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What's in a date? For Rome, a pair of no-no's

Braves' High-A affiliate logs 9-inning milestone 18 years since last
@Steph_Sheehan
June 7, 2023

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?

Jacksonville pulls out all the stops in action-packed victory
@Steph_Sheehan
May 27, 2023

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

Reds' McLain logs cycle, Encarnacion-Strand swats three homers
@JesseABorek
May 4, 2023

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

Chattanooga rallies back in final frame to deliver epic linescore
@Jacob_Resnick
April 8, 2023

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

Oakland infielder collects 5 hits, homers twice in PCL slugfest
@Jacob_Resnick
September 18, 2022

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

Shuckers set single-season dinger record on milestone night
@Jacob_Resnick
September 10, 2022

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

Woodpeckers finish off second no-hitter in franchise history
@RobTnova24
September 8, 2022

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

Lansing allows run, but holds on for club's third no-hitter
@Jacob_Resnick
September 5, 2022

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

Veteran outfielder notches the feat in fourth game with Reno
@Jacob_Resnick
September 4, 2022

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

Silseth, Murphy and Torres compile 15 K's across historic feat
@RobTnova24
September 4, 2022

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

No. 5 Twins prospect, a Minnesota native, plates 6 on 5-hit night
@Jacob_Resnick
September 2, 2022

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'

No. 13 Dodgers prospect tallies second cycle in four games
@MavalloneMiLB
August 31, 2022

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

Colorado's No. 14 prospect gives 'Topes homers in 17 straight
@Steph_Sheehan
August 28, 2022

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

Yankees prospect registers most strikeouts in Minors since '19
August 25, 2022

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

Cubs prospect slugs his way into record books in four-hit night
@Jacob_Resnick
August 25, 2022

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

Seventh-ranked Astros prospect leads club's nine-homer barrage
@MavalloneMiLB
August 24, 2022

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

After entering the season without one, Drive collect 2nd of '22
@Jacob_Resnick
August 21, 2022

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

In quest back to the Majors, righty seals history on 120th pitch
@Jacob_Resnick
August 20, 2022

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

Padres infielder homers in fourth straight during feat for Missions
@RobTnova24
August 18, 2022

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

Churchill slams the door on the game, first week in pro ball
@Jacob_Resnick
August 14, 2022

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

The second time this year the Rangers' affiliate completed the feat
@RobTnova24
August 12, 2022

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' 

Springfield slugger hits milestones with four dingers and 11 RBIs
@RobTnova24
August 11, 2022

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

Angels outfielder equals career highs with five hits, five RBIs
@MavalloneMiLB
July 29, 2022

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

Yankees outfield prospect ties career high with four hits, four RBIs
@MavalloneMiLB
July 17, 2022

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

Quartet of Crawdads toss franchise's first no-hitter since 2013
July 10, 2022

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.