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Aerodynamics: Game #124 08/20/10

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Game #124 Friday, August 20, 2010 7:05 P.M.
Home Game #63 Canal Park Akron, OH

Akron Aeros (64-59) vs. Harrisburg Senators(64-59)

Cleveland
Indians       Washington Nationals


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Aerodynamics

  • Early
    fireworks…
    A seven-run eighth inning rally highlighted a 15-10 victory for
    the Aeros as they avoided a sweep by Reading Thursday night. The R-Phils led by
    as many as five runs before Akron scored 13 runs in the fifth through the
    eighth inning to secure the win. Right fielder Jerad Head hit a two-run home
    run in the first to start the scoring and added a second two-run round tripper
    in the fifth to bring the score to 7-6 in favor of the Phillies. The Aeros
    regained the lead in the following inning with two runs, but Reading responded
    with two in the sixth and one in the seventh for a 10-8 advantage. Akron’s
    rally was then started by center fielder Jordan Henry with a two-RBI single
    that scored left fielder Tim Fedroff and designated hitter Lucas Montero. Third
    baseman Lonnie Chisenhall then singled in Henry to take the lead 11-10. A
    bases-loaded walk scored second baseman Jason Kipnis before shortstop Carlos
    Rivero provided the final blow with a bases-clearing double to cap his four-RBI
    night.

  • Winning
    marbles…
    Right-handed reliever Bryan Price earned the win for the Aeros
    Thursday night and improved to 6-3 on the season. The Marble Falls, TX native
    allowed one run on three hits and struck out one over two innings of work. It
    is Price’s second win in his last three outings, as he also earned a victory
    against Reading a week prior.

  • Born to
    Run…
    The Aeros 15 runs Thursday night are the most they have scored in a
    game this season. The previous record was 12, set four times with the last
    coming on August 14th against New Britain. Coincidentally, two of
    the other four games came against Reading on May 7th and July 24th.

  • Heading
    Home…
    Head continues to be an offensive force since returning to the Aeros
    on Tuesday. With his three hits Thursday, the Topeka, Kan. native extended his
    hit streak to 17 games, second-longest of the season for Akron. Head has also
    hit four home runs in the past three days with one coming in a continuation
    game.

  • August
    heat…
    With Bowie and Harrisburg both losing Thursday, Akron now stands
    equally with the Senators, just one game back of the Baysox for the Western
    Division wild card. The Aeros now face their arguably most important week of
    the season with a three game series against Harrisburg before traveling to
    Bowie for another three game series and to complete a continuation game.

  • Fireworks
    encore…
    Fireworks will follow Friday’s game sponsored by Pizza Hut’s at
    Canal Park. August 21st marks the last Super Saver Saturday of the
    seasons where fans can take advantage of $7 tickets
    and $1 specials on hot dogs, draft beer, soft drinks and popcorn. Fans can also
    utilize a 10 percent discount at the Infield Outfitters team shop. In addition
    to all that value, the first 1,000 fans through the gates will receive an Aeros
    dry-fit t-shirt courtesy of FirstMerit.


Aerodynamics Game #117: 08/13/10

GAME #117 ? FRIDAY, AUGUST 13, 2010 ? 7:05 P.M. 

HOME GAME #61 ? CANAL PARK ? AKRON, OH

AKRON AEROS (59-57) VS
. NEW BRITAIN ROCK CATS (34-84)
CLEVELAND INDIANS          MINNESOTA TWINS
AERODYNAMICS… 

Thursday Triumph… The Aeros prevented a three-game sweep at the hands of the Reading Phillies with a 3-2 walk-off victory in the bottom of the ninth inning at Canal Park. Reading took the early 1-0 lead against Akron starter Scott Barnes on a solo home run by Tagg Bozied to begin the top of the second. A third inning two-out RBI single from Jason Kipnis tied the score and a double and two sacrifices against reliever Connor Graham gave the Phillies the lead again. The Aeros then rallied against closer Sergio Escalona in the ninth with a walk and an infield single from Kipnis before third baseman Lonnie Chisenhall tied the score with an RBI single to right. First baseman Beau Mills followed with a fielder’s choice to f
irst and Kipnis slid safely at home to end the game. Bryan Price (5-3) earned the win for the Aeros in relief and Escalona (2-7) blew the save in taking the loss. 

