July 14, 2014 (0 comments)
The Akron RubberDucks took the Trenton Thunder to 10 innings, and then piled on three runs for a resounding 5-2 victory. Alex Lavisky hit a two-run shot in the extra frame to cement the victory, earning Akron its 56th win of the season. Shawn Armstrong was credited with the win after Joseph Colon put up five innings of one-run ball.
July 14, 2014 (12 comments)
It was a big night for some of the top prospects in the system, with Francisco Lindor representing the organization in the Futures Game and Jesus Aguilar and Clint Frazier staying hot. As we head into the All-Star break, Arthur Kinney has you covered, recapping the performances of those top prospects and everyone else throughout the system. Join Arthur as he takes you Around the Farm.
July 13, 2014 (0 comments)
Trenton’s Jaron Long worked into the seventh inning in his first Double-A start on Sunday, and led the Thunder to a 5-1 win over the Akron RubberDucks at Arm and Hammer Park.Long, who played his college baseball at Ohio State, held the RubberDucks (55-41) scoreless through the first six innings.
July 13, 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. This week's edition includes a look at a pair of left-handers in the lower levels -- Ryan Merritt and Luis Lugo -- who are both performing quite well, though their ERAs kind of skew the story. Join Jim Piascik as he breaks down the truth behind Merritt and Lugo's respective ERAs in addition to the rest of the organization's pitchers as he takes you into The WAR Room.
July 13, 2014 (3 comments)
In the early part of the season, Clint Frazier's performance did not truly look the part of a high first round pick. It was still early for the center fielder, however, and the lack of results was not truly a big problem. Lately, however, Frazier has turned things around and started to put up some big numbers. Join Arthur Kinney as he outlines Frazier's recent tear and recaps the rest of the action from the minor leagues, taking you Around the Farm.
July 12, 2014 (0 comments)
Cody Anderson pitched six shutout innings and Anthony Gallas homered as the AkronRubberDucks defeated the Trenton Thunder, 5-1, on Saturday night at Arm and Hammer Park. The RubberDucks (55-40) won for the fourth consecutive game, and sixth time in the last seven games. They have won five of six games on the current road trip, and, thanks to Bowie’s 2-0 win over Richmond, have moved back into a tie for first place in the EL West.
July 12, 2014 (0 comments)
Akron’s Tony Wolters legged out a fielder’s choice grounder in the top of the 10th inning,preventing a double play and allowing the go-ahead run to score in a 5-4 RubberDucks victory over the Trenton Thunder Friday night in the opener of a four-game series at Arm and Hammer Park.
July 11, 2014 (3 comments)
In today’s Minor Happenings, Tony Lastoria reviews the season that Low-A Lake County first baseman Nellie Rodriguez is having to date and the development process he has gone through with his coaches to bring more consistency to his bat. He also provides an absolute ton of comments from Ross Atkins on players up and down the system such as Giovanny Urshela, Ryan Merritt, Shawn Morimando, Clint Frazier, Eric Haase, Francisco Mejia, and many more.
July 11, 2014 (9 comments)
Well, LeBron James is still undecided. Or maybe he isn't. Who knows? But unlike James, one star in the Cleveland organization was ready to go Thursday night. Francisco Lindor may be having a slightly down season compared to his high standards, yet the shortstop still looks ready for a promotion sooner rather than later. Join Jim Piascik as he breaks down Lindor's night, recaps the rest of the action throughout the system, and takes you Around the Farm.
July 10, 2014 (0 comments)
The Akron RubberDucks and Richmond Flying Squirrels were tied at two through six innings, but Akron piled on seven runs between the seventh and eighth to take a 9-2 victory. The RubberDucks totaled 12 hits, led by three from blue-chip prospect Francisco Lindor. Will Roberts picked up his ninth win of the season after seven solid innings on the mound.
July 10, 2014 (10 comments)
Most of Cleveland seemed to come to a standstill while awaiting LeBron James' announcement on Wednesday, an announcement we are all still waiting to bear witness to. But while there was mostly inaction regarding The Decision 2.0, the minor leagues provided plenty of action, including Erik Gonzalez showing more signs of life following a bit of an extended slump. Join Jim Piascik as he breaks down Gonzalez's season to date and the rest of the action throughout the organization as he takes you Around the Farm.
July 9, 2014 (0 comments)
After the Richmond Flying Squirrels forced extra innings with a run in the bottom of the eighth, the Akron RubberDucks pouched for three runs in the top of the 11th innings to take the 5-2 victory. Tony Wolters and Francisco Lindor each had two hits, while Ronny Rodriguez hit a home run to help lead the charge. Akron's Joseph Colon pitched six innings of one-run baseball in the no-decision.
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.