ALTOONA CURVE SCOREBOARD

 

Yard Goats at Curve

The Altoona Curve continue their homestand as they start at three-game series against the Hartford Yard Goats this evening. Coverage starts at 6:45 p.m., right here on WWGE-AM 1400, a proud member of the Curve Radio Network.

Cure And Thunder Postponed Due To Rain

CURVE, Pa.Thursday night’s game between the Altoona Curve and Trenton Thunder has been postponed due to rain. The game will made up as part of a double-header on Friday, July 28 at Peoples Natural Gas Field.

Fans with tickets to Thursday’s game can bring their ticket stub back to Peoples Natural Gas Field to be exchanged for a ticket of equal or lesser value, based on availability, for any future 2017 Curve home game.

Fans with Peoples Natural Gas Customer Appreciation vouchers can bring them to the park to exchange for any remaining 2017 Curve home game.

The Curve open a three-game series against the Hartford Yard Goats on Friday night at Peoples Natural Gas Field with Parrothead Night. The first 1,000 fans through the gate will take home a Luau Loco bobblebody, presented by Landshark and Furrer Beverage, and Tom Watt will be performing a postgame concert.

For tickets and more information, visit AltoonaCurve.com, call 877.99.CURVE or stop by the PNG Field box office.

Altoona Struggles With Runners On Base In Loss To Thunder

CURVE, Pa. – The Altoona Curve recorded just six hits and fell to the Trenton Thunder, 2-1, on Wednesday night at Peoples Natural Gas Field.

The Curve (38-31) dropped the middle game of the three-game series against the Thunder (47-24), setting up the rubber match in the finale on Thursday.

Trenton scored first in the fourth inning off of Dario Agrazal (Loss, 0-1), who made his Double-A debut. With runners on second and third and nobody out, Dante Bichette, Jr. hit an RBI single to give the Thunder a 1-0 lead. Later in the inning, Rashad Crawford hit into a double play that produced another run to extend Trenton’s lead to 2-0.

Altoona’s only run of the game came in the bottom of the fifth inning. Edwin Espinal lined an RBI double to the gap, scoring Kevin Newman for his team-leading 44th RBI of the season.

Trenton walked 11 Curve hitters, but Altoona left 11 men on base and went 2-for-8 with runners in scoring position.

Agrazal allowed two earned runs on three hits in four innings. Tate Scioneaux pitched four scoreless innings of relief and Montana DuRapau pitched a scoreless ninth inning out of Altoona’s bullpen.

Trenton starter Ronald Herrera (Win, 8-0) pitched 5.2 innings and allowed one earned run on five hits. Colten Brewer (Save, 5) earned the two-inning save, giving up one hit and striking out two.

The Curve will continue their homestand on Thursday with the finale in the three-game series against Trenton. Altoona will send right-handerAustin Coley (1-2, 3.21) to the hill, while left-hander Josh Rogers (4-0, 3.19) will get the nod for the Thunder. First pitch is scheduled for 7 p.m. at Peoples Natural Gas Field.

Thursday will be Law Enforcement Night, presented by WTAJ. It will also be Peoples Natural Gas Customer Appreciation Night. Thirstday, presented by Q94 will be featured on Thursday, with $2 specials on Bud Light 16 oz. draft beers & regular-size sodas, plus $1 hot dogs.

For tickets and more information, visit AltoonaCurve.com, call 877.99.CURVE or stop by the PNG Field box office.

 

Win: Ronald Herrera (8-0)

Loss: Dario Agrazal (0-1)

Save: Colten Brewer (5)

TOG: 2:31

Attendance: 3,032

Box Score

Thunder at Curve

The Altoona Curve continue a three-game series against the Trenton Thunder this evening at PNG Field. Coverage starts at 6:45 p.m., right here on WWGE-AM 1400, a proud member of the Curve Radio Network.

Escobar’s Career Night Helps Curve Quiet Thunder

CURVE, Pa. – The Altoona Curve recorded a season-high 19 hits and beat the Trenton Thunder, 14-4, on Tuesday at Peoples Natural Gas Field.

The Curve (38-30) defeated the Thunder (46-24) behind a career day from Elvis Escobar, who finished 5-for-5 with two triples, a double and two RBI.

Escobar fell a home run shy of the cycle. He became the 14th player in Curve history to record five hits in a game, matching the franchise record. His two triples also evened the Curve’s all-time single-game mark.

Altoona struck first and never looked back, scoring three runs in the first inning. With the bases loaded and nobody out, Kevin Newman scored on an error after a dropped pickoff throw at second base by Abiatal Avelino to give Altoona a 1-0 lead. The Curve extended their lead to 3-0 after back-to-back RBI singles by Jin-De Jhang and Jordan Luplow.

In the second, Escobar tripled and came in to score on a wild pitch to give the Curve a 4-0 advantage.

