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Around the Minors: The week of June 7

Sights and sounds from action across Minor League Baseball
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Tork Tank! Spencer Torkelson extended his on-base streak to 12 straight games and notched his second consecutive three-hit effort on Friday with this dinger that broke the game open for the WhiteCaps.

Bullock, Luna combine on another Rattlers' no-no

Rattlers beat South Bend 6-1
June 10, 2021

SOUTH BEND, IN – Justin Bullock’s return to the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers was a memorable one. The right-hander, who was a Timber Rattler in 2019, made his High-A Central League debut on Thursday night against the South Bend Cubs and he tossed the first five innings of a combined no-hitter

O'Hearn homers twice in second straight game

O'Hearn blasts two more homers, Rivero collects career-best five hits
June 11, 2021

ST. PAUL, MINN. -- The Omaha Storm Chasers offense exploded for 16 runs on 21 hits, both season bests, to defeat the St. Paul Saints, 16-9, on Thursday at CHS Field. Omaha (23-9) jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the top of the first inning when right-fielder Ryan O'Hearn

'Riders' Stowers, Apostel mash 4 total taters

Stowers, Apostel each hit two homers in 10-3 win
June 11, 2021

FRISCO, Texas (June 10, 2021) – The Frisco RoughRiders defeated the Northwest Arkansas Naturals 10-3 on Thursday night from Riders Field in Frisco. The Riders (19-13) crushed a season-best five home runs. Frisco responded early after a two-run first inning by the Naturals (15-15) when Sherten Apostel hit his first

Podcast: Hot Rods discuss Karen Night promotion

Hot Rods GM, special guest join show to talk Karen Night promo
June 10, 2021

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D-backs' Beer pouring it on in first Triple-A season

First baseman has been key piece of Reno's strong start
June 10, 2021

Seth Beer came to the Arizona Diamondbacks organization as a part of the 2019 trade for pitcher Zack Greinke. Before the trade, Beer was selected by the Houston Astros in the first round of the 2018 MLB Draft after being named an All-American three times, and ACC Player of the

Steer pops two more home runs for Kernels

Wednesday’s contest highlighted by Spencer Steer, strikeouts
June 9, 2021

BELOIT, Wis. – Career efforts for Spencer Steer, Kody Funderburk, and Jordan Gore carried the Cedar Rapids Kernels towards an 8-2 victory Wednesday versus the Beloit Snappers at Pohlman Field. Steer tallied a personal-best three extra-base hits including a pair of home runs. Funderburk and Gore set career highs in

Vargas hits in Loons-record 25th straight game

Historic night spoiled as Dragons walk it off in game two
June 9, 2021

DAYTON, OH. – History was made in Dayton for the Great Lakes Loons Wednesday night with a Miguel Vargas leadoff single in the top of the first inning to extend the third baseman’s hit streak to 25 games. Vargas broke a franchise record of 24 games that was set by

Castro's homer secures Curve's slugfest win

June 9, 2021

CURVE, PA – Rodolfo Castro broke a 13-13 tie in the eighth inning with his fourth home run in the last four games to lead the Curve to a 14-13 victory over the Akron RubberDucks on Wednesday night at Peoples Natural Gas Field. The Curve led 5-2 after one inning,

Red Wings' Eppler dominates for seven frames

June 9, 2021

Tyler Eppler pitched the Red Wings to a 3-0 win over the Lehigh Valley IronPigs Wednesday night. Eppler, who entered 0-3 with an 8.20 ERA on the season, allowed just one hit over seven scoreless innings. The righthander walked two and struck out five over his 93-pitch performance. The lone

Marrero belts pair of long balls for Jacksonville

Marrero crushes two home runs in 9-3 defeat
June 9, 2021

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp enjoyed a multi-homer game from Deven Marrero, but were unable to overcome an eight-run fifth inning from the Norfolk Tides in a 9-3 loss Wednesday at 121 Financial Ballpark.

Whitley pedals for 4th cycle in Biscuits' history

June 8, 2021

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Garrett Whitley hit for the cycle and the Biscuits (13-17) took down the Birmingham Barons (20-10), 5-2, in Tuesday night’s series opener at Riverwalk Stadium. Whitley, who started in left field, joined Elliot Johnson (2006), Brett Sullivan (2019), and Jim Haley (2019) as the only Biscuits to

Stott parks two homers in Baseballtown debut

June 8, 2021

BOX SCORE - Hartford 2, Reading 5 The Reading Fightin Phils had full control of game one as they topped the Hartford Yard Goats, 5-2 on Tuesday night. Fans packed the ballpark to see Phillies #2 prospect Bryson Stott in his first appearance in Reading and he did not disappoint.

Rodriguez posts 5 scoreless frames for Baysox

June 8, 2021

Rodriguez Earns Second Double-A Win, Bowie Blanks Binghamton Johnny Rizer records three doubles with three RBI in 12-0 win After two straight losses over the weekend, Bowie got back in the win column in a big way on Tuesday, earning their fourth shutout win of the year behind a dominant

Vargas' 24-game hit streak ties Loons' record

Vargas ties longest hit streak in franchise history, six unearned runs hamstrings Loons
June 8, 2021

DAYTON, OH. – Despite leading 7-0 into the third inning, the Great Lakes Loons (16-15) fell to the Dayton Dragons (17-14) at Day Air Ballpark by a final score of 8-7. Dayton’s Carson Spiers (W, 1-0) likely threw the best performance by an opposing pitcher the Loons have faced this

León smacks two long balls in Hooks' victory

June 9, 2021

AMARILLO – Pedro León belted two home runs in Corpus Christi’s 14-hit attack Tuesday night as the Hooks picked up their third-straight victory with a 10-6 decision over the Sod Poodles before 4,905 fans at Hodgetown. Corpus Christi (14-16) has claimed six of the seven contests against Amarillo (13-18). The

Prospect scouting report: Reds' Hendrick

Power-hitting youngster also an asset on bases, in outfield
@JoshJacksonMiLB
June 8, 2021

MiLB.com's new Scouting Report series spotlights players who are just starting their professional careers, focusing on what the experts are projecting for these young phenoms. Here's a look at third-ranked Reds prospect Austin Hendrick. For more player journeys on The Road to The Show, click here.