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Aeros split two games with the Reading Phillies Tuesday night after winning the
opening continuation game 8-7, while dropping the second game 9-7 in front of 6,783
at FirstEnergy Stadium. The continuation game was originally started on July 25th,
while the second game was rescheduled for seven innings. Akron
now stands at 63-58 while Reading
stands at 58-62.
continuation game was suspended in the bottom of the fourth with the score tied
5-5 when rain halted play. Center fielder Jordan Henry began the game on a
strong note as he doubled and scored on a sacrifice fly in the first. Akron 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. Right fielder Jerad Head followed with a
two-run homer to right on his first pitch. Reading responded as Kevin Mahar provided a
solo home run with one out against left starter Kelvin De La Cruz. A bases
loaded walk to Matt Rizzotti in the third then made the score 4-2. Akron added their final
run on a single from second baseman Jason Kipnis in the fourth. De La Cruz left
the game in the fourth after a pair of runs scored to tie the game before the
Reading resumed action
tonight adding two more runs in the inning when Tagg Bozied hit a two RBI
double. The Aeros responded when Head, who joined the team from Class AAA
Columbus today, hit a three-run home run to take the lead 8-7.
pitcher Rob Bryson earned his first win, and only decision, of the season with
2.2 innings pitched, two hits allowed, and three strikeouts. Southpaw Sergio
Escalona (2-7) took the loss, allowing three runs, two earned, on Head’s home
the second game, Akron started scoring early with four runs in the first thanks
to third baseman Lonnie Chisenhall’s RBI double and first baseman Beau Mills
three-run home run. The R-Phils responded with a two-run homer by Bozied.
Aeros added another in the top of the second when Kipnis doubled to left field
scoring shortstop Cristo Arnal. Reading gained the lead in the bottom of the
frame when Tuffy Gosewisch hit an RBI single, followed by Harold Garcia’s
three-run home run to left field.
Akron tied the game 6-6 in
the top of the fourth on an RBI single. Reading
took the lead for good during their next at bat when Freddy Galvis scored on a
wild pitch by lefty starter Matt Packer during Keoni De Renne’s plate appeance,
who soon singled in Harold Garcia. Both teams added runs in the fifth to set up
the final 9-7 score.
took the loss after allowing all nine runs on nine hits with three home runs, a
walk, and a strikeout. Yohan Flande (9-7) earned the win with five innings
pitched, giving up seven runs, six earned, on nine hits, one home run, one
strike out and one walk.
now two games back of Bowie for the wild card, but caught up with Harrisburg in
third place in the Western Division after the Senators lost to Erie 4-3. Akron will continue their
series with the Phillies Wednesday at 7:05 p.m. Lefty Scott Barnes (6-8, 4.66 ERA) takes the mound for the Aeros
against Reading’s J.C. Ramirez (3-3, 5.37 ERA). Join Ken
Carman for Thursday’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.