Columbus stopped the bleeding at four runs in the 9th, preserving a wild back and forth victory. Columbus got contributions from nearly everyone on offense, including Matt LaPorta who broke a week-long slump with a double. Off-season free agent pickup, Gregorio Petit, provided the biggest hammer, going 4-4 with two doubles, a HR and 5 rbi. The pitching, not surprisingly, was less outstanding. David Huff (5.2IP, 4R), Matt Langwell (0.2IP, 3R), Tyler Sturdevant (1.2IP, 1R) and especially Bryan Price (0.0IP, 4R) all gave up runs. Only Dan Wheeler, who saved the game for Price in the 9th,
Matt Packer, making his first start back with the Aeros, went six innings without giving up an earned run (5H, 2R, 0BB, 7K) to lead Akron to their seventh straight win. Packer is slightly smaller and older than teammate Giovanni Soto, but has had a similar level of success and similarly fails to impress the scouterazzi. Although he has an excellent changeup, the doubts about Packer focus on the ability of his fastball to play at higher levels.
Joseph Colon went five innings, giving up all seven runs, but only two of them earned, in his first start following a promotion from Lake County. Bo Greenwell extended his hitting streak to nine games with a single.
Jerrod Sabourin went 2-3, hitting his third HR of the season, but the rest of the Captains' lineup managed just one hit.
Mahoning Valley 6, Jamestown 3 (suspended, 3rd inning)
The Goodyear Tribe won their fourth straight game, propelled by a pair of 2012 draftees. D'vone McClure, making his debut and leading off, went 2-3 with a walk, scoring two runs. 7th rounder Joshua McAdams went 2-2 with a double and three walks, also scoring twice. Dorssys Paulino plated both of them in the 4th inning with his 3rd HR of the season, part of a 2-5 effort.