Altoona Curve

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 ...

Covering the bases: Tebow goes to DL

LEADING OFF: The Curve were rained out Saturday night at Reading. The teams will play a doubleheader today beginning at 3 p.m. SAFE AT FIRST: Binghamton OF Tim Tebow was placed on the 7-day disabled list Saturday with a hand injury, meaning he almost certainly will not play against the Curve ...

Reynolds, Craig homer twice in Curve split

READING — The Curve had another bullpen collapse Friday night, but they bounced back when they needed to as Bryan Reynolds and Will Craig saved the day. Reynolds and Craig each homered twice, including in back-to-back fashion in the seventh and final inning, to lead Altoona to a 10-8 win ...

Curve win; Tebow trip in question

READING — If Tim Tebow comes to town and plays next week against the Curve, it could provide a big boost in ticket sales and, thereby, some big financial gains for the franchise. But there’s now a question about Tebow’s status for the short term and for Binghamton’s visit to Altoona a ...

Scioneaux saves the day for Curve

By Thomas Schlarp For the Mirror The Curve might have finally found the answer to their closer conundrum, and the solution may have been as easy as turning to the guy responsible for recording the save in last year’s Eastern League Championship Series clincher. Tate Scioneaux’s ...

Curve can not hold lead

Curve manager Michael Ryan challenged his bullpen Monday night, after yet another blown lead, for someone to step up. To say that the bullpen has had a nightmare season would be an understatement. Things might have hit a new bottom Tuesday night as Matt Eckelman blew his first save since ...

Sadly, no help on its way for Curve ’pen

It had disaster written all over it once again, for the third straight day. But this time, the Curve found a way to avoid yet another costly ninth-inning collapse Wednesday afternoon. The good news is that Tate Scioneaux got out of trouble against Bowie and recorded a much-needed save from ...

Not enough arms hurting Curve in loss to Bowie

By Cory Giger cgiger@altoonamirror.com Under just about any other circumstance, Sean Keselica would not have been on the mound for the Curve in the ninth inning Monday night, would not have given up four runs and would not have been responsible — at least from a stats perspective — for ...

Ratledge silver lining in setback for Curve

From Mirror reports ERIE — The Curve really had no shot to win Sunday’s game against Erie after falling behind 6-0 in the second inning, so utility man Logan Ratledge got yet another opportunity to showcase his pitching skills. Ratledge had quite a memorable day, first hitting a home ...

Curve duo contribute to ‘W’

From Mirror reports WASHINGTON — Curve third baseman Ke’Bryan Hayes had an impressive showing in the MLB Futures Game on Sunday at Nationals Park, belting a two-run homer and also drawing a 10-pitch walk. Hayes started at third base and batted ninth for the U.S. team, which beat the ...

Curve get relief when it’s needed

From Mirror reports ERIE — If the Altoona Curve had plans to provide as much comfort as possible for their pitcher making his first start in six weeks, they executed the plan to perfection on Saturday night. Three first-inning Altoona runs allowed for starter Austin Coley to settle in ...

Craig, Gaffney help Curve get nightcap

From Mirror reports ERIE — The Curve had plenty of opportunities to win game one of their doubleheader Friday night but failed to protect several leads and ultimately wound up losing to Erie, 8-7, in 11 innings at UPMC Park. Altoona bounced back to take the second game, 5-1, behind a ...

Curve start second half with 4th straight win

ERIE — The Curve picked up where they left off from before the Eastern League All-Star break by continuing their red-hot play Thursday night. Altoona led a tight game throughout, then poured it on with five runs in the ninth inning for a 10-2 win over Erie at UPMC Park. The Curve have won ...