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.
July 26, 2014 (0 comments)
Reading designated hitter Jake Fox went 3-for-4, with a pair of RBI on Saturday night as the Fightin Phils claimed a 6-3 victory over the Akron RubberDucks at FirstEnergy Stadium. The RubberDucks (58-50) lost for the ninth time in the last 10 games, but remained stationary in second place in the EL West standings as both Richmond (1st) and Bowie (3rd) lost.
July 26, 2014 (0 comments)
Akron right-hander Duke von Schamann rode to the rescue for the RubberDucks Friday night, serving up seven shutout innings in a 5-0 victory over the Reading Fightin Phils at First Energy Stadium.
July 25, 2014 (6 comments)
Corey Kluber's dominant outing at the major league level may be (rightfully) getting most of the attention today, but the organization's starter one level down also made some noise Thursday. Toru Murata may not be having the best year, but you could not tell Thursday as the right-hander carried a no-hitter into the sixth inning. Join Jim Piascik as he recaps Murata's big night, takes a look at Carlos Moncrief's plate discipline this season, and much more as he takes you Around the Farm.
July 24, 2014 (0 comments)
The Akron RubberDucks fell behind 4-0 before eventually losing the game 6-1 against the Reading Fightin Phils Thursday night. Akron totaled six hits in the game but didn't manage to get a runner across home plate until the eighth inning. Reading had control of the game after two runs crossed home in the bottom of the first inning.
July 24, 2014 (5 comments)
In this week’s Minor Happenings, the IBI's Tony Lastoria takes a look at the emergence of Sean Brady who is another good lefty starting pitching prospect for the Indians in the lower levels of the minors. He also talks about the early impressions that catcher Francisco Mejia has left so far this season, the Dominican Summer League sensation Gabriel Mejia, provides a ton of quotes from the Indians front office on players like Ryan Merritt, Cody Anderson, Yandy Diaz, Tyler Holt and others, and also provides some insight and information on players like Gabriel Arias, Jordan Smith, Clint Frazier, Taylor Murphy, and more!
July 24, 2014 (18 comments)
Though the lower levels of the minors are more about development than raw results, it is always great to see a top prospect putting up strong numbers down in Lake County. Clint Frazier has pulled that off of late, surging in a big way in the second half of the season. He was at it again Wednesday, so Jim Piascik broke down his performance compared to another first round pick who went through Lake County recently, Francisco Lindor. Join Jim as he recaps Frazier's night and all the action from the minor league side as he takes you Around the Farm.
July 23, 2014 (0 comments)
The Akron RubberDucks gave up just five hits, but only managed five of their won in a 2-0 loss to the Richmond Flying Squirrels. Richmond scored in the first before a seven-inning stalemate and a ninth-inning run to seal the win. Akron starting pitcher Shawn Morimando pitched six innings without giving up a run, but was still saddled with the loss as no RubberDuck had more than one hit.
July 22, 2014 (0 comments)
The Flying Squirrels hit three home runs in their win in game two of a three-game series on Tuesday night. The RubberDucks have now dropped six straight games and seven of their last eight.