The few fans who ventured over to Canal Park for the first game of a double header Tuesday night probably figured it was not going to be the Aeros night when when starting pitcher Austin Adams didn't even make it out of the first inning.
That proved to be the case, despite the Aeros ralling for three runs in the seventh inning before Baysox closer Juan Diaz came on to halt the surge and earn his league-leading seventh save in Bowie's 6-4 victory.
The 5-foot-10, 190-pound Adams made it just eight batters into the first inning - allowing a three-run home run to Baysox left fielder Robbie Widlansky, three hits and three walks - before Aeros manager Chris Tremie made a slow stroll to the mound to make the early pitching change.
As rough of a start as it was for Adams, the damage could have been a lot worse had reliever Paolo Espino not retired catcher Steve Lerud with the bases loaded to end the threat.
The game belonged to the bullpen from there on as right-handers Espino, Bryan Price and Chen-Chang Lee finished the seven-inning contest, combining to give up three more runs on 11 hits.
The Aeros got on the board in the second inning vai a RBI-triple by left fielder Tim Fedroff. Five innings later, Akron rallied for three runs in the seventh inning against Baysox reliever Raul Rivero before Diaz came on and quickly recorded three consecutive outs.