The Altoona Curve saw back-to-back solid starting pitching performances Friday night in Altoona for the doubleheader against New Hampshire. Right-handers Phil Irwin and Brandon Cumpton shined on the bump combining for just one earned run over 13.0 innings. First baseman Matt Curry drove in four runs on his 24th birthday in game two as the club took both games at People's Natural Gas Field.


Phil Irwin

Phil Irwin was impressive for the Curve on Friday night. The right-hander needed just 76 pitches, 51 for strikes, to toss a complete game seven inning shutout in game one of the double-header against New Hampshire. It marked his third straight complete game this season. Irwin also struck out a season-high nine batters.

"Curveball in the strike zone and working my changeup in...

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