Adams, Aeros crumble late, lose 4-3 for seventh loss in a row
RICHMOND, VA- Hoping to turn their luck around against Richmond Wednesday night, the Aeros couldn't stop Richmond from scoring late in the game. Leading most of the game, it seemed as though the Aeros starter Will Roberts would pull the Aeros out of their losing streak.
Unfortunately, an eighth inning three run home run by Richmond's Mark Minicozzi took the game right out of the Aeros hands, and they lost 4-3. The Akron Aeros have lost six straight games.
Roberts threw six shutout innings for the Aeros. He gave up only five hits, and struck out four batters. Despite the impressive outing, reliever Austin Adams was unable to shut down the Squirrels lineup and cost Roberts a decision.
The Aeros notched their first RBI in the fourth inning against Flying Squirrels starter Craig Wescott (5-12). After reaching base off a single, Cedric Hunter advanced to third base after two wild pitches by Wescott. He was brought in to score the first run of the game off a sacrifice fly by Jesus Aguilar. Jesus Aguilar now leads the league with 91 RBI's on the season.
Richmond reliever, lefty Phil McCormick, walked in the second run of the game in the sixth inning. The Aeros scored their third run in the seventh inning when Cedric Hunter knocked in Ronny Rodriguez for an RBI.
Reliever Austin Adams (1-2) took the loss for the Aeros while Akron feel to 56-66 on the season. The Flying Squirrels and the Aeros face off in the last game of the series Thursday night at 7:05 in Richmond. Right-hander Cody Anderson is expected to take the mound for Akron and make his Double-A debut.