Record setting nights from Matt McBride and Ryan Edell weren’t enough for the Aeros, as the bullpen blew a three-run lead with four outs to play and Erie rallied with five runs in the bottom of the eighth to claim a 6-4 victory before 3,743 fans at Jerry Uht Park Saturday night.
The Aeros opened the scoring with run in the top of the first, as McBride collected the first of his four hits with a two-out double to left-center and scored on an RBI single from Beau Mills.
McBride paced the offense with his first four-hit day in an Akron uniform, finishing 4-5 with three doubles, a homer, two runs scored and an RBI. He was the first Aero to have three doubles in a game this season, and his 10 total bases were a new season-high for the club. It was his first four-hit game since May 7th when he was playing for Class A Kinston.