August 2010

Aeros Recap 08/31: Aeros Light Up Thunder 10-4

The Aeros were triumphant over Trenton 10-4 as Akron scored in each of its first five innings and had seven batters with multiple hits Tuesday night at Waterfront Park. Akron improves to 70-66 and gains a game in the wild card race while the Thunder falls to 79-57.

 

Akron started hot as second baseman Jason Kipnis sparked the first inning with a triple to right field. After a walk by third baseman Lonnie Chisenhall, designated hitter Jerad Head hit an RBI single to score Kipnis. First baseman Beau Mills then highlighted the inning with a three-run home run to right field. Trenton cut the Aeros lead to 4-2 after a pair of RBI singles by Austin Romine and Marcos Vechionacci in the bottom of the first.

 

The Aeros added to their advantage in the next two frames. A Kipnis double allowed right fielder Lucas Montero to score from second in the second and Mills scored on a sacrifice bunt by catcher Juan Apodaca in the third. However, the Thunder responded once again on another pair of RBI singles by Daniel Brewer and Romine to make the score 6-4.

 

It was the closest Trenton would get as Akron broke the game open in the following couple of innings. Head hit an RBI-double to score center fielder Jordan Henry and Chisenhall in the fourth and Montero followed with a two-RBI single through the hole at second base to plate shortstop Cristo Arnal and Apodaca in the fifth for a 10-4 Aeros lead.

 

Both teams remained scoreless from there on out. Right-handed reliever Steven Wright earned the win improved to 2-1. The Torrance, Calif. native gave up four hits and struck out three during his time in the middle three innings. Cory Arbiso took the loss to fall to 5-4 after giving up 10 runs (nine earned) on 13 hits with three walks and three strikeouts in four innings of work.

 

With the win, Akron gains a game in the Western Division wild card chase as Harrisburg fell 1-0 to New Hampshire in extra innings and Altoona defeated Bowie 9-1. The Aeros are now 2.5 back of the second-place Senators and two games behind the Baysox with six pivotal games remaining in the regular season.

 

The Aeros will attempt to gain another game on their wild card rivals Wednesday against Trenton’s Andrew Brackman (3-7, 3.23 ERA). Because of right-handed starter Corey Kluber’s promotion to Class AAA Columbus, a starter for Wednesday has yet to be determined. Join Ken Carman for Monday’s radio broadcast beginning at 6:50 p.m. on Fox Sports 1350 AM and at www.akronaeros.com For more information, please call the Akron Aeros team offices at (330) 253-5151.

 

Aerodynamics 08/31: Game #136

Game #136 Tuesday, August 31, 2010 7:05 P.M.
Away Game #65 Waterfront Park Trenton, NJ

Akron Aeros (69-66) vs. Trenton Thunder (79-56)

Cleveland Indians            
  New York Yankees

Aeros Stat of the Day:

  • Three Aeros’ batters lead the
    Eastern League in RBI in the past seven days. Jerad Head leads the pack with
    nine. Lonnie Chisenhall is tied for second with eight and John Drennen has
    seven.

 

Aerodynamics

  • More is less… Extra innings continued to be a
    bad omen for the Aeros as they fell to Trenton 4-3 in 10 innings Monday. Both
    teams scored in the first inning as Akron took the early lead on an RBI single
    by designated hitter Jerad Head that scored shortstop Cristo Arnal from second.
    Trenton responded with a leadoff home run by Justin Christian to tie the game.
    Lance Berkman, on rehab appearance with the Thunder, provided Trenton with a
    2-1 lead when he scored on a groundout. Trenton increased their lead when Rene
    Rivera hit a solo home run to make it 3-1. The Aeros come back started in the
    eighth when center fielder Jordan Henry tripled to right field and scored on a
    ground out by Arnal. First baseman Beau Mills led off the ninth, also with an
    extra base hit, as he doubled to center field. He would come home on an RBI single
    by catcher Juan Apodaca to send the game into extra frames. The Thunder made
    short work of the situation from there as Daniel Brewer led off with a single,
    moved to second on sacrifice bunt, and home for the game winning run on
    consecutive singles. Right-handed reliever Omar Aguilar took the loss to fall
    to 2-6 as he gave up the three hits and one run in the 10th. Ryan
    Pope rebounded from blowing the save and earned the win and improved to 4-6.

