Jameson Taillon strong as Altoona wins 5th straight

The Altoona Curve completed a three-game sweep of the Trenton Thunder on Sunday with a 2-1 victory, their fifth in a row.  Top Pirates prospect Jameson Taillon started for the Curve, spreading out six singles over five innings while only surrendering one earned run in the no decision.  Reliever Quinton Miller picked up the win with a scoreless 6th, while Jhonathan Ramos got the hold and Luis Sanz the save in a strong team pitching...

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Curve fall 3-2 to Binghamton Mets

The Altoona Curve dropped their series opener against the Binghamton Mets 3-2 on Friday night.  In his last game before being promoted, left fielder Andrew Lambo had both RBIs with a single in the 4th inning.  David Bromberg started and took the loss for the Curve pitching 6 innings and surrendering 6 hits, 3 ER, 2 BB, while tabbing 4 K’s.  He threw 97 pitches, with only 52 for strikes. On the night, the Curve totaled nine hits,...

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Andrew Lambo (finally) promoted to AAA Indianapolis

A recurring theme in my coverage of the Altoona Curve this season has been Andrew Lambo’s success.  As Tim Williams and I have both asserted, all season Lambo has been proving that he deserves a promotion.  And then tonight he contributed a two-RBI single in the 4th inning, leading to this tweet: Andrew Lambo with 2-RBI single for #Curve in 4th. It's time to #FreeLambo and send him to AAA. — John Eshleman...

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Prospect Notebook: When Should Taillon and Pimentel Be Promoted to Indianapolis?

After losing 6 of 8 games last week (through May 8th), the Altoona Curve had more success this week going 4-1.  Of particular note, the team has scored more runs, a sign that the offense is starting to turn it around, but they still only managed 4.2 runs per game on average (up from 2.4 the week before).  The team also benefited from several strong pitching performances, including Jameson Taillon’s 2 hit-effort on Sunday. Staying...

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Jameson Taillon and Neil Walker lead Curve to Mother’s Day victory

The Altoona Curve defeated the Richmond Squirrels in walk-off fashion earlier today 2-1.  After second baseman Neil Walker tied the score with an RBI single in the eighth inning, Andrew Lambo walked and eventually came around to score from second when pinch-hitter Charlie Cutler hit a line drive to deep center that centerfielder Jarrett Parker couldn’t hold on to.  Jameson Taillon got the start and impressed, pitching six scoreless...

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