AKRON, OH – It took a much improved team effort for the Akron Aeros to end their four-game losing streak as they defeated the Harrisburg Senators 6-3 on Wednesday night at Canal Park. The Aeros' performance showed a major improvement in both steady pitching and hitting from the night before.
Will Roberts had a very good outing Wednesday night, giving up three runs and six hits for the win. He is now 4-2 in 2013.
Manager Edwin Rodriguez was pleased with Roberts’ performance, but believes there is room for improvement.
“He (Roberts) did good tonight, he got the win," Rodriguez said. "But he’s still pitching a little bit off in the strike zone, but he was getting ahead in the count, which is good, his breaking ball was working. But it’s just about the little things, like working down in the zone.”
After quickly retiring eight of Harrisburg’s first nine batters, Steven Souza Jr. blasted a two-run home run to right field in the third inning. In his next at bat in the fift