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.
Altoona's offense puts up season-high 15 hits in win.
Altoona rides an early hitting spree to a 8-5 win, and take 2 of 3 games from Binghamton.
Altoona avoids tying a franchise record of 11 losses in a row, by beating Binghamton, 6-5 on Wednesday night.
Curve losing streak extends to 10 games.
The game will be aired July 16 at 7pm.
With the Eastern League All-Star game in Altoona this summer, WTAJ has announced they will be broadcast the game LIVE on July 16th.
Altoona did break a scoreless streak that lasted 31 and 1/3 innings.
With Saturday night's loss, Altoona has now played 25 scoreless innings of baseball.
Rojas, Cunningham go yard, but Curve drop doubleheader to Squirrels.
A five-run fifth inning wasn’t enough to contend with the Squirrels on Tuesday night in a, 7-5, loss in Richmond.
Nick Kingham takes a no decision in the loss after spinning seven innings of two-run ball while permitting just five hits and striking out four.
Altoona had a lead heading into the bottom of the 8th, but gave up the lead and fell, 6-5 on Sunday.
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The Rockies came within mere inches of the their second triple play of the season during the top of the fifth inning Friday night against the Pirates at Coors Field, but instant replay upheld a call by umpire Tom Hallion that an out was not recorded at second base.
Pirates right-hander Gerrit Cole will begin his rehab assignment Monday following his hefty 60-pitch bullpen session Friday in Indianapolis as he works his way back from right lat soreness.
Thursday's off-day did Pedro Alvarez's ailing left knee no favors as the Pirates third baseman was out of the lineup yet again for Friday's series opener against the Rockies.
The Rockies erupted for seven runs in the seventh, racking up four of those off Ernesto Frieri to secure a series-opening 8-1 victory on Friday night.
The Bucs aren't overpowering teams with the long ball, but they're getting on base consistently and stringing together hits for big innings.
All-Star center fielder Andrew McCutchen is putting up numbers better than his 2013 NL MVP Award season while leading the surging Bucs back into contention.
The Pirates lost a challenge in the top of the eighth inning against the Dodgers on Wednesday on a safe call at first base.
The Pirates placed Starling Marte on the 7-day concussion disabled list Wednesday, five days after Marte took a 93-mph fastball off the helmet. Infielder Brent Morel was promoted from Triple-A Indianapolis to take Marte's roster spot.
Gerrit Cole's second and more cautious rehab process of the season saw its first simulated game Wednesday at PNC Park. The hard-throwing righty tossed 70 pitches and said he wasn't bothered by the tight right lat that put him on the disabled list earlier this month.
Pedro Alvarez was not in the Pirates' starting lineup Wednesday, one day after tweaking his left knee while running the bases.
The air around PNC Park cooled dramatically Wednesday night. But matters heated up between the foul lines. While an odd weather front dropped afternoon mid-80s temperatures into the upper 60s, the Pirates were dropping the Dodgers, 6-1.
Gregory Polanco took a few long strides and watched to make sure his bases-loaded line drive would land in the outfield. The way the last two weeks have gone for the rookie, it had to. Polanco broke out of a slump with three RBIs, and his tiebreaking two-run single in the sixth inning powered a four-run rally as the Pirates topped the Dodgers, 12-7, on Tuesday night at PNC Park.
Pirates lefty Justin Wilson was ejected from Tuesday night's game when his second pitch of the seventh inning hit the Dodgers' Justin Turner on the left elbow. Manager Clint Hurdle was also tossed for arguing the ejection decision by home-plate umpire Toby Basner, in whose judgment Wilson's pitch had been intentional. Wilson's first pitch to Turner was also inside.
Right-hander Tyler Glasnow, the Pirates' No. 2 prospect, threw six scoreless innings and struck out 11 batters Tuesday, as Class A Advanced Bradenton defeated Dunedin, 1-0.
Pedro Alvarez left the Pirates' Tuesday night game against the Dodgers in the fifth inning with left knee discomfort.
Josh Harrison has been the Pirates' spark this season, playing the game with an edge that has inspired his teammates and drawn the admiration of fans. Quite fittingly, then, Harrison on Tuesday was named the Bucs' winner for the 2014 Heart & Hustle Award, presented since 2005 by the MLB Players Alumni Association.
