Polanco, Hanson Single as Curve Net Just Four Hits
Aug25

Polanco, Hanson Single as Curve Net Just Four Hits

The Curve’s hot bats didn’t carry over from Saturday night’s double header, as Flying Squirrels starter Edwin Escobar scattered four hits over 6.1 innings, and two Squirrel relievers worked the final 2.2 frames to combine for the shutout. Alen Hanson led the game off with a single up the middle, but was left stranded as Escobar retired the next three hitters, including Gregory Polanco on what amounted to a swinging...

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Gregory Polanco Doubles Twice, Drives in Two as Curve Sweep DH
Aug24

Gregory Polanco Doubles Twice, Drives in Two as Curve Sweep DH

Gregory Polanco went 2-for-3 with two doubles and two RBI as the Curve pounded out 16 hits while completing a sweep of Saturday’s doubleheader at Richmond, winning 13-1. (Game One Recap: Nick Kingham Labors As Curve Prevail) Andy Vasquez provided the big hit during a seven-run fourth inning, tripling to right field to score three. The Curve managed seven tallies on just three hits during the frame, thanks to the wildness of four...

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Nick Kingham Labors As Curve Prevail
Aug24

Nick Kingham Labors As Curve Prevail

A double to deep center field in the top of the seventh by Carlos Paulino plated Drew Maggi from first for the eventual winning run, as the Curve beat the Flying Squirrels 3-2 in the first of two games Saturday night. Starter Nick Kingham lasted just 4.2 innings while throwing 103 pitches. He allowed four hits, walked five and hit one, while striking out eight. Kingham worked in and out of jams in the first two innings, each time...

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Alen Hanson Picks Up Three Hits, But Pitching Dooms Curve
Aug23

Alen Hanson Picks Up Three Hits, But Pitching Dooms Curve

Eliecer Navarro, Kenn Kasparek and Tyler Waldron allowed 17 hits, walked five and gave up nine runs combined as Altoona lost for the fifth time in six outings, falling 9-7 to the Richmond Flying Squirrels. Navarro worked in and out of trouble for three innings, soft tossing his way out of jams before surrendering five runs in the fourth inning before being pulled. Navarro’s final line sat at 3.1 innings, seven hits, five walks...

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Cunningham Picks Up Three Hits, But Curve Continue Losing Skid
Aug22

Cunningham Picks Up Three Hits, But Curve Continue Losing Skid

The Altoona Curve have found themselves in a late season swoon, losing to the Reading Fightins 8-0 on Wednesday night. They lost three of four to the Philadelphia Phillies’ AA affiliate in the series and five of six overall, scoring just seven runs in that span. “It’s just not being able to make adjustments,” Jarek Cunningham said about the lack of offense. “Last night and tonight we faced very similar pitching and we weren’t able to...

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Pat Ludwig Follows Up Pitcher of the Week Honors With Another Gem
Aug21

Pat Ludwig Follows Up Pitcher of the Week Honors With Another Gem

Last week Pat Ludwig tossed seven shutout innings, giving up just two hits, one walk, and striking out seven. The outing was the second best in the Pirates system for the week, and was enough to earn Ludwig the Florida State League Pitcher of the Week award. Tonight was the first time Ludwig made a start since that outing. His follow up performance didn’t disappoint. Ludwig once again went seven innings, giving up one run on...

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