Akron RubberDucks Baseball on 640 WHLO

Akron RubberDucks Baseball on 640 WHLO

Akron RubberDucks Baseball on 640 WHLO

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September 21, 2022 9 min
Akron RubberDucks Baseball on 640 WHLO RubberDucks Manager Rouglas Odor – aired Sept. 18, 2022 Odor reflects on the season’s accomplishments, from the strong pitching with three Pitcher of the Month awards and the Eastern League strikeout record, to hitting that included league leading performances by José Tena and Micah Pries. He also shares his thoughts seeing so many of his recent players play for the first-place Cleveland Guard...
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Akron RubberDucks Baseball on 640 WHLO RubberDucks pitcher Tanner Burns – aired Sept. 16, 2022 Burns explains how his physical and mental approaches to pitching have changed with development in Akron, how the pitching staff has collectively succeeded, and the significance of achieving the team Eastern League strikeout record. He also reflects on his opportunity to pitch during the Showers Family Center for Childhood Cancer and Bloo...
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Akron RubberDucks Baseball on 640 WHLO RubberDucks pitcher Doug Nikhazy – aired Sept. 15, 2022 Nikhazy shared about his background as a high school pitcher in Florida and a college pitcher at Ole Miss, a program that won the College World Series the year after Nikhazy turned pro. He discusses acclimating to the Guardians organization and experiencing his first season alongside fellow High-A to Double-A callups Gavin Williams and Ta...
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Akron RubberDucks Baseball on 640 WHLO Assistant Hitting Coach Mike Mergenthaler – aired Sept. 14, 2022 Mergenthaler describes the hitting success of season-long players José Tena and Micah Pries, the growth of Jhonkensy Noel since a midseason callup, and the first impressions of newcomers Angel Martínez and Johnathan Rodríguez. He also reflects on working with Hitting Coach Junior Betances and seeing so many players rise from rece...
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Akron RubberDucks Baseball on 640 WHLO RubberDucks first baseman Micah Pries – aired Sept. 13, 2022 Pries discusses the improvements both offensively and defensively in a full season of Double-A baseball. He notes the growth he has achieved, how he has succeeded in giving Akron three walk-off wins this season, and how he is learning from teammate Jhonkensy Noel as they each adapt to the other’s previous position.
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Akron RubberDucks Baseball on 640 WHLO RubberDucks pitcher Brett Daniels – aired Sept. 10, 2022 Daniels explains the mechanical adjustments he tried to implement when coming to Akron earlier this season and how they have led to success on the mound. He also reflects on the club achieving the Eastern League strikeout record and the bullpen’s improvements since the All-Star break.
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Akron RubberDucks Baseball on 640 WHLO RubberDucks outfielder Jhonkensy Noel – aired Sept. 8, 2022 Noel talks about adjusting to Double-A pitching, what has led to better recent results at the plate, the teammates reuniting with him after promotions from High-A Lake County, and his experience at the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game in Los Angeles this summer.
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Akron RubberDucks Baseball on 640 WHLO RubberDucks pitcher Tanner Bibee – aired Sept. 7, 2022 Bibee reflects on his stellar recent outings that earned him the Eastern League Pitcher of the Month for August, what mental approach has helped him, and the growth he has enjoyed in his first professional season.
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Akron RubberDucks Baseball on 640 WHLO RubberDucks pitcher Mason Hickman – aired Aug. 28, 2022 Hickman describes his transition from a starting role to being a relief pitcher this season, the experience of winning the College World Series with Vanderbilt in 2019, and how he has grown as a professional pitcher.
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Akron RubberDucks Baseball on 640 WHLO RubberDucks Pitching Coach Owen Dew – aired Aug. 26, 2022Dew reflects on the pitching staff on the cusp of breaking the franchise strikeout record, shares insight on development of starting pitchers Tanner Bibee, Gavin Williams, Tanner Burns, and relievers who are succeeding, and recounts watching the major league debuts for Xzavion Curry and Hunter Gaddis.
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Akron RubberDucks Baseball on 640 WHLO RubberDucks pitcher Jordan Jones – aired Aug. 25, 2022 Jones looks back at the season so far that he had with High-A Lake County, explains how the Cleveland organization has developed him as a pitcher, and recalls growing up with an older brother who has now reached the major leagues.
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Akron RubberDucks Baseball on 640 WHLO RubberDucks infielder Daniel Schneemann – aired Aug. 23, 2022 Schneemann discusses the improvements for the team since the All-Star break, how he has adapted his approach to hitting in key moments of games, and what has led to his strong defensive play at third base.
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Akron RubberDucks Interview pitcher Kyle Marman – aired Aug. 13, 2022 Marman describes the changes to his approach on the mound that has led to a run of scoreless outings since the All-Star break, how the bullpen has pitched better over the same stretch, and how he and his teammates are persevering through what for many of them is their longest regular season in three years.
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Akron RubberDucks Assistant Hitting Coach Mike Mergenthaler – aired Aug. 11, 2022 Mergenthaler discusses the recent stretch of winning and what has led to comeback victories over Bowie. He explains what is leading to success for players such as Brayan Rocchio, Bryan Lavastida and recently promoted George Valera. He also recounts his experience at the MLB All-Star Game.
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Akron RubberDucks pitcher Aaron Pinto – aired Aug. 10, 2022 Pinto reflects on what he learned from last season’s championship in Akron and starting the season with Triple-A Columbus, and what his focus is while with the RubberDucks again. He also shares about his journey as a California native to play baseball at SUNY Stony Brook in New York.
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RubberDucks outfielder Quentin Holmes – aired Aug. 7, 2022 Holmes describes his journey as a baseball player from New York City and the Equal Opportunity Network (EON) that he helped begin, offering camps and clinics for youth in low-income communities. He also had several of Guardians organizational teammates work at a clinic while they were at Spring Training in Arizona this spring.
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Akron RubberDucks Baseball on 640 WHLO Odor shares insight on the recent callups of 2021 Akron RubberDucks to the Cleveland Guardians, the work catcher Bryan Lavastida is doing to return to the major leagues, how Brayan Rocchio and Daniel Schneemann have improved their hitting, the plan for developing Jhonkensy Noel’s defense, how the pitching staff has continued to lead the league in strikeouts, and what he is telling the team as ...
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September 18, 2022 210 min
The Akron RubberDucks end their season on a high note defeating the Bowie Bay Sox 8-5 Sunday night at Canal Park.
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The Akron RubberDucks suffer their 2nd loss in a row defeated by the Bowie Bay Sox 10-1 Thursday night at Canal Park.
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September 14, 2022 189 min
The Akron RubberDucks fall to the Bowie Bay Sox 7-3 in game 2 of a 6 game series Wednesday night at Canal Park.
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