Aeros 2, Phillies 1 - in 10 innings Saturday
Key Situations: R-Phils LF Michael Spidale drove in the game's first run with a second-inning sacrifice fly and Aeros 1B Beau Mills tied the game with a solo home run in the sixth...Aeros RF Donnie Webb threw out Reading's potential go-ahead run in the seventh inning...C Juan Apodaca completed the play by tagging out the runner and holding on to the ball in the collision and also threw out a runner trying to steal in the eighth inning...SS Juan Diaz provided the walk-off RBI single in the bottom of the 10th inning, scoring Apodaca.
Quick Hits: In his Double-A debut, Phillies starter and RHP Joe Esposito limited the Aeros to just three hits over five scoreless innings...Despite lasting only 3 2/3 innings and leaving the bases loaded in three of four innings, Aeros LHP Kelvin De La Cruz managed to limit the damage to one run despite throwing 89 pitches in the brief outing.
Next Game: The Aeros continue the second game of this three-game series with visiting Reading (Philadelphia Phillies) today at 1:05 p.m. at Canal Park...Akron RHP Joe Gardner (4-5, 4.07 ERA) is scheduled to start for host Akron and face Phillies RHP B.J. Rosenberg (2-2, 3.38