The Akron RubberDucks made it through their rain soaked first week at .500, splitting a four-game series with the Binghamton Mets. For fans of early season standings, this leaves the RubberDucks two games behind the undefeated Bowie Baysox. Though, with almost 140 games to go, there is plenty of time for Akron to surge forward after a solid opening week.
The RubberDucks will play a two-game set in Altoona against the Curve (the first game was rained out Monday night and will be made up May 3) Tuesday and Wednesday before heading to Akron for the home opener Thursday night. Thursday’s game against the Baysox starts at 6:35 p.m.
Ducks in a Row
Joe Wendle, 2B
4 G, .308/.471/.538 line, 1.009 OPS, 1 HR, 4:4 SO:BB, 0 SB, 0 CS, .375 BABIP, .443 wOBA in 17 PA
There is not much to do with four games worth of statistics, but what players can do is make good or bad first impressions. In Wendle’s case, he made a good impression, coming out of the gate doing the thing he is best at: hitting. There may have been a little more swing-and-miss in Wendle’s game than would be ideal (four strikeouts in 17 plate appearances), but the second baseman still got on base and showed a little bit of pop, hitting his first Double-A home run. Wendle will need to sustain this throughout the season and show a little more power (only one extra base hit so far), but it is so far, so good for the second baseman. Read More…
From Indians Baseball Insider, April 8, 2014