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Roehl finally showing what Sarbaugh has seen all along

By sstorm Published: April 30, 2008

In Tuesday's 7-4 loss, reliever Scott Roehl held Erie to a hit and walk over 2 2/3 scoreless innings. It was as positive of a sign as the Aeros have seen out of the right-hander, who for all his success at high Class-A Kinston, has struggled every time he's been promoted to Akron the last few years.

"I've (managed) him now for three or four years and what he did (in Tuesday's outing) is what I've seen in the past,'' Aeros manager Mike Sarbaugh said. "He was in control, he mixed up his pitches and he really kept us in the game.''

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Aeros fans: where are you?

By sstorm Published: April 29, 2008

The Aeros played another home game at Canal Park in front of a lot of fans dressed as blue seats Tuesday night.

Granted, it was pretty cold and raining on and off. But the wetaher for the most part, has been incredibly decent for April in Northeast Ohio.

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Aeros win in 10 innings; Huff dominates again

By sstorm Published: April 26, 2008

The Aeros nearly wasted another solid outing by left-hander David Huff Saturday afternoon at Canal Park. But this time the left-hander could care less.

This time, the Aeros came back to win 2-1 in 10 innings against visiting Harrisburg to snap a three-game losing streak.

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Aeros pitching struggles in another blowout loss; Sarbaugh ejected again

By sstorm Published: April 25, 2008

Minor league baseball managers don't often get ejected from back-to-back games - it simply costs too much. But the typically laid-back Mike Sarbaugh isn't often baited as much as he has been the last two nights, either.

Twenty-four hours after being tossed for arguing balls and strikes in the sixth inning of the Aeros 13-6 blowout loss to visiting Harrisburg Thursday at Canal Park, the Aeros rookie manager found himself heading into the home clubhouse early again Friday.

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Dixon rocked in Aeros blowout loss

By sstorm Published: April 24, 2008

It was not a good night all around for the Aeros.

Back home at Canal Park to kick off a four-game series against visiting Harrisburg, the host quickly fell behind and never recovered, losing 11-6 Thursday in front of a sparse crowd. It felt more like 50-6 watching it live.

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Last-place Aeros lose again, 7-1 to rival Altoona

By sstorm Published: April 23, 2008

I left the blogsphere for a few days hoping some time away would give the Aeros time to come up with something positive for me to write about...Didn't work.

The team is a mess. The Aeros are a mere 6-11 and in last place in the Eastern League Southern Division. They have to yet to crack .500 this season. They were held to a season-low three hits in Tuesday's 7-1 loss to rival Altoona and have now lost 5 of the last 6 games.

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Mets rally late for extra-inning win; Head out temporarily

By sstorm Published: April 16, 2008

Starting pitcher David Huff limited Binghamton to three hits over five innings and struck out eight.

Despite being limited to just three hits, Aeros third baseman Wes Hodges hammered his third home run in two games. Left fielder Nate Panther followed with a solo homer of his own three innings later to give the host Aeros a 2-0 lead.

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Borowski's move to DL has ripple effects in Akron; Lofgren told to chill

By sstorm Published: April 15, 2008

The ripple effect of the Indians putting closer Joe Borowski on the disabled list with an, um, right triceps injury (hey, I'm not the one making it up) on Tuesday reached into the low minors as the Aeros made another pair of roster moves before their 11-10 victory over visiting Binghamton (New York Mets).

Right-handed pitcher Bubbie Buzachero was sent to Triple-A Buffalo while another right-hander, Scott Roehl joined Akron from extended spring training.

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Evans 3-run blast sinks Aeros

By sstorm Published: April 14, 2008

Aeros right-hander Kevin Dixon cruised through the first five innings of Monday's game against Binghamton, not even giving up his first hit until DH Mike Carp singled to center to start the fifth inning.

But things quickly fell apart in the sixth when the visiting B-Mets exploded for four runs off four hits against Dixon - an offensive outburst highlighted by 1B Nick Evans' three-run homer.

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Martin provides hitless relief in Aeros win; Aubrey streak continues

By sstorm Published: April 12, 2008

J.D. Martin kept the visiting Bowie Baysox bats quiet for 3 1/3 innings Saturday afternoon, giving the Aeros batters time to wake up and rally from behind for a 7-3 victory and earn his second win of the young season.

For the second consecutive day, Akron's offense posted a seven-run sixth inning to erase an early deficit and improve to 4-5 on the season. The big inning came against Bowie reliever Daniel Lonsberry, who gave six earned runs on on three hits and two walks in just 2/3 of a inning of work. Before he took the mound, Baysox starter Chris Tillman no-hit the Aeros through the first five innings.

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Rodriguez homer jolts Aeros alive & bonus notes

By sstorm Published: April 11, 2008

It took a towering Josh Rodriguez home run to awken the Aeros from a five-inning slumber Friday night, sparking the host to a 12-5 victory over Bowie at Canal Park - the team's first at home this season.

The shortstop's blast began a seven-run onslaught that inlcuded four extra-base hits and was aided by four of the Baysox's six errors on the evening.

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Aeros fall to Komminsk's Baysox; Crowe on DL

By sstorm Published: April 10, 2008

Former Aeros manager Brad Komminsk returned to Canal Park for the first time as the enemy, guiding his new team - the Bowie Baysox (Baltimore Orioles) - to a 7-5 win Thursday to put a damper on the Aeros home opener.

Komminsk, as many Aeros fans might fondly recall, led Akron to its first-ever Eastern League Championship in 2003. He spent eight seasons (1999-2006) with the Indians organization while guiding the Aeros to back-to-back Southern Division titles in '02 and 2003.

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Camacaro comes up big in Aeros first victory of the season

By sstorm Published: April 6, 2008

Veteran catcher Armando Camacaro celebrated his 29th birthday Sunday in truly grand fashion.

Not only did he help steer a young pitcher out of first-inning trouble as Frank Herrmann gave up five early runs but went on to earn the win in the Aeros 13-11 victory over host Harrisburg, Camacaro provided a majority of the offense as well.

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Jimenez slams highlight play resuming in Harrisburg

By sstorm Published: April 5, 2008

The sun only came out briefly in Harrisburg, Pa., Saturday but at least there was no rain as the Aeros and host Senators got to play for the first time since late Thursday.

That's the good news.

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Former Aeros trying it make it with Nationals

By sstorm Published: April 4, 2008

Hi folks!

With today's pair of Aeros games (Thursday's suspended game and Friday's regularly-scheduled game) postponed due to more rain here in Harrisburg, I've had some extra time to look through more material than usual.

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What an Opening Day

By sstorm Published: April 4, 2008

Hi there Aeros fans. Welcome back. I don't know about you, but thank goodness it's time for another baseball season. The off-season just seems to get longer and longer...

Well, here we are after a five-hour drive in lovely Harrisburg, Pa.

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