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Altoona Curve

Curve can get nearly 100 percent on June 8

Next stop Tonight: Altoona at Binghamton, 6 p.m.. Pitchers: Curve RHP Roansy Contreras (0-0) vs. Ponies RHP Tyler Megill (0-0) Records: Curve (2-3); Rumble Ponies (0-5) Radio: WRTA-AM 1240 & 98.5-FM From Mirror reports The Altoona Curve, in cooperation with the Blair County ...

Curve beat Bowie

Next stop Today: Bowie at Altoona, 2 p.m. Pitchers: Curve RHP Jeff Passantino vs. Baysox RHP Brendan Hanifee Record: 2-3 This was the kind of team Curve manager Miguel Perez expected to see this season. Altoona scored early and late and received some clutch hits throughout in an 8-4 ...

Bucs GM’s goal: Challenge players

There have been a lot of major changes both in minor league baseball overall and within the Pirates’ system, so it’s natural to wonder how all of those changes will impact the Curve going forward. Pirates general manager Ben Cherington has been in town for a couple of days this week ...

Castro’s RBI single lifts Curve to first win

In a tie game in the 10th inning, Curve third baseman Rodolfo Castro stepped into the batter’s box. With one swing, Castro gave Altoona its first victory of the young season, as his RBI single scored Mason Martin from second for a 5-4 walk-off victory over Bowie on Friday night at Peoples ...

Curve drop to 0-3 to open season

For the second consecutive night, an early deficit proved insurmountable for the Curve, who remain winless on the season. Altoona fell behind by a run in the first inning and never recovered, eventually losing to Bowie, 8-4, Thursday night at Peoples Natural Gas Field. The home side did not ...

Curve fall behind early in second loss to start year

Next stop Tonight: Bowie at Altoona, 6 p.m. Pitchers: Curve RHP Noe Toribo vs. Baysox LHP Kevin Smith Records: Bowie (2-0), Curve (0-2) Radio: WRTA-AM 1240 & 98.5-FM Curve pitchers struck out 16 batters on Wednesday night, but that was not enough to stop Bowie’s strong offensive ...

Curve come up short in season opener

The Curve waited a long time to play again at Peoples Natural Gas Field, and they had to wait a little longer during Tuesday night’s season opener because of Mother Nature. After 610 days without a game due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Curve hosted Bowie before a sold-out crowd of 2,300 ...

It’s been a long wait for pitcher MacGregor

Minor leaguers everywhere had to wait a long time to be able to play baseball again this season. Then there’s Curve pitcher Travis MacGregor, who had to wait an excruciatingly long time. When MacGregor takes the mound to start tonight against Bowie at Peoples Natural Gas Field, it will be ...

Balance must include both winning and development

First stop Tonight: Bowie at Altoona, 6 p.m. Pitchers: Curve RHP Roansy Contreras (0-0) vs. Baysox LHP D.L.Hall (0-0) Radio: WRTA-AM 1240 & 98.5-FM The Curve have lived a charmed existence as a franchise when it comes to winning, which isn’t the most important thing in the minor ...

Cruz to start in Altoona

The Pittsburgh Pirates’ No. 2 prospect, infielder Oneil Cruz, highlights the 28-man Altoona Curve opening-day roster, which was announced Friday. Other top 30 prospects on the roster include pitcher Cody Bolton (No. 6), infielder Ji-Hwan Bae (No. 9), infielder Mason Martin (No. 16), ...

Curve hopeful for more fans later

With the Curve set to open the season May 4, many fans may be wondering what they should expect with regards to tickets and attending games at Peoples Natural Gas Field. Following is a Q&A with Curve general manager Derek Martin focusing on ticket policies and safety protocols. Q: How ...

Limited Curve single-game tickets going on sale

The Altoona Curve announced that a limited number of single-game tickets for May home games will be made available for sale beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday. Fans can purchase tickets at the Curve box office from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday, and Monday-Friday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., online or by ...

Players anxious to start

Their game was taken away from them last year. Their passion. Their life’s work, by and large, since they were 4 or 5 years old. They are ecstatic to have it back. “No doubt,” new Curve manager Miguel Perez said. “The appreciation for the game definitely went up big time, just the ...

Roethlisberger takes pay cut to stay

By Will Graves The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Ben Roethlisberger is returning for an 18th season with the Pittsburgh Steelers and is taking a pay cut to do it. The team and the two-time Super Bowl winner announced on Thursday they have agreed on a new contract that assures the ...

Curve open season at home on May 4

The Altoona Curve, Double-A affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates, announced the complete game schedule for the 2021 Double-A Northeast League season on Thursday for the franchise’s 23rd season, which features a slate of no fewer than six and no more than 17 games per month. The 2021 schedule ...

One-time player for Curve named as new manager

From Mirror reports The Altoona Curve on Wednesday named Miguel Perez as the new manager for the upcoming 2021 minor league season. Perez, who is the 12th manager in franchise history, will become the first former Altoona Curve player to serve as the team’s manager. He appeared in 92 ...

Sports at a glance

Ex-Pirate signs with Phillies CLEARWATER, Fla. — The Philadelphia Phillies finalized a minor league deal on Wednesday with left-handed pitcher Tony Watson, who will attend spring training as a non-roster player. Watson, a one-time Pittsburgh Pirate, was 1-0 with two saves and a 2.50 ERA ...

Ex-Curve manager hired

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Michael Ryan, the former manager of the Altoona Curve, was hired by the Chicago Cubs organization on Monday. Ryan will be the manager of the South Bend Cubs. The team will be part of the Class A Advanced (High A) Central League this season. Ryan, who was part of the ...

Minor leagues now regionally aligned

NEW YORK — Major League Baseball has reorganized its minor leagues in a 120-team regional alignment. MLB released a plan Friday for two Triple-A divisions, and three divisions each for Double-A, High-A and Low-A. Forty affiliates were dropped from 2019, the last season under the old minor ...

Players vote no to delay proposal

The Associated Press NEW YORK — Major League Baseball players rejected a proposal to delay the start of spring training and the season due to the coronavirus pandemic, vowing Monday night to report under the original schedule. MLB proposed to the players’ association on Friday that the ...