Game Recaps: Wednesday 5/20
May 21, 2009
The Aeros had a chance to strike first immediately as Jose Constanza opened the game with a single and went to second on a wild pitch. Beau Mills then drew a walk two batters later and a groundout advanced both men to scoring position, but Jared Goedert struck out to end the inning.
Trenton opened the scoring in the bottom of the frame on a sacrifice fly from Jorge Vazquez, and the Akron offense missed out again in the top of the third. Eight straight balls from Thunder starter Christian Garcia put runners at first and second with no one out, and a sacrifice bunt from Carlos Rivero again moved both men to scoring position. Beau Mills tapped out in front of the plate however, and Garcia then struck out Carlos Santana to escape danger once more.
Vazquez led off the fourth with a solo home run to make it 2-0, and the game turned in the sixth. Steven Wright came out of the bullpen for Akron and allowed a one-out single to Vazquez, but Marcos Vechionacci flied to center on the next pitch for the second out. Edwar Gonzalez then hit a grounder up the middle that went off the glove of second baseman Niuman Romero to extend the inning, and Kevin Smith drilled the next offering over the wall in right-center for a three-run homer to swell the lead to 5-0. Gonzalez