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Altoona Curve

Baysox homer dampens Vieaux’s performance

BOWIE, Md. — Curve starter Cam Vieaux had a no-hitter for 52/3 innings Saturday night, then the only hit he allowed wound up winning the game for Bowie. Carlos Perez drilled a three-run homer to break up the no-no, and that carried the Baysox to a 3-2 win over Altoona at Prince George’s ...

Brady tosses first-career shutout in Curve win

BOWIE, Md. — Sean Brady did something that hasn't been accomplished by a Curve pitcher since Mitch Keller threw the best game in franchise history two years ago. Brady tossed a nine-inning shutout in Altoona's 7-0 win over Bowie on Friday night at Prince George's Stadium. It was the first ...

Baysox roll on stagnant Curve

BOWIE, Md. — Inconsistency has defined this Curve season from the very beginning, and there was another good example of it Thursday night. Five days after shutting out Bowie on three hits over eight superb innings at home, Altoona starting pitcher Pedro Vasquez got pounded and lasted just ...

Delay speeds up his MLB timetable

Next stop Tonight: Altoona at Bowie, 7:05 p.m. Pitchers: Curve RHP Pedro Vasquez (7-3, 2.69) vs. Baysox LHP Zac Lowther (12-7, 2.77) Record: 28-32 (second half); 64-64 (overall) There are always at least a dozen guys from each Curve team who go on to play in the major leagues, and it can be ...

Walks doom Curve

It looked like Logan Hill would be the hero of a really good comeback win for the Curve. It turned out, instead, to be a really bad loss. Hill destroyed a 420-foot home run to dead center to cap a three-run eighth inning that put Altoona on top by a run Tuesday night. The Curve suddenly ...

Curve enjoy Vieaux from mound

What pitcher Cam Vieaux has done for the Curve over the past week has been very impressive, and very respectable for a player in his position. Vieaux shut out Hartford on four hits over seven innings Monday night in Altoona’s 3-0 win before 3,456 fans at Peoples Natural Gas ...

Ryan makes history

Michael Ryan became the winningest manager in Curve history Sunday night, and he did so in a game that epitomizes what he’s always been about in his three years with the club. “If you think about tonight’s game, it’s a lot of not only how my career was as a player, but as a manager, ...

Vasquez stymies Baysox

Next stop Tonight: Bowie at Altoona, 6 p.m. Pitchers: Curve LHP Sean Brady (3-12, 4.79) vs. Baysox LHP Alex Wells (8-3, 2.31) Record: 25-31 (second half); 61-63 (overall) Pedro Vasquez doesn’t get the kind of recognition he deserves as a pitching prospect in the Pirates’ system, but ...

Veteran pitcher hurt for Curve in loss at home

Next stop Tonight: Bowie at Altoona, 6 p.m. Pitchers: Curve RHP Pedro Vasquez (6-3, 2.91) vs. Baysox LHP Zac Lowther (12-6, 2.71) Record: 24-31 (second half); 60-63 (overall) Former major league pitcher Tom Koehler has battled back from a shoulder injury that kept him out for more ...

Curve open 2020 at home

The Curve will open up at home to start the 2020 season, beginning on April 9, and once again will be home on the Fourth of July. The club released its schedule for next season on Friday. Erie will be on town for three games to start the year on April 9, the Curve will be off for Easter on ...

Curve pitchers battered in rout at Harrisburg

From Mirror reports HARRISBURG — Two Curve pitchers endured a disastrous night Thursday in a rough loss to Harrisburg. Starter Cody Bolton got roughed up for five runs and was chased in the second inning. He didn’t have the worst night, though. That distinction went to Yeudy Garcia. ...

Cruz, Hill spark Curve

Next stop Tonight: Altoona at Harrisburg, 7 p.m. Pitchers: Curve RHP Cody Bolton (2-2, 4.85) vs. Senators RHP Tyler Mapes (5-6, 4.81) Record: 24-29 (second half); 60-61 (overall) From Mirror reports HARRISBURG — One night after the teams combined for 23 runs and 33 hits, the Curve ...

Curve waste 5 homers, 17 hits

Next stop Tonight: Altoona at Harrisburg, 6:30 p.m. Pitchers: Curve LHP Cam Vieaux (2-3, 2.86) vs. Senators RHP Kyle McGowin (0-1, 4.30) Record: 23-29 (second half); 59-61 (overall) From Mirror reports HARRISBURG — The Curve offense had a banner night Tuesday with a season-high five ...

Covering the bases

LEADING OFF: The Curve were off Monday, their final off day of the season. The team heads to Harrisburg for a three-game series starting tonight at 6:30. SAFE AT FIRST: Pitchers tonight: Curve LHP Sean Brady (3-11, 4.51) vs. Senators RHP Jackson Tetreault (4-5, 4.43). STEALING SECOND: The ...

Bucs’ Cervelli grateful to continue his passion

Francisco Cervelli had such a blast finally getting to play baseball again Sunday night after missing 78 days with his latest concussion. “Like I got called up for first time in the big leagues, that’s how I felt,” Cervelli said with a big smile following his lone rehab game with the ...

Curve want to finish season strong

The Curve have struggled lately and have less than a month to try and finish the season on a strong note. But what exactly would that entail? The playoffs are out of the question, but the team is 59-60, so maybe .500 is the motivational goal at this point. Manager Michael Ryan was asked ...

Prospect drawing comparisons to Polanco

Over the past few seasons, Curve fans have become accustomed to seeing a top Pirates prospect jog out to shortstop for the top of the first inning. Kevin Newman, who’s impressed as the everyday shortstop for the Pirates this year, and Cole Tucker, who made his MLB debut in April, have all ...

Reading bats power past Curve

Through the first two innings of Saturday night’s ballgame, almost everything was working for the Curve. They had already plated five runs and Cody Ponce, who was making his first start of 2019, had settled in nicely after allowing an early run. However, slowly, but surely, the top team ...

Cervelli rehabbing in Altoona today

For the second straight season, Francisco Cervelli will be making a rehab appearance in Altoona — and the plan is for him to catch. After suffering his sixth concussion since 2011 back in May, there were some reports that suggested Cervelli would give up catching for good, but he quickly ...

Pitching does well for Curve

The ball was hit sharply off the bat of Mitchell Tolman toward the hole between shortstop and third base. Reading shortstop Arquimedes Gamboa nearly got to it, but the ball tipped off his glove and into left field for just the fifth hit of the night for the Curve. It was a good at-bat by ...