? Scott’s Storm… Thursday marked yet another quality start for the consistent left-hander Barnes at Canal Park. The 22-year-old St. John’s University product delivered six efficient innings against just two hits and a lone run with five strikeouts in taking a no-decision. It was his sixth quality start in his last eight outings and he now has a 5-3 record and a 3.19 ERA with 59 strikeouts against only 22 walks in his last 12 games since June 9th. Cleveland acquired Barnes in a July 2009 trade from the San Francisco Giants for Ryan Garko and he was the winning pitcher in the deciding Game 4 of last year’s Eastern League Championship Series. 
? Easy Money… Price pitched a perfect ninth inning Thursday night against Reading to improve upon his impressive 2010 Akron statistics. He lowered his ERA to 0.60 in 16 Canal Park games, recording 28 strikeouts with only four walks in 30.0 innings. Price will turn 24 years old in the coming off-season and was acquired in last year’s Victor Martinez from the Boston Red Sox. 
? Jason Lives… The second baseman Kipnis led the Aeros offense again in the series-ending victory Thursday. Cleveland’s second-round pick in the June 2009 Draft finished 3-for-5 at the plate with a triple, a run scored and an RBI to extend his hitting streak to six games. The performance was his 20th multi-hit game in just 53 outings in Double-A after earning the promotion from Class A Kinston on June 10th. In his first full season of professional baseball, the product of Arizona State University has a .317 batting average in 107 combined games with 27 doubles, seven triples, 13 home runs, 76 runs scored, 60 RBI and an impressive .905 OPS. 
? Boom and Bling… Tonight begins Akron’s three-game series against the New Britain Rock Cats of the Eastern League’s Eastern Division. Fireworks will follow Friday’s game sponsored by the Wing Warehouse at Canal Park and on Saturday, the first 1,500 fans in attendance will receive a special replica of the 2009 Akron Aeros EL Championship ring from Distillata Water. 
AEROS STAT OF THE NIGHT: 
Thursday’s dramatic 3-2 victory over the Reading Phillies was Akron’s fifth win this season when trailing after eight innings, the most such victories in all of Double-A baseball in 2010.

Recap 08/12: Aeros Rally in Ninth, Defeat Reading 3-2

AKRON,
OH – The Aeros walked off with a 3-2 victory over the Reading Phillies Thursday
night, utilizing a two-run ninth inning to end another losing streak. First
baseman Beau Mills finished the comeback with a run-scoring fielder’s choice to
help Akron avoid the three-game series sweep in front of 2,125 Thirsty Thursday
fans at Canal Park. With the win, the fourth-place Aeros improved to 59-57
while the R-Phils fell to 57-59 this season.

Reading
struck first against Akron starting pitcher Scott Barnes in the top of the
second inning. Designated hitter Tagg Bozied began the frame with a towering
home run next to the Miller Lite sign in dead center field, giving the Phillies
a quick 1-0 lead.

The
hosts responded in the next frame against Reading’s Austin Hyatt who was making
his Double-A debut. New catcher Juan Apodaca walked with one out, center
fielder Jordan Henry also drew a free pass two batters later after Hyatt’s fourth
strikeout. Kipnis followed and tied the score with a clutch two-out RBI single
to right field.

Barnes
cruised through the remainder of his six innings pitched before the R-Phils
rallied against reliever Connor Graham in the seventh. Cody Overbeck hit a
leadoff double to right and scored after a pair of sacrifices to give the visitors
the one-run advantage again.

Trailing
and on the verge of yet another loss, the Aeros concluded their comeback
victory in the dramatic bottom of the ninth inning. Closer Sergio Escalona walked
Henry with one out and Kipnis recorded an infield single off the glove of first
baseman Kevin Nelson. Chisenhall followed with an RBI seeing-eye single to
right and Kipnis safely slid under the throw to the plate to end the contest on
the grounder to first base by Mills.

Akron’s
Bryan Price (5-3) earned the victory with a perfect top of the ninth inning and
Escalona (2-7) blew his sixth save of the season in taking the loss. Barnes
recorded his sixth quality start in eight outings despite the no-decision,
permitting just two hits in his six innings pitched. The left-hander struck out
five batters against three walks and the lone run on Bozied’s homer as he now
has a 3.19 ERA in his past 12 games since June 9th.

Kipnis
led the Aeros offense in finishing 3-for-5 at the plate with a triple, a run
scored and an RBI to increase his batting average to .332 in Double-A. The home
team rallied to score twice in the ninth after entering the game with a .138
(5-for-58) average with runners in scoring position in their previous eight
contests.

