May 22, 2009
Rather than confine tributes to a few dates on the schedule, the Dayton Dragons' Hometown Heroes program celebrates local military personnel and their families daily.
Baysox salute AAGPBL
The Bowie Baysox will honor seven members of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League at their game on Saturday, May 30, at 7:05 p.m.
Gomez faces the fewest
Akron's Jeanmar Gomez retired 27 straight batters for the first MiLB perfect game since July 15, 2007. Full story >
Richard slams a pair
Durham's Chris Richard tied an IL record with two grand slams, including the game-winner vs. Louisville. Full story >
Predictable pop by Vitters
Peoria's Josh Vitters had five straight three-hit games and the 19-year-old slugger had a home run in four of them. Full story >
What's On Deck
R. Cucamonga vs. Lake Elsinore
Friday, May 22: 11:05 p.m. ETThe Angels' Vladimir Guerrero and Kelvim Escobar will both be making rehab appearances when the Quakes take on the Storm.
Durham vs. Lehigh Valley
Saturday, May 23: 7:05 p.m. ET
After fanning nine batters over five hitless innings his last time out, David Price will turn his attention to the Lehigh Valley IronPigs next.
Charlotte vs. Indianapolis
Sunday, May 24: 2:15 p.m. ETWith 15 straight scoreless innings under his belt in his last two MiLB starts, White Sox pitcher Jose Contreras sets his sights on Triple-A's Indians.
After a slow start and a hamstring injury, Orioles prized catching prospect Matt Wieters has finally gotten hot and, not surprisingly, so have the Triple-A Tides. Norfolk owns an eight-game winning streak thanks in-part to Wieters, who has led the team in hits (6), average (.353) and RBIs (5) in the last five games.
Memorable Memorial Days in the Minors
» Daniel Murphy had three homers and 5 RBIs
» Tommy Everidge erupted for three homers and 10 RBIs
» Roger Clemens pitched six scoreless innings for SWB
» Clay Buchholz fanned eight over 5 2/3 scoreless innings
» Triple-play for Mauro Zarate, Robert Andino and Val Pascucci
» Tacoma's Francisco Cruceta struck out 11 over 8 innings
» Drew Niles hit a walk-off RBI triple in the 10th
» Chris Jones allowed two baserunners over six hitless