With a 42-25 record on the year, the Aeros aren't used to losing very often, yet they did just that over the past week, dropping 5 of 8 games on the road. As always, let Jim Piascik take you through the highs and lows of the Aeros from the past week and find out who is doing well (hint: it's Nick Weglarz) and who needs to get things together.
The Akron Aeros fell short to the Reading Phillies after a ten innings of play on Monday, 4-3. The Phillies took a quick 1-0 lead in the bottom of the third inning on two fielding errors by Akron and two stolen bases. The Aeros got the run back in the top of the seventh led by a line drive double to left field by right fielder Thomas Neal.
The Akron Aeros fell to the Reading Phillies, 4-2, at First Energy Field Sunday. Starting for Akron was knuckleballer Steve Wright. Wright saw 25 batters in his six innings on the mound, walking only one and matching his season high of seven strikeouts ending his term with an ERA of 1.79. However, the Phillies got three hits off of Wright putting them up to an early 4-0 lead in the first four innings.
A wild pitch in the ninth inning Saturday night was the turning point as the Akron Aeros slipped by the Reading Phillies 6-4, in the second game of a doubleheader at First Energy Stadium.The Aeros (42-23) gained a split in the twinbill after Reading won game one, 2-1.
The Indians have been quite busy on the transactions front the past few weeks from the big league team down to Low-A Lake County. Several players have been promoted/demoted while others have been activated from injuries. Arthur Kinney is here is recap all of the activity...
The Reading Phillies scored five times in the seventh inning Saturday night to break open a tie ball game, easing their way to a 7-2 win over the Akron Aeros at First Energy Stadium. With the score tied 2-2, the Phillies (36-27) batted around in the fifth, scoring five runs on five hits off Akron starter T.J. House (4-2, 3.55), including a solo homer by catcher Sebastian Valle and a two-run double by right fielder Leandro Castro.
Maybe a day late, but never a dollar short, Tony has another Minor Happenings update that takes a look at the play of Jordan Smith at Low-A Lake County as well as the return of outfielders Bo Greenwell and Jordan Henry. He also gives updates on the adjustments, struggles, and improvements happening with other players like Russ Canzler, Adam Abraham, Mike Rayl, Zach MacPhee and others.
On a night where the game was long, hits were plentiful, and runs were few and far between, the Akron Aeros found a way to scrape past the New Britain Rock Cats 3-2 in 12 innings on Thursday night. The Aeros notched their second consecutive win behind a balanced attack from their offense, as eight of the ten Aeros batters had a hit, none bigger than the two delivered by Ben Copeland and Roberto Perez in the game’s final frame.
The Aeros split a double-header with the New Britain Rock Cats Wednesday night at New Britain Stadium to move to 40-21 and remain seven games ahead of Harrisburg for 1st place. New Britain starter Steve Hirschfield struck out eight and left fielder Nate Hanson went 2-3 with two RBIs to help New Britain to a 3-1 victory over the Aeros in the first game of Wednesday night’s double-header.
It is Wednesday, which means it is time to take stock on some of the players in the Indians’ minor league system. This report is a snapshot of a few players up and down the system and how their value may be decreasing or increasing as prospects. This week's report has 20 players and features the likes of David Huff, Tim Fedroff, Trevor Crowe, Kyle Bellows, Steven Wright, Bryce Stowell, Jeremie Tice, Jake Lowery, Will Roberts, Jordan Smith, Grant Sides, Shawn Morimando and others.
A bit of a catch-up posting today in Minor Happenings as this bi-weekly column was absent last week due to the insane amount of draft coverage on the site. In today’s Happenings, Tony takes a look at the recent hot performances from right-hander Mason Radeke and designated hitter Jeremie Tice, gets some more post-draft comments from Brad Grant, and provides some updates on players like Tyler Holt, Shawn Morimando, Nick Weglarz, and others.
After the Akron Aeros win a game at home, they typically play the song "All I Do Is Win." Of late, that really is all the Aeros are doing. The Aeros won all six of their games over the past week, moving to 39-20 on the season and continuing their dominance of the Eastern League. As always, Jim Piascik breaks down the good and bad from the week and, as an added bonus, this edition of "Launching Off With The Aeros" is chock full of quotes from manager Chris Tremie and players Steven Wright and Roberto Perez.
After a short hiatus due to the Memorial Day holiday and last week’s MLB Draft, it is time for another Monday edition of “3 Up, 3 Down”. This is a weekly premium feature on the site that focuses in on a few of the good and not so good performances from the past week in the Indians’ minor league system. Insight gathered from talking with scouts, coaches and executives inside and outside the organization are used when talking about each of these players. Today's featured players are Ezequiel Carrera, David Huff, Mason Radeke, Jerrud Sabourin, Giovanny Urshela, and Nick Weglarz,
Akron third baseman Kyle Bellows went 4-for-5, with a pair of doubles and four runs batted in on Sunday, as the Aeros beat up the Altoona Curve, 7-1, completing a three-game sweep at Canal Park. Bellows’ four RBI’s increased his season total to 26, which is the most on the team. It was his second four-hit game of the season and also his second four-RBI effort.
Akron’s Nick Weglarz hit a big walk off homer to right field in the bottom of the 10th inning, pushing the Aeros to a 2-1 victory over the Altoona Curve Saturday night at Canal Park. The home run was Weglarz’s team-leading sixth of the year, and came on a 2-2 pitch from left-handed reliever Jhonathan Ramos. The long ball traveled past the bleachers in right, starting a home plate celebration before the fireworks following the game.
In the first of a three game series, the Akron Aeros defeated the Altoona Curve, 8-7, for their tenth consecutive win at home in Canal Park. The Aeros and the Curve started off slow having only three hits between them for the first few innings. In the fifth inning, with one down, Nick Weglarz hit a solo homerun over the right field fence to put the Aeros up 1-0.
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!