  • Extra
    inning woes…
    The
    Aeros are 1-9 in extra inning games this year, putting them at the bottom of
    the Eastern League.


  • Hammering
    Henry…
    Center
    fielder Jordan Henry was a home run short of the cycle Monday as he hit a
    single, double and triple in his five plate appearances. It was the Houston
    native’s fifth three-hit game with the Aeros and 23rd multi-hit game
    of the season.

  • Beau
    knows…
    First
    baseman Beau Mills is currently tied with New Hampshire’s Adeiny Hechavarria
    for the third-best batting average in the past week. The Visalia, Calif. native
    is hitting .417 (10-24) over that stretch with three doubles, three RBI, and
    four runs scored. Mills is also fifth in the Eastern league with an on-base
    percentage of .517 in the past week
    .

  • Hit
    me again… and again…
    Outfielder
    John Drennen has had multiple base hits in five out of his past six games. The
    San Diego, Calif. native has been on a tear in August with 12 multiple hit
    games.

  • Playoff
    update…
    The
    Aeros remain 3.5 games behind Harrisburg as the Senators lost to New Hampshire
    8-7. Bowie improved its post season chances with a 2-0 win against Altoona. The
    Baysox are now three games in front of Akron. The Aeros now have an elimination
    number of five with seven games remaining in the season.

  • Player
    of the week…
    Left-handed pitcher Matt Packer is the
    winner of this week’s Akron Aeros Player of the Week award. Packer (1-2, 3.60
    ERA) earned his first win with the Aeros in Saturday’s 9-0 triumph over the
    Erie SeaWolves. The Germantown, Tenn. native celebrated his 23rd
    birthday in a big way as he gave up no runs on six hits and struck out eight
    batters over six innings of work. He is scheduled to start in the last game of
    the current series against Trenton.

Aeros Recap 08/30: Extra Innings Doom Aeros Again

Extra
innings continued to be a bad omen for the Aeros as they fell to Trenton 4-3 in
10 innings Monday at Waterfront Park. The loss puts Akron (69-66) closer to
elimination from the post-season while the Thunder (79-56) stays ahead of New
Hampshire for first place in the Eastern Division.

 

Both
teams scored in the first inning as Akron took the early lead on an RBI single
by designated hitter Jerad Head that scored shortstop Cristo Arnal from second.
Trenton responded with a leadoff home run by Justin Christian to tie the game.
Lance Berkman, on rehab appearance with the Thunder, provided Trenton with a
2-1 lead when he scored on a Marcos Vechionacci groundout.

 

Trenton
increased their lead when Rene Rivera hit a solo home run to center field in
the sixth frame to make it 3-1.

 

The
Aeros comeback started in the eighth when center fielder Jordan Henry tripled
to right field and scored on a ground out by Arnal. First baseman Beau Mills
led off the ninth, also with an extra base hit, as he doubled to center field.
He would come home on an RBI single by catcher Juan Apodaca to send the game
into extra frames.

 

Akron
had a chance to take the lead in the top of the 10th when Arnal
reached third after a single and a pair of wild pitches, but the next two batters
lined out and struck out to end the threat. The Thunder made short work of the
situation from there as Daniel Brewer led off with a single, moved to second on
sacrifice bunt, and home for the game winning run on consecutive singles.

 

Right-handed
reliever Omar Aguilar took the loss to fall to 2-6 as he gave up the three hits
and one run in the 10th. Ryan Pope rebounded from blowing the save
and earned the win to improve to 4-6.

