The Bradenton Marauders Offense – Is it the park or the players?

As we head into the final week of minor league baseball, the Bradenton Marauders hitters are comfortably leading the Florida State League in both batting average and OPS. They are also leading the league in runs scored and 3rd in homers. What I’m wondering though is if McKechnie Field is assisting in this offensive outburst or if the Marauders just have a great group of talented hitters.

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Erie v. Altoona Game Recap – 6/9/2011

It was a night that heralded few home runs sailing through the air. But the trip from Pittsburgh to Altoona is worth it to get a live view of Starling Marte, Tony Sanchez, and Matt Curry.

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A Sunday Afternoon in Altoona

I was on the road Sunday afternoon, making a trip down to Maryland. With the opportunity available, I took a quick detour to Altoona to see the Curve take on the Erie SeaWolves. There was rain in the area, but it stayed mostly dry throughout the game. Erie took home the victory, 2-1 in 13 innings. Aaron Pribanic made the start, and pitched six-plus shutout innings, striking out four with zero walks. Tim Alderson also threw three...

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Poor Defense Leads to Altoona Loss Against Richmond

Altoona got a great effort from starting pitcher Aaron Thompson tonight, as Thompson struck out seven and walked one in 4.2 innings.  However, poor defense in the third inning led to four runs allowed, with only one of them being credited to the left hander.  That, plus a lack of hitting, led to a 5-0 Altoona loss against Richmond. Thompson allowed a leadoff single in the third inning to Justin Christian.  Nick Noonan followed up with...

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Altoona Updates: Leach, Moreno, Hughes, Alderson

Yesterday, the 2011 Altoona Curve roster was announced.  A few updates to that roster, via Cory Giger: -Brian Leach will not be in the starting rotation.  Instead, Leach will move to the bullpen.  In the long term, Leach is more of a relief pitching prospect, although the decision to move him to the bullpen so early is a bit of a surprise.  It could also mean that Leach could now be on the fast track to the majors, assuming he does...

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