August 7, 2014 (13 comments)
No matter how many times it is said, patience is really the name of the game when it comes to prospects. Even when it comes to a second round pick like Mitch Brown, jumping ship after fewer than two full professional seasons makes no sense. Brown may not be a finished product, but most prospects are not; otherwise they would be in the major leagues. Prospects in Brown's position are looking for growth and he has definitely shown that this year. Join Jim Piascik as he recaps Brown's dominant outing, LeVon Washington's offensive outburst, and much more as he takes you Around the Farm.
August 6, 2014 (0 comments)
The Akron RubberDucks scored two runs in the bottom of the ninth, including a Jake Lowery solo home run, in order to beat the New Britain Rock Cats, 6-5, in walk off fashion. The RubberDucks totaled 12 hits as every starter tallied at least one hit in the game. After Joseph Colon tossed five solid innings, Enosil Tejada benefited from the late rally to pick up the win.
August 6, 2014 (0 comments)
Michael Bourn's rehab assignment began on Tuesday with the Akron RubberDucks and is scheduled to through next Tuesday. assignment. The IBI's Spencer Davies briefly spoke with Bourn about the team and his health ad provides the details after the jump...
August 5, 2014 (0 comments)
A two-RBI double by Jordan Smith paired with a seven-inning outing by Duke von Schamann gave the Akron RubberDucks the momentum for a comeback 3-2 victory over the New Britain Rock Cats on Tuesday evening at Canal Park. A homer parked by Reynaldo Rodriguez gave the Rock Cats (55-59) an early 2-0 lead in the first. The pair of runs would be New Britain’s only in the evening.
August 3, 2014 (0 comments)
Erik Gonzalez stroked four hits on Sunday, including a two-run triple, as the Akron RubberDucks defeated the Harrisburg Senators, 6-5, in the finale of a four-game series at Metro Bank Park.
August 3, 2014 (0 comments)
The WAR Room is back again, bringing you the 2014 advanced stats for every Cleveland minor leaguer. After looking at the pitchers last week, today we focus on the hitters. In particular, Jim Piascik focuses on the success Francisco Lindor and Erik Gonzalez have found since their respective promotions to Columbus and Akron. Join Jim as he goes in-depth on the advanced stats for Cleveland's minor leaguers and takes you into The WAR Room.
August 3, 2014 (5 comments)
Not every night in the Cleveland organization can be filled with eye-catching performances, as sometimes each team has a collective down night. That was the case Saturday, but while any insane two-homer or nine-inning shutout outings were absent, there were still some interesting performances to behold. Join Arthur Kinney as he recaps those performances, including Zach Walters highlighting Around the Farm for the second straight night, and takes you Around the Farm.
August 2, 2014 (0 comments)
Harrisburg right-hander Paolo Espino had plenty of dominant pitching performances during his years with the Cleveland Indians organization, including a franchise-record 24 wins for Akron. After watching him twirl eight masterful innings for the Senators on Saturday night in a 3-2 win over the RubberDucks, one thing became clear: It was more fun when he was on our side.
August 2, 2014 (1 comments)
After struggling at the outset of the 2014 campaign, Akron RubberDucks outfielder Jordan Smith has really turned things around in the second half, which included hitting for the cycle last weekend against Reading. Join the IBI's Jake Dungan as he talks in-depth with Smith as well as manager Dave Wallace about the outfielder's recent success and what he needs to do to maintain it.
August 1, 2014 (0 comments)
Harrisburg right-hander Scott McGregor twirled seven strong innings Friday night, and the Senators scratched out enough offense to edge the Akron RubberDucks, 3-2, at Metro Bank Park.
August 1, 2014 (18 comments)
The trade deadline has come and gone with Cleveland adding to two interesting prospects to their farm system. James Ramsey and Zach Walters will make their organizational debuts in the coming days, but on Thursday, the stage was set for two players on the opposite ends of the prospect spectrum; one at the beginning and one near the end. Join Jim Piascik as he breaks down Bobby Bradley's season in the Arizona League, Adam Miller's shutdown outing in Akron, and much more as he takes you Around the Farm.
July 31, 2014 (0 comments)
With the Harrisburg Senators leading by one going into the ninth, the Akron RubberDucks put three on the board to take the lead with a half inning to play. Harrisburg answered with two of its own to force extra innings before winning in the 10th inning, 10-9. Shawn Armstrong was credited with a blown save while Louis Head got the loss.
July 31, 2014 (13 comments)
Duke von Schamann went seven scoreless innings for the RubberDucks. Jesus Aguilar combined a homer, a double, and two walks for the Clippers. Jerrud Sabourin did the same for the Mudcats. But despite a night chock full of elite performances, none topped Tyler Cloyd's no-hitter in Columbus. Join Jim Piascik as he recaps the very busy night in the organization and takes you Around the Farm.
July 31, 2014 (0 comments)
The Akron RubberDucks and Bowie Baysox played to a scoreless stalemate through four innings before the RubberDucks piled on four runs in the next four frames. Akron benefited from nine total hits and strong pitching throughout the game. Duke von Schamann picked up the win after tossing seven shutout innings and striking out six Bowie batters.
July 30, 2014 (0 comments)
A three-run seventh inning and the starting pitching of righthander Zach Davies propelled the Bowie Baysox to a 5-1 win over the Akron RubberDucks Tuesday evening at Canal Park. Already leading 2-1, Bowie extended their advantage in the seventh with an RBI double by David Freitas off Akron reliever Jordan Cooper, sending Glynn Davis home. The Baysox would tack on two more runs in the inning, taking a comfortable 5-1 lead.
July 29, 2014 (0 comments)
The RubberDucks (59-51) were swept by at Richmond in a battle of the Eastern League Western division that gave the Flying Squirrels some breathing room at the top. Akron continued their road trip by splitting a four-game set with the Reading Fightin Phils, and the team began a series with the Bowie Baysox on Monday night with a loss, 12-4. The IBI's Spencer Davies talked to Erik Gonzalez in his latest notebook....
July 28, 2014 (0 comments)
The Akron RubberDucks started hot with three runs in the first inning, but fell off from there on their way to a 12-4 loss at the hands of the Bowie Baysox. Bowie tallied 20 hits in the game and scored 10 of 12 runs in a four-inning stretch, including five runs in the fourth. Shawn Morimando gave up seven hits in three innings while Adam Miller gave up six knocks in one frame of work.
July 27, 2014 (0 comments)
Jordan Smith hit a go-ahead 2-run triple in the top of the ninth that completed the cycle and led his RubberDucks to a 6-4 win at Reading. Akron split the four-game series with the Fightin Phils. Both Smith and Bryson Myles hit solo homers in Sunday afternoon’s game. Seven RubberDucks had multi-hit performances in the win, including three-hit games from Erik Gonzalez and Bryan LaHair.
July 27, 2014 (1 comments)
The WAR Room is back again, bringing you the 2014 advanced stats for every Cleveland minor leaguer. After looking at the hitters last week, today we focus on the pitchers, including Mitch Brown. Brown is finding some strong success in Lake County this year, a very positive step for the 2012 second round pick's development. Join Jim Piascik as he breaks down Brown's season to date and the rest of the pitchers in the system as he takes you into The WAR Room.
July 27, 2014 (9 comments)
Through his first five games at the Triple-A level, Francisco Lindor has fit right in. He took that to another level Saturday, launching his first two home runs as a Clipper. Arthur Kinney recaps Lindor's night and time in Columbus so far in addition to bringing you the action from around the organization. Join Arthur as he takes you Around the Farm.