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Richmond's three home runs too much for Akron, Ducks lose 8-2.

AKRON, OH. — 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. “This is a good team. There’s a reason they’ve won as many games as they have,” said manager David Wallace. Richmond struck first in the third inning when Myles Schroder and Skyler...
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July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

RubberDucks Notebook: A first-half season review

The RubberDucks stand at 56-41 and are currently one game behind the first-place Richmond Flying Squirrels in the Eastern League Western division race. Akron has had an interesting season thus far, from rehab assignment stints to hitting streaks to the injury bug, but the team has kept its focus well. Looking Ahead: A talk with manager David Wallace RubberDucks Notebook 6-15-14...
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July 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Colon’s Continued Command the Next Step in Development

The development of a starting pitcher takes many steps through the minor leagues. For Akron RubberDucks, Joseph Colon, he’s taking another step in the maturation process early this season. The 24-year old Colon is 2-2 in eight starts, with a 2.82 ERA in 44.2 innings in his first Double-A assignment this season. Along with Will Roberts, the two starters have become the front of...
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May 20, 2014  |  Discuss

David Wallace, Future Big League Manager

Young, first-year managers are a growing trend in Major League Baseball. That’s good news for David Wallace. The 34-year-old wasn’t a candidate for any of this off-season’s openings, but he almost certainly will be in future years. A catcher in the Cleveland system for six seasons, Wallace moved from the playing field to the coaching ranks in 2009. An assistant on the Indians’...
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November 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Wendle's strong season has him in the Indians sights

It’s not often that a player can lead a team in batting average, home runs and runs batted in after missing a month of the season, but Carolina Mudcats second baseman Joe Wendle is doing just that. Wendle is currently leading the Mudcats and the Carolina League with a .307 batting average.  His 12 home runs and 47 RBIs are also a team high.  With team highs in all of these categories...
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August 03, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 Carolina Mudcats Preview: Fishing with #1 Draft Picks

The 2013 Carolina Mudcats will start the season off being known for their #1 prospects. The past two will be joining Carolina to start off the season, when Francisco Lindor and Tyler Naquin take their shortstop and center field positions respectively. Both have plus pieces to their game, and they should be teammates for years to come. Think about this though: Francisco Lindor...
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April 05, 2013  |  Discuss
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