Last week was not kind to the Akron Aeros, as they went on the road and lost five of six games. The Aeros now sit at 3-8, the worst record in the Eastern League.
The losses piling up were a result of the team's pitching imploding, with the Aeros allowing a staggering 47 runs in 51.0 innings. The offense was actually not all that poor -- scoring 31 runs in six games -- but it is hard to overcome such poor pitching.
The Aeros will look to get back on track in the final two games of a road series in Trenton before coming home for a seven game stretch starting on Thursday.
Chun-Hsiu Chen, DH
.348/.464/.522 line, .436 wOBA, 8-for-23, 1 2B, 1 HR, 5 RBI, 9:4 SO:BB, 1 HBP, 2 SB in 28 PA
Last week is about everything we could want to see out of Chen as he attempts to hit his way to Columbus. He got on base, he hit a home run, and he drew just enough walks to limit the damage from his strikeouts. Plus, despite a lack of speed, Chen even opportunistically stole two bases!