Altoona Curve

Eastern stars erupt in 6th inning

MANCHESTER, N.H. — The Curve contingent had a quiet night at the Eastern League All-Star Game, with none of the four players figuring in any of the major action Wednesday. The Eastern Division stars erupted for seven runs in the sixth inning, accounting for all their of production in a 7-1 ...

Covering the bases

Covering the bases LEADING OFF: The Curve are off for the Eastern League All-Star break, and the All-Star Game will take place tonight at 7:05 at New Hampshire’s Northeast Delta Dental Stadium. SAFE AT FIRST: Four Curve players will be taking part in the game for the Western Division ...

Curve bullpen gives up fourth in the ninth

Next stop Tonight: Idle for EL All-Star break Next up: Bowie at Altoona, Thursday, 7 p.m. Record: 46-41 From Mirror reports AKRON, Ohio — An epic pitching collapse in the bottom of the ninth inning sent the Curve to a brutal loss Sunday afternoon, turning a seemingly sure victory ...

Curve get DH sweep

AKRON, Ohio — A rare doubleheader sweep against Akron on Saturday night has the Curve back in a familiar spot — first place. Altoona has long struggled at Canal Park, but Saturday was a different story thanks to a late-inning comeback in game one followed by a comfortable victory in game ...

Suiter sets hit records for Curve

AKRON, Ohio — The Curve had several noteworthy things happen Friday, and that was all before they finished off a victory in what has long been the franchise’s house of horrors. Jerrick Suiter established new franchise records with an impressive streak that saw him collect a hit in eight ...

Holy cows and canaries, Curve win!

There is no question that Jerrick Suiter is dialed in at the plate right now. The right fielder singled in all four plate appearances, and has reached base in eight consecutive at bats. Suiter scored once and drove in a run in Altoona’s 6-5 win over Binghamton. He is now hitting .315 on ...

Bedford teen wins Curve prize

Courtland Clark of Bedford has a chance to get a whole lot of use out of the prize he won from the Curve on Wednesday night in a drawing for the franchise’s 6 millionth fan. Clark is only 16 years old, and he was awarded two season tickets for life. The current value of those tickets is ...

Anderson sparkles on Fourth of July

Next stop Tonight: Binghamton at Altoona, 7 p.m. Pitchers: Curve J.T. Brubaker (4-3, 4.92) vs. Rumble Ponies RHP Chris Flexen (3-1, 1.69) Record: 42-39 By Cory Giger cgiger@altoonamirror.com Tanner Anderson turned in a terrific and perhaps even historic pitching performance for the ...

Bordon’s release baffling

By Cory Giger cgiger@altoonamirror.com Statistics don’t always matter much in minor league baseball, and a great example of that occurred with a very peculiar Curve roster move Tuesday. It would stand to reason that a player who has really good numbers would be able to keep his job and ...

Curve losing streak comes to an end at 7

Next stop Tonight: Binghamton at Altoona, 7 p.m. Pitchers: Curve RHP Tanner Anderson (6-7, 4.29) vs. Rumble Ponies RHP Marcos Molina (0-3, 4.26) Record: 41-39 From Mirror reports ERIE — One of the worst road trips in Curve history ended with the club finally doing a lot of positive ...

Erie hands Curve seventh straight defeat

From Mirror reports ERIE — The Curve’s disastrous road trip continued with yet another disastrous pitching performance Sunday night, leading to a season-high seventh consecutive loss. Reeling Altoona is now just one game above .500 and has fallen back to third place in the Western ...

Luplow gets promoted to Indianapolis

By Cory Giger cgiger@altoonamirror.com Jordan Luplow cemented his legacy as one of the best power hitters in Curve history this season, and the outfielder did it in such a hurry that it earned him a quick promotion to Triple-A. The move was part of a slew of notable transactions made ...

Curve in a freefall

ERIE — The Curve’s promising season has taken a nosedive with a disappointing and downright embarrassing week. Altoona lost its sixth straight game Saturday night, with Erie clobbering its way to an 11-3 victory at UPMC Park. The SeaWolves scored four runs in the first inning and just ...

Covering the bases

LEADING OFF: The Curve fell out of first place for the first time in 2.5 months late Friday when they were blown out at Erie, 8-1, for their fifth consecutive loss. Akron (39-35) was rained out but still moved a half game ahead of Altoona (40-37) in the Western Division. The Curve had been in ...

Curve bullpen falls apart

From Mirror reports BOWIE, Md. — The Curve’s usually rock-solid bullpen collapsed in the eighth inning Wednesday night, and now the team’s hold on first place is being threatened during a three-game losing streak. Bowie scored five runs in the eighth inning to rally for a 6-3 win at ...

Curve pounded; Allie returns to pitching

BOWIE, Md. — The Curve got crushed Tuesday night at Bowie, 9-0, but the most noteworthy thing associated with the franchise on the day actually involved former player Stetson Allie. Now in the Dodgers’ organization, Allie apparently has returned to being a pitcher, which is where he began ...

Curve’s loss isn’t all bad

BOWIE, Md. — The Curve lost Monday night, but they pulled off a pretty amazing feat in a 2-1 setback at Bowie. Altoona trailed 2-0 in the eighth inning when Baltimore Orioles closer Zach Britton entered the game on a rehab assignment. Britton has been as untouchable as any pitcher in the ...

Curve end homestand right way

Tim Tebow will not be waiting for the Curve when they come back to Altoona in eight days, but the team does have a couple of big things to look forward to on its next homestand. The Curve have been home for 12 of the past 15 games, and they wrapped up the lengthy stretch with an entertaining ...

Curve still living up to expectations

The Curve passed the halfway point of the season this weekend, and by all accounts, the first-place club is pretty much where everyone thought it would be at this stage. The consensus inside the clubhouse is that the team will only get better the rest of the way. “Going into the season, I ...

Curve not ready to play in defeat

It’s always tough to predict the weather in Altoona — surrounded by forecast-killing mountains — and Friday night some Curve players may have gotten too caught up paying attention to the ominous radar. With the weather map covered in green, it appeared there was no way the Curve would ...