Leading off the third inning, Luplow blasted his team-leading 16th home run of the season, giving Altoona a 5-0 lead. Later in the inning, Escobar hit his second triple of the game, this time driving in a run and Anderson Feliz drove in a run with an RBI double. Altoona led Trenton 7-0 after three innings.

In a 7-2 game in the fifth, the Curve scored four more runs. Jerrick Suiter and Connor Joe hit sacrifice flies. After a run scored on a wild pitch, Edwin Espinal hit an RBI single, picking up his team-leading 43rd RBI of the year.

Altoona capped the scoring with a three-run eighth inning. Wyatt Mathisen and Escobar hit RBI singles and Newman produced a run on an RBI groundout.

Altoona scored a season-high 14 runs, surpassing their previous high of 12 runs on April 29 against Harrisburg. The ten-run victory was the most lop-sided win this year for the Curve. It also marked the biggest loss of the season for the Thunder, who had not lost by more than four runs in a game this season prior to Tuesday.

Curve starter Alex McRae (Win, 6-2), pitched 5.2 innings and allowed four runs (three earned) on nine hits. Luis Heredia and Buddy Bordencombined for 3.1 innings of scoreless relief with four strikeouts.

Trenton starter Yefry Ramirez (Loss, 6-3) allowed seven earned runs on eight hits in 2.1 innings. Will Carter allowed four runs in 2.1 innings of relief and Cale Coshow surrendered three runs on five hits in two innings out of the bullpen.

The Curve will continue their homestand on Wednesday with game two against Trenton. Altoona will send recently-promoted right-hander Dario Agrazal to the hill to make his Double-A debut, and Trenton will counter with righty Ronald Herrera (7-0, 1.07). First pitch is scheduled for 7 p.m at Peoples Natural Gas Field.

Wednesday will be Blair County Tourism Night, presented by Explore Altoona. It will also be Winning Wednesday, presented by the PA Lottery. Fans have the chance to win prizes from the Pennsylvania Lottery, including free lottery tickets for a month. Plus, if the Curve win, fans can redeem their ticket at the Curve box office to receive a ticket of equal or lesser value to another Wednesday home game in 2017. 50-cent boneless wings will also be available as part of Wing Wednesday at Curve concessions.

For tickets and more information, visit AltoonaCurve.com, call 877.99.CURVE or stop by the PNG Field box office.

 

Win: Alex McRae (6-2)

Loss: Yefry Ramirez (6-3)

Save:

TOG: 3:02

Attendance: 3,312

Box Score

Thunder at Curve

The Altoona Curve open a three-game series against the Trenton Thunder this evening at PNG Field. Coverage starts at 6:45 p.m., right here on WWGE-AM 1400, a proud member of the Curve Radio Network.

Curve Close Trip With 11-Inning Win In Hartford

HARTFORD, Conn. – The Altoona Curve beat the Hartford Yard Goats, 6-5, in 11 innings on Sunday night in a back-and-forth game to wrap up the three-game series at Dunkin’ Donuts Park.

Altoona (37-30) took two of the three games in their first-ever trip to Hartford (30-37).

Tied 5-5 in the top of the eleventh with two outs, Jerrick Suiter reached on a throwing error by Hartford pitcher Edison Frias (Loss, 0-1), allowing Justin Maffei to score from second.

Jared Lakind (Save, 2) pitched a 1-2-3 bottom of the eleventh, closing out the game with a strikeout of Drew Weeks.

Altoona jumped ahead 5-4 in the top of the tenth inning on an RBI infield single by Wyatt Mathisen, bringing in JIn-De Jhang from third.

Hartford answered to tie the game in the bottom of the tenth against Sean Keselica (Win, 4-1). With the bases loaded and one out, Luis Jean hit an RBI single to right field. The next batter, Ashley Graeter, grounded into a 5-2-3 double play to work out of the bases-loaded, one-out jam with the score still tied.

The Curve opened the scoring in the first inning on an RBI double by Edwin Espinal. Hartford tied the score in the second inning when Josh Fuentes scored on a wild pitch by J.T. Brubaker.

With the bases loaded and two outs in the fourth, Brubaker hit a two-run single to put the Curve ahead, 3-1. It was the first hit of Brubaker’s professional career.

In the fifth, Kevin Newman scored on a wild pitch by Hartford starter Ryan Castellani to open the Curve lead to 4-1.

Hartford scored two runs in the fifth and tied the score at 4-4 in the sixth on a double by Dillon Thomas.

The game stayed tied until extra innings. Altoona reliever Miguel Rosario worked 1.1 scoreless innings with a walk and two strikeouts, lowering his ERA to 0.84 for the year, the best in the Eastern League for pitchers with at least 20 innings pitched.

Keselica worked three innings and allowed one run on one hit with two strikeouts and issued a career-high five walks.

Espinal finished the game with four hits, including two doubles, and a run driven in. Newman went 2-for-5 with a double and a run scored.

