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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Bats Beat Indians With Five Run 5th Inning

Louisville Bats  5,  Indianapolis Indians  4 (Box)   A hit batter, a wild pitch, and two Indians’ errors handed the Bats five runs, two of which were unearned, in the 5th inning.  That was enough to give the Bats a win over the Indians and halt the Tribe’s 5-game hitting streak.  Pirates’ Jeff Karstens made a rehab start for the Indians.  He was charged with the loss when things disintegrated in the 5th.  The...

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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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Three Hits For Presley In Indians’ 5th Straight Win

Indianapolis Indians  4,  Louisville Bats  1 (Box)   Three hits by RF/LF Alex Presley and three triples sparked the Indians to a win over the Louisville Bats, giving the Tribe a 2-0 game lead in this home/away series.  Presley singled, doubled, and tripled, missing his second cycle with the Indians by only a home run.  SS Anderson Hernandez and 2B Brian Friday also tripled.  Justin Wilson earned his fourth win of the season with...

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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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Presley And Hague Win The Indians’ Marathon In The 15th

Indianapolis Indians  2,  Louisville Bats  1 (Box)   They had already played “Take Me Out To The Ballgame” again, for the 14th inning stretch.  There had been no scoring for longer than a ballgame usually lasts — 9.5 innings.  And the managers were running out of bullpen options.  Finally, in the bottom of the 15th inning, 4 hours and 33 minutes after the game began, two Indians’ batters were finally able...

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