 

The
Aeros remain 3.5 games behind Harrisburg as the Senators lost to New Hampshire
8-7. Bowie improved its post-season chances with a 2-0 win against Altoona. The
Baysox are now three games in front of Akron. The Aeros now have an elimination
number of five.

 

Akron
will face Trenton in the second of four games Tuesday as they send Alex White
(8-7, 2.28 ERA) to the hill against the Thunder’s Cory Arbiso (5-3, 3.51 ERA). Join Ken Carman for Monday’s radio broadcast beginning at
6:50 p.m. on Fox Sports 1350 AM and at www.akronaeros.com For more information,
please call the Akron Aeros team offices at (330) 253-5151.

 

Aerodynamics: LHP Matt Packer Named Aeros Player of the Week

Left-handed
pitcher Matt Packer is the winner of this week’s Akron Aeros Player of the Week
award, the team announced today. Packer (1-2, 3.60 ERA) earned his first win
with the Aeros in Saturday’s 9-0 triumph over the Erie SeaWolves. The
Germantown, Tenn. native celebrated his 23rd birthday in a big way
as he gave up no runs on six hits and struck out eight batters over six innings
of work.

 

Packer
was promoted from Class A Lake County on August 3 where he finished 8-5 with
one save and a league-leading 1.60 ERA in 95.2 innings pitched. In five games
and four starts with the Aeros, he has allowed 13 runs (12 earned) on 30 hits
with 23 strikeouts against seven walks in 30 innings pitched.

 

The Akron
Aeros will award their Player of the Week honor to an individual player every
Monday for the rest of the season. In the case of a Monday closure of the team
offices, the Aeros will announce the award Tuesday. Akron outfielder Jerad Head
won the award last week. This week, the separate Eastern League Player-Pitcher
of the Week Awards went to Portland’s Ryan Lavarnway and Reading’s Michael
Cisco, respectively.

Aeros Recap 08/29: SeaWolves Avoid Sweep with 7-4 Win

Erie
avoided a four-game sweep with a 7-4 defeat of Akron Sunday afternoon in front
of 4,234 fans at the regular season finale at Canal Park. It was the SeaWolves
first win in Akron this year and first in 20 attempts dating back to 2009. The
Aeros drop to 69-65 while the SeaWolves improve to 60-74.

 

Erie broke out of its series-long slump in a big way with six runs
in the second inning. The rally started when Billy Nowlin hit an RBI-double to
score Rawley Bishop. Nowlin eventually came around to score on a throwing error
by left-handed starter Scott Barnes. Brent Wyatt singled through the hole at
shortstop to bring around Andy Bouchie and Matt Mansilla to make the score 4-0.
Brandon Douglas added another pair of runs with a double to end the big inning.
The SeaWolves scored again in the fourth when Wyatt advanced home on a
sacrifice from Bryan Pounds.

 

The Aeros had a big inning of their own in the sixth as five
straight hits led to four runs. Second baseman Jason Kipnis scored the first
run on a double that brought in center fielder Jordan Henry. Third baseman
Lonnie Chisenhall then singled to left to bring in Kipnis. After a pitching
change, catcher Miguel Perez hit an RBI single to bring in Chisenhall. Right
fielder Jerad Head scored the final run on a groundout by left fielder John
Drennen.

 

Akron had a chance to tie the game in the bottom of the ninth, but
could not take advantage and left two runners on base.

 

Barnes took the loss and fell to 6-10 on the season. He gave up
seven runs on seven hits while striking out four against two walks in four innings
of work. Erie southpaw starter Duane Below earned the win to improve to 5-12.
Below gave up four runs on six hits with three strikeouts and one walk in 5.1
innings. Lester Oliveros came on in the ninth to record his 12th
save.

