Local Sports 6/28/18

IT WAS A BITTERSWEET DAY FOR THE ALTOONA CURVE YESTERDAY. THE CURVE WON THEIR 4TH STRAIGHT GAME OVER HARRISBURG 7-2, BUT LOST ITS 2 BEST PLAYERS TO TRIPLE-A. BOTH MITCH KELLER AND JAYSON MARTIN WERE GIVEN THE NEWS YESTERDAY THAT THEY WERE HEADED UP. KELLER THREW 8 INNINGS OF SHUTOUT BALL MONDAY, WHICH PROMPTED THE PIRATES TO SEND HIM TO INDIANAPOLIS. KELLER LEAVES ALTOONA WITH A 9-2 RECORD.

 

MARTIN GOT THE NEWS FOLLOWING LAST NIGHTS WIN AT HOME. HE WAS PART OF THE TRADE WITH HOUSTON THAT SENT GERRIT COLE TO THE ASTROS. MARTIN WAS THIRD ON THE CLUB WITH 9 HOME RUNS AND WAS HITTING .325 THE CURVE WILL TRY FOR A VERY RARE 5 GAME SWEEP TONIGHT AT PNG FIELD. PEDRO VASQUEZ WILL PITCH FOR THE CURVE. FIRST PITCH IS SET FOR 7:00.

 

THE PITTSBURGH PENGUINS TRADED CONNER SHEARY AND MATT HUNWICK TO THE BUFFALO SABRES YESTERDAY, CLEARING NEARLY $6 MILLION IN SALARY CAP ROOM. THE PENS RECEIVED A CONDITIONAL DRAFT PICK IN 2019. ON THE HEELS OF THIS NEWS, WORD LEAKED OUT THAT THE PENS HAVE REPORTEDLY AGREED TO A 5 YEAR $16 MILLION DOLLAR DEAL WITH DEFENSEMAN JACK JOHNSON OF THE COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS. THIS INFORMATION IS PRELIMINARY, BECAUSE TEAMS ARE NOT ALLOWED TO SIGN OR NEGOTIATE WITH FREE AGENTS UNTIL SUNDAY.

 

AFTER A DAY OFF, THE STATE COLLEGE SPIKES WILL GET BACK TO WORK. THE SPIKES WILL TRAVEL TO WILLIAMSPORT TO TAKE ON THE CROSSCUTTERS TONITE . FIRST PITCH IS SET FOR 7:05.