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Player Promotions Help Lead Akron to Playoff Push

As we enter the middle of August, there’s only one thing on the minds of the Double-A Akron RubberDucks: Playoffs. Currently the RubberDucks are sitting in second place in the Eastern League Western Division, 4.5 games behind league leading Bowie Baysox. The RubberDucks are currently sitting at a record of 65-56, and have won eight of their last ten games. They’re coming home...
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August 18, 2015  |  Discuss

RubberDucks Are Keeping Their Eyes on September

With the All Star break over and gone, the Akron RubberDucks are looking forward to September. While this team may not have looked exciting on paper, they’ve managed to put together a solid season thus far through 2015. Through the first half of 2015, the RubberDucks stood at a record of 47-43 and as of July 20, they’re sitting in third place of the Eastern League Western division...
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July 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Pitcher Will Roberts leads streaking Akron RubberDucks: Cleveland Indians Class AA Report

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

Roberts a Ray of Light in Thunderstorm Shortened Game in Erie

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...
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May 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Bullpen combines for 13 scoreless innings, Thunder beat Akron in 18

TRENTON – Coming off a 7-game road-trip in which the Thunder lost 5 games, including a 3-game sweep against New Hampshire, Trenton was hungry for a win to get back on track and start off the homestand with the right foot. In a quite tight and very long game, the Trenton Thunder were able to pull off a highly-needed win against the Akron RubberDucks in extra innings. After being...
Via Baseball Essential
May 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Akron Returns Some Old and Some New to Lineup

Last season, we saw a lot of changes come to Canal Park. A rebranding of the team name, renovations throughout the park, and haul of new prospects ready to give their all in effort to someday make their way to The Show. After a hot start to the season, the RubberDucks hit some bumps along the way due to injuries to key players, player promotions, and some end of the season fatigue...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
April 14, 2015  |  Discuss

First Cut 2015

One of the fun (for the fans) and valuable (for the players) aspects of Spring Training is that all members of the 40 man roster and many other minor leaguers are invited to Major League camp where they get to work with Major League trainers and coaches and play along side Major League players in Major League games and practices. This is an excellent tool for the development of these...
Via Burning River Baseball
March 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Mudcats’ Season Closes With Many Highlights

When looking at things in the context of wins and losses, particularly given the success of several of the other teams in the Cleveland minor league system, it would be easy to dismiss the 2014 edition of the Carolina Mudcats as unproductive. A 62-74 overall record for the campaign will not look good in the media guide next season. Of the top-four teams in the Tribe’s organization...
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September 03, 2014  |  Discuss

The Duke of the Ducks Returns to His Early Season Form

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...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
August 12, 2014  |  Discuss

RubberDucks Strive For The Post Season Heading Into the Second Half

With the All-Star break closing in this week, it’s time to take a moment to look over what has been nothing less than an awesome first half for the Akron RubberDucks. After changing the name from the Akron Aeros to the RubberDucks prior to this season, owner Ken Babby along with manager Dave Wallace were looking to bring some new life to this Akron team. Aside from all the new...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
July 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Top Ten Prospects for July 2014

This is the first month that Rookie and Short Season players will be considered for the rankings, immediately adding about 100 players into the mix. This year’s draft picks will not be included, however, instead being featured at the end of the season as an entire group. After a mediocre June, there were more than 35 players good enough for consideration, so apologies if you or...
Via Burning River Baseball
July 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Roberts Adds a Workhorse Attitude to the Rotation

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...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Do the Indians Have Another All-Star Second Baseman in Wendle?

Akron RubberDucks second baseman was some kind of hot this past week. Joe Wendle went 11-21 for an obscene .524 average with three runs scored, three doubles, one triple, eight runs batted in and added a stolen base. Wendle got off to a slow start to the season having multiple hot and cold streaks. Over his last 26 games, however, Wendle has been consistently hot hitting .333 with...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
June 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Minor League Report: Akron RubberDucks

The Double-A Akron RubberDucks are a rare example of a minor league affiliate both playing well and loaded with talent. Often times talent and upside doesn't equal wins in the minor league standings, but that has been the case this season for the Cleveland Indians' most exciting minor league affiliate to watch.   Just the Facts Akron (39-28) sits in first place in the Eastern League...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
June 13, 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...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
May 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Ryan Roberts Will Make Red Sox Debut At Third Base Tuesday vs. Rangers

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...
Via NESN.com
April 08, 2014  |  Discuss
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