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Altoona Curve

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 ...

Little Big League: Umpires get help from 11-year-old

As Harrisburg Senators right fielder Rhett Wiseman slid into home ahead of the tag by Curve catcher Arden Pabst, home plate umpire Ben Phillips yelled out, “Safe!” About 50 feet behind him, in the front row of section 111 at Peoples Natural Gas Field, Vincent Stio does the same. For all ...

Not enough

Next stop Tonight: Harrisburg at Altoona, 6 p.m. Pitchers: Curve RHP Sterling Sharp (4-2, 3.63) vs. Senators James Marvel (3-4, 4.27)n Record: 20-20 The Curve did exactly what they wanted to early in Friday night’s ballgame — they got to Harrisburg starter Jackson ...

Curve on a small hot streak

The past two days could not have been scripted much better for the Curve, who may be able to use the back-to-back impressive wins as a turning point for the season. “Time will tell,” second baseman Mitchell Tolman said. “I don’t know if it’s a turning point or not. I hope it is, but ...

Curve look to improve at home

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. — The Curve return home tonight looking to turn around their unusual struggles at Peoples Natural Gas Field, and they’ll be riding high following a come-from behind, nail-biting win Wednesday. Altoona gave up five runs in the first inning at Binghamton, only to rally and ...

Curve offense struggles in DH

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. — The Curve offense had a rough night in a doubleheader sweep Tuesday. Altoona scored just one run in 14 innings, and that came on a homer by relief pitcher Beau Sulser. The rest of the guys who get paid to hit were shut out on only six hits on the night as the Curve lost, ...

Covering the bases

Covering the bases LEADING OFF: The Curve were rained out Monday night at Binghamton. The teams will play a doubleheader tonight beginning at 5:35. SAFE AT FIRST: Pitchers tonight: Curve RHP Pedro Vasquez (3-0, 2.73) and TBD vs. Rumble Ponies LHP Anthony Kay (3-2, 1.47) and LHP David ...

Erie walks past Curve

Things started badly for the Curve pitchers Sunday afternoon and kept getting worse in a blowout loss to Erie. Starter James Marvel hit the first batter of the game and walked the second, then gave up an RBI double as part of a three-run inning for the SeaWolves. The visitors kept taking ...

Curve follow up Friday night win with another solid outing

Next stop Today: Erie at Altoona, 2 p.m. Pitchers: Curve RHP James Marvel (3-3, 3.07) vs. SeaWolves TBD Record: 18-16 The Curve have put together back-to-back impressive victories after edging Erie in a pitchers’ duel Saturday afternoon. Scooter Hightower tossed six shutout innings ...

Payback time

Next stop Today: Erie at Altoona, 4 p.m. Pitchers: SeaWolves RHP Matt Manning (3-1, 227) vs. Curve RHP Scooter Hightower (1-3, 5.52) Record: 17-16 Different week. Different result. Erie rookie right-hander Casey Mize pitched a nine-inning no-hitter against the Curve in his ...

Curve set to face no-hitter pitcher again

The Curve didn’t have to wait long to get another crack at Casey Mize, as they’ll face the phenom pitcher tonight at home, just 11 days after he no-hit them in a historic game at Peoples Natural Gas Field. Mize, the No. 1 overall draft pick last year, will start for the Erie SeaWolves ...

Lopsided setback concerning

The team with the worst record in professional baseball came to town and crushed the Curve in two out of three games this week. The good news: It was just two losses, it’s still early May, and the Curve have a .500 record, which is about where anyone realistically would have pegged the club ...