Aeros NotesJune 29, 2010 - Eastern League (EL) Akron Aeros
Road Game #37 . The Diamond . Richmond, VA
Akron Aeros (36-40) at Richmond Flying Squirrels (37-40)
Cleveland Indians San Francisco Giants
Today's Starters: Akron - RHP Marty Popham (4-3, 4.38 ERA with Class A Lake County & Kinston)
Richmond - RHP Daryl Maday (8-4, 2.22 ERA)
Wednesday, June 30: AKR RHP Alex White (2-4, 1.77 ERA) at RIC RHP David Mixon (8-3, 3.07 ERA)
Thursday, July 1: AKR LHP Scott Barnes (3-7, 6.16 ERA) at BOW RHP Ryohei Tanaka (4-7, 4.50 ERA)
Friday, July 2: AKR LHP Kelvin De La Cruz (1-5, 5.94 ERA) at BOW LHP Nate Nery (0-2, 4.91 ERA)
Saturday, July 3: AKR TBA at BOW RHP Steve Johnson (3-5, 5.12 ERA)
The Book on Marty Popham (with Class A Lake County & Class A Kinston)...
. High Strikeouts - 7, set three times, last 6/13 vs. MB . Most Hits Allowed - 10, set 6/19 at Salem
. Longest Outing - 7.0 IP, set 6/8 at Wilmington . Most Walks Allowed - 3, set 4/16 at Lansing
. Shortest Outing - 2.0 IP, set 6/19 at Salem . HR Allowed (Season) - 7
. Promoted to Akron today to make his first-ever Double-A appearance in the second of three games at The Diamond in Richmond
. Appeared in 14 games (10 starts) with the Class A Lake County Captains and the Class A Kinston Indians earlier this season
. Was 6-1 with 2.76 ERA in 14 starts for Class A Mahoning Valley last year, was Cleveland's 20th round pick in June 2008 Draft
. Kinston was 2-4 when Popham started, Lake County was 2-2 when he started and 4-4 when he appeared in a game
. Last time out: Took a LOSS in a 12-0 defeat at Salem 6/19 (2.0 IP, 10 H, 8 R, 8 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 1 WP)
Aeros 2010 Regular Season Breakdown.
CURRENT STREAK: L4 JUNE RECORD: 15-10
LAST 5 GAMES: 1-4 LONGEST WINNING STREAK: 12 (5/31 - 6/12)
LAST 10 GAMES: 3-7 LONGEST LOSING STREAK: 6 (4/27 - 5/3)
HOME RECORD: 17-23 BEST RECORD: 5-1 (April 13th)
ROAD RECORD: 19-17 WORST RECORD: 20-30 (May 30th) SEASON vs. RICHMOND: 2-2 SEASON vs. WESTERN DIVISION: 17-19
Aeros Stat of the Night:
. RHP Marty Popham will tonight become the 44th player to appear for the Akron Aeros in a game this season. Only 47 different people played for the Aeros during the 2009 season.
. Diamond Destruction. The Richmond Flying Squirrels defeated the Aeros Monday night at The Diamond in Richmond 7-3, continuing a rough stretch for the Akron squad. The team has now lost 10 of their last 14 games, as the Squirrels pounced for two homers and three runs in the first inning. Aeros first baseman Matt McBride smacked a solo homer to make it a 4-1 deficit in the fifth but three more Richmond scores in the seventh provided all the necessary run support. Akron scored two more times later that inning, but it was too late as Felix Romero (1-1) earned the win and Paolo Espino (7-3) took the tough loss.
. Powerful Paolo. Espino had a rough beginning Monday night in Richmond, but bounced back for a solid overall performance. The Squirrels smacked the two early homers, but the Akron starter responded by retiring each of the next 13 batters he faced. Overall, he took his first loss since May 16th by permitting four runs (three earned) on six hits with seven strikeouts in 5.2 innings pitched. The Panama native remains tied for fourth in the Eastern League with seven wins on the year with a 3.86 ERA.
