June 27, 2013 (0 comments)
When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. And when the opposition gives up back-to-back walks in the eighth inning of a tie game, go for the jugular. Such was the approach used by Akron Aeros third baseman Giovanny Urshela, who cracked a two-out, RBI single to center field in the bottom of the eighth inning Thursday night, lifting the Aeros to a 3-2 victory over the Altoona Curve in the opener of a five-game series at Canal Park.
June 27, 2013 (0 comments)
Double-A Akron first baseman Jesus Aguilar was recently named to the Eastern League All Star team and is having a solid season producing big RBI numbers for Akron. The IBI's Stephanie Metzger recently caught up with him and talked about the adjustments he is making and what he needs to do to continue to grow as a hitter.
June 26, 2013 (0 comments)
The Harrisburg Senators finished a three game sweep of the Akron Aeros Wednesday afternoon at Metro Bank Park. Aeros RHP Will Roberts (6-8) took the loss for the Aeros while Harrisburg's Taylor Hill stretched his winning record to 7-2.
June 26, 2013 (1 comments)
In today’s second edition of Minor Happenings for the week, Tony takes a look at the emergence of two high profile pitching prospects in Mahoning Valley with Caleb Hamrick and Luis Lugo. He also provides several comments from the front office on players at High-A Carolina, the strides that Ronny Rodriguez continues to make, the prospect standing of Jerrud Sabourin, the injury concerns of Matt LaPorta, the inconsistency that Luis DeJesus is working through, the big pro debut of Clint Frazier and more.
June 25, 2013 (0 comments)
Harrisburg, PA- For the second night in a row the Akron Aeros fell to the Harrisburg Senators. Akron trailed by one run most of the game until the Senators secured their lead by scoring two more runs in the bottom on of the 8th making the final score 4-1.
June 25, 2013 (1 comments)
With the Single-A All Star break behind us and the start of short season leagues now in full swing, it is a good time to take stock in how several Indians prospects are either raising or lowering their prospect value halfway through the 2013 season. Today, Tony takes a look at some of those showings at the Triple-A Columbus and Double-A Akron levels, including the likes of Cord Phelps, T.J. House, Trevor Bauer, Scott Barnes, Jake Lowery, Matt Packer, Ronny Rodriguez, Carlos Moncrief and others.
June 25, 2013 (0 comments)
The Akron Aeros fell to the Harrisburg Senators 7-1 on Monday evening in the first game of the series. Akron Aeros starter Brett Brach (4-4, 4.89) allowed four runs over six innings, including giving up a first inning solo home run to Harrisburg's Jerad Head .
June 24, 2013 (5 comments)
In today’s special edition of Minor Happenings, Tony provides a ton of updates and comments from the Indians front office on the likes of Shawn Morimando, Eric Haase, Cody Penny, Louis Head, Caleb Hamrick, Luis Lugo and others, finds out what Clint Frazier is up to and when he will make his pro debut, provides a ton of injury updates on the likes of Alex Monsalve, LeVon Washington, Elvis Araujo, Shawn Armstrong and the whereabouts of Dillon Howard, and takes a look at the recent good play of Bryce Stowell and Yhoxian Median.
June 23, 2013 (0 comments)
Just like Saturday night, the Aeros took a 3-run lead into the 9th inning, but unlike that game, the Aeros held on to defeat the New Britain Rock Cats 4-3 on Sunday afternoon at Canal Park despite a Rock Cat rally in the final inning.
June 22, 2013 (0 comments)
Akron, OH – Both teams played to the best of their abilities, but it was the Rock Cats who pulled out a 12-7 victory in a thriller on Saturday night at Canal Park.
June 22, 2013 (1 comments)
One could be forgiven for selling their Jake Lowery stock after 2012. The catcher was presented with a challenging assignment and simply could not manage it, ending the year with a demotion and plenty of questions. So far in 2013, though, Lowery has shown that last year was a fluke. Given another aggressive promotion due to injuries, Lowery filled in admirably and bounced back in a strong way. He recently talked to Jim Piascik about what Double-A is like, his approach at the plate and behind it, and much more.
June 22, 2013 (0 comments)
The Akron Aeros offense unloaded on the New Britain Rock Cats with a 13-4 win on Friday night. Right-hander Will Roberts (5-4, 4.58) received the start for the Aeros against New Britain righty Tom Stuifbergen (1-1, 11.68).
June 21, 2013 (10 comments)
With both the Columbus and Akron offenses hitting the skids, Around The Farm needed some extra help to remain interesting Thursday night. Luckily the start of the Arizona League, the return of Lake County from the All-Star break, and offensive fireworks for Mahoning Valley provided some fodder for us. The night was highlighted by a Lake County catcher showing off his power in a big way. To find out who it is and all you need to know about the night in the minor leagues, join Jim Piascik and go Around The Farm.
June 20, 2013 (0 comments)
Coming into this three-game series with the Trenton Thunder, the Akron Aeros were riding high after going over .500 for the first time since May 12. Now, as the Thunder leave town, the Aeros have more work to do. The Thunder (36-35) finished a sweep of the Aeros (34-37) with a 1-0 victory Thursday night at Canal Park. One night after the two teams combined for 25 hits offense was at a premium, with only nine hits falling in all night long.
June 20, 2013 (12 comments)
After Tim Fedroff tore up the minor leagues in 2012, many expected great things from the outfielder in 2013. Fedroff got off to a slow start, but that is never a reason to give up hope completely. Lately, the outfielder has been coming around and Wednesday night was no exception. To see exactly how Fedroff fared last night, which Akron outfielder continues to prove he needs a promotion, and the rest of the action in the minor leagues, join Jim Piascik and go Around The Farm.
June 19, 2013 (0 comments)
The Akron Aeros (34-36) squared the ball up well Wednesday night, totaling 13 hits, but the team failed to score enough runs to overcome the Trenton Thunder (35-35), falling 5-3 at Canal Park. The game featured plenty of offense with Akron and Trenton combining for 25 hits, though both teams failed to actually get many runners across the plate.
June 18, 2013 (5 comments)
The Akron Aeros found success despite being away from Canal Park all week, going 3-2 during their road trip to New Hampshire and Portland and moving back to .500 on the season. The offense put up some remarkable power and discipline as it carried the team, though the pitching for its part did not slouch. To read about all the action for the Aeros and the outfielder that just may be coming into his own, join Jim Piascik and go Launching off with the Aeros.
June 16, 2013 (3 comments)
It was business as usual down on the farm for the Indians on Saturday night. Cord Phelps remained hot, Lonnie Chisenhall is making it very difficult for the Indians to keep him in Columbus, and more. The IBI's Michal Hattery chimes in with his thoughts on the action in the minors.
June 15, 2013 (0 comments)
The Aeros struck first, and held on with strong hitting through a long rain delay to pull out a 6-3 victory over the Portland Sea Dogs on Friday night at Hadlock Field in Portland, Maine. Akron’s lineup dominated the plate with fifteen hits and Jose Ramirez and Carlos Moncrief accounted for five of the Aeros’ runs.
June 14, 2013 (0 comments)
Routine is tough when toggling between a starting and relieving role, but Jordan Cooper has learned to focus on the things he can control. Since being promoted from High-A Carolina at the end of April he has put on several different hats for the Double-A Akron pitching staff, and the IBI's Stephanie Metzger gets us caught up on how things are going for him in Akron.