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Pre-Game Notes: Altoona Curve Look to Wrap Up Eastern League Title Tonight

Mitchell Tolman hits lead-off today with the Curve up 2-0 in the series. Photo Credit: Sean McCool
Pre-Game Notes: Altoona Curve Look to Wrap Up Eastern League Title Tonight
Sean McCool

According to Curve manager Michael Ryan, his team's strength going into the playoffs was their toughness.

"Grit," Ryan said. "They're tough, and they never believe that they are out of anything. They know that they have to earn it."

In this championship series against Trenton, the Curve only have one position player in the starting lineup who is in our current Top 30 Prospect list, and that player only returned to the club in the last week after missing more than two months of baseball: Kevin Kramer.

Other than Kramer, this is a team full of position players who have either flown under the radar, who are up-and-coming, or who are simply not considered prospects. Yes, the pitching staff is a different story with names like Mitch Keller and Brandon Waddell; however, this is simply a...

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Sean McCool

Sean joined Pirates Prospects before the 2015 season began, covering the Altoona Curve. During the day, he is a marketing professional for Penn Highlands Community College in Johnstown, PA. Sean also dabbles with the guitar, emcees weddings, and plays disc golf.

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