What's in a date? For Rome, a pair of no-no's
On June 7, 2005, Braves prospects James Parr and Angelo Burrows combined to throw a no-hitter for the Rome Braves against the Savannah Sand Gnats, a then-Mets affiliate. As fate would have it, exactly 18 years later, Atlanta prospects Daniel Martinez and Luis Vargas combined to no-hit the Hickory Crawdads,
Jumbo night: Triple play, 20 runs and ... a wedding?
A lot of things happened at the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp game on Saturday. It started with a triple play to escape a jam in the first inning and ended with the Marlins’ Triple-A affiliate hitting two grand slams and putting up 20 runs in a home game for the first
Bats come out swinging in double milestone game
It’s not often that the heart of a Triple-A lineup can encapsulate the promise and possibility of what’s to come at the big league level. But most lineups aren’t that of the Louisville Bats. Thursday marked a banner night for the Cincinnati affiliate. For the second time in his career,
7 runs + 0 hits = 1 win? A must-see winning formula
Throw a no-hitter and lose -- it’s about as rare as it sounds. It’s happened just six times in Major League history and 10 times in the Minors since 2005. For it to happen, a team needs to get unlucky and yield some combination of walks or hit batters, wild
Smith notches cycle in career night for Las Vegas
Kevin Smith wanted the third home run, something he had never done in a game as a pro. But leading off the bottom of the ninth with his team trailing by two, he knew the right play was to just put the ball in play. As it turned out, that
Brewers' Clarke cracks 3 homers for Biloxi
Shortly before his late August promotion to Double-A, Wes Clarke’s hitting coach with the High-A Wisconsin Timber Rattlers, Nick Stanley, suggested Clarke adjust his batting stance so that his hands were held higher. The intention was to free up his swing and promote athleticism. Clarke homered in his first game
Six arms combine on no-no for Fayetteville
Baseball's evolution has brought about the emergence of what has become known as the "bullpen game." Usually an "opener" starts on the hill before giving way to another short-inning arm, and the pattern continues as nine innings are essentially pieced together. It's proven to be effective at the Major League
Lugnuts bend but don’t crack in no-no
The last time the High-A Lansing Lugnuts, then a Single-A affiliate, threw a no-hitter, they ultimately lost the game. It nearly happened again. Despite combining for seven walks and allowing a run, four Lansing pitchers teamed up for the third no-hitter in franchise history, with the Athletics affiliate hanging on
Aced it: Jordan Luplow collects 3-homer game
Less than a week after being optioned to Triple-A Reno to make room in the Majors for the Arizona Diamondbacks’ top prospect, Jordan Luplow showed off the thump he still has in his bat. The veteran outfielder clobbered three home runs in his fourth game since joining the Aces, going
Rocket City trio combines on franchise's first no-no
You never forget your first, and for Chase Silseth, Luke Murphy, Eric Torres and Double-A Rocket City, this feeling will certainly last a lifetime.
Wallner notches first cycle in Saints history
How locked in was Matt Wallner? He didn’t even realize he was a triple shy of the cycle … until he hit second base. The No. 5 Twins prospect stumbled his way to third base and just barely beat the tag, but when he stood up he could finally crack
Outman gives new meaning to 'bi-cycle'
Triple-A Oklahoma City won't go another 11 years between cycles. In fact, it didn't even go one week. James Outman saw to that ... again. In a season that is shaping up to be magical, the No. 13 Dodgers prospect hit for the cycle for the second time in four
'It was really special:' Toglia slugs three homers
Triple-A Albuquerque has been hitting a lot of home runs lately. Michael Toglia was the latest player to join the long ball party with a milestone performance on Saturday that not only secured a pair of personal records, but a team mark as well. Colorado’s No. 14 prospect clubbed the
Patriot Games: Sauer sizzles with 17 strikeouts
It's a spectacle when a pitcher registers 10 strikeouts, but Matt Sauer went above and beyond for Double-A Somerset. The second-round (54th overall) selection in the 2017 Draft has been steadily climbing the Minor League ranks, and in just his third start with the Patriots, he made history. Although his
Nwogu's night: Three homers by the fifth inning
Jordan Nwogu had never hit two home runs in one game in his life (dingers in both ends of a high school doubleheader don’t count, he says), so when asked where hitting three homers in one game ranked among the feats he’s accomplished on the field in his life, the
Lee slugs three home runs for Sugar Land
With his club beginning a road trip in Las Vegas on Tuesday night, it's only appropriate Korey Lee hit the jackpot. With a final score befitting a football game, the No. 7 Astros prospect left his mark by homering three times and driving in a career-high five runs to power
McDonough hits for the cycle for Greenville
The Drive -- a franchise that has served as a Red Sox affiliate since 2005 -- entered the 2022 season without a cycle in its record books. As the year nears its final weeks, the team will now be able to add not one, but two entries. Red Sox outfield
Gossett throws first Wind Surge no-hitter
Daniel Gossett, unlike his Double-A teammates, is working his way back up to the top. And in the four years since throwing his most recent Major League pitch, the 29-year-old has come to learn that few things in the sport are guaranteed. But for at least one night, Gossett could
Dixon plates nine during second career cycle
Go ahead and feel free to file this under, "Things you probably won't ever see again." Brandon Dixon didn't just hit for the cycle for the second time in his career Wednesday. The Padres farmhand needed just five innings to complete the milestone while homering in his fourth straight game.
Dunedin quartet team up for no-hitter
Ian Churchill concluded his first week in professional baseball with an achievement most players never get to claim. Churchill, Toronto's 10th-round pick in last month’s Draft, tossed a perfect ninth inning on Sunday to secure a combined no-hitter for Single-A Dunedin, who beat the Tampa, 5-0.
Hickory's Englert, McDowell combine on no-no
High-A Hickory made history almost exactly a month to the day from when it completed the franchise's first no-hitter in nearly a decade. The club didn't wait nearly as long to throw one again. Mason Englert and Theo McDowell combined to toss the second no-hitter of the season as Hickory
Cards' Redmond tallies historic 'homer cycle'
On an 88-degree night in Amarillo, Texas, in front of 5,134 at HODGETOWN Stadium, Chandler Redmond mashed his way into baseball lore. The Cardinals infield prospect barreled up a solo, two-run, three-run and grand slam homer to complete the rarest milestone in baseball history -- the "home run cycle." "It's
Salt Lake's Harrison finishes off first cycle
Apparently hitting for the cycle wasn't enough for Monte Harrison. An inning after completing the milestone, the Angels outfielder added a second double for good measure to equal a career high with five hits as Triple-A Salt Lake rolled past Reno, 11-4, at Greater Nevada Field. Harrison's cycle was the
Rosario completes Patriots' first affiliated cycle
The Yankees-Red Sox rivalry extends to the Minors, and having played for both organizations, Jeisson Rosario was the ideal player to spice things up. Facing his former team, the Yankees outfield prospect hit for the cycle during Double-A Somerset's 12-11 loss to Portland on Sunday afternoon at Hadlock Field. It
Hickory hurlers combine for 10-inning no-no
It took an extra frame, but High-A Hickory made history for the first time in nearly a decade. After breaking through with four runs in the 10th inning, the last of four Crawdads pitchers closed the door on a no-hitter in Hickory's 4-0 victory against Bowling Green on Saturday night.