August 31, 2014 (0 comments)
The word starting spreading through the Akron dugout during the ninth inning of Saturday’s game against Erie at Canal Park, and the news was exactly what the players wanted to hear. The Altoona Curve had posted a 3-1, 10-inning victory over the Bowie Baysox, which clinched an Eastern League playoff spot for the RubberDucks.
August 30, 2014 (12 comments)
With the season winding down, it is time for players to try to make their final impressions on the organization before heading into the long offseason. For players like Joey Wendle (who missed a big chunk of the season due to injury), however, these final days are critical to make up for lost time. Join Arthur Kinney as he breaks down Wendle doing just that Friday and recaps the rest of the action in the organization as he takes you Around the Farm.
August 30, 2014 (0 comments)
The Akron RubberDucks entered Friday’s series opener with a chance to clinch an Eastern League playoff spot with a win, but it was the Erie SeaWolves who played as if the playoffs were on the line by bashing Akron’s bullpen on the way to a 14-4 victory at Canal Park in front of a sold out crowd of 8,109.
August 29, 2014 (6 comments)
In this week’s edition of Minor Happenings, the IBI's Tony Lastoria takes a look at the hot hitting Jesus Aguilar at Triple-A Columbus and just how potent his bat is, the strides he has made this season and wonders why he is not yet in Cleveland. He also takes a look at the strong pro debut from 17th round pick Cameron Hill and gives some insight into his stuff and ability, provides a ton of comments from the front office on players like Yandy Diaz, Dylan Baker, LeVon Washington and others, and more!
August 29, 2014 (19 comments)
Thursday night in the Cleveland organization was highlighted by the old and the new. At this point, Nellie Rodriguez putting up big numbers in Lake County has become old news, as the first baseman has spent most of 2014 doing just that. Casey Shane shutting down the New York-Penn League is new, however, as the 2013 sixth round pick was only recently called up from the Arizona League. Join Jim Piascik as he recaps all of the action in the organization as he takes you Around the Farm.
August 28, 2014 (0 comments)
The RubberDucks entered Thursday’s game against Trenton looking to avoid a four- game sweep, snap a six-game losing streak and zero in further on an EL playoff berth. After scoring 11 runs on 15 hits in an 11-3 victory over the Thunder at Canal Park, they managed to do all three.
August 28, 2014 (15 comments)
The playoffs may pass the major league club by this season, but playoff fever is in full effect on the minor league side, with the Lake County Captains clinching a spot in the postseason. Join Jim Piascik as he recaps the night, including Claudio Bautista's large role in the Captains' clincher, Francisco Mejia putting up a big night with the Scrappers, and much more as he takes you Around the Farm.
August 27, 2014 (0 comments)
Trenton’s Jake Cave blasted a three-run homer in the fourth inning Wednesday night, leading the Thunder to their seventh straight victory with an 8-2 victory over the Akron RubberDucks at Canal Park.
August 26, 2014 (1 comments)
Trenton starter Jaron Long tossed six shutout innings and Mason Williams had a pair of hits and two runs scored as the Thunder defeated the Akron RubberDucks, 5-0, on Tuesday night at Canal Park.
August 25, 2014 (0 comments)
Lefthander Daniel Camarena of the Trenton Thunder delivered a dominant performance at Canal Park Monday night, striking out a season-high 12 batters during a 9-2 victory over the Akron RubberDucks in the opener of a four-game series.
August 24, 2014 (0 comments)
The Binghamton Mets were looking for a three-game sweep of the AkronRubberDucks entering Sunday’s series finale at NYSEG Stadium. Lefty Steven Matz made sure they got it.
August 24, 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 right-hander Shaun Marcum. Join Jim Piascik as he analyzes what Marcum's performance in Columbus tells us about his progress in Columbus and so much more as he takes you into The WAR Room.
August 23, 2014 (0 comments)
The Akron RubberDucks turned a stunning triple play in Saturday night’s game against the Binghamton Mets. Unfortunately, that was the only highlight of the night during a forgettable, 5-1 loss to the Mets at NYSEG Stadium.
August 23, 2014 (7 comments)
Though his first exposure to Triple-A has not gone perfectly, Francisco Lindor looked good Friday night. Lindor had the first four-hit night of his Triple-A career and extended his hitting streak to three games with hits in 10 of his last 11. Join Arthur Kinney as he breaks down Lindor's Triple-A career to date and recaps the rest of the night in the organization as he takes you Around the Farm.
August 23, 2014 (0 comments)
Binghamton second baseman Dilson Herrera is making the most of a mid-season promotion to Double-A.Herrera headlined a sizzling B-Mets offense by going 3-for-3, with a pair of doubles, a sacrifice fly and four RBI Friday night, as the Mets throttled the road-weary Akron RubberDucks, 12-3, in the opener of a three-game weekend series at NYSEG Stadium.
August 22, 2014 (8 comments)
In this week’s Minor Happenings, the IBI's Tony Lastoria takes a look at the strong rebound right-handed pitcher Mitch Brown has made this season and just how impressive he has been since early May. He also spends a lot of time looking at the Happenings in Arizona with a deep look into the spectacular showing Bobby Bradley has had and why it is so special on so many levels, he provides a ton of comments from Ross Atkins on the players in Arizona such as Bradley, Yu-Cheng Chang, Alexis Pantoja, Justus Sheffield, Grant Hockin, Jared Robinson and others, and more.
August 22, 2014 (16 comments)
Clint Frazier and Carlos Moncrief highlighted the night for the organization on Thursday, but the pair are pretty different when it comes to their developmental status. As a young outfielder in Low-A, Frazier's performance on-the-field matters less than Moncrief's, who is an older player in Triple-A. Join Jim Piascik as he breaks down what that means in addition to recapping the rest of the action from throughout the minor leagues as he takes you Around the Farm.
August 21, 2014 (0 comments)
Coming off a save on Wednesday night, Akron reliever Enosil Tejeda stepped to the mound and registered his second save in as many days as the RubberDucks defeated the Altoona Curve, 4-3, on Thursday night at Canal Park. The outing marks Tejeda's third-straight relief appearance in which he was awarded a save and was his sixth overall. The righty pitched the final inning, walked one and struck out one.
August 21, 2014 (13 comments)
Now. We always want things now. Better sooner than later. Yet, when it comes to prospects, it is often about the long game. D'vone McClure's stock has fallen after two subpar seasons in Arizona, yet the outfielder is still only 20 years old. Dace Kime may be a bit older than McClure, but the 22-year-old is only in his first full professional season. These players are not supposed to be finished products, and looking between the lines, there are positive signs for both. Join Jim Piascik as he recaps McClure and Kime's performances and the rest of the action from throughout the organization as he takes you Around the Farm.
August 21, 2014 (0 comments)
Akron’s Jordan Smith snapped a 5-5 tie with a go-ahead RBI single in the eighth, leading the RubberDucks to a 6-5 win over the Altoona Curve on Wednesday night at Canal Park.