Crosby struggles, still tops Trenton

   July 18, 2011 9:24 pm

Erie SeaWolves pitcher Casey Crosby allowed the Trenton Thunder three runs and 10 hits in only five innings of Monday’s game at Waterfront Park. But despite being in and out of trouble, Crosby still picked up the win thanks to Erie’s 5-4 road victory. The left-hander became the team’s active win leader at 6-3. The…

Scram drives in four for DL return

   July 17, 2011 5:36 pm

Erie SeaWolves outfielder Deik Scram returned from the disabled list to drive in four runs during Sunday’s 9-3 victory over Altoona at Jerry Uht Park. The SeaWolves (45-49) salvaged a split of the Pennsylvania rivals’ four-game weekend series, while the Curve departed with a 39-54 record. Scram socked a two-run home run, one which bounced…

SeaWolves pregame notes for July 17

   July 17, 2011 9:12 am

Starting lineups for Sunday’s Eastern League game between the Altoona Curve and the Erie SeaWolves at Jerry Uht Park: Altoona Curve (39-53): 1. Starling Marte CF, 2. Brock Holt 2B, 3. Andrew Lambo RF, 4. Tony Sanchez C, 5. Matt Curry 1B, 6. Yunesky Sanchez 3B, 7. Brad Chalk LF, 8. Travis Scott DH, 9….

Curve crush Erie’s hopes with five-run ninth

   July 16, 2011 9:04 pm

The Erie SeaWolves lost consecutive home games for only the second time this season when Altoona scored five times in the top of the ninth inning for Saturday’s 11-8 final at Jerry Uht Park. Tony Sanchez’s two-run single and Greg Picart’s RBI squeeze bunt highlighted the decisive rally for the Curve, who staved off an…

Fantasy beat: Trading season in full swing

   July 16, 2011 8:41 pm

We’re now entering my favorite stretch of the fantasy baseball season — trading time. With deadlines fast approaching in the majors and fantasy leagues, now’s when the rumors swirl and the deals are made. My all-time fantasy baseball trade was my first year in fantasy baseball. I received Reggie Sanders in a three-way deal way…

SeaWolves pregame notes for July 16

   July 16, 2011 2:47 pm

Starting lineups for Saturday’s Eastern League game between the Altoona Curve and the Erie SeaWolves at Jerry Uht Park: Altoona Curve (38-53): 1. Starling Marte CF, 2. Brock Holt 2B, 3. Josh Rodriguez SS, 4. Kris Watts C, 5. Tony Sanchez DH, 6. Matt Curry 1B, 7. Yunesky Sanchez 3B, 8. Brad Chalk RF, 9….

Indians, Pirates open 2nd half with wins

   July 15, 2011 10:34 pm

Here’s a date to remember: July 15, 2011. The Cleveland Indians (49-42) and Pittsburgh Pirates (48-43) are each in first place (or, in the Pirates’ case, tied for first) in their respective divisions. The Pirates haven’t been in first place this late in the season since 1997. The Tribe beat the Orioles 6-5 Friday, while…

Turner loses start, gains former rotation mate

   July 15, 2011 9:06 pm

Erie SeaWolves right-hander Jacob Turner was in contention for a summons from the Detroit Tigers before Friday’s game against Altoona. While that could still happen, it was the Curve’s Kyle McPherson who looked like the starter in line for a Major League Baseball roster spot. McPherson, who’s listed on the Pittsburgh Pirates’ 40-man roster, outperformed…

SeaWolves pregame notes for July 15

   July 15, 2011 3:00 pm

Starting lineups for Friday’s Eastern League game between the Altoona Curve and the Erie SeaWolves at Jerry Uht Park: Altoona Curve (37-53): 1. Starling Marte CF, 2. Brock Holt 2B, 3. Josh Rodriguez SS, 4. Andrew Lambo RF, 5. Tony Sanchez C, 6. Matt Curry 1B, 7. Kris Watts DH, 8. Brad Chalk LF, 9….

Ciriaco homers as sub for Martinez

   July 14, 2011 8:19 pm

Erie SeaWolves shortstop Audy Ciriaco did his best Francisco Martinez impersonation Thursday. Ciriaco, making a spot start at third base for the team’s leader in home runs, socked his fourth of the season in the bottom of the fourth inning against Altoona. His solo shot turned out to be the go-ahead run for the SeaWolves,…