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!

Aeros Recap 08/26: Aeros Shutout SeaWolves 12-0

The Aeros won their third consecutive game with an impressive 12-0 shutout
against Erie. Akron gave up only four hits on the evening in front of 7,765
fans at Canal Park while improving to 67-64 as the last-place SeaWolves dropped
to 59-72.

 

Akron
jumped out to an early lead with third baseman Lonnie Chisenhall’s two-out solo
home run in the first inning. 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.

 

The
Aeros scored a second run in the third when second baseman Jason Kipnis came in
from second after a throwing error by Bryan Pounds, who attempted to get the
third out on a force at second. Right fielder John Drennen doubled the lead in
the next frame with a two-run home run that also scored catcher Miguel Perez
after he reached safely on a single. Left fielder Tim Fedroff duplicated
Drennen’s effort with a two-run homer of his own in the sixth that brought in
first baseman Beau Mills.

 

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.

 

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. SeaWolves starter Anthony Shawler, now 4-3, took
the loss after giving up six runs (five earned) on eight hits, three home runs,
and seven strikeouts.

 

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.

 

Fireworks
sponsored by KeyBank will follow Friday’s game and will be the last of the
season. Join Jim Clark for Thursday’s internet-only
broadcast beginning at 6:50 p.m. at www.akronaeros.com
as right-handed pitcher Corey Kluber (1-2, 4.66 ERA) faces the SeaWolves’
righty Brayan Villarreal (0-3, 4.13 ERA). For more information, please call the
Akron Aeros team offices at (330) 253-5151.

 

Aerodynamics 08/26: Game #131

Game #131 Thursday, August 26, 2010 7:05 P.M.
Home Game #68 Canal Park Akron, OH

Akron Aeros (66-64) vs. Erie SeaWolves (59-71)

Cleveland
Indians             
Detroit Tigers

Aeros Stat of the Day:

  • Akron lost the overall season
    series to the Baysox for the first time in over 10 years despite winning this
    week’s series against Bowie. The Aeros finished the year 8-10 against their
    division rival. 

 

Aerodynamics


  • Back
    on track…
    The
    Aeros did their part to stay in the wild card hunt with an 8-1 win in their
    last regular season game against Bowie. Akron started the scoring early with
    two runs in the first inning when second baseman Jason Kipnis reached safely on
    a single to left field and eventually scored the first run after a wild pitch.
    Designated hitter Jerad Head then hit a sacrifice fly that allowed third
    baseman Lonnie Chisenhall cross home plate and made the score 2-0. In the
    second, left fielder Tim Fedroff hit an RBI single to score right fielder John
    Drennen. The Aeros doubled their lead in the fifth with Chisenhall’s RBI single
    to score left fielder Tim Fedroff, Kipnis’ run on an error, and shortstop
    Carlos Rivero’s sacrifice fly to score Chisenhall. Akron built their lead to
    eight before Bowie hit a home run in the bottom of the seventh to put the final
    at 8-1.

  • Good
    Berger…
    Berger
    limited the Baysox batters to just one hit while striking out two and walking
    two in his first appearance since returning to Akron on Aug. 22. The southpaw
    earned the win to improve to 5-5 on the year with the Aeros. Berger forced
    eight Baysox batters to ground out and had five flyouts.

  • Wright
    time…
    Right-handed
    reliever Steven Wright came on in the seventh for the remainder of the game to
    record his fifth save of the season, allowing one run on four hits with three
    strikeouts and two walks. It is the Torrence, Calif. native’s first save since
    July 7, and has successfully fulfilled his last four save opportunities.

  • POW
    battle…
    Second
    baseman Jason Kipnis and third baseman Lonnie Chisenhall are battling it out
    for team player of the week honors. Kipnis broke out of a five-game hitless
    slump in with six hits in the three-game series against Bowie. Altogether, the
    Northbrook, Ill. native went 6-12 with a double, three runs, and an RBI on the
    short road trip. Kipnis leads the team in batting with a .325 average with 86
    hits, 37 RBI, 54 runs, 17 doubles, four triples and nine home runs. Chisenhall
    went 5-12 against Bowie with a double, home run, three runs scored, and four
    RBI. The Newport, N.C. native leads the current roster with 16 home runs.

  • Anybody’s
    race…
    The Aeros
    will have to take care of business and hope for some help as they remain 3.5
    games behind Harrisburg for the wild card, but are now just two games behind
    Bowie with 12 games to play. Those games include eight against the Erie
    SeaWolves, last place in the Western Division, and four games against the
    Eastern League leading Trenton Thunder.

  • 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!

Aeros Recap 08/25: Aeros Take Series at Bowie with 8-1 Win

The Aeros did their part to stay in the wild card hunt, winning their last regular season game against Bowie 8-1. Akron received an excellent effort from left-handed starter Eric Berger in his first start after returning to the team as they improved to 66-64 while the Baysox fell to 68-62.

 

Berger limited the Baysox batters to just one hit while striking out two and walking two in his first appearance since returning to Akron on Aug. 22. The southpaw earned the win to improve to 5-5 on the year with the Aeros.

 

Akron started the scoring early with two runs in the first inning. Second baseman Jason Kipnis reached safely on a single to left field and eventually scored the first run after a wild pitch by Bowie starter Eddie Gamboa. Designated hitter Jerad Head then hit a sacrifice fly that allowed third baseman Lonnie Chisenhall cross home plate and made the score 2-0. Right fielder John Drennen and left fielder Tim Fedroff paired up for a third run in the second when Drennen hit a double to left-center field before Fedroff brought him home on a single to right-center.

