The Pittsburgh Pirates have announced they have parted ways with Altoona Curve Manager Carlos Garcia.
Altoona held hitless through five innings in 6-1 loss to New Britain.
Altoona's Bats Pound New Britain 7-2 in series opener.
Erie's Dean Green blasts the SeaWolves past the Curve.
Altoona falls 3-2 in 10 innings at Erie.
Outfielder goes 3-for-4 with three RBI in Altoona's 4-2 win.
Ngoepe bunt gives Altoona the walk-off win.
Altoona shuts out Trenton 6-0.
Pitcher Pat Ludwig tosses six innings, blasts double and two RBI in Altoona win.
Altoona can't dig out of 3-0 hole in loss to Erie.
Stetson Allie with 3 RBI as Curve edge Erie 4-3.
Altoona hammers season-high hits.
Altoona starting pitcher Tom Harlan fuels 3-1 win over Bowie.
Altoona drops 9-1 game at Bowie.
Altoona gets just four hits in 3-0 loss to Bowie.
Infielder Drew Maggi goes 4-for-4 at the plate to pace the Curve in a 4-3 win versus Bowie.
Altoona right hander allows just one hit in shutout win over Bowie.
Altoona loses 8-6 to Bowie in first game after the All-Star break.
Erie's Steven Moya knocks grand slam to lead the West.
Former Curve stars beat Wounded Warriors Amputee Softball Team 17-5.
Curve OF delivers win for West All-Stars in hitting challenge.
Altoona drops last game before All-Star break, 5-4 in 10 innings against the Senators.
Seven-run first inning for Harrisburg is the difference as the Curve lose 9-5.
Altoona wins opener, falls in night cap of doubleheader in the capital.
League-leading six Curve players named to Eastern League All-Star Game.
All-Star Drew Maggi delivered the walk-off single to score fellow All-Star Alen Hanson in the bottom of the 10th inning to guide the Curve to a sixth-straight victory with a, 4 -3, extra-innings win on Monday night at Peoples Natural Gas Field.
6 Curve players have been named to the Eastern League All-Star game, which will be played July 16th at PNG Field in Altoona.
Altoona sweeps Harrisburg this weekend at PNG Field, winning their 5th straight game.
Altoona downs Harrisburg 7-4.
Altoona beats Harrisburg 4-2 to win third straight game.
Kelson Brown knocks in game winner in the 9th against Bowie.
Altoona snaps skid with 5-1 win at Bowie.
Evan Chambers parents, and Curve OF Keon Broxton (who played baseball in high school with Evan) talk about what honoring the former Curve and Spikes player meant to them.
Evan Chambers parents were in attendance, and won the Chambers #31 autographed jersey, as the Curve honored their former player who died in the offseason.
This Sunday the Altoona Curve, Double-A affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates, will be paying tribute to 2012 Curve outfielder Evan Chambers, who passed away at his home in Florida during the offseason.
Adrian Sampson had his toughest outing of the season in the Altoona Curve’s 8-2 loss against the Binghamton Mets on Friday night.
Joely Rodriguez allows 1 H, 1 ER in 7 IP for Altoona.
Altoona strikes out 12 times in loss to New Britain.
Altoona’s runs were few and far between on Tuesday night as the Rock Cats evened up the series with a, 5-2, win in New Britain.
A fourth inning two-run homer by Willy Garcia was enough for the Curve to snap New Britain’s franchise-best 11-game winning streak in a, 4-3, win on Monday night.
Adrian Sampson battled for 7 innings and Justin Howard went 2-3 with a HR and 2 RBIs in Altoona's 5-4 win on Sunday.
In Saturday's first game, Willy Garcia had a homer and two outfield assists but the Curve fell, 5-1. In the second game, Drew Maggi led off the game with a homer but it wasn’t enough in a, 3-2, loss.
The Curve offense couldn’t get started on Friday night in Portland and ended up falling in both games of the pseudo doubleheader, 4-2 and, 3-0.
Altoona blows a 3-run lead in the 9th inning and falls in the 11th to New Hampshire on Wednesday night.
After the brawl, the Fisher Cats erased a one-run deficit and came back to defeat the Curve, 6-5, on Wednesday night.
Altoona scores two runs in the ninth to beat New Hampshire.
Altoona had a 2-0 lead early, but Reading scored 5 unanswered runs to win.
Rain foils Curve games against Portland.
Altoona and Portland washed out in the third.
Hanson extends hit streak to eight games in 5-1 loss.
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After two straight postseason appearances, Pirates general manager Neal Huntington has to undertake a major tuneup to keep the Buccos' machine purring.
The Pirates are up for 11 Greatness in Baseball Yearly Awards, including two nominations each for Andrew McCutchen and Josh Harrison.
Right-hander Tyler Glasnow headlines Pittsburgh's prospects playing for the Scottsdale Scorpions in the Arizona Fall League.
The Pirates made ancient history in 1979: Those Bucs are the last club to win a World Series Game 7 on the road. Since, nine others have tried and come up empty. On Wednesday night, the Giants will try to avoid making it 0-for-10.
