opponent very often early in the campaign.The Curve will be home on the Fourth of July and for Labor Day weekend. They'll close the season at home with ...

Curve can’t protect late lead, settle for DH split

PORTLAND, Maine - The Curve were just minutes away from reaching a season high point of 15 games over .500, but they couldn't hold a late lead and split a doubleheader Thursday night at Portland.Altoona won the completion of Tuesday's suspended game, 2-1, to reach 14 games over .500. But the ...

Curve split in grand style

From Mirror reportsPORTLAND, Maine - Jon Schwind belted one of the Curve's biggest hits of the season with a game-winning grand slam Wednesday night to prevent the club from getting swept in a doubleheader.Portland won the first game, 4-3, and led by a run in the second until Schwind's ...

Barnes shines in the rain

From Mirror reportsPORTLAND, Maine - Barrett Barnes continued his late-season home run surge for the Curve on Tuesday night, but they were unable to complete either game of a doubleheader because of rain at Hadlock Field.Barnes' two-run homer gave the Curve a 2-0 lead in the fourth, and in the ...

Covering the bases

Covering the basesLEADING OFF: The Curve were off Monday and had a long, long road trip to Portland, Maine. The team departed Altoona by bus following Sunday night's game for the 10-hour drive, and the trip wound up taking much longer. The team was stopped at a rest area along the way for about ...

Glasnow shaken in loss

Tyler Glasnow's return to Altoona did not go smoothly, and one fluky play cost the Curve a chance to pull off their best series sweep ever Sunday night.Glasnow, on major league rehab coming back from a shoulder injury, appeared to have some kind of issue with his arm and left his start against ...

Extra work helps put Barnes back on track

Most people don't realize how hard baseball players work.They just show up to the field and play for three hours, right?Not even close. Not if they want to be any good, anyway.It takes countless hours before games and after games, hitting thousands upon thousands of baseballs, doing volumes of ...

Curve knock off Phils again

If the Curve's current series against Reading proves to be a preview of the Eastern League championship series next month, 2016 could turn out to be one of their most special seasons in franchise history.After beating the Fightin Phils, 4-2, Saturday night before 6,695 fans at Peoples Natural ...

Curve work out of jam to beat Phils

In the early goings of Friday night's contest, Reading appeared to be on its way to another dominant win over Altoona.Just five days after the Fightin Phils pummeled the Curve, 14-0, Altoona starter Clay Holmes faced a bases-loaded situation with no outs in the top of the second.But just three ...

Clumsy Curve still win

Seven errors. And they still won!It's almost unheard of at the upper levels of baseball for a team to boot the ball seven times and still come out on top, but the Curve pulled off that bizarre feat Thursday night."It is unbelievable, no doubt," manager Joey Cora said.Altoona committed four ...

Curve home streak snapped

There's one big similarity this season between the Curve and Harrisburg, two teams that likely will square off in the playoffs next month out of the Western Division.Just like Altoona, the Senators have remained a solid club and near the top of the division despite losing some of their key ...

Curve win 10th consecutive home game

The Curve have never enjoyed more success at home than they've had over the past three weeks.The club set a new franchise record Tuesday night by winning its 10th consecutive home game, fighting past Harrisburg, 9-7, before 4,243 fans at Peoples Natural Gas Field. Stetson Allie's solo homer ...

Covering the bases

LEADING OFF: The Curve were off Monday and begin a big home series tonight at 7 against Harrisburg in a battle for first place in the Western Division. Curve LHP Brandon Waddell (7-6, 4.09) will be opposed by Senators RHP Phillips Valdez (4-2, 5.05).SAFE AT FIRST: The first-place Curve lead ...

Reading beats Curve by 14

READING - Less than 24 hours after the Curve sent a message to the rest of the Eastern League that they can hang with any team, they sent quite a different message on Sunday night: that they could can also get pummeled by any team.In fairness, the Reading squad that destroyed the visiting ...

Resilient Curve edge Reading

The Curve proved on Saturday night that they can hang with anyone in the Eastern League.Not only did Reading come into the game as the best team in the the league, but it has been the most dominating team in all of baseball.However, in the second game of its series against Altoona, it was the ...

Bullpen falters late for Curve

From Mirror reportsREADING - For the first 6-plus innings on Friday night, the Curve looked to be on their way to what might have been their biggest win of 2016.Facing the Reading Fightin Phils, who are nearly 40 games over .500, Altoona not only led, but looked like the better team for the ...