Curve Mashing Playoff Bombs
By Tom Smith
The Altoona Curve didn’t hit many homeruns during the season. In fact, they were
near the bottom of the Eastern League with just 80 in their 142 games. But the postseason is another story as Josh Harrison has lead the way with three blasts this postseason. Jordy Mercer belted two more in the Curve victory last night as the Curve tied the ELCS with the Trenton Thunder at 1-1.
Jeff Locke, a key part of the Nate McLouth trade, earned the first ever ELCS win for the Curve. He struck out eight and gave up one earned run over seven innings. The Curve couldn’t afford to lose last night after dropping the opener in the five game set to Trenton.
First round pick Danny Moskos got the save last night his third of the playoffs by getting four outs and has pitched 4 and two thirds shutout innings in the postseason.
The final three games will be played on the Thunder’s home turf where they have been the best in the league. Justin Wilson goes for the Curve tonight.
A few Curve links for you:
Pirates Prospects has been dominant with his coverage. Last night was no different, check it out.
The Altoona Mirror called this the Curve’s song: