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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!
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
OH – The Aeros completed a three-game series sweep of the New Britain Rock Cats
with a 7-0 victory Sunday afternoon in front of 3,359 fans at Canal Park. Akron
recorded another 11 hits in the contest highlighted by a two-run homer from
second baseman Jason Kipnis. With the victory, the Aeros now sport a 62-57
record and trail the wild card-leading Bowie Baysox by 1.5 games while New
Britain fell to 34-87
scoring began in the first inning as center fielder Jordan Henry led off with a
single to right. Kipnis followed with a two-run shot off the Miller Lite sign
in center field, and left fielder Tim Fedroff recorded another RBI with a
triple in the second.
the fourth inning, third baseman Lonnie Chisenhall continued his impressive series
against New Britain with a two-run single to extend the lead to 5-0. The Aeros
added their final runs with one out in the eighth inning on a sacrifice fly
from first baseman Beau Mills and a run-scoring single from right fielder John
starting pitcher Corey Kluber (1-2) delivered six shutout innings to earn his
first win in the Cleveland Indians organization. He allowed just six hits and
one walk while striking out four batters in his third start since joining the
team following a three-team trade that also that sent Jake Westbrook to St.
Louis. New Britain’s Bobby Lanigan (2-2) took the loss after allowing five runs
on eight hits in five innings pitched and Aeros relievers Connor Graham and
Omar Aguilar provided three more shutout frames.
home run from Kipnis was his 9th in Double-A and he finished 2-for-2
at the plate with two walks, two runs scored and two RBI. Henry, Chisenhall and
Drennen all finished with a pair of hits as well and the Aeros finished with 48
hits in the three-game series.
Akron has an off day on Monday before traveling to Reading for a
doubleheader that includes the completion of a suspended game from July 25th
and an originally scheduled game that has been shortened to seven innings. They
will pick up action at 6:05 p.m. in the bottom of the fourth inning with the
scored tied 5-5. The pitchers in the opener have not been announced while Aeros
left-hander Matt Packer (0-0, 0.64 ERA) will start against R-Phils righty J.C.
Ramirez (3-3, 5.37 ERA) in the second game. Join Ken Carman for Tuesday night’s
radio broadcast beginning at 5:50 p.m.
on Fox Sports 1350 AM and at www.akronaeros.com.
For more information, please call the Aeros at (330) 253-5151.