Andrew McCutchen shared crab legs and laughs with Matthew Beichner, and lunch was just the beginning of a memorable day. Matthew, a 12-year-old who has been diagnosed with Germinoma, had his dreams play out in front of him as he not only met his favorite player, but signed a one-day contract, got his own jersey and locker in the Pirates' clubhouse and threw out the first pitch before the Bucs faced the Dodgers on Tuesday night. The team partnered with the Make-A-Wish Foundation to make the events possible.
The Pirates won a pair of challenges in Tuesday's game against the Dodgers, one overturning a safe call of Justin Turner in the first inning, the other reversing Russell Martin being called out in the seventh.
Bud Selig's tenure as Major League Baseball's ninth Commissioner will not officially end until Jan. 24, 2015. But as far as he is concerned, his job, at least in one important sense, was accomplished last Oct. 1. On that day, the Pirates were hosting the Cincinnati Reds in a National League Wild Card Game that turned on a city that had slept through baseball Octobers since 1992 -- Selig's first year in office.
Athletes dealing with rough times are known to say they'd rather be lucky than good. Edinson Volquez did not have to make that choice Monday. He was neither in a 5-2 loss to the Dodgers.
The Pirates lost a first-inning challenge in Monday's game against the Dodgers on a safe call at second base. Facing Pirates starter Edinson Volquez with two outs, Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez laced a line drive off the right-field wall, which was quickly fielded and thrown to second by Michael Martinez. Second-base umpire Laz Diaz ruled Gonzalez slid in safely ahead of shortstop Jordy Mercer's tag, and the call stood after replay review.
Gregory Polanco's slump finally reached the Pirates' bench Monday night. With the Bucs going up against Dodgers lefty Hyun-Jin Ryu, Polanco was absent from the lineup after he had gone 0-for-10 in the previous two games, started by Colorado southpaws Brett Anderson and Tyler Matzek.
Brian Parker knows the ill effects performance-enhancing drugs can have, and that is why he, along with the Pirates' training staff and closer Mark Melancon, stressed the negative effects of steroid use to a group of 120 children Monday morning at PNC Park as part of the national PLAY (Promoting a Lifestyle of Activity for Youth) campaign that sets out to raise awareness in children's health issues.
Throughout the season, the MLBPipeline.com staff will name Pipeline Prospects of the Week -- one hitter and one pitcher who excelled over the previous seven days. This week, baseball's top prospect Byron Buxton took the award for hitters, while Pirates No. 19 prospect Adrian Sampson won for pitchers.
Major League Baseball's version of the Draft lottery doesn't attract nearly as much attention as its NBA and NHL counterparts, mostly because baseball's top picks aren't determined randomly like they are in the other sports. But for 12 big league clubs, the Competitive Balance Lottery will provide them with a valuable extra selection in 2015.
From a personnel standpoint, Pirates general manager Neal Huntington said Sunday he has a better feeling about where his team's roster is at this point in 2014 opposed to where it was last season, when the Bucs ended their long playoff drought.
Starling Marte came off the bench and pinch-hit in the sixth inning Sunday. It was noteworthy because it was his first action after being held out of the Pirates' starting lineup two consecutive games as he dealt with head trauma from a fastball he took off the helmet Friday night.
The Bucs came from behind for the third time in as many games and beat Colorado, 5-3, Sunday afternoon at PNC Park. Andrew McCutchen's RBI single in the seventh was the difference, and it was actually the earliest of the Pirates' three game-winning hits in the series.
The Pirates on Saturday won a sixth-inning challenge, which overturned a safe call at second base and ended the Rockies' half of the inning. In the eighth, a crew chief review was initiated on a crucial out call.
The Rockies intentionally walked Pedro Alvarez to get to Jordy Mercer in the 11th inning. Mercer made them regret it. Mercer hit a walk-off double in extra innings to give the Pirates a 3-2 win against Colorado on Saturday night at PNC Park.
KC's broadcasting career began his sophomore year of college, when he was hired to do some Public Address work for The Erie Otters of the Ontario Hockey League.
Amy Gill comes to WTAJ as the Weekend Sports Anchor/Reporter in August 2012.
Jacob Kaucher joins WTAJ as its State College-based sports reporter. Jacob comes to central Pennsylvania after two years as sports director at KMOT in Minot, North Dakota.