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Curve Take Game Two 2-0 on Tuesday Night at Canal Park

April 20, 2010 - Eastern League (EL) - Akron RubberDucks News Release

The Akron Aeros fell to the Altoona Curve in the second game of the three-game series 2-0 Tuesday night. Aeros pitching allowed another eight walks during the game Tuesday, while striking out six Altoona batters. The Aeros fall a game under .500 with a record of 6-7 on the season after Tuesday's loss to the Curve.

The Aeros fell behind in the first inning when Altoona took a 1-0 lead in the top of the inning on a series of singles, which was started by Miles Durham. The Aeros would remain hitless until the sixth inning when Lonnie Chisenhall connected with his fourth double of the year to right-field. The Aeros would record only one more hit on the night, which would come the very next inning when Cord Phelps would single to the second baseman.

Aeros bats have gone quiet since returning home, while on the road the Aeros put up a combined 42 runs compared to only 12 runs since returning to Canal Park on Thursday.

Aeros starter Connor Graham made it through 4.2 innings on Tuesday night against the Curve. Graham gave up four hits and only one run while walking five and striking out three batters. Graham is now 0-2 on the year with a 7.07 ERA through three starts for Akron. Graham has given up a total of 12 runs in 14 innings of work this season. The Aeros bullpen rebounded from their shaky performance Monday night as they only allowed one run. Erik Stiller, Chen Lee, Brian Grening and Vinnie Pestano all worked in the game for a combined 4.1 innings of work after Graham was replaced in the game. Brian Grening rebounded nicely from his rough outing on Monday night, walking none and only allowing two hits in one inning of work after walking in a run on Monday night. The Aeros walked a combined 8 batters during the contest at Canal Park before losing two straight to Altoona 2-0.

The Aeros continue their final game of the three-game set with the Altoona Curve tomorrow morning at 10:35 a.m. at Canal Park. Don't miss the first Education Day of the year presented by Applebee's. The Aeros will then head to Bowie, where they will take on the Baysox in a four-game series. The Aeros will return to town on April 30, where they will be taking on the Binghamton Mets at 7:05 p.m.

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