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Altoona Curve

Vasquez helps Curve in victory

The Curve got back on the winning track Tuesday, using good pitching, timely hitting and a terrific throw for an out at home plate to nudge Bowie, 3-2, before 3,312 fans at Peoples Natural Gas Field. “Very good pitching,” manager Michael Ryan said after the Curve’s 16th win in 31 ...

Bowie gets better in series opener

Next stop Tonight: Bowie at Altoona, 6 p.m. Pitchers: Curve RHP Pedro Vasquez (2-0, 2.67) vs. Baysox LHP Zac Lowther (2-2, 2.66) Record: 15-15 Bowie came to town with the worst record in professional baseball at 7-23, and the Baysox also have the worst offense and worst pitching staff in ...

Offense goes quiet in finale

From Mirror reports RICHMOND, Va. — The Curve failed to finish off a four-game sweep Sunday at Richmond, and they’ll return home tonight to begin a series against the team with the worst record in professional baseball. Altoona managed only three hits and was shut out, 6-0, by the ...

Lots of walks equal Curve ‘W’

Next stop Today: Altoona at Richmond, 1:05 p.m. Pitchers: Curve RHP Scooter Hightower (1-2, 4.63) vs. Flying Squirrels LHP Conner Menez (1-1, 2.49) Record: 15-13 From Mirror reports RICHMOND, Va. — Ball four, ball eight … ball 24. Add it all up, and it led to a seven spot for the ...

Curve rally in the ninth

RICHMOND, Va. — The Curve fell behind by four runs early, but they battled back and stunned Richmond with four runs in the ninth inning to win Friday night. A couple of walks started the big ninth inning, and Altoona’s hitters came through in the clutch to post a 10-7 win at The Diamond. ...

Curve bats wake up in road win

Next stop Tonight: Altoona at Richmond, 7:05 p.m. Pitchers: Curve RHP Yeudy Garcia (0-0, 1.84) vs. Flying Squirrels RHP Alfred Gutierrez (0-1, 4.61) Record: 13-13 From Mirror reports RICHMOND, Va. — The Curve offense had difficulty against Erie’s first-round pitchers this week, so ...

First things first

Next stop Tonight: Altoona at Richmond, 6:35 p.m. Pitchers: Curve RHP Pedro Vasquez (1-0, 2.86) vs. Flying Squirrels TBD Record: 12-13 This week produced some fascinating pitching history at Peoples Natural Gas Field, courtesy of the visiting club from Erie. The SeaWolves, of course, ...

Giants’ double-A prospect suspended

The Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco Giants pitching prospect Logan Webb has been suspended 80 games for testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance. The commissioner’s office on Wednesday announced the punishment without pay for the Double-A pitcher. The ...

He’s a big hit

The Curve’s best player so far this season, third baseman Hunter Owen, was an unheralded 25th round draft pick who is not ranked among the Pirates’ top 30 prospects. Being overlooked is nothing new for Owen, though, so he’s used to having to scratch and claw to get the attention he ...

Oh Mize!

The No. 1 overall pick in baseball’s annual draft isn’t always a household name in sports — not the way Kyler Murray was in the NFL draft over the weekend, or how Zion Williamson will be in June’s NBA draft. So, as Erie’s Casey Mize was working on a historic outing Monday night, some ...

Ryan in a much better mood

Next stop Tonight: Erie at Altoona, 6 p.m. Pitchers: Curve LHP Cam Vieaux (0-1, 2.49) vs. SeaWolves RHP Casey Mize (AA debut; 2-0, 0.35 at high-A Lakeland) Record: 11-11 The Curve showed a good bounce-back effort in a see-saw victory Sunday afternoon, and tonight they’ll face the No. 1 ...

Effort upsets Ryan

After playing a beautiful all-around ballgame in a 7-0 win Friday night, the Curve followed up with a clunker Saturday. And manager Michael Ryan did not hold back his frustration with the team following an 8-5 loss to Richmond that included four errors and lots of uninspired play before 3,632 ...

What the doctor ordered

Next stop Today: Richmond at Altoona, 4 p.m. Pitchers: Curve RHP Pedro Vasquez (1-0, 1.59) vs. Flying Squirrels RHP Alfred Gutierrez (0-1, 4.82) Record: 10-10 The Curve posted an all-around satisfying win Friday, the kind of game that shows the team is making good progress after some ...

Covering the bases

Covering the bases LEADING OFF: The Curve were off Thursday and will begin a six-game homestand tonight at 6 against Richmond. The Flying Squirrels have lost five in a row. SAFE AT FIRST: Pitchers tonight: Curve RHP James Marvel (2-1, 1.99) vs. Flying Squirrels LHP Garrett Williams (0-1, ...

Madris key to Curve victory

Next stop Tonight: Idle Next game: Richmond at Altoona, Friday, 6 p.m. Record: 9-10 From Mirror reports HARRISBURG — The Curve busted out with a big offensive afternoon to finally cool down red-hot Harrisburg on Wednesday. Altoona scored four runs in the first inning and piled up ...

Curve fall again to 16-2 Senators

HARRISBURG — The Harrisburg Senators have the best record in all of pro baseball at 16-2, and they keep finding ways to torment the Curve. Altoona battled back to tie the game in the eighth inning Tuesday night, only to see Harrisburg score the go-ahead run in its half of the frame for a ...

Curve getting no help on offense

Next stop Tonight: Altoona at Harrisburg, 6:30 p.m. Pitchers: Curve LHP Cam Vieaux (0-1, 1.08) vs. RHP Erick Fedde (2-0, 2.50) Record: 8-9 From Mirror reports HARRISBURG — The Curve got more great pitching and finished a nine-inning game in less than two hours Monday night, but they ...

Covering the bases

LEADING OFF: The Curve, and the entire Eastern League, were off Sunday for Easter. SAFE AT FIRST: Altoona begins a three-game series at Harrisburg tonight at 6:30. RHP Dario Agrazal (1-1, 5.00) will be on the mound for the Curve, while the Senators’ starter is TBD. STEALING SECOND: ...

Lending a hand in Puerto Rico

Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico in September of 2017, causing an estimated $90 billion in damage. Tens of thousands of homes and buildings were damaged or destroyed, and so, too, were countless baseball fields across the island. Baseball is a way of life in Puerto Rico. Kids everywhere ...

Curve pitchers do the job

From Mirror reports RICHMOND, Va. — The Curve pitching staff turned in an incredible night in a doubleheader sweep Saturday, snapping the team’s six-game losing streak. Altoona’s pitchers tossed 15 scoreless innings and allowed only two hits in the doubleheader at Richmond. The Curve ...