Akron pitcher Will Roberts has won four straight for the RubberDucks, who had a seven-game winning streak snapped Thursday.
Via The Plain Dealer
June 19, 2015
It was night built for a team named the RubberDucks last evening in Erie. Akron scored in each inning between the second and the fifth to jump out to a 9-1 lead in the middle of the fourth before thunderstorms postponed the completion of the game. Akron and Erie will resume the contest this afternoon before playing their regularly scheduled contest this evening. While it looks like...
The Akron RubberDucks are in a chase for the post season, and with a drastically different lineup from Opening Day, they’re doing what they can to keep on pushing towards the playoffs. A big reason why they’ve been able to stay in contention this entire season is due to some quality starting pitching. Joseph Colon and Will Roberts have been a huge key to this team’s success...
If there is one thing that a pitcher can do to make their manager happy, it’s giving them innings. When a starter can give their team a solid six or seven innings, then that gives the bullpen a break. That can lead to a more effective bullpen when they are able to get more consecutive nights of equal rest. When a starter goes only three or four innings that causes more work for...
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...
The Ryan Roberts era has officially begun. The newly acquired third baseman will be in Tuesday night’s lineup and will make his Boston Red Sox debut at Fenway Park against the Texas Rangers at 6:10 p.m. The former Tampa Bay Rays infielder signed with the Red Sox on Monday to help fill the void left at third base by infielder Will Middlebrooks, who was placed on the 15-day disabled...
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