 

The Aeros now travel to the Garden State for a four-game series
against the Trenton Thunder. Akron will send Eric Berger (5-5, 4.68 ERA) to the
hill to battle Adam Warren (4-2, 3.05 ERA). Join Ken Carman for Monday’s radio
broadcast beginning at 6:50 p.m. on Fox Sports 1350 AM and at www.akronaeros.com
For more information, please call the Akron Aeros team offices at (330)
253-5151.

 

Aerodynamics 08/29: Game #134

Game #134 Sunday, August 29, 2010 1:35 P.M.
Home Game #71 Canal Park Akron, OH

Akron Aeros (69-64) vs. Erie SeaWolves (59-74)

Cleveland
Indians              Detroit
Tigers

Aeros Stat of the Day:

  • The Aeros have won all 10 games
    against Erie at Canal Park this year and 19 straight at home dating back to May
    25, 2009. Over that stretch, Akron has outscored the SeaWolves 135-38.

 

Aerodynamics

  • Goose
    eggs recalled…
    The
    Aeros shutout Erie for the second time in this four-game series with a 9-0
    decision. The Aeros struck first when designated hitter Jerad Head hit in
    center fielder Jordan Henry on a bases-loaded fielder’s choice in which the
    SeaWolves attempted to turn a double play in the first inning. Right fielder
    John Drennen eventually took advantage with an RBI-single to right field that
    scored second baseman Jason Kipnis. Head faced another bases-loaded opportunity
    in the second and he promptly delivered with a two-RBI double down the left
    field line that scored shortstop Cristo Arnal and Henry. First baseman Beau
    Mills followed with a two-RBI single that scored third baseman Lonnie
    Chisenhall and Head for a 6-0 lead. Head added his fourth RBI of the night in
    the fourth with a sacrifice fly that brought in Kipnis. The Aeros scored
    insurance runs in the seventh and eighth to cement the win.

  • EL
    Shutouts…
    Akron
    has shut out Erie three times this season, and is tied with Trenton with the
    most shutouts in the league with 12. The Aeros are 12-4 in shutout games this
    year while the Thunder holds a 12-5 record in shutout games.

  • Happy
    Birthday…
    Left-handed
    starter Matt Packer celebrated his 23rd birthday in style as he shut
    out the SeaWolves and struck out eight batters, the most he has had with the
    Aeros, through six innings of work. The Germantown, Tenn. earned his first
    Double-A win and improved to 1-2. Erie starter Jon Kibler (5-5) took the loss
    after he gave up seven runs on seven hits with six walks and two strikeouts in
    four innings.

  • Head scalps Erie… Outfielder Jerad Head continues to be successful against the
    SeaWolves as he recorded his 10th multi-RBI game of the season with
    the Aeros Saturday as he hit in four runners. It’s the second time the Topeka,
    Kan. native has batted in four runs this year. Head has the highest batting
    average (.425) and the most RBI (13) of any current Aeros player against Erie.

  • Duplicating Drennen… Outfielder John Drennen has went 2-4 with a double in each of the
    past four games. The San Diego native has hit in six RBI and scored three runs
    during that stretch.

  • Post-season
    setting up…
    Akron
    improved their playoff chances as they gained a game on current Western
    Division wild card leader Harrisburg with the Senators 2-1 loss to Trenton, as
    well as third-place Bowie as they fell 6-5 to New Britain. The Aeros are now
    2.5 games back of the wild card lead with nine games remaining. Altoona
    defeated Richmond Saturday night meaning they stay 10 games in front of Akron,
    thus eliminating them from winning the regular season division title. Trenton
    and New Hampshire both have clinched playoff spots in the east. If the Aeros
    win the wild card, they will play the Western Division champions on September 8
    and 9 before returning to Canal Park on Friday, Sept. 10. If necessary, Game 4
    will be in Akron on Saturday, Sept. 11 and Game 5 will be on the road on
    Sunday, Sept. 12.

