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Grady Sizemore in lineup, two home games left for Akron Aeros

By Jonas Published: August 31, 2011

The Akron Aeros are down to two remaining home games at Canal Park. Thursday night will be the last chance to see the Aeros before the end their season on a four-game road trip to Harrisburg.

Grady Sizemore begins his second rehab start (right knee contusion/hernia) f the season tonight at Canal Park.

The Aeros are 3.5 games behind second-place Bowie (72-63) and three games behind third-place Richmond (72-64). Their playoff elimination number is four.

Here are the starting lineups for tonight….

Reading Phillies (69-67)
1. Michael Spidale, LF
2. Steve Singleton, DH
3. Carlos Rivero, 3B
4. Brent Clevlen, RF
5. Matt Rizzotti, 1B
6. Derrick Mitchell, CF
7. Tuffy Gosewich, C
8. Ozzie Chavez, 2B
9. Troy Hanzawa, SS

Starting Pitcher: Right-hander Tyson Brummett (3-8, 4.69 ERA)

Akron Aeros (69-67)
1. Grady Sizemore, DH
2. Jordan Henry, CF
3. Juan Diaz, SS
4. Chun Chen, C
5. John Drennen, LF
6. Kyle Bellows, 3B
7. Raul Padron, 1B
8. Karexon Sanchez, 2B
9. Donnie Webb, RF

Starting Pitcher: Right-hander Steve Wright (2-3, 5.66 ERA)

NOTES: Sizemore is expected to get two at bats before being removed from the game…Reading first baseman Matt Rizzotti hit two solo home runs in yesterday’s game. He now has 23 for the season…

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