Catcher Tony Sanchez, who figures prominently in the Pirates' 2015 plans behind the plate, indeed is scheduled to get in some valuable prep work in the Dominican Winter League, general manager Neal Huntington confirmed on Tuesday.
Pirates prospect Joely Rodriguez was named the Arizona Fall League Pitcher of the Week after the left-hander went 2-0 in two starts across eight innings with a 1.13 ERA for the Scottsdale Scorpions.
A trio of Pirates prospects have been chosen to participate in Saturday's showcase event of the Arizona Fall League, the 2014 Fall Stars Game.
The Pirates made a host of roster moves Saturday, headlined by the acquisition of infielder Justin Sellers from the Indians for cash considerations.
Pirates catching prospect Elias Diaz has all the tools of a major big league contributor behind the plate.
Pirates left fielder Starling Marte and catcher Russell Martin are among the three finalists at their positions for the National League Gold Glove Award, but center fielder Andrew McCutchen did not make the cut.
The Pirates have signed right-hander Josh Stinson to a Minor League contract with an invitation to Major League Spring Training next year.
Outfielder Josh Bell, the Bucs' 2014 Minor League Player of the Year, has had his ups and downs while learning a new position this fall.
Jordan Smith's RBI double with one out in the 11th inning Saturday snapped Peoria's seven-game winless streak in the Arizona Fall League. Until turning around on the Javelinas' rally, however, the game had been a showcase of Pirates pitching prospects.
Pirates manager Clint Hurdle and Pittsburgh GM Neal Huntington, whose support for Jeff Banister had a lot to do with his hiring by Texas, wished well to the new Rangers manager with gratitude.
As the 2014 Minor League season progressed, manager Clint Hurdle and GM Neal Huntington both went out of their way to heap props on catching prospect Elias Diaz, and he could have an impact on the Pirates in 2015.
Tyler Glasnow's Arizona Fall League debut last Tuesday didn't go according to plan. Glasnow, the Pirates' No. 1 prospect, returned to the mound Monday night and fared much better, throwing three scoreless innings as Scottsdale defeated Mesa, 2-1.
Tyler Glasnow was on the mound, Elias Diaz was behind the plate and Josh Bell was at first base Monday night when the Scottsdale Scorpions hosted Mesa in Arizona Fall League action. So the must-see Pirates prospects were in place. One key individual, however, was missing from the pregame plate huddle with umpires: Jeff Banister, scheduled to manage Scottsdale, was not present.
After the Pirates' loss in the NL Wild Card Game, the club turned its attention to the offseason. On the sixth day after the conclusion of the World Series, other clubs can begin dickering with Russell Martin, Edinson Volquez, Francisco Liriano and Clint Barmes.
When you are a fast-rising ballplayer, you don't get to rest on your laurels. You don't get to rest, period. Thus, Tyler Glasnow will be back on the mound Tuesday night, pitching for Scottsdale under the Arizona palms, 39 days after doing his thing for Bradenton under the Florida palms.
Over its 23-year history, the Arizona Fall League has developed a reputation as a finishing school for baseball's top prospects. This year, once again, many of the game's best young players will gather in the desert, hoping to prove themselves in the same league that helped catapult Derek Jeter, Dustin Pedroia and Mike Trout to stardom.
Pirates manager Clint Hurdle underwent successful right hip replacement surgery on Monday, and he is expected to make a full recovery, the team announced.
An expected busy offseason for the Pirates got off to a quick start Friday with the acquisition of right-hander Preston Guilmet from the Orioles for cash considerations.
With decisions to make on free agents Russell Martin, Edinson Volquez and Francisco Liriaono, plus several arb-eligible players, GM Neal Huntington will have a busy offseason.
Led by the emergence of Josh Harrison and rebirth of Edinson Volquez, the Bucs overcame a slow start to earn another postseason berth.
Wednesday night's 8-0 loss to the Giants was a rough way for the Pirates to end their season, but they didn't lose sight of the successes they had together along the way in 2014, when they finished second to the St. Louis Cardinals in the National League Central for the second consecutive year.
While some of the record PNC Park crowd scattered over the Allegheny River in an effort to beat traffic, the ones who remained during the ninth inning of the Pirates' 8-0 season-ending loss to the Giants on Wednesday night realized and appreciated what was happening. Russell Martin -- the 31-year-old Bucs catcher who has had a career season and turned into a beloved figure -- led off the final half inning of the National League Wild Card Game to a chant of "Re-sign Russ!"
Pirates manager Clint Hurdle addressed the media following the National League Wild Card Game in Pittsburgh.
After two days of plots, subplots and plotting, Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford boiled the National League Wild Card Game down to a one-act drama. He took Edinson Volquez out of PNC Park, and took that notorious PNC Park crowd out of the game. Crawford's fourth-inning grand slam Wednesday night also took the Pirates out of the 2014 postseason, dooming them to an 8-0 loss on Madison Bumgarner's four-hit masterpiece.
Pirates right-hander Edinson Volquez threw 83 pitches in the most important start of his career. There's one pitch he desperately wishes he could have back. Volquez allowed a grand slam to Brandon Crawford in the fourth inning of Wednesday night's National League Wild Card Game against the Giants.
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