Aeros Recap 08/28: Aeros Score Second Erie Shutout, 9-0

The Aeros shutout Erie for the second time in this four-game series with
a 9-0 decision in front of 4,209 fans at Canal Park. The loss is Erie’s
10th here this season and 19th straight here dating back to May 24,
2009. Akron (69-64) has now outscored the SeaWolves (59-74) by a 26-2
count so far in the series.

The Aeros struck first when
designated hitter Jerad Head knocked in center fielder Jordan Henry on a
bases-loaded fielder’s choice in which the SeaWolves attempted to turn a
double play in the first inning. Right fielder John Drennen eventually
took advantage with an RBI-single to right field that scored second
baseman Jason Kipnis.

Head faced another bases-loaded opportunity
in the second and he promptly delivered with a two-RBI double down the
left field line that scored shortstop Cristo Arnal and Henry. First
baseman Beau Mills followed with a two-RBI single that scored third
baseman Lonnie Chisenhall and Head for a 6-0 lead. Head added his fourth
RBI of the night in the fourth with a sacrifice fly that brought in
Kipnis.

The Aeros scored an unearned insurance run in the seventh
after Head scored from third on an error by Bryan Pounds that allowed
left fielder Tim Fedroff to be safe at first. Arnal made the score 9-0
in the eighth when he scored on a ground out by Chisenhall.

Left-handed
starter Matt Packer celebrated his 23rd birthday in style as he shut
out the SeaWolves and struck out eight batters, the most he has had with
the Aeros, through six innings of work. The Germantown, Tenn. earned
his first Double-A win and improved to (1-2). Erie starter Jon Kibler
(5-5) took the loss after he gave up seven runs on seven hits with six
walks and two strikeouts in four innings.

Akron improved their
playoff chances as they gained a game on current Western Division wild
card leader Harrisburg with the Senators 2-1 loss to Trenton, as well as
third-place Bowie as they fell 6-5 to New Britain. The Aeros are now
2.5 games back of the wild card lead with nine games remaining.

The
Aeros look to clinch the four-game sweep Sunday as left-handed pitcher
Scott Barnes (6-9, 4.77 ERA) faces SeaWolves southpaw Duane Below (5-12,
5.04 ERA) in the final regular season home game.

Sunday will be
the final Family Pack Sunday and is sponsored by the Duquesne Incline
where fans can buy four tickets, four hot dogs, four fountain drinks,
and four bags of chips for only $48! Join Jim Clark for Sunday’s radio
broadcast beginning at 1:20 p.m. on Fox Sports 1350 AM and at
http://www.akronaeros.com For more information, please call the Akron Aeros
team offices at (330) 253-5151.

 

Aerodynamics 08/28: Game #133

Game #133 Saturday, August 28, 2010 7:05 P.M.
Home Game #70 Canal Park Akron, OH

Akron Aeros (68-64) vs. Erie SeaWolves (59-73)

Cleveland Indians            
      Detroit Tigers

Aeros Stat of the Day:

  • The Aeros’ 12 wins against Erie
    are the most they’ve had against any Eastern League team this season. Their
    .750 winning percentage is the second highest behind New Britain (.833).

 

Aerodynamics

  • Walking
    home…
    The Aeros
    pulled away from Erie in the second half of the game to defeat the SeaWolves
    5-2. A scoreless tie was broken in the bottom of the fifth inning when the
    Aeros rallied with two outs to score a pair of runs. After catcher Juan Apodaca
    and shortstop Cristo Arnal both hit singles, center fielder Jordan Henry walked
    to load the bases. Second baseman Jason Kipnis also walked to force in the
    first run. Arnal scored soon after on a wild pitch by Brayan Villarreal to give
    Akron a 2-0 lead. Erie answered in the sixth when Brandon Douglas scored from
    third when Bryan Pounds grounded out unassisted to first with one out. Akron
    cushioned their lead on a second bases loaded walk when third baseman Lonnie
    Chisenhall took a base on balls to force in Arnal in the seventh. Designated
    hitter Jerad Head proceeded to hit a double to left center field that scored
    Henry and Kipnis. Erie struck back in the eighth after Rawley Bishop hit an
    RBI-single, but could not take advantage and left the bases loaded as Akron won
    5-2.


