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Aerodynamics Game #121: 08/19/10

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Game #123 Thursday, August 19, 2010 7:05 P.M.
Road Game #60 FirstEnergy Stadium Reading, PA
Akron
Aeros (63-59) at Reading Phillies (59-62)

Cleveland Indians                            Philadelphia
Phillies

Aerodynamics

  • Extra
    innings…
    The Aeros took the Phillies into extra innings Wednesday night,
    but could not pull out the win as they dropped a 3-2 decision on the road. Both
    starting pitchers allowed two-run home runs, but remained solid otherwise. The scoring began in the top of the fourth
    inning when designated hitter Jerad Head extended his hit streak to 16 games
    with a two-run home run over the left field fence, scoring second baseman Jason
    Kipnis, who reached on a walk.
    The R-Phils tied the game in the bottom of
    the sixth when Michael Spidale singled to left field and Tagg Bozied hit his
    third home run of the series to even the score 2-2. After three shutout innings
    by both teams, Reading
    scored the deciding run when John Suomi scored after a fielding error by first
    baseman Beau Mills and a throwing error by Kipnis.

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  • Building
    Barnes…
    Akron’s
    starting pitcher Scott Barnes earned a no decision despite limiting the
    Phillies to just two runs on four hits. He struck out five and walked one over
    six strong innings. The Chicopee, Mass.
    native has four straight quality starts of at least six innings pitched and
    fewer than three earned runs.
    During that stretch, Barnes has struck out 22
    batters against eight walks with six runs over 25 innings pitched.

  • Oh my… Right-handed
    reliever Omar Aguilar (2-5) took the loss even though he did not record an
    earned run in his 1.1 innings of work. The
    Merced, Calif. Native holds a 0.00 ERA in his last seven appearances where he
    has allowed just two hits and four walks, while striking out nine batters in
    7.1 combined innings

  • Back and
    forth…
    Akron returns home Friday night to start a three-day weekend series
    with the Harrisburg Senators. The two teams are in the thick of the Western
    Division wild card race, along with the Bowie Baysox. After moving into a tie
    for third place on Tuesday, the Aeros dropped back down to fourth place with
    the 3-2 loss at Reading and the Senators’ 10-1 win over Erie. Bowie fell 3-0 at
    the hands of Trenton, so Akron remains
    two games back of the wild card with 20 games to be decided.

  • Reading
    vs. Jason…
    Infielder Jason Kipnis hit streak ended Wednesday vs. Reading,
    but not before he could extend it to double digits on Tuesday. Kipnis became
    the eighth player on the Aeros to have a hit streak of 10 consecutive games or
    more. So far in the month of August, the Northbrook, Ill. native has hit .356
    (21-59) with seven multi-hit games and nine extra base hits with three home
    runs, three triples, and three doubles. He has hit 14 RBI and scored 11 runs. Kipnis has crossed the plate in six
    straight games for the Aeros, scoring a total of seven runs.
    Wednesday also
    marked the end of the team reaching double hits in four-straight games with New
    Britain and Reading. In those four games, the Aeros belted out 59 hits.

Recap 08/18: Reading Pulls Out 3-2 Win in 10 over Aeros

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The
Aeros took the Phillies into extra innings Wednesday night, but could not pull
out the win as they dropped a 3-2 decision on the road. Both starting pitchers
allowed two-run home runs, but remained solid otherwise in front of the 6,001
in attendance at FirstEnergy Stadium. Akron fell
to 63-59 while Reading
improved to 59-62.

 

The
scoring began in the top of the fourth inning when designated hitter Jerad Head
extended his hit streak to 16 games with a two-run home run over the left field
fence, scoring second baseman Jason Kipnis, who reached on a walk.

 

The
R-Phils tied the game in the bottom of the sixth when Michael Spidale singled
to left field and Tagg Bozied hit his third home run of the series to even the
score 2-2. After three shutout innings by both teams, Reading scored the deciding run when John
Suomi scored after a fielding error by first baseman Beau Mills and a throwing
error by Kipnis.

 

Akron‘s starting pitcher
Scott Barnes earned a no decision despite limiting the Phillies to just two
runs on four hits. He struck out five and walked one over six strong innings.
Closer Omar Aguilar (2-5) was tagged with the loss on an unearned run with one
out in the 10th.

 

Reading’s
starter J.C. Ramirez also took a no decision in allowing two runs on five hits,
while striking out six and walking two over six innings. Jason Anderson (1-5) earned
the win in giving up just one hit while fanning one and walking one in an
inning of work.

