The Akron RubberDucks made their first appearance at Canal Park over the past week, debuting their new mascot and the rebranded franchise (for pictures from the event, see the article IBI had on Saturday). Unfortunately for the RubberDucks, the team dropped four of seven over the past week, falling to 5-6 on the season.
With 41 runs allowed and 41 runs scored on the young season, the RubberDucks have maintained a solidly average pace for the season. With the number of young players on the roster (including late callups last season like Lindor, Anderson, Naquin, etc.), that in itself is an accomplishment.
The RubberDucks will play two more games at home versus the Trenton Thunder before heading out on a seven-game road trip to Bowie and Trenton. They return to Canal Park to host the Altoona Curve Friday, April 25.
Ducks in a Row
Bryson Myles, LF/DH
6 G, .450/.500/.850 line, 1.350 OPS, 3 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR, 3:1 SO:BB, 2 SB, 1 CS, .500 BABIP, .559 wOBA in 22 PA
The well-roundedness of Myles’ game was out in full force Saturday afternoon. In the third inning, Myles launched a home run off of the scoreboard ribbon in left field. During his next plate appearance, Myles bunted for a single, beating the throw from the pitcher. Power + speed = Myles; a little Akron RubberDucks algebra. Read More…
From Indians Baseball Insider, April 15, 2014