Jared Goedert went 4-4 with two home runs, leading the Akron Aeros over the Erie SeaWolves 8-1. Goedert had his best game of the season, hitting three extra-base hits as the Aeros broke a season-long four game losing streak and ended Erie’s six game winning streak.
Akron starter Steven Wright left the game with a left foot injury and Harrisburg’s Danny Rosenbaum continued to dominate the Eastern League as the Aeros lost 8-1. Rosenbaum (5-0, 0.71) limited Akron base runners throughout the game, and only allowed a runner to advance to third base once.
The Akron Aeros (22-9) opened the bottom half of the first inning with four runs and T.J. McFarland pitched seven shutout innings as the Aeros beat the Harrisburg Senators 7-0. After McFarland worked around two consecutive singles in the first inning, the Aeros hit four straight singles off Harrisburg starter Jeff Mandel. First baseman Chun Chen hit the fourth single, which was misplayed by Senators right fielder Destin Hood.
Knuckleballer Steven Wright pitched a five-hit shutout, leading the Akron Aeros to a 5-0 win over Bowie on Sunday. Wright (3-1, 1.13) continued to build on his strong start to the season, winning his third game of the year. He threw 112 pitches (64 strikes), allowing five hits and two walks while striking out six Baysox batters.
The Akron Aeros lost their home stand finale 7-3 after falling into a deep hole early in the game. Mason Radeke (1-1, 0.00) lost his first game after pitching three innings in a spot start. In the first, Radeke got two quick outs before walking B-Mets second baseman Reese Havens. The next runner reached on a fielding error by shortstop Juan Diaz. Both runners scored on a three-run home run by right fielder Raul Reyes to right center.
Akron Aeros southpaw Giovanni Soto pitched seven masterful innings of one-run baseball on Wednesday, carrying the Aeros to a 3-1 win over the Binghamton Mets at Canal Park. The first-place Aeros (17-6) extended their winning streak to eight games. They have won all six games on the current home stand, and are 11-2 at home this season. Akron’s lead in the Eastern League Western Division stands at 4.5 games.
After a rainout on Saturday, the Akron Aeros swept a double header against Altoona, playing a total of 20 innings in the process. In the opening game, Eric Berger gave up two unearned runs courtesy of a throwing error and a wild pitch to give Altoona a second inning lead. He pitched four and two-thirds innings, giving up three hits and three walks while striking out two.
T.J. McFarland had another strong outing and right fielder Thomas Neal had three hits to lead the Akron Aeros to a 5-1 win over the Bowie Baysox on Tuesday. The Aeros lineup gave McFarland an early lead, scoring two runs in the first inning off Bowie starter Cole McCurry, who lost his second game to Akron in less than a week. After recording two quick outs to start the game, McCurry gave up an opposite field home run to third baseman Jared Goedert. The home run was Goedert’s second of the season.
Three Bowie pitchers combined to shutout the Akron Aeros 2-0 on Monday, despite a strong start from left-hander Eric Berger. Baysox southpaw Jacob Petit (3-0) went five innings, giving up just three hits, to earn his second win over the Aeros in one week. Despite walking three batters, he limited base runners and worked out of his only jam in the second inning.
Despite leading 3-0 for seven and one-third innings, the Akron Aeros lost 4-3 in extra innings to the Reading Phillies after a rare implosion by the bullpen.Center fielder Tim Fedroff tripled to start the game against Reading, later scoring on a wild pitch by opposing starter Julio Rodriguez. After the wild pitch, first baseman Chun Chen walked and left fielder Nick Weglarz was hit by a pitch. The Aeros lineup failed to post another run in the first after second baseman Ryan Rohlinger struck out on a foul tip to the catcher.
Akron left-hander T.J. McFarland struggled to throw strikes and Aeros hitters failed to advance runners Tuesday night at Canal Park, as the home team fell to the Bowie Baysox 4-2. Bowie right fielder Buck Britton opened the game with a single and advanced to second on a throwing error by Akron shortstop Juan Diaz. After a ground out to third, Britton scored the game’s first run after a McFarland wild pitch. McFarland labored through the first inning, throwing 32 pitches (16 strikes).
Jared Goedert hit a pinch hit three-run home run to left center field in the eighth inning and the Akron Aeros overcame an early four-run deficit to beat the Trenton Thunder 8-5 on Saturday. Akron has now won three in a row to clinch the first home series at Canal Park in 2012. After early struggles by starter Giovanni Soto, the Aeros lineup came alive after the third inning, as the team scored at least one run from the fourth to the eighth inning.
The Akron Aeros opened the 2012 season at Canal Park with a potent offense led by third baseman Kyle Bellows as the home team beat the Trenton Thunder 6-1. After back-to-back singles by left fielder Nick Weglarz and second baseman Ryan Rohlinger to open the bottom of the second inning, Bellows hit a long home run to left. One batter later, center fielder Tim Fedroff singled and advanced to second on a wild pitch by Thunder starter Brett Marshall. Fedroff scored on shortstop Juan Diaz’s single, stretching the lead to four runs.
The Akron Aeros failed to receive a quality start for the first time in the 2012 season, as the Altoona Curve used strong hitting and pitching to win 6-1. Akron left-hander Eric Berger, who worked mostly out of the bullpen in 2011, was dominant early as he struck out the first five hitters he faced. Berger faced just one batter over the minimum before Altoona scored six runs in the fourth inning, their total for the game.
The top of the Akron Aeros lineup was hot Monday night, and left-hander Giovanni Soto kept the Altoona Curve quiet, allowing just one run over five innings in a 5-1 win. Strong pitching has been the key to Akron’s early season success so far. The Aeros had allowed just three runs in their first three games of 2012 – the team’s lowest total since 2007. Soto logged another strong starting performance, striking out six batters while allowing just two hits.
A day following an opening day shutout, T.J. McFarland pitched five innings of one run ball to beat the Binghamton Mets 2-1.
McFarland, who went 9-9 with a 3.87 ERA with Akron in 2011, tossed three shutout innings before allowing a run in the fourth. It would be the only offense provided by the Mets. McFarland worked around a double by Pedro Zapata in the fifth inning before handing the game...
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