 

The
Aeros look to avoid the sweep Thursday night when lefty Kelvin De La Cruz (4-6,
4.98 ERA) takes the mound against the Phillies’ Austin Hyatt (0-0, 1.87 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.

 

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.

Aerodynamics Game #114: 08/10/10

GAME #114 ? TUESDAY, AUGUST 10, 2010 ? 7:05 P.M.

HOME GAME #58 ? CANAL PARK ? AKRON, OH
AKRON AEROS (58-55) VS. READING PHILLIES (55-58)
CLEVELAND INDIANS          PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES
AERODYNAMICS… 

Rock and Roll… The New Britain Rock Cats avoided a three-game series weep with an 11-3 victory over the Aeros Sunday afternoon at New Britain Stadium. Starting pitcher Alex White struggled in the game but Akron actually scored first on a sacrifice fly by third baseman Lonnie Chisenhall in the third inning. The Rock Cats responded with a solo home run in the bottom of the third by Joe Benson followed by a three-run shot from Erik Lis. Doubles from designated hitter Tim Fedroff and catcher Miguel Perez cut the deficit to 4-2 and right fielder John Drennen added a solo homer of his own in the sixth. New Britain then cruised to control the game after that, scoring four runs in the bottom of the sixth and three more in the seventh to provide for the final margin. Starter Kyle Gibson (7-5) earned the victory with his 5.2 innings pitched while White (6-6) took his second straight loss. 

Battle Tested… Sunday’s rough start was arguably the worst in the brief Double-A career of the Akron ace White. He pitched just five plus innings and allowed seven runs on eight hits with two walks and two home runs. It finished a road trip where he also took the loss in the opener of last Tuesday’s doubleheader at Altoona. In his past three games (two starts), Cleveland’s first-round pick in the June 2009 Draft now has a 7.04 ERA with 22 hits and 16 runs (12 earned) allowed in only 15.1 innings. 
Fiery Fedroff… Although the Akron offense has struggled recently, Fedroff has been one of the best contributors over the past two months. He finished 2-for-4 offensively Sunday afternoon with a double, and despite missing a week at the end of last month, he is now batting .396 (38-for-96) with hits in all but three of his past 25 games since June 29th. Fedroff played at the University of North Carolina along with White before he was selected by the Indians in the seventh round of the June 2009 Draft. 
Weekly Wonder… The Aeros awarded left-handed starter Scott Barnes as this week’s Akron Aeros Player of the Week. Barnes delivered seven shutout innings in Friday’s 2-1 victory over New Britain, recording eight strikeouts against just two hits and four base runners total. He made the start at New Britain Stadium, only 45 minutes away from his hometown of Chicopee, MA and it was the 22-year-old’s fifth scoreless outing of at least five innings out of his team-leading 21 starts this year. 
Rubber City Reset… Tonight marks the beginning of a six-game weeklong home stand at Canal Park, the longest remaining stretch in Ohio this season. Akron hosts the Reading Phillies for three games through Thursday before playing the Rock Cats again over the weekend. The Aeros then travel to Reading Monday for another series, completing a stretch of 14 meetings in 29 days. 
Did You Know… Only 10 players from Akron’s opening day roster of 24 men remain on the team entering this week. Nine of the remaining players are with Class AAA Columbus, two are with Class A Kinston and three are no longer in the organization. 
AEROS STAT OF THE NIGHT: 
The Akron Aeros offense has collected three runs or less in seven of eight games in August (2-6 record) and opposing offenses are averaging 6.1 runs per game in this stretch.

Akron Aeros Name Scott Barnes Player of the Week

AKRON,
OH – Left-handed starter Scott Barnes is the winner of this week’s Akron Aeros
Player of the Week award, the team announced today. He was excellent in his one
start this past week when the Aeros played seven games in six days on the road
against the Altoona Curve and the New Britain Rock Cats. This is the first
weekly recognition of the season for Barnes and he is just the second Aeros
pitcher to win it as well.

Barnes
started Friday night against the Rock Cats and pitched seven scoreless frames
in the 2-1 Akron victory. The lefty pitched dominated in front of 7,268
supportive fans at New Britain Stadium, just 45 minutes away from his home town
of Chicopee, MA. He earned the victory in his homecoming, finishing with eight
strikeouts against two hits, only permitting four base runners total while
retiring 18 of his final 19 batters in the game.

The
performance continued an impressive streak of late for the 22-year-old product
of St. John’s University. In his past 11 starts over the past two months
exactly, he is now 5-3 with a 3.34 ERA despite still never winning back-to-back
games this season. For the year, he holds a 6-8 record and a 4.83 ERA, and
leads the Aeros with 21 games started, 110.0 innings pitched and 99 strikeouts,
fourth most in the Indians Player Development System.

