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State of the System: Cleveland Indians

Jones, middle infielders ready to make an impact in Cleveland
December 15, 2020

Starting in October and running through the end of the year,'s State of the System series evaluates the strengths and weaknesses of each Major League organization, highlighting prospects who've made the biggest strides in 2020 and offering a peek at 2021. After the Indians' three-year playoff streak was snapped

RubberDucks Come Up Short Despite Late Rally In 3-2 Loss To Altoona

August 29, 2019

RubberDucks Game RecapCurve 3 (33-35, 69-67) RubberDucks 2 (26-41, 60-76) WP: Cam Vieaux (4-4) LP: Sam Hentges (2-13) Save: Jesus Liranzo (1)SummaryThe Akron RubberDucks fell just short in their final road game of the season, losing 3-2 to the Altoona Curve on Thursday night at Peoples Natural Gas Field despite

Disastrous Fifth Dooms Ducks in 8-1 Loss to Trenton

August 14, 2019

RubberDucks Game RecapThunder (27-27) 8 - RubberDucks (21-31) 1WP: Trevor Stephan (2-4) LP: Sam Hentges (2-11) Save: NoneSummaryA big fifth inning allowed the Trenton Thunder to storm past the Akron RubberDucks 8-1 in the second game of their series on Wednesday at Canal Park.Turning PointAfter taking a 3-1 lead, Trenton

RubberDucks Float Past Fisher Cats In Rain-Soaked Seven Innings, 2-1

August 7, 2019

RubberDucks Game RecapRubberDucks 2 (18-28, 52-63) Fisher Cats 1 (19-28, 50-64) Final/7 InningsWP: Sam Hentges (2-10) LP: Joey Murray (0-2) Save: noneSummaryThe Akron RubberDucks took a late one-run lead, 2-1, in the sixth inning of a rain-shortened, seven-inning victory over the New Hampshire Fisher Cats Wednesday night at Northeast Delta

Late Rally From Baysox Stuns RubberDucks, 6-5

July 12, 2019

RubberDucks Game RecapBaysox 6 (17-4, 47-42) RubberDucks 5 (7-15, 41-50)WP: Luis Gonzalez (1-0) LP: Kyle Nelson (1-3) Save: noneSummaryThe Bowie Baysox used two late-inning rallies, including a go-ahead two-run home run in the top of the ninth inning, to steal the victory from the Akron RubberDucks, 6-5, Friday night at

Four-Run Eighth Inning Lifts Curve Over RubberDucks, 6-4

July 3, 2019

RubberDucks Game RecapCurve 6 (9-6, 44-38) RubberDucks 4 (6-10, 40-45)WP: Joel Cesar (2-2) LP: Jordan Stephens (1-1) Save: Matt Eckelman (15)SummaryThe Akron RubberDucks dropped the series finale to the Altoona Curve, 6-4, despite a solid start from LHP Sam Hentges and a long ball from 1B Nellie Rodríguez Wednesday night

Akron Clipped by Reading in Ninth, 3-2

June 6, 2019

RubberDucks Game RecapFightin Phils (32-24) 3 RubberDucks (30-28) 2WP: Addison Russ (1-3) LP: Anthony Gose (0-1) Save: noneSummaryThe Akron RubberDucks fought back from two separate one-run deficits, but that was not enough as the Reading Fightin Phils regained the lead for good in the top of the ninth inning to

Flying Squirrels' Home Run Sinks RubberDucks, 3-2

May 26, 2019

RubberDucks Game RecapFlying Squirrels (17-28) 3 RubberDucks (23-25) 2 WP: Alfred Gutierrez (1-2) LP: Sam Hentges (1-6) Save: Melvin Adon (6)SummaryThe Akron RubberDucks dropped the third of their four-game series against the visiting Richmond Flying Squirrels on Sunday night at Canal Park, as a two-run Richmond home run proved the

Prospect Roundup: Games of May 15

M's Dunn posts six zeros; O's Mountcastle collects three hits
May 16, 2019

Mariners RHP Justin Dunn, Double-A Arkansas: 6 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 7 K -- One start after yielding six runs -- four earned -- over two innings, the third-ranked Seattle prospect rebounded with his second scoreless outing of the season. Dunn allowed two singles in the first but gave up

Johnson's blast gives Ducks walk-off win in 11 over Baysox

May 15, 2019

RubberDucks Game RecapAkron RubberDucks (17-21) 5 - Bowie Baysox (12-26) 2 (11 innings)WP: Kyle Nelson (1-0) LP: Zack Muckenhirn (0-2) Save: noneSummaryThe Akron RubberDucks and Bowie Baysox engaged in a pitcher's duel Wednesday morning at Canal Park, remaining scoreless until extra innings, but after each team scored two 10th-inning runs,

Ducks thrown for Curve in Opening Night shutout, 5-0

April 4, 2019

SummaryThe Altoona Curve played spoiler for the home opener at Canal Park, shutting out the RubberDucks and only surrendering one hit in a 5-0 Curve win. Altoona's James Marvel blanked the RubberDucks through six innings and the Curve offense supported the righthander with three runs in the fourth inning followed

New age of Indians led by Jones, Bradley

Slugging duo paving way for tomorrow's stars in Cleveland
October 22, 2018

Each offseason, goes position by position across each system and honors the players -- regardless of age or prospect status -- who had the best seasons in their organization. Click here to locate your favorite club.In an era in which developing homegrown talent has become paramount to Major League

Hillcats' Hentges puts up more zeros

Indians No. 16 prospect allows two hits over six innings
June 16, 2018

Sam Hentges went nearly two months without a scoreless outing. He's posted only zeros in his last two starts. The Indians' No. 16 prospect blanked Salem for six innings on Saturday, allowing two hits and a pair of walks while striking out four, in Class A Advanced Lynchburg's 4-1 win at Lynchburg

Toolshed: Tribe's Hentges growing into himself

No. 17 Indians prospect thriving thanks to Tommy John lessons
April 20, 2018

Sam Hentges is still growing as a pitcher.That's true of just about everyone who takes a Minor League mound, of course, but Hentges is a special case. The left-hander was a part-time pitcher, most-of-the-time first baseman during his junior year at Mounds View High School in Arden Hills, Minnesota, before

Prospect Roundup: Games of April 17

Soto stays hot for Suns; Hentges punches out 10 for Hillcats
April 18, 2018

Theme of the dayArt of fielding: The defensive side of the game doesn't often draw headlines, but when it does, it's often for the circus-like nature it can bring to the game. That was on full display Tuesday night. First, Double-A Mobile executed its first triple play since July 20,

Homeruns Doom Scrappers in Playoff Opener

September 9, 2017

Benson's Blast Lifts Scrappers over Spikes

September 1, 2017

Strong Pitching and Timely Hitting Propel Scrappers to Series Win

August 10, 2017