Aerodynamics 09/04: Game #140
Game #140 · Saturday, September 4, 2010 · 7:05 P.M.
Away Game #69 · Jerry Uht Park · Erie, PA
Akron Aeros (70-69) at Erie SeaWolves (64-75)
Indians Detroit Tigers
Aeros Stat of the Day:
Aeros were eliminated from the post-season on Friday. It is the first time
since 2004 that Akron will not be in the playoffs and second time since 2001.
replay… The SeaWolves scored first in the opening inning when Rawley Bishop
hit a sacrifice fly to score Brandon Douglas. Erie eventually made the score
2-0 as Douglas walked and then scored on a double by Brandon Jones. Erie broke
the game open in the sixth with a seven-run outburst to deflate the Aeros. The
SeaWolves scored the first two runs of the rally on a two-RBI single up the
middle by Kyle Peter that scored Billy Nowlin and Deik Scram. Brent Wyatt soon
followed that up with a three-run home run to make the score 7-0. Bishop hit in
the final two runs of the frame with a single to right center that scored
Douglas and Matt Mansilla. Akron eventually got on the board when third baseman
Lonnie Chisenhall tripled to right field before scoring on a throwing error by
Douglas in the seventh to set the score at 9-1. However, Erie would get the run
back in the eighth when Douglas scored on a Bishop ground out. The Aeros did
not go down easy as they put together a rally in the ninth as first baseman
Miguel Perez scored on another throwing error by Douglas. Shortstop Ron Rivas
highlighted the inning with a three-run home run to right field to make the
score 10-5, but that would be the closest Akron would get.
Déjà vu… Left-handed starter Scott Barnes
to fall to 6-11 after he gave up five runs on five hits with eight strikeouts
against four walks in 5.2 innings pitched. Duane Below earned the win to
improve to 7-12 with one run on two hits with four strikeouts and one walk over
6.1 innings. The same two pitchers faced off last week at Canal Park resulting
in the same decision with a loss for Barnes and a win for Below.
Chill… Chisenhall collected his 32nd
multi-hit game of the season Friday night. That puts the Newport, N.C. native
third on the active roster behind outfielder John Drennen with 38 and
outfielder Tim Fedroff with 33.
Riveting Rivas… Rivas collected his first
hit with the Aeros and Double-A level with his three-run home run. It’s only
his fifth professional career home run and first since June 20 while in Lake
Down under… Outfielder Trent Baker also
recorded his first hit with the Aeros and Double-A level with a double against
Erie. The Brisbane, Australia native also scored a run.
Above water… The Aeros still win to
secure a .500 season. Akron hasn’t had a losing season since 2004, the last
time they missed the post season, when they finished 63-78.