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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Postgame Notes - Game 1 ELCS

Final score: Akron 3, Trenton 0

Synopsis: Trenton got three hits all night long, and the Aeros scored twice in the second on a wild pitch and a sacrifice fly. That gave starter Paolo Espino all he'd need and more. Brett Marshall was solid, but Espino, Shawn Armstrong and Preston Guilmet were simply better. 

Higher and higher: With the outing, Marshall's new career high for innings in a season keeps rising. He's at 171 1/3 now, 31 more than his previous peak. If the series goes to a fifth game, he'll get the ball again. 

Aardsmania, Part Troix: David Aardsma loaded the bases with nobody out but wriggled free with a whiff and a double play. He'll pitch again on Friday in Game 3 and again in Game 4 if the series gets that far. 

What a pen, what a pen, what a mighty good pen: Aardsma and Tommy Kahnle each fired scoreless frames, keeping the Thunder's relievers at one run for the entire postseason.

A Paolo Creed: Akron's righty handcuffed the Thunder, holding them to two hits over seven innings with three punchouts. Considering he'd allowed seven runs to them in two Aeros losses this year, that's a pretty neat trick. 

Picks to click: Here are my game story and notes from Tuesday.

Flick to click: There weren't many highlights, but I put together a short reel of some of them.


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