Timber Rattlers' Herrera goes the distance

Brewers No. 30 prospect allows two hits in first complete game

By Tyler Maun | July 28, 2017 3:03 AM ET

Carlos Herrera watched his club drop the opener of Thursday's doubleheader and decided to take matters into his own hands in the finale.

Milwaukee's No. 30 prospect turned in the first complete game of his career, allowing two hits and a walk while striking out six over seven innings as Class A Wisconsin topped Burlington, 4-0, in the nightcap of the twinbill. The Bees took the opener, 4-1.

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Dubon scores career-high five runs for Sky Sox

Brewers No. 9 prospect reaches base in all six plate appearances

By Alex Kraft | July 28, 2017 2:43 AM ET

Each time Mauricio Dubon walked from home plate to the dugout Thursday, he never had to do so disappointed.

Milwaukee's No. 9 prospect reached base in all six plate appearances and scored a career-high five runs as Triple-A Colorado Springs routed Tacoma, 16-9, at Security Service Field. The infielder collected three hits -- finishing a triple shy of the cycle -- and drove in a run.

Alex Kraft is a contributor to MiLB.com. Follow and chat with him on Twitter @Alex_Kraft21. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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McMahon posts another four hits for Isotopes

Rockies' No. 3 prospect finishes double shy of cycle; so does Dahl

By Tyler Maun | July 28, 2017 2:26 AM ET

By this point, Pacific Coast League pitchers must be at a loss in figuring out what to do with Ryan McMahon.

Colorado's No. 3 prospect turned in his latest four-hit game and came within a double of the cycle -- as did teammate David Dahl -- as Triple-A Albuquerque downed visiting Omaha, 9-5, on Thursday night.

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Snappers' Altamirano wins third straight start

Athletics righty allows two hits over season-high seven innings

By Andrew Battifarano | July 28, 2017 1:26 AM ET

Whether pitching out of the bullpen or as a starter, Xavier Altamirano likes to keep a consistent approach in his preparation. It's a mind-set that has proven successful for the Athletics right-hander. 

Altamirano (7-2) surrendered two hits and a walk over a season-high seven innings as Class A Beloit blanked Kane County, 8-0, on Thursday at Northwestern Medicine Field. The 23-year-old right-hander has won his last three starts, surrendering four runs in 19 innings.

Andrew Battifarano is a contributor to MiLB.com. Follow him on Twitter, @AndrewAtBatt. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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Anderson shines in short stint for R-Braves

Seventh-ranked Braves prospect delivers three scoreless frames

By Michael Leboff | July 28, 2017 1:17 AM ET

Despite being on a strict innings limit, Ian Anderson is doing everything he can to make an impact whenever he steps onto the mound. 

Atlanta's No. 7 prospect gave up two hits and one walk in three scoreless innings as Class A Rome topped Asheville, 6-3, on Thursday. The right-hander fanned four and threw 30 of 47 pitches for strikes.

Michael Leboff is a contributor to MiLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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Manning posts five zeros for Connecticut

Top-ranked Tigers prospect allows three hits, lowers ERA to 2.22

By Gerard Gilberto | July 28, 2017 12:56 AM ET

Despite being handcuffed by factors outside of his control, Matt Manning has fit comfortably into the rotation for the Class A Short Season Tigers.

Detroit's top-ranked prospect surrendered three hits and a pair of walks while striking out two over five scoreless innings as Connecticut defeated Vermont, 7-1, at Dodd Stadium. In eight starts this season, Manning (2-1) sports a 2.22 ERA with 29 punchouts over 28 1/3 innings.

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Siri ties second-longest Midwest League streak

Reds No. 24 prospect singles, has hit in 32nd straight for Dragons

By Alex Kraft | July 28, 2017 12:31 AM ET

Jose Siri's hitting streak has reached a historic level.

Cincinnati's No. 24 prospect singled in the fourth inning to extend his run to 32 straight games in Class A Dayton's 8-7 loss to Lansing on Thursday at Cooley Law School Stadium. In the process, the 22-year-old outfield prospect matched Robert Fick's streak in 1997 with West Michigan for the second-longest run in Midwest League history.

Alex Kraft is a contributor to MiLB.com. Follow and chat with him on Twitter @Alex_Kraft21. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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Del Rosario dazzles in debut with Miracle

Twins righty allows just unearned run on one hit over eight frames

By Chris Tripodi | July 27, 2017 11:28 PM ET

Eduardo Del Rosario earned a promotion after posting a 1.89 ERA in three July starts for Class A Cedar Rapids.

He quickly proved that the Twins made a wise decision.

Del Rosario allowed an unearned run on one hit and matched a season high by going eight innings as Class A Advanced Fort Myers beat Lakeland, 9-2, on Thursday at Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium. The 22-year-old right hander hit two batters and walked one.

Chris Tripodi is an editor for MiLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @christripodi. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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Reliever Smith heading to Mets for Duda

Rays send No. 30 prospect to New York for slugging first baseman

By Sam Dykstra | July 27, 2017 6:49 PM ET

The Rays and Mets completed a trade Thursday that directly involved one prospect and impacts the pending Major League debut of another.

Tampa Bay sent right-handed reliever Drew Smith, their No. 30 prospect, to New York for Major League first baseman Lucas Duda, the clubs confirmed. Smith will head to Double-A Binghamton, according to MLB.com's Anthony DiComo.

Sam Dykstra is a reporter for MiLB.com. Follow and interact with him on Twitter, @SamDykstraMiLB. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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The Show Before the Show: Episode 120

Tyler, Sam talk new top 100 ranking, Potomac's Costanza Night

July 27, 2017 2:28 PM ET

Check out the latest episode of The Show Before the Show, MiLB.com's official podcast. A segment rundown is listed below, in case you want to skip to a particular section. Like the podcast? Subscribe, rate and review The Show Before the Show on iTunes. The podcast is also available via the Stitcher app. Send your questions and feedback to podcast@milb.com. You can follow hosts Tyler Maun (@TylerMaun) and Sam Dykstra (@SamDykstraMiLB) on Twitter.

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