The
best fireworks spectacular in Ohio returns to Canal Park Friday at 7:05 p.m. as
the Aeros start a three-game series against the New Britain Rock Cats. The Wing
Warehouse sponsors this week’s fireworks, one of only three remaining shows
this season.

Akron
left-hander Kelvin De la Cruz (4-6, 4.54 ERA) will start in the contest against
Deolis Guerra (2-8, 5.78 ERA) of the last-place Rock Cats of the Eastern
Division. Join Jim Clark for Friday night’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 Aeros at (330) 253-5151.

Recap 08/08: New Britain Avoids Sweep, Rocks Akron 11-3

NEW
BRITAIN, CT – Aeros ace Alex White struggled again Sunday as the New Britain
Rock Cats salvaged a win to end this three-game series with a dominant 11-3
victory. White permitted seven runs in five plus innings on the day as the
hosts provided plenty of run support in front of another impressive crowd of
5,426 fans at New Britain Stadium. The last-place Rock Cats of the Eastern
Division improved to 34-81, and with the loss, the Aeros finished 2-5 on this
weeklong road trip and now have a 58-55 record on the season.

White
avoided damage through the first two frames before his offense took the lead in
the third. A sacrifice bunt from Akron center fielder Jordan Henry advanced
Miguel Perez and Lucas Montero advanced runners to third and second base,
respectively. Third baseman Lonnie Chisenhall followed two batters later with a
sacrifice fly to left.

The
Rock Cats responded swiftly as Joe Benson belted a solo one-out homer in the
bottom of the third to tie the score at 1-1. After a walk and a double, Erik
Lis hit a home run for the second straight night, this blast coming in the
three-run variety.

Back-to-back
doubles from designated hitter Tim Fedroff and Perez cut the deficit to 4-2 in
the fourth before White cruised through another two more innings. The Aeros
added another score in the top of the sixth as right fielder John Drennen led
off with a homer.

New
Britain then rallied in the sixth, starting the frame with a single, an RBI
double and a walk before Connor Graham entered the game in relief. He promptly
permitted three more runs, two via run-scoring groundouts, and the blowout
continued in the seventh inning. New reliever Bryan Price allowed a solo homer
to Juan Portes as a wild pitch and another groundout provided for the final
margin of the night.

Kyle
Gibson (7-5) earned the victory for the Rock Cats in scattering three runs on
seven hits through his 5.2 innings pitched. White (6-6) failed to survive the
sixth frame, permitting eight hits, two walks and two home runs in his worst
Double-A start of the season. The 21-year-old has now allowed at least four
runs in each of his past three outings (7.04 ERA).

Akron
finished with nine hits in the game, led by an impressive outing from the
bottom half of the lineup. Drennen was 2-for-4 with his fifth homer of the
season while the final three batters, Fedroff, Perez and Montero, all collected
two hits as well.

The
Aeros thankfully return home to Ohio tonight and will begin another weeklong
home stand, the longest remaining of the season, Tuesday night against the
Reading Phillies. It is a Two for Tuesday at Canal Park starting at 7:05 p.m.
and fans can enjoy buy one, get one free specials on tickets, hot dogs, ice
cream, popcorn and soft drinks.

Recently
acquired right-hander Corey Kluber (0-1, 6.75 ERA) will make his second start
for the Aeros against Reading lefty Yohan Flande (7-7, 4.49 ERA). Tuesday night’s
radio broadcast begins at 6:50 p.m. on Fox Sports 1350 AM and at www.akronaeros.com. For more information,
please call the Akron Aeros at (330) 253-5151.

Aerodynamics Game #113: 08/08/10

GAME #113 ? SUNDAY, AUGUST 8, 2010 ? 1:35 P.M. 

ROAD GAME #57 ? NEW BRITAIN STADIUM ? NEW BRITAIN, CT

AKRON AEROS (58-54) AT NEW BRITAIN ROCK CATS (33-81)
CLEVELAND INDIANS          MINNESOTA TWINS
AERODYNAMICS… 

? Rock the Boat… The Aeros claimed victory in a slugfest Saturday night, earning a 10-6 victory over the host New Britain Rock Cats at New Britain Stadium. The game started off in a back-and-forth contest with an RBI single by shortstop Carlos Rivero giving Akron a 1-0 lead in the second. In the third inning against new Aeros starter T.J. McFarland, Rock Cats slugger Erik Lis then smashed a two-run homer to right and a double-steal, double-error scored two more. The visitors regained a 6-4 advantage in the third thanks to two-RBI singles from second baseman Jason Kipnis and right fielder John Drennen. New Britain tied the game later that inning but designated hitter Tim Fedroff scored on a wild pitch in the fourth to give Akron the lead for good. Lonnie Chisenhall then collected two solo home runs in the final three frames to provide for the final margin as reliever Steven Wright (1-1) earned the win with two shutout frames and Rock Cats starter Deolis Guerra (2-8) struggled in taking the loss. 