  • Mission
    statement…
    Right
    handed starter Corey Kluber earned the win to even out his record at 2-2. The
    Coppell, Texas native allowed one run on eight hits. Kluber struck-out five
    SeaWolves against one walk over seven innings of work. He now has 157 combined
    strikeouts on the year with 136 during his time with the Double A Texas League
    San Antonio Missions. That currently tops the list for most in Double A this
    season, 14 better than Harrisburg’s Tom Milone, and sixth in all of minor
    league baseball.

  • Save
    me…
    Reliever
    Omar Aguilar recorded his seventh save of the season after he came on in the
    ninth to secure the win. The Merced, Calif. native is currently fourth in the
    Eastern League in the category of highest strikeouts per nine innings pitched
    ratio for relievers at 10.53 with 69 strikeouts over 59 innings pitched.

  • Here’s
    Johnny…
    Outfielder
    John Drennen has gone 2-for-4 in each of his past three games against Erie and
    Bowie. The San Diego, Calif. native now has a team-high 36 multi-hit games,
    four ahead of fellow outfielder Tim Fedroff. Drennen currently has a batting
    average of .304, third in the Eastern League behind Bowie’s Ryan Adams (.305)
    and Reading’s Tagg Bozied (.318).


  • Tick
    tock…
    Akron
    remains 3.5 games behind Harrisburg for the Western Division wild card. Bowie
    also remains ahead of the Aeros as the Baysox trail the Senators by 1.5 games.
    The defending Eastern League champions’ elimination number now stands at eight.
    That number will go down by one anytime the Aeros lose or the wild card leader
    wins.


  • Spirit
    fingers…
    On
    Saturday, the first 1,000 fans will receive a foam finger giveaway sponsored by
    the Akron Canton Airport. The airport will also be giving away a free AirTran
    airline voucher to two lucky fans in attendance. Sunday will be the final
    Family Pack Sunday and will be sponsored by the Duquesne Incline where fans can
    buy four tickets, four hot dogs, four fountain drinks, and four bags of chips
    for only $48!

Aeros Recap 08/27: Aeros Sink SeaWolves 5-2

The
Aeros pulled away from Erie in the second half of the game to defeat the
SeaWolves 5-2. It was Akron’s fourth-straight victory Friday night as they
improved to 68-64 in front of 7,188 fans at Canal Park. Erie fell to 59-73.

 

A
scoreless tie was broken in the bottom of the fifth inning when the Aeros
rallied with two outs to score a pair of runs. After catcher Juan Apodaca and
shortstop Cristo Arnal both hit singles, center fielder Jordan Henry walked to
load the bases. Second baseman Jason Kipnis also walked to force in the first
run. Arnal scored soon after on a wild pitch by Brayan Villarreal to give Akron
a 2-0 lead. Erie answered in the sixth when Brandon Douglas scored from third
when Bryan Pounds grounded out unassisted to first with one out.

 

The
Aeros cushioned their lead when they earned the run back on a second bases
loaded walk when third baseman Lonnie Chisenhall took a base on balls to force
in Arnal in the seventh. Designated hitter Jerad Head proceeded to hit a double
to left center field that brought in Henry and Kipnis which made the score 5-1.

 

The
SeaWolves struck back in the eighth after Rawley Bishop hit an RBI-single to
score Douglas, but could not take advantage and left the bases loaded. Closer
Omar Aguilar came on in the ninth to record his seventh save of the season.
Right-handed starter Corey Kluber earned the win with one run on eight hits. He
struck out five against one walk over seven innings of work.

 

Akron
remains 3.5 games out of the wildcard as Harrisburg defeated Trenton tonight
4-3. No ground was made on Bowie either as they were winners of a 4-3 decision
against New Britain.

