AKRON, OH - With the recent trades of familiar faces like Victor Martinez, Cliff Lee, Ryan Garkoand more, many Cleveland Indians fans are wondering what players they'll recognize the next time they take in a game at Progressive Field. To that end, the Akron Aeros have a solution: Come to Canal Park! By taking in an Aeros game, fans will see the next wave of Indians stars up close and personal and will know the players on a first name basis by the time they don the red and blue of Cleveland.
Curious as to who will fill the void left by Martinez's trade to Boston? Come to Canal Park and you can see All-Star Carlos Santana, rated by Baseball America as the no.-1 prospect in the entire Indians system. Unsure about who can take over in left field for Mark DeRosa? Come to Canal Park and watch All-Star Nick Weglarz, the no.-3 prospect in the system.
Cleveland's Double-A affiliate is loaded with talent, and with the best record in the entire Eastern League the Aeros are closing on another playoff berth. To celebrate their first-place standing in the Southern Division, the club is offering a special $5 ticket offer for the three-game series against the Bowie Baysox August 18th-20th.
Fans can purchase these specially discounted tickets online via the "BUY TICKETS NOW!" link at www.akronaeros.com, and from there must simply enter the promo code "Victor" to take advantage of the offer. Please note that the promo code is case sensitive, and requires a capital V. The offer is available for all baseball fans who want to see a winning team this August.
Akron has been in first place for 114 consecutive days this season, and the purple and black are also on pace for their fifth consecutive playoff appearance and fifth straight 80-win season, which would make them the first Eastern League club to ever accomplish that feat in the 86-year history of the league.
All of the talk in the baseball world is about the prospects the Indians now have in their system, so check out some of the top minor leaguers in Akron. The Aeros currently have six of the top-30 prospects in the Indians system on their roster, including no.-5 Beau Mills and no.-11 Carlos Rivero, in addition to Santana and Weglarz.
The Aeros continue a six-game home stand this evening with game two of a three-game series against the Connecticut Defenders starting at 7:05 p.m. Tonight is also another Family Pack night, with four tickets, four hot dogs, four drinks and four bags of chips for just $48. Akron will send Josh Tomlin (10-8, 4.18 ERA) to the hill against Connecticut left-hander Jesse English (7-6, 3.53 ERA). The game broadcast begins at 6:50 p.m. on SportsRadio 1350 AM and online at www.akronaeros.com. For more information, please call the Aeros at (330) 253-5151.