Anderson guides RubberDucks past Thunder, 5-1
Akron extends win streak to four, behind gem from Cody Anderson
TRENTON, NJ – Cody Anderson pitched six shutout innings and Anthony Gallas homered as the AkronRubberDucks defeated the Trenton Thunder, 5-1, on Saturday night at Arm and Hammer Park.
The RubberDucks (55-40) won for the fourth consecutive game, and sixth time in the last seven games. They have won five of six games on the current road trip, and, thanks to Bowie’s 2-0 win over Richmond, have moved back into a tie for first place in the EL West.
Anderson (4-8) won his second straight start by shutting down the Thunder (43-52) for the first six innings. He scattered four hits, walked one and struck out four. In his final inning, he recorded back-to-back strikeouts to strand two runners onbase. Anderson, Cleveland’s minor league “Pitcher of the Year” last season, went more than two months without a win prior to his two recent successful starts.
Gallas launched a three-run homer in the first inning against Trenton lefty Dan Camarena (0-2). Adam Abraham and Bryan LaHair both reached on two-out singles before Gallas launched his sixth home run of the season. The RubberDucks have taken first-inning leads in both games of the series.
Akron extended the lead to 5-0 in the fourth on a RBI grounder by Jordan Smith and a run-scoring double by Justin Toole.
Anderson gave way to Elvis Araujo who gave up a run in the seventh. Adam Miller worked the final two innings, yielding just one hit.
The RubberDucks and Thunder will play game three of the series on Sunday afternoon at 1:05 PM. RHP Duke vonSchamann (3-4, 4.44) is scheduled to start for Akron, while the Thunder have tabbed RHP Jaron Long (1-0, 4.76). The game will be broadcast on WARF 1350 AM and www.AkronRubberDucks.com.
The Akron RubberDucks are the Double-A affiliate of the Cleveland Indians. The 2014 season is the 18th since moving to Canal Park and the first as the RubberDucks. For more information, including official team merchandise, go to www.AkronRubberDucks.com or call 330-253-5151. Fans may also follow the team on Facebook at www.facebook.com/AkronRubberDucks and Twitter at @AkronRubberDuck.