Originally written on Indians Baseball Insider  |  Last updated 10/18/14
AKRON, OH -- The Akron Aeros (34-36) squared the ball up well Wednesday night, totaling 13 hits, but the team failed to score enough runs to overcome the Trenton Thunder (35-35), falling 5-3 at Canal Park. The game featured plenty of offense with Akron and Trenton combining for 25 hits, though both teams failed to actually get many runners across the plate. The problem, according to Aeros manager Edwin Rodriguez, was his team's baserunning. "You need to learn how to run the bases," Rodriguez said. "Eighty percent of the game you're going to win or lose in close games on the basepaths and we haven't been able to do that well lately." The worst mistake the Aeros made on the basepaths came in the eighth inning as the team attempted to rally from a 5-3 deficit. With first baseman Jesus Aguilar on second base and right fielder Carlos Moncrief on first with no one out, third baseman Giovanny Urshela lined a ball to the left side. Aguilar broke as if the lin...
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