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Braves' De Avila fans nine en route to no-no

Colombian southpaw spins Rome's first no-hitter since 2005
July 2, 2022

Luis De Avila's professional career has been the opposite of straight and narrow, but he rewrote his own script in Saturday's performance. The 21-year-old put together the best performance of his young career, a seven-inning no-hitter to lead High-A Rome to a 5-0 win over Greenville. He allowed three walks,

O'Keefe hits 3 homers, delivers walk-off single

Veteran catcher lifts Triple-A Tacoma to third walk-off in four days
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Stepping up to the plate in the bottom of the 10th inning on Saturday, Brian O’Keefe had a chance at rarefied air. Armed with three home runs and bidding for a historic fourth, he instead settled for a solid consolation prize -- a walk-off single to lift the Triple-A Tacoma

Around the Minors: The week of June 27

Sights and sounds from action across Minor League Baseball
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July 2

Storm toss first no-hitter with city's mayor on the call

Hawkins, Mundo produce first no-no in Storm history
July 2, 2022

It took the San Diego Padres over 50 years and over 8,000 games to throw their first no-hitter. For the broadcaster of one of their Minor League affiliates, he witnessed the milestone in Game 1. Tim Sheridan isn’t the usual broadcaster for the Single-A Lake Elsinore Storm. He’s actually the

Krook brings perfect game into 8th for RailRiders

The left-hander tossed five perfect frames his last time out
July 1, 2022

After tossing five perfect frames his last time out, Matt Krook flirted with baseball immortality on Friday. The left-hander took a perfect game into the eighth inning before yielding an infield single with two outs in the frame en route to setting the table for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre's 8-1 victory over

McDonald posts rare Lugnuts home run trifecta

A's prospect first to go yard three times for Lugnuts since 2001
June 30, 2022

It took Jared McDonald 61 at-bats to hit his first three homers of 2022, plus an additional 63 to hit another. Then came Thursday, when he nearly doubled his home run output in a matter of five innings. The Oakland catching prospect went deep in his first three at-bats and

Podcast: Ben reviews Beloit's new ballpark

Ben checks in from first-time visit to Beloit's new ballpark
July 1, 2022

Check out the latest episodes of The Show Before the Show,'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 on Apple Podcasts. The podcast is also available via Spotify, Stitcher and other

Prospect Q&A: Marlins slugging outfielder Conine

Miami's No. 24 prospect looking for efficiency after powerful year
June 30, 2022

Even after establishing himself as one of the best power hitting prospects in the Minors, Griffin Conine put a lot of thought into what would make him a more complete hitter. Last year, Conine provided fans with an exciting race for the Minor League home run crown. His 36 long

Julien homers twice, plates seven for Wind Surge

Twins No. 27 prospect collects four hits en route to Wichita record
June 30, 2022

On certain nights, there's a guy who can basically beat an entire team by himself. Edouard Julien had one of those nights Wednesday. The No. 27 Twins prospect homered twice as part of a career-high seven-RBI night to pace Double-A Wichita’s 10-1 win over Springfield, plating the Wind Surge’s first

Bisons to sign WWII veteran Kinyon to contract

Kinyon passed on 1942 tryout with Bisons to enlist in US Navy
June 29, 2022

GET MY JULY 4TH TICKETS The Buffalo Bisons are thrilled to announce that they intend to sign 100-year-old SS Roy Kinyon to a one-day contract on Monday, July 4 so that he can appear in uniform for the Herd as they face the Syracuse Mets at this year’s KeyBank Independence

Presenting the top plays by position from the first half

DeLuzio, Abrams, Duzenack made the most of their spot on the field
June 29, 2022

Throughout the first half of the Minor League season, fans were treated to some remarkable, jaw-dropping, eye-popping and show-stopping displays of defensive excellence. We’ve broken down the best of the best in our weekly Top 10 countdown, and brought fans into the conversation with our voting for Plays of the

Smokies combine on second no-no of 2022

Quartet of Cubs prospects combine to silence Rocket City
June 28, 2022

The Tennessee Smokies had to wait nearly nine full years between their last two no-hitters. The wait for their next wasn’t even two months. Starting pitcher Anderson Espinoza set the tone, and relievers Samuel Reyes, Bryan King and Nicholas Padilla combined to go the rest of the way as Double-A

Road to The Show™: Rays dominant righty Bradley

No. 63 overall prospect building on breakout 2021 campaign
June 28, 2022

Each week, profiles an elite prospect by chronicling the steps he's taken toward achieving his Major League dream. Here's a look at Rays No. 3 prospect Taj Bradley. For more stories about players on The Road to The Show, click here. The bar is high, but Taj Bradley could

Somerset, Richmond earn final first-half playoff berths

Somerset clinches on Volpe walk-off; Richmond postseason-bound
June 26, 2022

June 26

Around the Minors: The week of June 20-26

Sights and sounds from action across Minor League Baseball
June 26, 2022

June 26