LEADING OFF: Trenton's Adam Miller, who started Thursday's contest at Peoples Natural Gas Field, was once the Cleveland Indians top-rated prospect from 2005-2008 before missing the entire 2009 and 2010 season with a middle finger injury on his right hand. Last year was Miller's first time on a professional mound since May 2008.
SAFE AT FIRST: Starting tonight, the Curve hit the road for three games in Binghamton. Altoona is an Eastern-League worst 10-21 away from home.
STEALING SECOND: An interesting play in the first inning Thursday led to some research by official scorekeeper Ted Beam. Melky Mesa reached first on a catcher's interference with the bases loaded and one out, forcing in a run. The next batter struck out and the next grounded out. The official ruling came out like this: Mesa was given an RBI, no at bat and catcher Charlie Cutler was charged with an error that made the run that scored unearned.
ROUNDING THIRD: Trenton leads the all-time series against the Curve, 58-57.
HEADING HOME: In 33 games at home this season, the Curve have hit 10 home runs. In the three-game series at Peoples Natural Gas Field, Trenton hitters smacked four.
- Michael Boytim