? Double Trouble… The left-hander McFarland avoided the decision but also had difficulties Saturday night in the close win over New Britain. He allowed six runs (five earned) on nine hits with two walks and five strikeouts in four innings, leaving right after the Aeros regained the lead. The 21-year-old earned the promotion from Class A Kinston to Double-A earlier in the day, and at the time of his promotion, led the Carolina League with 10 wins while posting a 2.81 ERA in 20 games (15 starts). Cleveland selected McFarland in the fourth round of the June 2007 Draft out of Amos Alonso Stagg High School (IL). 
? Wright on Time… Akron’s bullpen Saturday as three relievers combined to deliver five shutout innings with only one hit. The winning pitcher Wright started with three strikeouts and only one walk in his three frames before Bryan Price followed with two more frames to hold the lead. Closer Omar Aguilar then finished the game with a perfect ninth inning with a strikeout and overall, the Aeros bullpen has a 3.28 ERA this season and a sparkling 2.26 ERA in the past 44 games since June 20th. 
? Slugger Surprise… Chisenhall blasted out of a slump late in the game Saturday night to protect the narrow Akron lead. The 21-year-old third baseman finished 3-for-5 with two home runs and three runs scored for his second multi-homer game in Double-A. He entered the game batting just 1-for-19 during this road trip and now leads the team with 63 runs this season. 
? Catching On… After being acquired Thursday, catcher Juan Apodaca has quickly adapted to the Aeros squad. He collected two singles and two walks in helping the offensive explosion Saturday, now reaching base in six of his first eight plate appearances. 
? Broomsticks… Akron hopes to finish a quick three-game sweep at New Britain Stadium this afternoon to conclude this weeklong road trip. The team returns home Tuesday for six games at Canal Park against Reading again followed by the Rock Cats. 
AEROS STAT OF THE DAY: 
The Akron Aeros are second in the Eastern League with a .271 batting average and fifth with a 3.95 ERA, joining first-place Altoona as the only teams to rank top five in both this year.

Recap 08/07: Chisenhall Homers Twice, Aeros Win 10-6

NEW
BRITAIN, CT – The Aeros defeated the New Britain Rock Cats 10-6 in a slugfest
Saturday night, jumping back to their winning ways the night after snapping a season-high
six-game losing streak.  Third baseman
Lonnie Chisenhall homered twice in the final three innings as Akron overcame a
rough Double-A debut from left-hander T.J. McFarland in front of 6,489 fans at
New Britain Stadium. With the win, the Aeros (58-54) are now 3.5 games behind
the Western Division wild card and the Rock Cats fell to 33-81.

Akron
started with a bang in the top of the second against New Britain starting
pitcher Deolis Guerra. First baseman Beau Mills led off the second with a
double and shortstop Carlos Rivero created an early 1-0 advantage with an RBI
single to right field.

The
lead did not last long as the Rock Cats responded against McFarland in the bottom
half of the frame. Erik Lis smashed a two-run homer to right field while a
double-steal, double-error play plated two more to create a three-run deficit
for the Aeros.

New
catcher Juan Apodaca promptly led another rally in the top of the third with a
single before back-to-back singles from left fielder Cristo Arnal and center
fielder Jordan Henry loaded the bases. A wild pitch scored Apodaca and Akron
reclaimed a 6-4 lead on two-run singles from second baseman Jason Kipnis and
right fielder John Drennen.

New
Britain tied the game in the bottom of that frame on four singles and a
run-scoring walk but the visitors re-claimed the edge for good in the fourth.
Designated hitter Tim Fedroff started with a double and later scored on Guerra’s
third wild pitch of the game.

Reliever
Steven Wright led the charge for the Aeros bullpen after that inning and
Chisenhall helped the team add to the lead in the seventh. He homered to
left-center with one-out in the frame before Drennen recorded another RBI
double, and in the ninth, Chisenhall provided for the final margin on yet
another blast to right with a full count.

