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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Altoona Loses Pitcher’s Duel Against Reading
Aug21

Altoona Loses Pitcher’s Duel Against Reading

Reading’s Ryan Demmin and Altoona’s David Bromberg found themselves in a pitcher’s duel on Tuesday night at Peoples’ Natural Gas Field. The Fightins scored a controversial run in the sixth and added an insurance run in the eighth to shut out the Curve 2-0 in Eastern League action. The lefty Demmin was making a spot start for the Philadelphia Phillies AA affiliate. While not possessing overpowering stuff, Demmin allowed five hits,...

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Top Performers: Gregory Polanco is Adjusting Well to Double-A
Aug19

Top Performers: Gregory Polanco is Adjusting Well to Double-A

Below are the top Runs Created* totals in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ farm system from the last week. The rankings include every hitter who had an at-bat for a Pirates’ minor league affiliate, not including DSL teams, and with no limitations on whether the hitter has prospect eligibility. Players who spent time at different levels are counted multiple times, once for each level, rather than combining their stats. Notes on the...

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Prospect Watch: Howard Homers Twice, Polanco and Cunningham Go Deep in Altoona Win
Aug18

Prospect Watch: Howard Homers Twice, Polanco and Cunningham Go Deep in Altoona Win

Top Pitcher: Brandon Cumpton, Top Hitter: Alex Presley, Home Runs: Justin Howard, Max Moroff, Jarek Cunningham, Gregory Polanco

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Prospect Notebook: What Remaining Minor League Promotions Can We Expect?
Aug17

Prospect Notebook: What Remaining Minor League Promotions Can We Expect?

Normally there are certain time periods for a mass wave of minor league promotions. There’s the pre-season, where players start at new levels. The next wave comes around the middle of June, which is the half way point for the five month minor league season. There can be individual promotions here and there surrounding that period, but you don’t see those chain reaction moves where everyone is shifting up a level until...

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