RubberDucks Game Recap
Akron RubberDucks (19-15) 5, Binghamton Rumble Ponies (11-22) 2
WP: Xzavion Curry (2-1) LP: Alex Valverde (1-3) Save: Tim Herrin (1)
The Akron RubberDucks used a strong start from Xzavion Curry and frequent offense to down the Binghamton Rumble Ponies 5-2 on Tuesday afternoon at Mirabito Stadium.
The RubberDucks jumped out in front from the first pitch of the game when Bo Naylor launched a leadoff home run to make it 1-0 Akron.
Curry was dominant for Akron once again striking out five of the first six batters he faced to open the game. In total, Curry tossed 5.2 innings allowing just two runs on six hits while striking out 10. Andrew Misiaszek followed with a scoreless inning and a third. Tim Herrin picked up his first save of the year by tossing two scoreless innings with five strikeouts.
Akron continued the early offense in the first when George Valera came home on a wild pitch to make it 2-0 Ducks. Will Brennan continued his hot hitting in the fifth when he lined a double into right field that scored Victor Nova and Naylor to make it 4-1 Akron. Julian Escobedo singled in the top of the eight to score Brayan Rocchio and give Akron some extra insurance at 5-2.
Curry’s 10 strikeouts are a season high…Brennan’s 11 doubles are good for most in the Guardians organization and second most in the Eastern League…Game Time: 2:55…Attendance: 6,376.
On the Pond
The RubberDucks will continue their six-game series with the Binghamton Rumble Ponies on Wednesday, May 18, 2022 at 6:35 p.m. Lefty Jaime Arias (0-1, 15.75 ERA) will get the start for Akron against Binghamton righty Alec Kisena (1-3, 4.94 ERA). The game broadcast, powered by FirstEnergy, is on 640 WHLO.