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Perfect endings, promising beginnings at top level
Buffalo's R.A. Dickey gave up a single to lead off the game but was otherwise perfect on April 29. With three Triple-A games under his belt, Jason Kipnis of Columbus cycled in Game 4 of the IL Finals. Mike Moustakas had many big games this year but none bigger than the one in which he knocked in 11 runs for Omaha. All of Cedric Hunter's eight RBIs contributed to a slugfest for Portland. What's better than a grand slam? Ask Gregorio Petit and he'll answer: "Two". Former No. 1 overall pick Stephen Strasburg tossed six no-hit innings in his second start for for Syracuse.





Double the excitement in Trenton
The Altoona Curve looked buried on July 17 but got to the Senators for 10 runs in the ninth inning to win. Harrisburg had a happier day when Danny Espinosa gave the Sens an extra-inning win with three home runs. Mike Stanton probably had a similar feeling when he homered twice during a 4-for-4 game for Jacksonville. Kyle Drabek celebrated Independence Day by throwing a no-no for New Hampshire. Brandon Laird, playing for Trenton, hit a walk-off homer to complete the cycle. Adam Warren provided further thrills for Thunder fans by striking out a franchise record 15 in one game.





Two 14-K games lead the way
A 14-strikeout game is always special. Bakersfield's Joseph Wieland did it in the hitter-friendly California League. Not to be outdone, Austin Hyatt pulled off the same feat in the Florida State League. Harold Garcia, Hyatt's teammate, set an FSL hitting streak record and wouldn't stop until he'd reached 37 games. Brett Jackson completed his cycle for Daytona with a walk-off home run. Nathan Moreau made a splash at the level with a no-hitter debut for Frederick. It took 20 innings, but the Winston-Salem Dash beat the Myrtle Beach Pelicans, 4-3, in an unforgettable game on May 19.





Lake County, Hickory in two memorable games
Beloit's Daniel Osterbrock came within three outs of a perfect game in pitching the Midwest League's third no-hitter in a two-day span. The Cedar Rapids Kernels pulled off an unlikely comeback by scoring 14 runs in one inning vs. Lake County on July 18. Later, in the Midwest League Finals, the LumberKings edged the Captains in an 18-inning game. JR Murphy made up for a first-inning strikeout by earning nine RBIs later in the game for Charleston. The Hagerstown Suns and Eury Perez played just seven innings on Aug. 19, but Perez stole four bases. Jake Brigham of Hickory retired the last 26 he faced on Aug. 10.





Records matched in Short-Season circuits
The Batavia Muckdogs struck out 20 Yankees in Staten Island on July 12. The Casper Ghosts, led by Corey Dickerson, put up a scary 26 runs in one August game. Tim Ferguson tied a Pioneer League record with six hits in a single game. The Ogden Raptors' Nick Akins was 4-for-4 on Aug. 6, but his two homers made the day that much better. Eric Groff of Missoula tied a record with three homers on July 16. The Tri-City ValleyCats got just what they needed from pinch-hitter Daniel Adamson in the 11th inning of a semifinals game, as he hit a home run to win it.