AKRON, OH — The Akron Aeros used four home runs to slug their way past the Binghamton Mets 7-5 Sunday afternoon at NYSEG Stadium, winning their second consecutive series. Akron is up to a 10-13 record now after a fairly rough start to the season.
Heading into Sunday, the Aeros only owned a paltry .101 ISO and 12 home runs as a team, but from the most likely to the least likely, they broke out in a big way against Binghamton (12-11).
With the score knotted at 5-5 in the top of the seventh inning, one of the least likely sources of power struck for Akron. Diminutive second baseman Jose Ramirez led off the inning with his first home run of the season, pulling the ball down the left field line and giving the Aeros a lead they did not relinquish.
Listed at 5’9″ and 165 pounds, Ramirez typically fills the role of leadoff hitter and tablesetter. He did not shirk those duties today, also reaching base on a walk and stealing two bases — his 10th and 11th of the young season — later in the game. Read More…
From Indians Baseball Insider, April 28, 2013