July 9, 2014 (0 comments)
As the Akron RubberDucks travel to Richmond for a key divisional battle with the first place Flying Squirrels, RubberDucks right-hander Will Roberts has the opportunity to take a stroll down memory lane. Join the IBI's Jake Dungan as he sits down with the Virginia native and discusses his pro ball experience thus far and what has made him one of the more successful pitchers in the Indians organization this season.
July 8, 2014 (2 comments)
In today’s early week edition of Minor Happenings, the IBI's Tony Lastoria runs down all of the injuries throughout the Indians minor league system and provides updates on the status of the players and when they might be returning to the field. He also takes a look at the recent good pitching from High-A Carolina reliever Rob Nixon, provide tons of comments from the front office on several players at Triple-A Columbus who have recently been called up (Tyler Holt and Roberto Perez) or soon will be (Giovanny Urshela, Bryan Price, etc), and much more.
July 8, 2014 (0 comments)
Akron RubberDucks were outhit 10-5 on their way to losing to the Richmond Flying Squirrels, 9-4, Tuesday. Francisco Lindor finished just 1 for 5 in the leadoff spot while knocking in a run with his double. Duke von Schamann fell below .500 on the season after taking the loss, but Adam Miller pitched a strong inning of scoreless baseball in relief.
July 7, 2014 (0 comments)
The Akron RubberDucks took a 3-1 win against the Richmond Flying Squirrels after scoring three unanswered runs. Jake Lowery sparked the offense by going two for two with a triple and two runs scored. Cody Anderson picked up the win after tossing five innings of one-run baseball.
July 6, 2014 (0 comments)
The RubberDucks avoided the sweep and snapped a four-game skid with a 7-2 win over the Bowie Baysox Sunday afternoon. Ollie Linton led Akron’s offensive charge with a double, triple and two RBI.
July 6, 2014 (1 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 this week's The WAR Room, Jim Piascik checks in on where Tyler Naquin and Joey Wendle stand now that it is official both could miss the rest of the season with injuries. Join Jim as he breaks down Naquin and Wendle's season and a lot more as he takes you into The WAR Room.
July 6, 2014 (0 comments)
RubberDucks miss opportunities, fall to Baysox 7-1. While the “ZOOperstars,” a group of inflatable, sports-themed fauna, showed up to Canal Park on Saturday night, waddling their way into the hearts of the Akron crowd in the process, the bats of the Akron RubberDucks did not.
July 5, 2014 (0 comments)
Jake Lowery took a a 2-2 fastball to the face the night of April 18, and he’s still feeling the effects. The pitch fractured three of Lowery’s facial bones and sidelined him for six weeks. It didn’t, however, shatter his season. The IBI's Stephanie Metzger recently sat down to talk to the Akron backstop and provides an update on how he is doing post-injury and how his season is going.
July 5, 2014 (11 comments)
The Fourth of July proved to be a less-than-impressive day in the Cleveland organization, but Arthur Kinney still found some performances of note. One of them belonged to Joe Sever, who looks to be getting back on track after some recent struggles. Join Arthur as he recaps all of the Independence Day action and takes you Around the Farm.
July 5, 2014 (0 comments)
The Akron RubberDucks stayed ahead throughout eight innings before Bowie Baysoxcenter fielder Dariel Alvarez launched a grand slam to notch a 5-2 comeback win at Canal Park on Friday night in front of 8,198 fans.
July 4, 2014 (3 comments)
In this week’s Minor Happenings, the IBI's Tony Lastoria takes a look at the recent surge in performance at Triple-A for right-handed pitcher Danny Salazar, how his stuff has looked and if he is getting back into the form that impacted the Indians roster late last season. He takes a deep look into the breakout performance at Double-A Akron for outfielder Anthony Gallas, what it means and what has changed for him. He also provides some insight into the turnaround for Low-A Lake County righty Mitch Brown, looks at the biggest change to Triple-A catcher Roberto Perez’s approach and more.
July 4, 2014 (15 comments)
The name of the game is patience. No wait, that was last night's theme. Anyway, Kieran Lovegrove rewarded anyone who has been patient with him Thursday night, tossing five no-hit innings and showing flashes of why he was a highly regarded third round pick in 2012. He was joined by Claudio Bautista, who will also need some patience in the future as he learns to be more selective at the plate. Join Jim Piascik as takes you Around the Farm, breaking down Lovegrove and Bautista's nights in addition to recapping all the action throughout the organization.
July 3, 2014 (0 comments)
The Akron RubberDucks totaled eight hits, but lost to the Erie SeaWolves, 6-1. Bryan LaHair and Anthony Gallas each tallied two hits, but the scoring touch was hard to find after the second inning for Akron. Duke von Schamann picked up the loss after giving up four hits and five walks in 4.2 innings of work.
July 3, 2014 (12 comments)
It is really hard to be patient for any stretch of time. Like waiting for Christmas as a child -- or even now for Jim Piascik, the wait for the final Hobbit movie -- is unbearable (same for the waits leading up to the first two, for that matter). But it is absolutely vital to be patient to a fault with prospects, especially ones with the talent of Mitch Brown and Carlos Moncrief. Join Jim as he breaks down Brown's turnaround, the recent resurgence of Moncrief, and much more as he takes you Around the Farm.
July 2, 2014 (0 comments)
The Akron RubberDucks picked up nine hits, but couldn't rally quite enough as they lost to the Erie SeaWolves, 6-4. Bryan LaHair and Anthony Gallas each had two hits to pace the offense in a losing effort. Cody Anderson was tagged with his eighth loss of the season after giving up nine hits and four earned runs in five innings of play.
July 1, 2014 (0 comments)
The Akron RubberDucks took a 10-0 lead before winning by seven runs against the Erie SeaWolves Tuesday. Akron totaled 16 hits, against 12 from Erie, led by four hits from Anthony Gallas – two of which were a home run and a triple. Starter Gabriel Arias got the win after 6.2 innings of one-run baseball.
July 1, 2014 (0 comments)
The RubberDucks (48-35) split two series this past week with both the Erie SeaWolves and the Harrisburg Senators. Akron sits a half-game back from the Richmond Flying Squirrels (48-34) for first place in the EL Western. The IBI's Spencer Davies recaps the week that was for Akron in his latest notebook....
June 30, 2014 (0 comments)
It may have taken 73 games to get it, but Akron’s Jordan Smith made his first Double-A homer a big one. Smith belted a two-out, three run homer to right field in the bottom of the first inning Monday night, helping the RubberDucks build a commanding early lead in a 9-1 victory over the Erie SeaWolves in the opener of a four-game series at Jerry Uht Park.
June 29, 2014 (0 comments)
Adam Abraham homered and doubled twice to drive in a game-high six runs batted in, leading the Akron RubberDucks (47-35) to an 8-2 victory Sunday afternoon over the Harrisburg Senators (32-48). The win split the series between the two teams.
June 29, 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 how well Zach McAllister is pitching in Columbus and what it means. Also inside today's edition of The WAR Room is a look at three Akron relievers who are making some real noise, a breakdown of the disconnect between a few Mudcats starters' ERA and FIP, and much more. Join Jim Piascik as he takes you into The WAR Room.