 

The Aeros doubled their lead with three runs in the fifth. Fedroff put the wheels in motion with a walk to start the inning. Kipnis pushed him to third on a double to center field, and Chisenhall followed up with an RBI-single that scored Fedroff. Kipnis scored shortly after when he took advantage of a fielding error by Carlos Rojas.

 

In the seventh, Head crossed home plate after Drennen hit a bases-loaded RBI-single. Catcher Juan Apodaca followed with a groundout that allowed Mills to score from third and give the Aeros a commanding 8-0 lead. Bowie’s only offense also came in the seventh when Joel Guzman his league-leading 29th home run.

 

Right-handed reliever Steven Wright came on in the seventh for the remainder of the game to record his fifth save of the season, allowing one run on four hits with three strikeouts and two walks.

 

The Aeros remain 3.5 games behind Harrisburg for the wild card, but are now just two games behind Bowie with 12 games to play. Overall, the Aeros are 10.5 games behind division-leading Altoona.

 

Akron returns home Thursday for their last homestand of the year with a four-game series against the Erie SeaWolves. There will be an Alex White poster giveaway sponsored by Busson Digital for the first 2,000 fans through the gates of Canal Park. It is also Akron-Canton Regional Food Bank Drive Night sponsored by the Akron Plan, where fans can bring a canned food item to the game and receive a $5 ticket! It is also the last Thirsty Thursday of the year where dollar drafts and sodas are available through the end of the seventh inning. Appropriately enough, Alex White (7-7, 2.44 ERA) takes the hill for Akron against Erie’s Anthony Shawler (4-2, 4.63 ERA). Join Jim Clark for Thursday’s radio broadcast beginning at 6:50 p.m. only at www.akronaeros.com. For more information, please call the Akron Aeros team offices at (330) 253-5151.

 

Aerodynamics 08/25: Game #130

Game #130 Wednesday, August 25, 2010 7:05 P.M.
Away Game #63 Prince George’s Stadium Bowie, MD

Akron Aeros (65-64) vs. Bowie Baysox (68-61)

Cleveland
Indians              
 Baltimore Orioles


Aeros Stat of the Day:

  • Akron broke a string of four
    games of scoring no runs or one run with Tuesday’s 6-3 victory over the Baysox.
    The Aeros are 10-47 when scoring three runs or less.

 

Aerodynamics

  •  Part
    One…
    The first
    game ended up being a two-day pitchers’ duel as the only run of the ballgame
    came in Bowie’s sixth inning when Ryan Adams hit a home run over the left field
    fence. As a result, Chen-Chang Lee took the loss and fell to 5-4 despite giving
    up only two other hits and striking out five batters against one walk in 3.1
    innings of work. Brandon Cooney, now 3-2, earned the win after he pitched the
    sixth inning in relief with just one hit. Pedro Beato recorded his 16th
    save of the season. Both teams combined for eight hits with Akron tallying five
    and Bowie three.
  • The
    sequel…
    The
    Aeros finally broke out of their offensive slump in the third inning of game
    two. Shortstop Cristo Arnal and centerfielder Tim Fedroff both reached safely
    on separate fielding errors to start the rally. Second baseman Jason Kipnis
    followed with a single to right field scoring Arnal and sending Fedroff to
    third. Third baseman Lonnie Chisenhall capped the inning with a home run to
    left-center field to put Akron up 4-0. Bowie scored in the bottom of the third
    when Jonathan Tucker scored during Xavier Avery’s swipe of second base. Akron
    got the run back in the next inning when Arnal hit a solo home run to left
    field. Errors plagued the Baysox once again in the fifth as right fielder Jerad
    Head scored on a throwing error by Greg Miclat and made the score 6-1. Two
    Bowie runs were scored in the sixth on two-straight bases loaded walks to put
    the game at its 6-3 final.
  • Cruzin’…
    Left-handed
    starter Kelvin De La Cruz earned the win to improve to 5-6. The southpaw gave
    up one run on four hits with six strikeouts against two walks over five innings
    of work. Bowie starter Ryohei Tanaka took the loss to fall to 6-12 after five
    runs scored (one earned) on seven hits over four innings. Right-handed reliever
    Omar Aguilar then came in to get the final out of the sixth and retired the
    side in the seventh to record his sixth save.
  • Arnal
    night…
    With
    infielder Cristo Arnal’s home run Tuesday night, the Caracas, Venezuela native
    has now hit safely in 10 of his past 12 games. In his past 10 games, Arnal is
    10-32 for a .313 average with a double, triple, home run, four RBI, and eight
    runs.
  • Last
    stand…
    Akron
    enters tonight 3.5 games back of second-place Harrisburg for the wild card.
    Third-place Bowie is also ahead of the Aeros by three games. Tonight’s game
    against the Baysox is Akron’s last against either club this regular season.
  • Triple
    play promotion…
    Akron
    returns home Thursday for their last home stand of the year with a four-game
    series against the Erie SeaWolves. There will be an Alex White poster giveaway
    sponsored by Busson Digital for the first 2,000 fans through the gates of Canal
    Park. It is also Akron-Canton Regional Food Bank Drive Night sponsored by the
    Akron Plan where fans can bring a canned food item to the game and receive a $5
    ticket! It is also the last Thirsty Thursday of the year where dollar drafts
    and sodas are available through the end of the seventh inning.
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