Akron and Richmond took the field Sunday afternoon for game two of their four game series, as the Aeros were shut out 6-0 by the visiting Flying Squirrels.The Flying Squirrels had four pitchers combine for the shutout, none more impressive than starter Michael Kickham (6-6), who picked up the win pitching six innings, giving up five hits and striking out seven.
Akron Aeros reliever Bryce Stowell has been tearing up the Eastern League and should have a chance at sniffing the big leagues either as a September callup or in 2013. Stowell recently spoke with Jim Piascik about his adjustments before the season started, whether or not he actively tries to strike batters out, how he's recovering from an injury scare earlier in the year, and how he sees his path to the Majors unfolding. As always, click to learn more about the future of your Cleveland Indians.
The Aeros ended their game against Richmond with a bang Saturday night, both literally and figuratively, winning 6-4 on Fireworks Night at Canal Park. With a crowd of 5,190 in attendance, the Aeros looked to get back on track after losing four of their last five games, and won the first game of four in their series with Richmond in dramatic fashion.
The Akron Aeros fell to the Erie SeaWolves, 5-4, in 10 innings. With the loss, the Aeros lost three of four games in the series against the SeaWolves. Erie has dominated the season-series, winning nine of 14 games. Following a loss by the Harrisburg Senators and a win by the Bowie Baysox, the Aeros now have a 7.5 game lead over both teams in the Eastern League Western Division.
In today's week ending edition of Minor Happenings, Tony touches on the power binge that Double-A Akron outfielder Thomas Neal has been on and what that may mean as far as value and a promotion is concerned. In addition to that he provides some recent comments from Ross Atkins on some big league pitching options at Triple-A Columbus, and provides updates on several players at each level from Triple-A Columbus to rookie level Arizona, namely Tim Fedroff, Jeremie Tice, Jesus Aguilar, Rob Nixon, Juan Romero, Jorge Martinez, and more.
Right fielder Thomas Neal had two extra-base hits, including a home run, as the Akron Aeros eased their way to a 7-1 comeback win over the Erie SeaWolves at Canal Park. The Aeros (48-31) ended a three-game losing streak and picked up another game on second-place Harrisburg, who lost at home against Altoona. The Aeros now lead the Eastern League Western Division by 7.5 games.
The Akron Aeros fell to the Erie Seawolves, 8-5, in game two of a four game series on Wednesday. Akron took the early lead in the first inning, but lost momentum after the fifth. Erie put up twelve runs against Aeros pitching with knuckleballer Steve Wright taking the loss.
After putting up some fantastic numbers during the 2011 season in the Indians minor league system, Double-A Akron Aeros right-handed pitcher Tyler Sturdevant had evolved into a legitimate major league relief pitching prospect. But he was set back by a shoulder injury early this year. Dylon Lyon recently spoke with him about he recent return and how he is feeling.
If he could, Ramon Garcia would pitch against the Akron Aeros every time he takes the mound. The Erie lefty beat the Aeros again on Tuesday night, as the SeaWolves spoiled the opener of Akron’s eight game homestand with an 8-5 victory at Canal Park. Garcia (6-6) improved to 4-0 on the season against Akron.
In this week’s first edition of Minor Happenings, Tony takes a look at the continued good performance of lefty T.J. McFarland and what his value may be going forward, shares tons of comments from the Indians front office on players up and down their minor league system, gives an update on the status of Jason Knapp, and provides all kinds of updates on other players like Kevin Slowey, Jeremie Tice, Russ Canzler, Loek Van Mil, Carlos Moncrief, Steven Wright, Anthony Gallas, Francisco Lindor, Ryan Merritt, Dorsyss Paulino and more.
It was a busy week for your Akron Aeros, as they packed 9 games into the past 7 days thanks to rainouts in Binghamton a few weeks ago. The Aeros did what they could with the situation, going 5-4 and continuing their impressive season. As always inside Launching Off With The Aeros, Jim takes you through the promotions and demotions, the highs and the lows, the best and the worst. Everything you need to know about the Aeros is just a click away.
The Aeros fell to the Curve 13-8, surrendering a split in the series with the Curve Monday night at People’s Natural Gas Field. Altoona shortstop Kelson Brown hit a pair of home runs to help the Curve defeat the Aeros in the series finale. Brown, who ended the day 3-for-3, entered the game in the third inning after shortstop Brock Holt was hit by a pitch and then ejected while walking up the first-base line.
Double-A Akron outfielder Jordan Henry was recently activated from the disabled list after missing the first two months because he was rehabbing from surgery to his right knee. Now that he is back playing and is healthy again, he is looking to find consistency in his game and once again be a threat on the basepaths. Stephanie Metzger recently talked to him and gives us an update on how he is doing in his return.
A day after suffering their worst defeat of the season, the Aeros came back in a big way Sunday night with one of their best offensive outputs of the season, smoking the Curve 15-4, at People’s Natural Gas Field. The Aeros matched a season-high with 19 hits, including six doubles. Akron hitters were 9-22 with runners in scoring position, and the 15-run outburst was one short of the team’s season high.
The 2013 Cleveland Indians Baseball Insider book featuring the Indians' Top 100 Prospects and more is now available. Also, previous editions from 2008-2012 are also available at a discounted rate. Just click on the book image for more information. Thanks again for all the support!