Wright
(1-1) earned the victory by recording a pair of shutout innings of relief with
three strikeouts and a lone walk. Guerra (2-8) struggled mightily in taking the
loss, permitting seven runs on nine hits in just four innings pitched.
McFarland allowed six runs (five earned) on nine hits with two walks and five
strikeouts in four frames after earning the promotion from Class A Kinston
earlier in the day. Akron’s bullpen followed with five innings of one-hit
shutout baseball led by performances from Wright and Bryan Price.

Chisenhall
finished 3-for-5 on the night with his two homers and three runs scored, now
ranking second on the team with 14 home runs this year. Mills, Fedroff, Apodaca
and Drennen each collected two hits as well and the latter delivered a
game-high three RBI.

The
Aeros conclude their weeklong road trip Sunday afternoon at New Britain Stadium
with a 1:35 p.m. first pitch time in the series finale against the Rock Cats. Akron
ace right-hander Alex White (6-5, 1.84 ERA) hopes to complete the three-game sweep
against New Britain’s Kyle Gibson (6-5, 3.61 ERA). Join Ken Carman for Sunday afternoon’s
radio broadcast beginning at 1:35 p.m. on Fox Sports 1350 AM and at www.akronaeros.com. For more information,
please call the Akron Aeros at (330) 253-5151.

Aerodynamics Game #109: 08/04/10

GAME #109 ? WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 4, 2010 ? 7:00 P.M. 

ROAD GAME #52 ? BLAIR COUNTY BALLPARK ? ALTOONA, PA

AKRON AEROS (56-52) AT READING PHILLIES (63-46)
CLEVELAND INDIANS          PITTSBURGH PIRATES
AERODYNAMICS… 

? Twin Killing… The first-place Altoona Curve swept a doubleheader with the Aeros Tuesday night at Blair County Ballpark, earning a 4-3 victory in the opener followed by a 3-2 win in 10 innings in the nightcap. A two-run triple by Jason Kipnis gabe Akron an early 3-1 lead in the first game heading into a chaotic fourth inning. Starter Alex White (6-5) took the loss as he surrendered four hits in the frame, including a pair of RBI singles with two outs to provide for the final margin. Altoona lefty Justin Wilson (9-6) earned the victory while Michael Dubee recorded his second save. In the second contest, left-hander Matt Packer limited the Curve attack through seven innings in his Akron debut but reliever Bryan Price (4-3) permitted the walk-off single in the bottom of the 10th. Altoona reliever Dustin Molleken (4-4) picked up the win with a perfect top half of that inning. 

? Black and Blue… Tuesday’s opener was a rare struggle for Akron’s ace as he allowed four runs on seven hits with only two strikeouts in five frames. The four earned runs were the most by an Eastern League opponent against White in 14 outings so far this season and he had permitted just five earned runs in his last seven games spanning 43.2 innings pitched (1.03 ERA). 
? The Cavalier… Packer made an impression Tuesday as he nearly battled his way toward an Aeros victory. He earned the promotion from Class A Lake County earlier in the day and gave up just two runs (one earned) in seven innings last night. The product of the University of Virginia also recorded six strikeouts against one walk in the game, continuing his phenomenal 2010 season. Combined between the Captains of the Midwest League and the Aeros, the 22-year-old Packer now leads all of full-season minor league baseball with a 1.58 ERA in 102.2 innings pitched and has 98 strikeouts against just 14 walks as well. 
? Second Half Surprise… The best offensive player for Akron Tuesday was the second baseman Jason Kipnis, who finished 4-for-7 in the two games to continue his recent hot streak. The 23-year-old converted outfielder is batting .420 (29-for-69) with 18 runs scored in only 17 contests since the EL All-Star Break. He now ranks third in the Indians system with a .316 batting average combined this season and Cleveland selected Kipnis in the second round of the June 2009 Draft out of Arizona State University. 
? Beau Knows Best… First baseman Beau Mills is another impressive hitter of late and he doubled home the only Aeros RBI in the second game Tuesday. He returned from an intercostral strain on June 29th and since, has a .307 (35-for-114) batting average with five home runs and 25 RBI in 30 games. He was a first-round (13th overall) selection by the Indians in the June 2007 Draft. 
? Montero’s Moment… After 17 plate appearances, Aeros left fielder Lucas Montero collected his first career Double-A hit in the ninth inning of Tuesday’s finale. He is now batting .063 (1-for-16) since his promotion from Class A Kinston last week. 
AEROS STAT OF THE NIGHT: 
Despite an Eastern league-leading 36-22 record since May 31st, the Akron Aeros still rank last in the EL with a 1-6 record in extra innings and a 1-5 record in doubleheaders this season.