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Jimenez (almost) invincible

By sstorm Published: August 30, 2007

After Bowie slugger Luis Jimenez mashed multiple-run home runs in each of the first three games of the series against Bowie this week - compiling 10 RBI along the way - Aeros pitchers continued to pitch to the Baysox first baseman Thursday.

Furthermore, they continued to do so with manager Tim Bogar's blessing - with the playoffs on the line in needing a win to clinch a wildcard playoff spot.

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Panther Can Pitch

By sstorm Published: August 28, 2007

Being forced to use a position player to pitch in a game that's way out of hand in order to save a team's bullpen happens now and again. Not so much at the Double-A level as it does in Triple-A, yet that was the situation the Aeros faced Monday night in a blowout loss to Bowie.

With Aeros pitchers combining to give up a season-high 20 hits (starter Eric DuBose was guilty for 12), Aeros outfielder Nathan Panther came on to pitch the eighth and ninth innings.

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Aeros, Toregas update

By sstorm Published: August 23, 2007

The Areos wrapped up their important three-game set in Erie Wednesday night, limping out of town after going just 1-2. New closer Jim Ed Warden blew a save Tuesday that cost the game and then usually steady Reid Santos was unable to locate the strike zone in his second inning of work Wednesday to cost the team a win that would have given them a much-need series victory.

Instead, the Aeros open play in Reading tonight having won just 2 of their last 9 games - and now no longer needs to worry about first-place Erie.

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What's Up With This Team?

By sstorm Published: August 18, 2007

I get the sense the Aeros are driving a lot of fans crazy these days. At least they've been driving me crazy for a while now.

Granted, ups and downs are a part of every season. I used to have a manager in Triple-A Columbus named Trey Hillman who used say to me all the time, "Stephanie, this is a marathon, not a sprint. Relax.''

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Shaking it up Some More with Aubrey on the DL

By sstorm Published: August 14, 2007

News out of Canal Park despite the team being on the road has brought yet another handful of changes to the team's roster.

This time, they are moves that could strengthen the team's chance to make a post season run, with the exception of the latest Michael Aubrey injury - but more on that in a minute.

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By sstorm Published: August 12, 2007

During a season that has featured more players than I can count changing roles - including several position players - perhaps it should have come as no surprise Sunday to find the Aeros outfield consist of only one true outfielder.

Sandwiched around usual center fielder Trevor Crowe were second baseman Argenis Reyes in left field and first baseman Stephen Head in right field.

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Bogar Thinks Loss of Players Could be Aeros Gain

By sstorm Published: August 8, 2007

A lot of baseball folks might not consider losing their No. 2 and No. 3 hitters a way to "jump start" a struggling team.

Yet that's exactly what Aeros manager Tim Bogar believes happened to the Aeros when they lost shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera and right fielder Brian Barton recently in a week's span.

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Barton, Gimemez Gone, Head on Board

By sstorm Published: August 7, 2007

Well, it took a few more days than I expected, but Aeros outfielder Brian Barton was finally promoted to Triple-A Buffalo after Sunday's game.

Good move for him, as he certainly deserves it after batting .314 (122-for-389) with 18 doubles, two triples, nine home runs, 59 RBI, 41 walks and of course, the Minor-League leading 28 hit-by-pitches in 106 games with the Aeros this season.

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Barton's Days in Akron numbered, but Aeros winning

By sstorm Published: August 2, 2007

Brian Barton has been anticipating a move to Triple-A Buffalo all season, and it finally looks like the Aeros uheralded outfielder could be on his way up any day now.

If it isn't enough that Barton ranks sixth in the Eastern League with a .312 average in 103 games 17 doubles, 9 home runs, 41 walks, 56 RBI and a Minor-League leading 28 hit-by-pitches, the door was opened for Barton last week Bisons outfielder Brad Snyder broke his finger. Snyder is expected to be out for the remainder of the season.

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