Your Akron Aeros struggled a little bit over the past week, dropping four of the seven games they played at Canal Park, but they remain one of the top teams in the Eastern League. The Aeros only allowed 20 runs in those seven games, but injuries have left the Akron offense particularly punchless. The offense did manage 25 runs, but seven of those came in the first game Friday night. In those other six games, the Aeros averaged an anemic 3.0 runs a game. Even in the offense-starved Eastern League, you need more than that to be successful.
Luckily for the Aeros, their record of 70-50 still leaves them 8.0 games up on the Bowie Baysox and 9.5 games ahead of the Richmond Flying Squirrels (and a playoff spot). The Aeros will travel to Harrisburg for a quick three-game set before headed back to Canal Park over the weekend to host the Reading Phillies.
On a personal note, I also will be headed out of town this weekend and into next weekend after getting married Saturday (Saturday!?!). But to the legions of readers of this notebook: don’t worry! Another one of IPI’s tremendous writing staff will cover your weekly fix of Aeros knowledge. Hopefully I don’t get Wally Pipped though… Read More…
From Indians Prospect Insider, August 14, 2012