Altoona Curve

Minor leaguers deserve more money

The overall salary structure in minor league baseball is an absolute joke, and MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred doesn't appear to have any intention of helping out thousands of young players around the country who don't even make a livable wage.The minimum salary for a first-year Double-A player is ...

Curve All-Stars set for EL game

Four Curve players will take part in the Eastern League All-Star Game tonight at Akron.First baseman Edwin Espinal, outfielder Harold Ramirez, starting pitcher Tyler Eppler and reliever Jared Lakind will represent the Curve in the showcase game scheduled for 7:05 p.m. at Canal Park. There was a ...

Pitchers: Leave strike zone alone

NEW YORK - Wade Miley hears the talk about lifting the bottom of the strike zone in an effort to spark offense and insists there has been too much tinkering already."I don't know why they just can't leave the game alone," the Seattle pitcher said. "Can't we just go play and try to get three ...

Vogelsong returns in Curve win

ERIE - Pirates pitcher Ryan Vogelsong made his first appearance on the mound since getting hit in the eye by a pitch in May, and he allowed three runs on six hits in five innings during a rehab start for the Curve on Sunday afternoon.Vogelsong was on the hook for a loss when he departed as ...

Curve cruise past SeaWolves

ERIE - This has been a tough place to play for the Curve at times this season, but not the past two days.Following a ninth-inning rally for a victory Friday, Altoona put together one of its best all-around games of the season Saturday in an 8-0 win over the SeaWolves at Jerry Uht Park.The ...

Curve rally to reclaim first place

ERIE - Despite a tough series at Akron earlier this week that dropped the Curve into second place, they moved back atop the Western Division standings thanks to a ninth-inning rally Friday night.Harold Ramirez tripled home two runs with two outs in the ninth to lift Altoona to a 4-3 win over ...

Curve avoid sweep

AKRON, Ohio - Call 2016 the season of hitting streaks for the Curve.On Thursday night, shortstop Kevin Newman extended his hitting streak to 15 games, making him the second Altoona player this season with a streak of at least 15 games (Austin Meadows had a 25-game streak for the Curve before ...

Coonelly to appear locally

The second annual "Pirate/Curve/Thrivent" event to benefit the Blair County Miracle League will take place Monday, July 25.The day will begin with a luncheon at the Altoona Grand Hotel featuring Pittsburgh Pirates team president Frank Coonelly, who will speak and be available for photos during ...

Mets’ star pitcher could be done for year

The Associated PressNEW YORK - Matt Harvey has symptoms consistent with thoracic outlet syndrome, and the New York Mets star could be facing season-ending surgery to treat a serious condition that has jeopardized the career of other major league pitchers.General manager Sandy Alderson announced ...

Curve beaten again

AKRON, Ohio - This week's series was supposed to be about finding out which was the best team in the Western Division, and for now that answer has become clear.It's Akron, and judging by the first three games of the series, it's not as close as the standings would indicate.The RubberDucks have ...

Pirates’ Glasnow set for MLB debut

ST. LOUIS - Hard-throwing pitching prospect Tyler Glasnow will make his major league debut for the Pittsburgh Pirates against the St. Louis Cardinals today.The 6-foot-8 right-hander has a 1.78 ERA in 96 innings at Triple-A Indianapolis and runs his fastball up to 99 mph. He was a fifth-round ...

Tempers flare as Cora, Ramirez exit in loss

From Mirror reportsAKRON, Ohio - The Curve ran into some frustration early on in the opener of a key series at Akron, and they wound up dropping the contest to see their first-place lead dip to half a game.Center fielder Harold Ramirez and manager Joey Cora were both ejected after the top of ...

Curve winning ways continue

By Mark PuleoFor the MirrorFrom Blueberry Bob pulling an upset in the bagel race for the first time in several years, to 8,235 fans getting free Big Macs through the McDonald's strikeout guy, Sunday night's game between the Curve and Bowie was full of fireworks.And that was before the huge ...

Akron series should be fun

The Curve won't be back home for nearly two weeks, so this is a good time to take a look at what could be in store for the club the rest of the season.Starting tonight, with a big series at Akron.It's early July, so to say any series is big in minor league baseball right now is pretty silly. ...

Holmes’ gem sparks Curve

It's no coincidence that Curve starter Clay Holmes started turning the corner about a month and a half ago, when the Pirates finally gave him back something they had taken away.Drafted in the ninth round in 2011, Holmes was never able to throw his two-seam fastball his first few years of pro ...

Covering the bases

LEADING OFF: Akron and Harrisburg both lost Saturday, so the first-place Curve lead the RubberDucks by 11?2 games and the Senators by three games.SAFE AT FIRST: 1B Anderson Feliz ran his hitting streak to a career-high 11 games. He also played first for the first time in his career, with Edwin ...

Curve rally falls short

The Curve dug themselves a hole that was too big to dig themselves out of Friday night.After falling behind by seven runs, the Curve scored five runs unanswered in the eighth before falling to Bowie, 10-8, before 4,520 fans at Peoples Natural Gas Field.Akron picked up a win over Erie, cutting ...

Resilient Curve extend lead in division

Austin Meadows got promoted to Triple-A two weeks ago, and the Curve responded by winning six in a row.Jose Osuna got promoted Wednesday, and the club won its first game without him the next day.For this Curve squad, it doesn't seem to matter who is or is not on the team because the positive ...

Osuna gets promotion to Triple-A

Just minutes after dropping an ugly 13-4 loss to Binghamton, the Altoona Curve locker room erupted in an enthusiastic celebration.While the uproar was unfitting for the game that had just finished, it was quite fitting for the news that was delivered.Outfielder/first baseman Jose Osuna had been ...

Curve pull out victory in ninth

On a night headlined by a former superstar coming to town, the resilient Curve spoiled the visit for Jose Reyes and Binghamton by erasing a six-run deficit and winning, 8-7, on a walk-off double from Jose Osuna.With Reyes in a B-Mets uniform, 4,362 fans came out to Peoples Natural Gas Field to ...