Altoona Curve

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 ...

Espinal does it again

By Mark PuleoFor the MirrorFor fans of pitching duels, Thursday night's Curve contest with Richmond was a treat.Altoona starter Tyler Eppler (8-7) pitched a gem, throwing seven innings of one-run ball while striking out six.Flying Squirrels starter Tyler Beede (6-6) pitched an even prettier ...

Jhang’s journey helps Curve

No sport can claim more global power than baseball. For decades, baseball clubhouses have served as a melting pot of cultures, where players share meals, road trips and lockers with other players from entirely different backgrounds.In Altoona, the Curve clubhouse is no different. With 12 ...

Barnes key to Curve win

By Mark PuleoFor the MirrorEach summer, the Major League Baseball trade deadline comes and goes, altering the baseball landscape for dozens of cities around the country. While the moves are always made with the full intentions of big league teams in the long-term, it's the minor league clubs ...

Salary dump should not have included McGuire

There's no mistaking exactly what this really is: A salary dump.The Pirates needed to get rid of Francisco Liriano's huge salary, so they actually gave up more than they should have to entice a team to take him. The Toronto Blue Jays took the deal.The Bucs traded not one, but two of their top ...

Trenton takes twinbill

From Mirror reportsTRENTON, N.J. - The Curve found out why Trenton has the best pitching staff in the Eastern League over the weekend as they were swept in a four-game series and had very little to show for it offensively.The Thunder swept a doubleheader Sunday, with a 4-1 win in the opener ...

Covering the bases

Covering the basesLEADING OFF: The Altoona Curve's game with the Trenton Thunder was rained out on Saturday night. The game was originally set to start at 7 p.m. in Trenton.SAFE AT FIRST: Saturday's game will be played on Sunday as part of a doubleheader beginning at 4 p.m. Each game will be ...

Thunder snap Curve’s six-game win streak

TRENTON, N.J. - There's a big difference between the two divisions in the Eastern League when it comes to the standings.The Curve are 12 games over .500 and lead the Western Division by one game over Harrisburg. But if they played in the Eastern Division, they'd be in fourth place, 11 games ...

Curve get wild win

For those who might have overlooked or even forgotten about Stetson Allie, he's turned himself into a much better all-around player this season and once again is an intriguing prospect with big league potential.Allie had a monster day in the Curve's crazy 11-10 slugfest victory over Erie on ...

McGuire helps Curve

Reese McGuire just turned 21 years old in March, young for a Double-A player, and especially a catcher.This is a sink-or-swim level, and many organizations prefer not to promote catchers to the upper minors so quickly because their responsibilities increase significantly. They can't just look ...

Curve can do all things

Behind a dozen hits, a strong night on the mound from Alex McRae and some help from Mother Nature, Altoona is back atop the Eastern League West Division.Entering Monday night, the Curve were tied with Harrisburg for first place in the division. But after the Senators had their game with New ...

Altoona outlasts rain, Akron in victory

Mirroring how their season series has fared, the Curve started their game with Akron in ugly fashion before salvaging the win with a late burst.In Altoona's 6-1 rain-delayed victory on Sunday night at People's Natural Gas Field, the Curve offense looked like it was going to waste a strong start ...