LEADING OFF: The Curve's Tuesday night contest with Harrisburg was postponed due to rain. The two teams will play a doubleheader today with the first game starting at 10:30 a.m. and both games are scheduled to go seven innings.
SAFE AT FIRST: RHP Phil Irwin, who was scheduled to pitch on Tuesday will start the first game of the doubleheader for the Curve and RHP Brandon Cumpton will get the nod in game two. Irwin is 0-1 with a 4.76 ERA and Cumpton has a 5-3 record and an ERA of 3.72.
STEALING SECOND: Former Curve outfielder Rich Thompson, who spent parts of the 2005 and 2006 seasons in Altoona and has played in a total of 1,388 minor league games, finally has a major league hit to his name. Thompson first appeared in the majors with Kansas City in 2004, but had just one at-bat and no hits. Thompson made it back to the majors last week, as he was traded to the Rays and was put on their major league roster. The 33-year-old recorded a single and had an RBI against the Red Sox last Thursday.
ROUNDING THIRD: Though they've struggled a bit on the road, the Curve have a 13-8 record at Peoples Natural Gas Field. This is good for the second-best home mark in the Eastern League, behind only Akron's 17-7 home record.
HEADING HOME: Today is the first of two straight Education Days at Peoples Natural Gas Field. The Curve kickoff their doubleheader against the Senators today at 10:30 a.m. and Thursday's series finale will begin at the same time.