After an off day on Monday,  Curve return home to open a three-game series against the Trenton Thunder, Double-A affiliate of the New York Yankees, on Tuesday night. Altoona’s starting pitcher has not yet been announced. Trenton will send right-hander Yefry Ramirez (6-2, 2.51) to the mound. First pitch is scheduled for 7 p.m. at PNG Field.

The homestand begins with Two-for-Tuesday, presented by Atlantic Broadband, featuring buy-one, get-one-free specials on tickets, hot dogs and small popcorn. For tickets and more information, visit AltoonaCurve.com, call 877.99.CURVE or visit the PNG Field box office.

 

Win: Sean Keselica (4-1)

Loss: Edison Frias (0-1)

Save: Jared Lakind (2)

TOG: 3:46

Attendance: 6,730

Box Score

Curve at Yard Goats

The Altoona Curve conclude their three-game series against the Hartford Yard Goats this afternoon at Dunkin Dounuts Park. Coverage starts at 4:50 p.m., right here on WWGE-AM 1400, a proud member of the Curve Radio Network.

Anderson Tosses Gem As Curve Split Saturday’s Games

HARTFORD, Conn. – The Altoona Curve split a pair of games on Saturday night at Dunkin’ Donuts Park against the Hartford Yard Goats. The Curve lost the first game, 4-2, after the Yard Goats rallied for four runs between the fifth and sixth innings. They won the second game, 2-0, behind a dominant pitching performance by Tanner Anderson.

The Curve (36-30) notched their fifth shutout victory of the season, while the Yard Goats (30-36) were blanked for the ninth time this year.

 

Game One

The Yard Goats rallied for three runs in the fifth to take a 3-2 lead against Tate Scioneaux (Loss, 5-2) and held the Curve off the board the rest of the way in the completion game from Friday night’s rain-suspended contest.

The Curve opened the scoring with RBI singles by Jordan Luplow and Elvis Escobar in the second inning on Friday night.

Austin Coley rolled through 3.1 innings and allowed two hits with four strikeouts before rain caused the game to be suspended in the fourth. The two teams continued the game on Saturday night.

In the fifth, Matt Pierpont doubled to get the Yard Goats their first run of the game. Max White followed with a game-tying single and Ashley Graeter put Hartford ahead, 3-2, with a run-scoring hit.

The Yard Goats added another run in the sixth on an RBI single by Josh Fuentes.

Scioneaux allowed three earned runs over 1.2 innings on four hits and two strikeouts, raising his ERA to 1.99. Buddy Borden tossed one frame and allowed an unearned run. Luis Heredia pitched two perfect innings with two strikeouts.

Pierpont (Win, 4-1) pitched three scoreless relief innings for Hartford and allowed one hit. Shane Broyles (Save, 7) worked around two walks with two scoreless, hitless innings.

Luplow finished the game 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI.

 

Game Two

Tanner Anderson needed just 58 pitches to roll through six scoereless innings as the Curve blanked the Yard Goats, 2-0.

Anderson (Win, 5-6) allowed two hits, both of which were wiped out with double plays, and faced the minimum 18 batters. He struck out three and did not walk any batters.

Montana DuRapau (Save, 10) worked around a walk in the seventh and struck out the side to close out the game. He earned the 32nd save of his Altoona career, adding to his franchise record.

The Curve took the lead in the second inning on an opposite-field, solo homer by Jordan Luplow off of Yency Almonte (Loss, 2-3), his team-leading 15th of the year. He is the first Curve player since 2005 to hit 15 home runs before the all-star break.

Edwin Espinal extended the lead to 2-0 with an RBI single in the sixth, his team-best 41st run batted in this season.

Hartford left just one runner on base and went 0-for-1 with runners in scoring position, the final batter of the game after DuRapau issued a walk to Jan Vasquez, who moved up to second on defensive indifference.

 

The Curve wrap up the series on Sunday night at Dunkin’ Donuts Park. Right-hander J.T. Brubaker (4-2, 3.49) will be on the mound for the Curve, with right-hander Ryan Castellani (5-6, 5.57) pitching for the Yard Goats. First pitch is scheduled for 5:05 p.m.

 

Game One (Completion of suspended game on 6/16)

Win: Matt Pierpont (4-1)

Loss: Tate Scioneaux (5-2)

Save: Shane Broyles (7)

TOG: 2:29 (1:00 delay)

Attendance: 6,379

Box Score

 

Game Two

Win: Tanner Anderson (5-6)

Loss: Yency Almonte (2-3)

Save: Montana DuRapau (10)

TOG: 1:48

Attendance: 6,847

Box Score

Curve at Yard Goats (Doubleheader)

The Altoona Curve face the Hartford Yard Goats tonight at Dunkin Donuts Park in a doubleheader. Game One will be a nine-inning contest resumed in the fourth inning from last night, and game two will be a seven inning contest. Coverage begins at 5:20 p.m. on 1400 WWGE, a proud member of the Curve Radio Network.