Curve continue to pile on offensive stats
Tonight: Altoona at Erie, 7:05
Pitchers: Curve LHP Trey McGough (0-2, 7.84) vs. SeaWolves RHP Jesus Rodriguez (Class AA debut)
Radio: WRTA-AM 1240 & 98.5-FM
From Mirror reports
ERIE — The Curve put together another good all-around offensive performance in a slugfest victory over Erie on Thursday night.
Altoona received contributions from up and down the order in an 8-7 win against the SeaWolves at UPMC Park.
A day after all nine Curve starters recorded a hit in victory, seven of the nine starters contributed hits in a balanced attack Thursday.
Back and forth
The Curve scored four runs in the first inning but found themselves trailing 7-5 entering the sixth. Altoona responded with three runs in the sixth to take the lead for good, then held on at the end.
Mason Martin’s two-run homer gave the Curve an 8-7 edge, which held up the rest of the way.
Martin finished 2-for-5 with three RBIs and two runs.
Stats and stuff
Rodolfo Castro belted a three-run homer in the first inning for the Curve, his eighth of the season.
Cal Mitchell and Jesus Valdez had two hits for the Curve.
Cam Alldred (3-0) won in relief for Altoona, while Shea Murray pitched the final 1 ª innings to earn his third save.
Alldred gave up no hits, walked two and struck out one.
Murray gave up one hit, walked two and struck out two.
Starter Noe Toribio gave up four runs — three earned — on five hits over 3ª innings.
Yaya Chentouf (1-1) took the loss in relief for Erie. In three innings of work, he gave up five hits, three runs, all earned with no walks and four strikeouts.
The Curve are now 24-14 and tied with Erie for second place in the Southwest Division. Bowie is setting the pace with a 27-10 record in the division.
The Northeast Division is led by Somerset (Yankees) at 25-13. Portland (Red Sox) is second at 23-16.