Altoona Curve

Covering the bases

LEADING OFF: The Curve were off Thursday and just finished a stretch that saw them play 16 out of 23 games on the road. Now they’ll play seven in a row at home, as well as 10 out of 13. SAFE AT FIRST: Akron comes to town for four games, with tonight’s series opener set for 7 p.m. Starting ...

Curve coming home off three-game Erie sweep

Next stop Tonight: Idle Next game: Akron at Altoona, Friday,7 p.m. Record: 27-29 From Mirror reports ERIE — The Curve finished off their best three-game stretch of the season Wednesday to sweep a series at Erie. Altoona rolled to a 6-2 victory in its second straight morning game ...

Vasquez blanks SeaWolves

From Mirror reports ERIE — Unlike Akron, Erie has long been a place where the Curve have gone to get well. That’s been the case so far this week, with struggling Altoona finding success in the SeaWolves’ small ballpark. The Curve belted a pair of solo homers and got an outstanding ...

Curve score five in ninth to stun SeaWolves

ERIE — The Curve rallied for one of their most improbable victories in years Monday night, scoring five runs in the ninth inning and hitting back-to-back home runs to stun Erie. Altoona trailed by four entering the ninth before loading the bases with no outs. A run scored on a groundout by ...

Loss has Curve manager speaking the truth

Next stop Tonight: Altoona at Erie, 7:05 p.m. Pitchers: Curve RHP James Marvel (4-5, 3.81) vs. SeaWolves RHP Anthony Castro (1-1, 6.35) Record: 24-29 It’s time for some members of the Curve to start playing with a sense of urgency in their careers and to stop taking the game and their ...

Net results: Ballparks becoming much safer these days

Crack! Blink. Smack. Ooouuuccchhh!!! It happens so fast. Lightning fast. Even if you’re paying close attention at a baseball game, it can be tough to avoid getting hit by a screaming foul ball aimed at you in the ...

Owen’s walk-off lifts Curve

Hunter Owen knew it was gone right off the bat, and boy, did the Curve need it. “It’s awesome. It’s a great feeling,” Owen said. The first walk-off homer of Owen’s pro career lifted the Curve to a thrilling 4-3 win over New Hampshire on Saturday night before 5,048 fans at Peoples ...

Yinzers struggle in their return

Next stop Tonight: New Hampshire at Altoona, 6 p.m. Pitchers: Curve LHP Sean Brady (2-4, 6.57)vs Fisher Cats RHP Hector Perez (4-2, 5.44) Record: 23-28 By Tyler King For the Mirror After a long road trip that saw Altoona go 1-8 and falter to fourth place in the Eastern League Western ...

Curve end bad trip on good note

TRENTON, N.J. — The Curve didn’t win the final game of their long road trip, but they were well on the way to doing so before Mother Nature intervened Thursday night. Altoona led Trenton, 6-0, when play was suspended in the top of the third inning because of heavy rain at Arm & Hammer ...

Covering the bases

Covering the bases LEADING OFF: The Curve were rained out Wednesday night at Trenton. The teams will play a doubleheader tonight beginning at 5. SAFE AT FIRST: Pitchers tonight: Curve RHP James Marvel (4-5, 3.81) and RHP Austin Coley (0-0, 4.50) vs. Thunder RHP Deivi Garcia (2-2, 3.46) and ...

Curve blow lead in loss to first-place Thunder

TRENTON, N.J. — One of the worst road trips in Curve history continued Tuesday night as the team found yet another tough way to lose. Altoona led 5-1 after 4¢ innings but squandered the big cushion and fell to Trenton, 6-5, at Arm & Hammer Park. The Curve dropped to 1-7 on their ...

Bad trip continues for Curve

PORTLAND, Maine — There are bad losses and bad road trips, and the Curve haven't been able to avoid either over the past week. Altoona is having one of the worst road trips in franchise history, dropping to 1-6 with Monday afternoon’s 7-3 loss to Portland at Hadlock Field. The Sea Dogs ...

Brady’s bunch takes down ‘Dogs

From Mirror reports PORTLAND, Maine — It looked like a lopsided pitching matchup on paper, and sure enough, it turned out to be lopsided. Just not the way one would have expected. Curve lefty Sean Brady took the mound Sunday afternoon with a 1-4 record and 7.47 ERA in the Eastern League ...

Eckelman roughed up in rare start

PORTLAND, Maine — The idea of a relief pitcher starting a game in an opener role has a lot of upside, but it also can cause some trouble by putting the pitcher in an unusual spot. The Curve turned to closer Matt Eckelman to open Saturday’s game at Portland because of some tough roster ...

Holt, Pedroia rehab for Sea Dogs in victory

PORTLAND, Maine —Brock Holt, one of the best and most notable players in Curve history, suited up against his old team on a rehab assignment Friday night with Portland. Holt wasn't the only big name playing against Altoona, either, as former American League MVP Dustin Pedroia also was ...

Curve offense still struggling

Next stop Tonight: Altoona at Portland, 6 p.m. Pitchers: Curve RHP James Marvel (4-4, 4.13) vs. Sea Dogs RHP Denyi Reyes (0-6, 5.49) Record: 22-23 From Mirror reports MANCHESTER, N.H. — The Curve finished up a forgettable series with more offensive struggles Thursday ...

Offense continues to struggle

Next stop Today: Altoona at New Hampshire, 11:35 a.m. Pitchers: Curve RHP Scooter Hightower (2-4, 5.63) vs. Fisher Cats RHP Patrick Murphy (2-4, 3.35) Record: 22-22 From Mirror reports MANCHESTER, N.H. — The Curve offense couldn’t do much of anything against a pitcher with an ...

Curve held to just 3 hits

Next stop Tonight: Altoona at New Hampshire, 6:35 p.m. Pitchers: Curve LHP Cam Vieaux (2-2, 2.84) vs. Fisher Cats RHP Hector Perez (2-2, 6.82) Record: 22-21 From Mirror reports MANCHESTER, N.H. — The Curve’s season-long road trip to the northeast got off to a rough start Tuesday ...

Curve get out on a high note

The Curve enjoyed an impressive weekend against the league’s best team, and they finished it off with a great win before heading out on a very long road trip. Altoona rallied from two runs down to pick up a 6-4 win over Harrisburg on Sunday before 4,673 fans at Peoples Natural Gas Field. ...

Altoona deals with long road trips the best it can

Choosing when a minor league team leaves for a road trip isn’t something most fans think about, but it can make for an interesting decision at times. For instance, the Curve finished up their home series against Harrisburg at about 4:45 p.m. Sunday, and they are off today. They begin a ...