Recap 07/25: Aeros and Phillies Suspended, Tied at 5-5

READING,
PA – Sunday’s finale between the Aeros and the Reading Phillies was suspended
in the bottom of the fourth inning and will resume on Tuesday, August 17th.
The score was 5-5 with two outs in the frame before the rain halted action and resulted
in an afternoon-ending 31-minute rain delay.  Akron fielder Jerad Head homered for the fifth
time in eight games as the Aeros remain 53-47 on the season and Reading is
49-50.

Center
fielder Jordan Henry began the game on a strong note as he doubled and scored
on sacrifice fly in the first. Akron then continued to pounce on Phillies
starter Ty Taubenheim in the second, taking a 2-0 lead on an RBI single from
left fielder John Drennen while Head followed with a two-run homer to right on
his first pitch.

Reading
responded in the bottom of that second as Kevin Mahar provided a solo home run
with one out against lefty starter Kelvin De La Cruz. A bases loaded walk to
Matt Rizzotti in the third then cut the deficit to only 4-2 for the host
Phillies.

Akron
added their final run on a run-scoring single from second baseman Jason Kipnis
in the fourth while De La Cruz left the game in the chaotic fourth. A double,
three walks, a single and a wild pitch scored a pair of runs before reliever
Bryan Price entered the game and forced the inning’s second out on a fielder’s
choice. With Rizzotti at the plate and facing a 0-1 count with runners on first
and third against Price, the rain halted play.

The
continuation will take place on August 17th starting at 6:05 p.m.
and will be followed by that evening’s regularly scheduled game in seven
innings. That night marks the start of yet another three-game series at First
Energy Stadium in Reading for the Aeros, the final meetings in a stretch of 14 games
in four weeks between these two teams. Today’s statistics for both teams will
only count after the completion of the resumption of the game.

Following
the game Sunday, the Aeros returned home to Akron for Monday’s start of a
weeklong home stand at Canal Park. Tomorrow is Dollar Dog Monday with a 7:05
p.m. first pitch against the second-place Bowie Baysox while all Aeros fans can
acquire FREE ticket vouchers for the game at any local Ritzman Pharmacy
location.

Eastern
League All-Star Paolo Espino (9-3, 3.71 ERA) will make the start Monday night
for the home team against Bowie’s Chorye Spoone (7-5, 3.70 ERA). Join long-time
Aeros broadcaster Jim Clark for Monday evening’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.

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