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Slama slams door for New Britain as Rock Cats top Aeros 4-1

By sstorm Published: August 9, 2009

NEW BRITAIN 4, AKRON AEROS 1 KEY STATS: New Britain closer and RHP Anthony Slama notched his Eastern League-leading 25th save after coming in the game to get the final out of the eighth inning and facing five batters in the ninth...Aeros starter and RHP Connor Graham limited New Britain to three runs in six innings while striking out seven batters. However, Graham also issued four more walks, increasing his free-pass total to 11 in just 12 1/3 innings since joining the team. KEY MOMENTS: New Britain touched Graham for for a run in the first and two more in the third before he settled in for three scoreless innings...Akron's lone run came in the second on an RBI double by SS Carlos Rivero...The Aeros had two men on in the last two innings but could not push any runs across. STORM'S STARS: New Britain's Slama recorded a pair of saves in the three-games series to help the Rock Cats take the series two-games-to-one...Akron's Rivero batted .318 (7-for-22) with three doubles, three runs scored and three RBI on the six-game homestand. UP NEXT: The Aeros will travel on their off day today headed to Connecticut to begin a six-game road trip with three games at Connecticut (San Francisco Giants) followed by three more at New Britain (minnesota Twins). Aeros right-hander Josh Tomlin (10-8, 4.21 ERA) and Defenders left-hander Jesse English (7-6, 3.62 ERA) are the scheduled pitchers for Tuesday's 6:35 p.m. game. RADIO: WARF (1350 am).

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