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Altoona Curve

Oliva finding groove in middle of order

Jared Oliva always tries to keep things in perspective. He knows that one game, one at-bat, one pitch won'’ define his baseball career. It’s probably a reason why one of his favorite quotes is the oft-used, “Baseball is a marathon, not a sprint.’’ That quote is often used to ...

Big SeaWolves home run does in Curve

ERIE — The Curve played another back-and-forth game with Erie on Sunday afternoon, but this time the SeaWolves got the big hit to win and split the four-game series between Western Division playoff contenders. Jose Azocar belted a go-ahead two-run homer in the eighth inning to lift Erie to ...

Oliva, Hill key for Curve

Next stop Today: Altoona at Erie, 1:35 p.m. Pitchers: Curve LHP Domingo Robles (2-2, 4.50) vs. SeaWolves RHP Anthony Castro (3-2, 4.15) Record: 14-7 (second half); 49-39 (overall) From Mirror reports ERIE — A huge offensive night by Jared Oliva and another huge home run by Logan Hill ...

Hill’s home run a big deal

Next stop Tonight: Altoona at Erie, 7:05 p.m. Pitchers: Curve RHP Cody Bolton (0-1, 7.71) vs. SeaWolves RHP Spencer Watkins (2-1, 4.08) Record: 48-39 From Mirror reports ERIE — The Curve offense stunk up Erie’s UPMC Park for pretty much the entire game Friday night — except for ...

Early deficit too much for Curve

Next stop Tonight: Altoona at Erie, 7:05 p.m. Pitchers: Curve LHP Brandon Waddell (1-1, 1.89) vs. SeaWolves LHP Tarik Skubal (0-0, 0.00) Record: 12-7 (second half); 47-39 (overall) From Mirror reports ERIE — The Curve fell in a big hole early and didn’t get their offense going ...

Curve All-Stars help West win

RICHMOND, Va. — Two Curve pitchers did their part to help the Western Division shut out the Eastern Division in the Eastern League All-Star Game on Wednesday night. The Western squad won, 5-0, before 9,560 fans at The Diamond, in a game hosted by the Richmond Flying Squirrels. Curve ...

Giger: Curve resembling 2017 title team

There’s something about this year’s Curve team that’s starting to look more and more similar to the gritty, clutch 2017 Eastern League championship squad. That was my first thought following Altoona’s come-from-behind 3-2 victory over Erie on Sunday to wrap up the first half of the ...

Bligh is the right guy for Curve

Next stop Tonight: Idle for EL All-Star break Next game: Thursday at Erie, 7:05 p.m. Record: 12-6 (second half); 47-38 (overall) Sunday was a pretty miserable day for many Curve hitters, but not for one guy. That Bligh guy. The Curve finished with only two hits and struck out 17 times, ...

Covering the bases

LEADING OFF: The Curve and Erie were rained out Saturday night at Peoples Natural Gas Field. The teams waited out the rain for an hour and a half before the game was finally postponed. SAFE AT FIRST: The rainout will be made up as part of a doubleheader July 23. The start time that day will ...

Curve still impressive despite challenges

The Curve now have the best overall record in the Western Division for the season, a testament to the club’s ability to overcome numerous challenges, roster moves and injuries. “That’s really cool,” second baseman Mitchell Tolman said when told the news Friday night. Altoona got a ...

Glendinning getting it done

Next stop Tonight: Erie at Altoona, 7 p.m. Pitchers: Curve LHP Brandon Wadell (0-1, 2.77) vs. Seawolves RHP Tim Adleman (2-0, 2.57) Record: 10-6 (second half); 45-38 (overall) At this point, we should come to expect this from Robbie Glendinning. The hot-hitting Curve infielder has been on ...

Curve deliver in 8th

AKRON, Ohio — The Curve’s resiliency continues to show up in key late-game situations, and several players always seem to be in the middle of the action when the offense gets going. Bligh Madris drilled a two-run homer in the eighth inning to snap a tie and cap off a four-run frame as ...

Curve starter roughed up in 3rd

Next stop Tonight: Altoona at Akron, 7:05 p.m. Pitchers: Curve RHP Pedro Vasquez (6-1, 2.30) vs. RubberDucks LHP Sam Hentges (1-8, 4.97) Record: 8-6 (second half); 43-38 (overall) From Mirror reports AKRON, Ohio — A rough third inning for starter Domingo Robles did in the Curve on ...

Curve pull off thriller

AKRON, Ohio — The Curve lost their best pitcher, James Marvel, to Triple-A on Monday, but several recent additions to the club helped produce a thrilling victory later in the evening. Marvel’s call-up to Indianapolis came as no surprise, as he was enjoying a strong season with the Curve. ...

Captain Marvel: Curve pitcher caps off strong June with victory

Next stop Tonight: Altoona at Akron, 7:05 p.m. Pitchers: Curve RHP Cody Bolton (0-1, 8.31 ERA) vs. Rubberducks LHP Tanner Tully (6-7, 4.54 ERa) Record: 42-37 Every fifth home game for the Curve, fans in attendance might get confused during pregame warmups that a Marvel movie is about to ...

Roster changes give Curve different feel

Major changes to the roster over the past two weeks have made the Curve a more interesting team, adding not only some promising young prospects, but also a couple of familiar veterans. “What I’m excited about is we’ve got some really good players in the room right now, and we’re going ...

Curve, Ponies split close twin bill

After a lackluster performance in the first game of Saturday’s doubleheader against the Binghamton Rumble Ponies, the Curve emerged from the dugout a half hour later in fresh new uniforms and with a new name — the Allegheny Yinzers. Apparently, those black and yellow uniforms provided the ...

Curve fall to Ponies

Just when it appeared the Curve were in great position to take the lead and potentially win the game Friday night, a quick and poor sequence of events wound up costing the club. Former Curve standout Barrett Barnes homered for the second straight night to help Binghamton to a 7-5 win over ...

Ex-Curve infielder Ngoepe happy to rejoin ­team

Gift Ngoepe already has made history in the game of baseball, something he can be incredibly proud of that no one can ever take away. Now, Ngoepe just wants to have fun again playing baseball. He’ll get that chance coming back to a very familiar place. Ngoepe is back with the Curve four ...

Squirrels fly past Curve

RICHMOND, Va. — Promising pitching prospect Cody Bolton got off to a strong start for four innings in his Double-A debut Wednesday night for the Curve, but things got away from him and the bullpen in the fifth. Bolton blanked Richmond on one hit for four innings, then was charged with four ...