Altoona Can’t Overcome Early Deficit

Facing another Bowie lineup stacked with major league players, Altoona fell behind early on Sunday afternoon and couldn’t recover, losing 4-2.  The Curve got a run in the 1st on doubles by Robbie Grossman and Tony Sanchez.  Matt McSwain, making a spot start necessitated by a recent doubleheader, got hit hard in the first two innings, allowing four runs.  He pitched one-hit, shutout ball over the remainder of his seven innings,...

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Baker’s Wildness Dooms Altoona

The Curve faced a Bowie team loaded with major league players on Saturday, but it wasn’t the major leaguers who did them in.  Bowie’s lineup included major league veterans Endy Chavez, Mark Reynolds and Josh Barfield, and the Baysox’ starting pitcher was Zach Britton, who started 28 games for the Orioles last year.  Altoona still managed to take a 2-0 lead in the top of the 2nd, but Curve starter Nate Baker’s...

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Alderson Struggles, But Altoona Tops Bowie

Altoona took an early 4-0 lead on Friday in the first of four games at Bowie, then held off the Baysox for a 5-3 win.  The Curve scored two in the first on RBI singles by Brock Holt and Matt Curry.  They added two in the second when Quincy Latimore and Robbie Grossman hit back-to-back doubles, and Jarek Cunningham later singled in Grossman.  Jeremy Farrell completed the Altoona scoring with his second HR in the sixth. Alderson Battles...

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Prospect Trends — Week Ending 5/20

In a week when the Pirates narrowly missed being no-hit, and when their offensive ineptitude increasingly began to look like it might reach historic levels, it’s ironic that Indianapolis managed to be even more inept, getting shut out four straight times, and five times in six games going back to the previous week.  Worst of all, the Pirates’ top upper-level hitting prospects either slumped badly (Starling Marte and Robbie...

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Gonzalez, Durham Power Altoona Sweep

Elevys Gonzalez and Miles Durham each had a double and a HR in four ABs as Altoona defeated Bowie, 4-2, to complete a three-game sweep on the road.  The Curve also got six and a third effective innings from Phil Irwin and a perfect 2.2 IP from Jhonathan Ramos. Gonzalez opened the scoring in the third inning with his second HR of the year, a shot that cleared the outer wall in right.  Bowie tied the game in the bottom half of the...

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