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.
The bad news is that it took Harrisburg just 13 minutes to finish off Thursday's game when a Luis Jimenez three-run homer off Aeros releiver T.J. Burrton in the 10th handed the Senators an 8-5 win.
Jimenez further got to Akron pitching (this time against rookie reliever Sung-Wei Tseng) with another two-run shot in the second game - another 8-5 loss Aeros loss.
Jimenez has hurt the Aeros before, the last time where it really hurt that comes to mind being in the 2006 Eastern League champsionhip game when his homer in Game Five handed Portland the title. Entering his fourth season in the Eastern League, the 25-year-old is now with his sixth organization after originally being signed by thr Oakland A's as a non-drafted free agent in 1999.
There's no doubt he's mastered this level, but just never seems to stick anywhere. Here's betting the Aeros sure wish he'd move on.