. Road Warrior. The home run by McBride Monday extended an incredible streak on the season away from Canal Park. The Aeros slugger has now reached base in all 31 of his road games this year, collecting all five of his homers with 34 hits and 10 walks. The 25-year-old native of Bethlehem, PA owns the longest consecutive road on-base streak in Double-A baseball on the year and the longest in the Eastern League, Southern League or Texas League last season was 42 games.
. Midsummer Classic. The rosters for the 2010 Eastern League All-Star Game were announced this afternoon and three Akron Aeros players made the list. Third baseman Lonnie Chisenhall, outfielder John Drennen and closer Bryce Stowell will all participate in the contest on July 14th at Metro Bank Park in downtown Harrisburg, PA. Chisenhall, the second-best prospect in the Indians organization according to Baseball America, is batting .276 in 55 games. The left/right fielder Drennen currently has a seven-game hitting streak and has a solid .326 batting average in his past 49 games. Stowell, a right-handed reliever, has delivered an incredible 20 consecutive scoreless innings since his promotion from Class A Kinston on May 20th.
. Hello, Goodbye. The Cleveland Indians made a series of roster moves today that affected the Akron roster. LHP Nick Hagadone was transferred to short-season Class A Mahoning Valley, RHP Marty Popham was received from Class A Kinston and IF Beau Mills was activated from the disabled list. Popham will be starting for the Aeros tonight against the Flying Squirrels while Mills returns from an intercostal strain that prevented him from participating in 16 games. Cleveland's first-round selection in the June 2007 Draft out of Lewis & Clark State, the first baseman Mills is only batting .205 in 54 games this year.
Eastern League Stories from June 29, 2010
- Pie Too Hot For SeaWolves - Bowie Baysox
- Popham Solid in Debut as Aeros Win 4-3 - Akron Aeros
- Baysox Take Third Straight over Erie by a Run - Erie SeaWolves
- Back-To-Back Home Runs Highlight Fisher Cats' 5-4 Loss - New Hampshire Fisher Cats
- Reyes Slams B-Mets to Sixth Straight Win, 9-5 - Binghamton Mets
- Thunder Split Doubleheader on Tuesday - Trenton Thunder
- Two Streaks End as Aeros Outlast Squirrels, 4-3 - Richmond Flying Squirrels
- Binghamton Uses Big Inning to Roll over Curve, 9-5 - Altoona Curve
- Senators Top Sea Dogs, 8-4 - Portland Sea Dogs
- Sens Double Up Sea Dogs - Harrisburg Senators
- Rock Cats Rally to Take Nightcap - New Britain Rock Cats
- Three Rock Cats Selected For Eastern League's 2010 All-Star Game - New Britain Rock Cats
- Erie SeaWolves at Bowie Baysox...Game Two of Three...Game Notes - Erie SeaWolves
- Announcing Amnesty Night - New Britain Rock Cats
- Four Baysox Named to All-Star Team - Bowie Baysox
- Three SeaWolves Selected to 2010 EL All-Star Game - Erie SeaWolves
- Squirrels Send Four to Eastern League All-Star Game - Richmond Flying Squirrels
- Aeros Notes - Akron Aeros
- Three Aeros Selected to EL All-Star Game - Akron Aeros
- Five Curve Players Headed to Harrisburg for E.L. All-Star Game - Altoona Curve
- Franchise-Record Six Fisher Cats Named EL All-Stars - New Hampshire Fisher Cats
- Baysox Announce Player Moves - Bowie Baysox
- Three Sea Dogs Bound for 2010 Eastern League All-Star Game - Portland Sea Dogs
- Four Thunder Players Selected to EL All-Star Game - Trenton Thunder
- 2010 Eastern League All-Star Rosters Announced - EL
- Richmond Flying Squirrels Game Notes - Richmond Flying Squirrels
- Pitchers Move, Mills Activated - Akron Aeros
- Pitchers Province And Allen On The Move - New Britain Rock Cats
- Squirrels to Honor Arthur Ashe, Virginia Heroes - Richmond Flying Squirrels
- Baysox Sweep Twi-night Doubleheader - Bowie Baysox
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