Cleveland
acquired Barnes from the San Francisco Giants in a July 2009 trade for former
Akron Aeros slugger Ryan Garko. San Francisco originally selected Barnes in the
eighth round of the June 2008 Draft and at the time of the trade, he led the
Class A California League with 12 wins and ranked third with a 2.81 ERA. He
quickly earned his first-ever promotion to Double-A with Akron and then was the
winning pitcher for the Aeros in the deciding Game 4 of the 2009 Eastern League
Championship Series.

The Akron Aeros will
award their Player of the Week honor to an individual player every Monday for
the rest of the season. In the case of a Monday closure of the team offices,
the Aeros will announce the award Tuesday. Akron center fielder Jordan Henry won
the award last week, and Barnes is the sixth different player to win the award
in the past eight weeks. This week, the separate Eastern League Player-Pitcher
of the Week Awards went to Portland’s Anthony Rizzo and Erie’s Brooks Brown,
respectively.

Following
last week’s road trip, the Aeros returned to Ohio last night and begin the
longest remaining home stand 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 Akron 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 team offices at (330)
253-5151.

Aerodynamics Game #112: 08/07/10

GAME #112 ? SATURDAY, AUGUST 7, 2010 ? 7:05 P.M. 

ROAD GAME #55 ? NEW BRITAIN STADIUM ? NEW BRITAIN, CT

AKRON AEROS (57-54) AT NEW BRITAIN ROCK CATS (33-80)
CLEVELAND INDIANS          MINNESOTA TWINS
AERODYNAMICS… 

? Friday Fireworks… The Aeros snapped a six-game losing streak Friday night with a 2-1 victory over the New Britain Rock Cats thanks to a dominant pitching performance from starter Scott Barnes. Center fielder Jordan Henry and second baseman Jason Kipnis ignited a first inning Akron rally with singles and third baseman Lonnie Chisenhall followed with a sacrifice fly. Right fielder John Drennen later gave the team a 2-0 lead with a run-scoring fielder’s choice. Barnes dominated at New Britain Stadium through seven innings as the hosts plated a lone run in the bottom of the ninth inning on an error by Chisenhall. Barnes (6-8) earned the victory, Rock Cats starter Chris Province (5-4) took the loss and reliever Connor Graham picked up his second save. 

? The Rock… Barnes shined Friday night in front of a supporting crowd only 45 minutes away from his hometown of Chicopee, MA. The left-hander limited New Britain to two hits and one walk over seven scoreless frames with eight strikeouts, finishing with one of his best starts of the season. The hosts collected only four base runners total against him and the 22-year-old retired 18 of his final 19 batters while facing the minimum through his final six innings. After a rocky start to the year, the 6’4″ Barnes has been much improved and is now 5-3 with a 3.34 ERA in his past 11 starts dating back to June 9th. The Cleveland Indians acquired the St. John’s University product in a July 2009 trade with the San Francisco Giants for Ryan Garko. 
? Redhawk Relief… The Rock Cats rallied in the ninth inning Friday but Graham stranded the bases loaded to prevent a comeback and secure the victory. Graham began 2010 as a starter but has led the Akron bullpen since moving into the new role in May. The 24-year-old now has a 2-3 record with two saves and a 2.03 ERA in 28 relief appearances and joined the Indians system in July 2009 trade with Colorado for Rafael Betancourt. He was a fifth-round pick in the June 2007 Draft out of Miami University. 
? Oh Henry… Two runs were just enough Friday night as the leadoff hitter Henry drove the Aeros offense. He finished 3-for-4 with a run scored, a walk and three singles, continuing his impressive hot streak. Henry now is batting .432 (13-for-44) with an extra nine walks in his last 12 contests and he turned 22 years old the day before his promotion from Class A Kinston in June. 
? Bloopers… Chisenhall’s error scored the lone New Britain run Friday night, continuing a streak of rough defense by the Aeros. The team has now committed an error in 10 of the past 11 games and ranks ninth in the Eastern League with 112 this season. 
? Wild, Wild West… With last night’s victory, Akron still trails the second-place Bowie Baysox by 4.5 games for the Western Division wild card lead. The Aeros remain in fourth place, two games behind the Harrisburg Senators while also trailing the division-leading Altoona Curve by 7.5 games. Akron has advanced to the EL Championship Series for five straight seasons. 
AEROS STAT OF THE NIGHT: 
LHP T.J. McFarland will be the 54th different player to appear for the Akron Aeros this year when he starts tonight, the most since 58 different people played for the 2005 Aeros.