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Curve 7, Aeros 6 (10 innings)

By jcfortun Published: April 26, 2009

Key stats:  The Curve committed five errors, with three of them coming in the first inning. It allowed the Aeros to jump out to a quick 4-0 lead. The Aeros committed three costly errors as well, including one in the eighth inning that allowed two runs to score. 


Key moment: Aeros starter Frank Hermann just seemed to run out of gas in the eighth inning as the Aeros led 6-2. 


After back-to-back singles by Hector Gimenez and James Boone, Hermann walked pinch-hitter Jim Negrych to load the bases. It was the last batter he would face.


Reliever Paolo Espino got the next batter, Anderson Machado, to hit a dribbler back to him, but could not handle it, allowing a run to score. Pedro Lopez followed with what appeared to be a double play ball to shortstop.


After getting Machado at second, Aeros second basemen Josh Rodriguez attempted to stop his throwing motion instead of throwing to first base. The ball made its way to right field in the process, plating Boone and Negrych, making the score 6-5. 


Lopez then scored on a Jose Tabata liner to left field to tie the score at six. Lopez would win the game with a solo home run to left center field in the top of the 10th inning.


Asa team, the Aeros allowed five earned runs.  



HOW THEY SCORED


-- bottom one:


The Aeros wasted little time in getting a lead in the bottom of the first thanks to three errors by Altoona. Back-to-back, one-out singles by shortstop Carlos Rivero and first basemen Beau Mills, and a walk to designated hitter Carlos Santana loaded the bases.


The next batter, second baseman Josh Rodriguez, fired a 1-1offering down the third baseline. Altoona third baseman Angel Gonzalez made a nice diving stop, but was unable to make a good throw to first base, short hopping Jamie Romak and eventually getting past him.


Rivero and Mills both scored on the play.


After Jerad Head hit an adventurous chopper to first to score Santana, Left fielder Mickey Hall shot a ball back through the box for an RBI double. By the end of the first, the Aeros led 4-0.  


-- top four


Altoona center fielder Jose Tabata ended Hermann’s no-hit bid with two outs in the fourth inning when he sent a seeing-eye single between third and short. The next batter, Jason Delaney, plated him with a two-run home run to left-center field, making the score 4-2.


-- bottom seven


With Mills on first base, Santana scorched a line shot over the head of the centerfielder Tabata for a double, moving Mills to third.

Two batters later, Head sent a soft liner over the third basemen to score them both, making the score 6-2.  

-- Top eight

Hermann appeared to run out of gas as the eighth inning began. After back-to-back singles by Gimenez and Boone, Hermann walked Negrych to load the bases, the last batter he would face.

Reliever Paolo Espino got Machado to hit a dribbler back to him, but could not pick up the ball, allowing a run to score. Lopez followed with what appeared to be a double play ball to shortstop.

After getting Machado at second, Aeros second basemen Josh Rodriguez attempted to stop his throwing motion instead of throwing to first base. The ball made its way to right field in the process, plating Boone and Negrych, making the score 6-5.

Lopez then scored on a Tabata liner to left field to tie the score at six.

-- top of the tenth:

Pedro Lopez turned on an Espino offering, putting it over the “Bull Frog” Suntan lotion ad in left center field.

Star of the game: Aeros starting pitcher Frank Hermann was impressive as he limited the Curve to four hits through seven innings. he struck out five and walked one. He just didn't have enough left to get past the eighth. 


Centerfielder Jose Constanza continues to be a game changer from the lead off spot. The speedster was 3-6 with three singles and two stolen bases.


Up next: Monday is an off day before the Aeros open a three-game series against Harrisburg Tuesday.

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