The Akron Aeros got off to a stumbling start to their title defense this past week, dropping their first three games to the Binghamton Mets. The offense struggled, only mustering seven runs in those three games.
Akron bounced back in the final two games of the week, though, winning both games to salvage a 2-3 record for the week. Manager Edwin Rodriguez preached patience throughout the week and it did paid off.
The Aeros will conclude their series with the Altoona Curve Tuesday and Wednesday before heading out on a seven game road trip to Bowie and Trenton. They return home Thursday, April 18 when the host the Bowie Baysox.
Jose Ramirez, 2B/SS
.474/.524/.474 line, .454 wOBA, 9-for-19, 5 R, 0 HR, 1 RBI, 1:2 SO:BB, 1 CS in 21 PA
"Baseball, it goes good sometimes, bad sometimes," Ramirez said through translator Paolo Espino last week. "Hopefully I get a hit every single game. I'm going to try."
So far, so good.
When you look at Ramirez, he does not look...