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Altoona Curve

Coonelly praises Curve

Manager Ryan wins 500th career game The Curve will wrap up the home portion of their 21st season tonight, and the relationship between the franchise and the Pirates remains as strong as ever. “We absolutely love our relationship here in Altoona with the Curve, its ownership team, ...

Pitchers learning from Hanrahan

Next stop Tonight: Akron at Altoona, 6 p.m. Pitchers: Curve LHP Sean Brady (4-12, 4.47) vs. RubberDucks LHP Adam Scott (4-4, 3.63) Record: 31-35 (second half); 67-67 (overall) It’s not out of the question that Curve pitching coach Joel Hanrahan could be the Pirates’ pitching coach as ...

Keeping the ’Ducks on the pond: Robles shuts out Akron

In the Curve’s 21 seasons, there have only been 18 nine-inning complete-game shutouts thrown by an individual pitcher. Two of those have occurred in the past four days. Lefty Domingo Robles joined the list Monday night in an ultra-efficient 5-0 win over Akron before 3,333 fans at Peoples ...

Curve on final homestand

Next stop Tonight: Akron at Altoona, 6 p.m. Pitchers: Curve LHP Domingo Robles (3-6, 4.55) vs. Akron’s TBD Record: 29-35 (second half); 65-67 (overall) From Mirror reports BOWIE, Md. — The Curve begin their final homestand of the season tonight — a four-game series against Akron ...

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 ...