Despite losing the first two games of their best-of-five series against the Bowie Baysox, your Akron Aeros roared back by winning three straight do-or-die games at Canal Park to win their series and move on to the Eastern League Championship Series. The key moment in the series was the Aeros’ four-run 6thinning in Game 3 Friday night. That inning put them ahead 4-2 and set them on their way to a thrilling series win.
The 6th inning included one of the wackiest rallies I’ve ever seen. After a Tyler Holt single scored Davis Stoneburner and put runners on first and third, the Aeros scored on a dropped fly ball to the right fielder, a caught line drive to the first baseman that had Holt tagging from third after Chun Chen was nearly caught being too far off of second base, and another error – this one by the third baseman. After such a crazy inning, I asked Aeros manager Chris Tremie was he was thinking while it was all unfolding.
“It was exciting,” he said. “I’m sure the fans enjoyed it. It was an unusual inning, for sure, and we benefitted from it. We got some heads-up baserunning from [Tyler] Holt and advancing on some balls and taking advantage of errors, and it ended up being very, very beneficial for us.”
No kidding. The Aeros never trailed in the series again despite an unsightly offensive performance (.235/.294/.359 slash line, .303 wOBA, 25.3 K%, 6.9 BB%, only 18 runs) that would doom most teams in a playoff series. The Aeros escaped, though, and will host the Trenton Thunder in the Eastern League Championship Series Tuesday and Wednesday night at Canal Park. Those two games will be the last ones at Canal Park for the season, so get out and support your Aeros one more time! Read More…
From Indians Prospect Insider, September 11, 2012