Minor Issues: Aeros win again; De La Cruz outing ruined in 9th
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Only two games completed last night with Columbus not playing and Lake County getting rained out.
Change of plans, Hector Rondon will be on the mound in today's series opener against Lehigh Valley, not Carlos Carrasco. I guess?
Two-straight for the Aeros as Ryan Edell finally gives the team a good outing from the starter as they win 5-2.
Edell picked up his first win by going six innings and giving up two runs off six hits and no walks. Kerry Wood pitched a scoreless inning in his second and what could be his last rehab appearance. Neil Wagner pitched a scoreless eighth and Vinnie Pestano slammed the door shut in the ninth with two strikeouts.
The bottom of the lineup was producing for the Aeros and it was that man again. Jared Goedert hit his third home run and knocked in two more RBI on the season. Cord Phelps added two more hits and tripled and knocked in two RBI himself and the fifth run came off Carlos Rivero, who doubled for the second game in a row and hit a sac-fly.
Scotty Barns looks to turn around his season in the finale against Trenton and the Aeros look to claim a much needed series win as they finish off their homestand in just about an hour from now.
Kelvin De La Cruz put in yet another heroic effort on the mound, but the bullpen yet again lost another one late in what is becoming a problem for the K-Tribe as they lose 3-2 to Lynchburg.
De La Cruz went 8 scoreless innings and struck out eight and walked none. Run DLC came out for the ninth inning and Donnie Webb committed an error that started things. DLC gave up a home run to follow that to ruin his good night and tie the game. He then got one out before Dave Roberts replaced him.
Roberts promptly hit the first batter and gave up a single before getting the second out of the inning. An intentional walk followed and then Alex Buchholz hit a single that scored the winning run.
The K-Tribe got runs from Donnie Webb, who walked twice and stole a base, and Cristo Arnal.
Kinston looks to turn their bad late-inning karma around with Nick Hagadone going for the K-Tribe in their series finale with the Hillcats.
The weather was pretty bad up in Eastlake and the Captains and Dragons played just three innings before the game was suspended. The conclusion of the game will take place today at 5:30 and the regularly scheduled game will take place after that.