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Altoona Curve

Curve’s comeback goes for naught

READING — The Curve put together an impressive comeback in the ninth inning Sunday, but when things are going bad, sometimes it seems like nothing can right the ship. Trailing by two entering the ninth, Altoona scored four times to take a two-run lead. But Reading scored twice in its half ...

Curve fall to under .500

READING — Not long ago, the Curve were playing well and talking about being in meaningful games late in the season as part of a playoff push. Now, the only goal the team has left is trying to finish above .500, and it looks like that could be tough. Altoona dropped below .500 on Friday ...

First time at Reading ends badly for Curve

Next stop Tonight: Altoona at Reading, 6:45 p.m. Pitchers: Curve RHP Cody Bolton (1-1, 4.91) vs. Fightin Phils LHP David Parkinson (7-7, 3.31) Record: 19-23 (second half); 55-55 (overall) From Mirror reports READING — The season is four months old and, thanks to yet another in a ...

Curve no-hit again

TRENTON, N.J. — The Curve have had some major ups and downs this season, and they hit another one of the biggest downs Thursday night when they were no-hit for the second time. Right-hander Brian Keller held Altoona hitless for all seven innings in the first game of a doubleheader as ...

Curve’s struggles continue

TRENTON, N.J. — The Curve’s freefall continued Wednesday night as they got into a big hole early and were pounded by Trenton. The Thunder scored four runs in the third inning and three more in the fourth on their way to a 7-2 win at Arm & Hammer Park. The Curve dropped to one game ...

Curve settle for sweep

Next stop Tonight: Altoona at Trenton, 7 p.m. Pitchers: Curve RHP Nick Economos (0-1, 4.76) vs. Thunder RHP Nick Green (1-3, 8.78) Record: 18-20 (second half); 54-52 (overall) From Mirror reports TRENTON, N.J. — The Curve easily won the conclusion of a suspended game Tuesday night, ...

Covering the bases

LEADING OFF: The Curve were off Monday and will begin a series at Trenton tonight. SAFE AT FIRST: The Curve and Thunder will begin play at 5 p.m. this evening to resume a game that was suspended because of rain on May 30. Altoona leads the game 6-0 in the top of the third inning. Once the ...

Curve defeat Richmond

By Isaac Ritchey For the Mirror It was up in the air whether the streak would end Sunday, but after six games, the Curve’s winless skid is over. A 3-1 win over Richmond Sunday broke the longest losing streak in Curve manager Michael Ryan’s three seasons as skipper. The game began ...

Curve losing streak at six

Next stop Tonight: Richmond at Altoona, 6 p.m. Pitchers: Curve RHP Cody Bolton (0-1, 5.79) vs. Flying Squirrels TBD Record: 17-19 (second half); 52-51 (overall) Heading into the ninth inning of Saturday night’s ballgame, the law of averages suggested the Curve were probably going to ...

Curve’s Ryan upset

By Tyler King For the Mirror Frustration has been building in Curve manager Michael Ryan for quite some time. In the midst of his team’s fifth straight loss, 5-3 to Richmond Friday, it finally boiled over. In the bottom of the sixth inning, with the bases loaded and one out and the ...

Tolman’s ejection part of Curve defeat

Next stop Tonight: Richmond at Altoona, 7 p.m. Pitchers: Curve LHP Sean Brady (3-8, 4.74) vs. Flying Squirrels LHP Caleb Baragar (2-3, 3.62) Record: 17-17 (second half); 52-49 (overall) If pitching coach Joel Hanrahan hadn’t said anything to home plate umpire Jacob Metz, Mitchell ...

Curve bats disappoint in loss to SeaWolves

No team in the Eastern League has allowed fewer runs than the Erie SeaWolves. From top to bottom, it’s hard to find a better overall pitching staff, and even though the Curve faced the SeaWolves for the 23rd and final time in 2019, it didn’t make things any easier. Outside of a ...

Curve drop first game of doubleheader

As the 10th inning began and the game crept past five hours since the first pitch of the first game of the doubleheader between the Curve and the SeaWolves, the contest became about endurance. In a game that started at 4:30 p.m. and featured a near-two and a half hour rain delay, it was Erie ...

Getting to know you: Curve bats get it done against Faedo

Next stop Tonight: Doubleheader, Erie at Altoona, Game 1 starts at 4:30 p.m., Game 2 starts 30 min. after conclusion of Game 1 Pitchers: Game 1 — Curve RHP Cody Bolton (0-1, 5.31) vs. SeaWolves RHP Matt Manning (7-4, 2.81) Game 2 — Curve TBD vs. SeaWolves TBD Record: 17-13 (second ...

Two late homers propel Curve

BOWIE, Md. — Another day, another comeback for the Curve. This time, though, it resulted in a win. After another crushing 7-6, extra innings defeat at the hands of Bowie on Saturday night, the Curve were able to pull off another late rally and top the Baysox, 8-6, Sunday afternoon. ...

Curve can’t deliver in another setback

BOWIE, Md. — The Curve had a team meeting after Tuesday night's loss to the Trenton Thunder. They had just suffered another loss in which they failed to capitalize on several opportunities to score late in the game. Manager Michael Ryan asked his team to come in on Wednesday and let him ...

Curve miss chance to gain on Baysox

BOWIE, Md. — The Curve came here hoping to get back in the playoff race, but the first two games have buried them in an even bigger hole. Bowie erupted for seven runs in the fifth inning Friday night and pounded Altoona, 11-3, at Prince George’s Stadium. The Curve, who also lost Thursday, ...

Curve shut out in first game of big series

BOWIE, Md. — The opening game of the biggest series of the season saw the Curve get exceptional pitching, but the offense fell flat. Bowie snapped a scoreless tie with a run in the seventh inning, and that’s all the Baysox needed for a 1-0 win over Altoona at Prince George’s Stadium on ...

Curve respond with rally, satisfying win

Challenge answered. And the dramatic result was the Curve’s biggest win of the season so far. “This was a great win, and I think it will get us back on track,” outfielder Jared Oliva said. A day after manager Michael Ryan held a team meeting and challenged his club with pointed ...

Trenton topples Curve

Logan Hill had just found the hole between the shortstop and third base for his fourth hit of the night. The ball was hit so sharply that the runner on second, Chris Sharpe, was held up at third base. But trailing by a score of 4-2 in the bottom of the eighth inning, the Curve found ...