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)
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).
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
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
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.
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).
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
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!