Aeros 3, Senators 2 (15)
• Lost in the 15-inning marathon is the great game Blake Treinen threw as he scattered seven hits, allowed one lone run, and struck out three over seven innings. On most days lately that would have been enough for a win, but not on Thursday night as the Senators struggled to get much of anything going offensively.
• Maybe it’s selective memory on my part, but it seems like every time the Senators have found themselves in an long, extra inning game in the past two seasons Marcos Frias has been called into the game and shortly thereafter have collared a loss. With Frias on the disabled list, Tyler Herron played his role as Akron loaded the bases in the 15th inning on two singles and a walk. After Herron struck out Adam Abraham, Carlos Moncrief delivered the walk-off single to send both teams on buses back to Central PA as Harrisburg opens up a homestand tonight and Akron visits Reading.
• Steven Souza was the source of the Senators’ lone offense as the rightfielder launched a two-run homer to dead centerfield. Souza went 2 for 7 as he continued his tear since coming off the DL, however he struck out the last three times he stepped to the plate.
• It was only the second blown save of the season for Aaron Barrett as the closer was touched up for a ninth inning homer to tie the game. Cleveland’s #9 rated prospect Jesus Aguilar delivered the blow for the Aeros with one out on a quality 0-2 pitch from Barrett.
• Matt Swynenberg did yeoman’s work in the extra frames as the righthander threw five scoreless innings working around a baserunner in each.
• The Senators struck out 19 times over the four hour and 27 minute affair. Destin Hood and Ricky Hague each struck out four times, while Justin Bloxom and Souza whiffed three times apiece.
• With the loss, the Senators dropped their first road series of the season.