 

On Saturday, the first 1,000 fans will receive a foam finger
giveaway sponsored by the Akron Canton Airport. The airport will also give away
a free AirTran airline voucher to two lucky fans in attendance. Join Jim Clark
for Saturday’s radio broadcast beginning at 6:50 p.m. on Fox Sports 1350 AM and
at www.akronaeros.com as left-handed pitcher
Matt Packer (0-2, 4.50 ERA) faces SeaWolves southpaw Jon Kibler (4-5, 5.65
ERA). For more information, please call the Akron Aeros team offices at (330)
253-5151.

Aerodynamics 08/27: Game #132

Game #132 Friday, August 27, 2010 7:05 P.M.
Home Game #69 Canal Park Akron, OH

Akron Aeros (67-64) vs. Erie SeaWolves (59-72)

Cleveland Indians           
       Detroit Tigers

Aeros Stat of the Day:

  • The
    Aeros winning percentage in shutout games is .733, currently the best in the
    Eastern League. Akron has played in 15 shutout games and has won 11, second
    most in the league.

 

Aerodynamics

  • Goose egg… The Aeros defeated Erie by a
    12-0 count Thursday for their 11th shutout of the season. Akron
    jumped out to 6-0 lead thanks to home runs by third baseman Lonnie Chisenhall,
    right fielder John Drennen, and left fielder Tim Fedroff, and alert base
    running by second baseman Jason Kipnis who came in from second after a throwing
    error. Akron poured on the runs in the seventh in a rally started by designated
    hitter Jerad Head when he hit an RBI single up the middle to score center
    fielder Jordan Henry from second. Mills then walked to load the bases to set up
    Perez. The Caracas, Venezuela native singled to score Kipnis, but an error on
    Erie’s left fielder Brandon Jones allowed Head to come home. Drennen made it
    11-0 with a deep double to left-center field that brought home Mills and Perez.
    Erie hurt itself again when Pounds threw the ball wide of first base and
    Drennen advanced home from second to make it 12-0. SeaWolves starter Anthony
    Shawler took the loss and is now 4-3.

  • White’s out… Right-handed starter Alex
    White had a fantastic outing as he improved to 8-7 with three hits, five
    strikeouts and one walk. He threw seven shutout innings, matching his longest
    outing of the season. The former Tar Heel has a team leading 12 quality starts
    of fewer than three earned runs in at least six innings pitched. Relievers Nick
    Hagadone and Rob Bryson came in and pitched an inning each with Bryson giving
    up the only other hit of the game.

  • Lunar Lonnie… With Chisenhall’s home run
    in the first inning Thursday, The Newport, N.C. native now has 17 round trips
    and has tied current Columbus Clipper Matt McBride for the most by any Aeros
    player this season. It is Chisenhall’s second home run of the week after
    hitting one on Tuesday in Bowie.

  • Taking advantage… The Aeros have scored
    four runs in the past three games on plays where opponents have made an error.
    Akron’s opponents in the past three games have committed a total of nine
    errors, the most over any three-game stretch this season.

  • No love…The Aeros didn’t receive any help
    tonight in the Western Division wild card race as Bowie came back to defeat New
    Britain and Harrisburg defeated Trenton. Akron remains 3.5 games back of the
    second-place Senators, but now has an elimination number in single digits at
    nine with 11 games to play.

  • Number one fireworks… The final fireworks
    show of the season will follow Friday’s game against Erie and will be sponsored
    by KeyBank. On Saturday, the first 1,000 fans will receive a foam finger
    giveaway sponsored by the Akron Canton Airport. The airport will also be giving
    away a free AirTran airline voucher to two lucky fans in attendance. Sunday
    will be the final Family Pack Sunday and will be sponsored by the Duquesne
    Incline where fans can buy four tickets, four hot dogs, four fountain drinks,
    and four bags of chips for only $48!

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