John Eshleman

  • Prospect Reports
    Pimentel struggles but bats rescue Curve in 9-8 victory

    Two major stories coming out of Altoona this season have been how good pitcher Stolmy Pimentel has been and how poorly the offense has swung the bat.  Tonight, those stories were switched, with the line-up leading the way on a night when Pimentel struggled for the first time in 2013.  The Curve...

  • Injury Updates
    Matt Curry Has Hamate Surgery

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  • Injury Updates
    Walker goes 1-for-4 in first rehab start; injured hand feels good

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  • Prospect Notebook
    Prospect Notebook: Lambo a Bright Spot in Altoona; Sadler Shows Promise

    It was a rough week for the Altoona Curve, winning only one of their last seven games.  The team continues to struggle offensively, a problem compounded by first baseman Matt Curry going on the disabled list with a right hand injury.  On the bright side, Andrew Lambo continues to hit for power...

  • Analysis
    Stolmy Pimentel’s Season, In His Own Words

    Stolmy Pimentel has a 0.30 ERA in 30.1 IP. Photo Credit: Mark Olson Through three weeks in Altoona, the biggest story coming out of the AA affiliate is Stolmy Pimentel’s remarkable success.  While some of us predicted he would be effective in AA this season, the results so far are beyond all...

  • Prospect Notebook
    Prospect Notebook: Vasquez, Curry, and Lambo leading the Altoona offense

    The Curve lost their best hitter when Adalberto Santos went down with a hip injury April 15, and the offense has struggled for noticeable spells in the early season.  Santos returned Tuesday night, so there is some optimism he’ll be able to pick up where he left off prior to his injury....

  • Prospect Reports
    Curve shutout by Aeros as bats go quiet

    The Altoona Curve fell to the Akron Aeros tonight 5-0 at People’s Natural Gas field.  For the second night in a row, the team struggled at the plate, registering only four hits, all singles.  Right-hander David Bromberg got the start, giving up three earned runs over six innings, and the Curve ran...

  • Prospect Notebook
    Prospect Notebook: Recapping Week Two in Altoona

    The Curve played seven games in the past seven days, going 4-3, to move to 8-10 on the season.  As with last week’s prospect notebook, this review highlights the Curve players who have grabbed my attention this past week for one reason or another. And as with last week’s recap, the same...

  • Prospect Reports
    Video Breakdown: Another promising start for Pimentel

    Stolmy Pimentel came to the Pirates organization this off-season in the Joel Hanrahan trade with lots of question marks. Not long ago, he was a highly regarded pitching prospect. Then the Double-A Eastern League happened, with Pimentel posting a 9.12 and 4.59 ERA in 2011 and 2012 respectively. Now on his third...

  • Prospect Reports
    One day, two wins: Taillon, Lambo lead Curve to snap four-game skid

    The Altoona Curve picked up two wins today against the Richmond Flying Squirrels at People’s Natural Gas Field. First, Andrew Lambo singled home Charlie Cutler in the 11th inning to end last night’s rain suspended game with a 2-1 victory. Then, Jameson Taillon threw seven shutout innings to pace the Curve to...

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