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SeaWolves outlast Patriots in EL championship opener

Workman, Tigers' No. 17 prospect Meadows lead SeaWolves rally
September 24, 2022

Sept. 24

Knights' Colas mashes first two Triple-A dingers

Second-ranked White Sox prospect drives in three runs in slugfest
@RobTnova24
September 24, 2022

Oscar Colas just put the Minors' highest level on notice. The second-ranked White Sox prospect, who quickly earned a reputation throughout his rookie campaign for displaying brute raw power, hammered a pair of jaw-droppers for his first two long balls at the Triple-A level -- as part of a three-hit

Chihuahuas punch ticket to PCL Championship

Padres' Triple-A affiliate captures fifth crown in franchise history
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Sept. 24

Fulton's gem lifts Pensacola into Southern League Finals

Tennessee reaches first league championship since 2011
September 23, 2022

Semifinals

Frontier Field run by father-son groundskeeper duo

Red Wings' ballpark grounds crew headed up by Buonomo duo
@BensBiz
September 23, 2022

ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- Gene and Geno Buonomo are separated by one letter and not much else. Gene is the head groundskeeper for Triple-A Rochester while Geno, his son, is the assistant groundskeeper. As for how Geno came to Gene's line of work, it must've been in the genes. Right? "Uhhh,

Podcast: Tyler's World Baseball Classic travels

Tyler describes experience at World Baseball Classic qualifiers
September 23, 2022

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

Wichita surges into Texas League Championship Series

Offense rolls on as Twins affiliate sweeps into championship series
September 23, 2022

Sept. 22

'Stars in the making': Caray twins maintain family legacy

Chris and Stefan Caray form a dynamic broadcast duo in Amarillo
@JoshJacksonMiLB
September 22, 2022

It might seem like Chris and Stefan Caray knew their career paths from the time they spoke their first words. Their father is a baseball broadcaster. Their uncle is a baseball broadcaster. Their grandfather was a baseball broadcaster. And their great-grandfather, as far as Cubs and some Cardinals fans are

Prospect Q&A: Astros' Dirden dishes on approach

Houston’s No. 12 prospect discusses his plan at the plate
@Gerard_Gilberto
September 22, 2022

The shortened Draft in 2020 created some unique circumstances for players like Justin Dirden. The Astros' No. 12 prospect was in the midst of a breakout senior season at Southeast Missouri State before the shutdown, batting .414 with nine homers and 26 RBIs in 17 games. He was in a

South Bend scores second championship in three years

Cubs' High-A affiliate won consecutive road games to score title
@RobTnova24
September 22, 2022

Just call them the do-or-die kids. In their second consecutive decisive Game 3 of the postseason, the High-A South Bend Cubs again rose to the occasion by slugging their way to a Midwest League crown with a 7-4 victory over Lake County in the Championship Series on Wednesday at Classic

Rays get another Minor League title from Hot Rods

Strong pitching leads Bowling Green to second consecutive title
@Steph_Sheehan
September 22, 2022

For the second year in a row, the Bowling Green Hot Rods have taken home a title. The Rays’ High-A affiliate bounced back from a big defeat in Game 2 and shut down the powerful Aberdeen offense en route to a 4-0 victory in a decisive Game 3 to claim

West Point grad Rosoff balances life in baseball, military

West Point graduate balances careers in baseball, military
@BensBiz
September 21, 2022

ERIE, Penn. -- When Double-A Erie catcher Jon Rosoff steps to the plate at UPMC Park, an Army running cadence song plays over the PA. This anomalous walk-up music, more evocative of boot camp than ballgame, encapsulates Rosoff's dual existence. Since signing with the Tigers organization in 2018, he's balanced

Perfect in postseason, Mets win first FSL title since '06

Perfect in playoffs, Mets affiliate wins first crown since 2006
@Steph_Sheehan
September 21, 2022

The St. Lucie Mets needed an improbable home run to take Game 1 of the Florida State League Championship Series. On Tuesday, though, they took full control of their destiny. New York's Single-A affiliate took home a league title for the first time since 2006, defeating Dunedin, 6-3, at Clover

RiverDogs sweep to second straight championship

Rays affiliate goes 4-0 in postseason en route to Carolina crown
@RobTnova24
September 21, 2022

Much like it did all season long, Charleston dominated in the playoffs en route to a second straight title. The Single-A Rays affiliate completed a sweep of the Carolina League Championship Series with a convincing 6-2 victory over Lynchburg on Tuesday night at Bank of the James Stadium.

Storm blow through to take California League crown

Winning streak propels Lake Elsinore to first title since 2011
@MavalloneMiLB
September 21, 2022

The winds started howling during the final week of the regular season, and only after claiming their first title in 11 years, did the Storm finally die down. Buoyed by a strong pitching performance from Victor Lizarraga and a knack for the clutch hit, Single-A Lake Elsinore held off Fresno,

Canario swats first three Triple-A homers for I-Cubs

Ninth-ranked Cubs prospect posts four RBIs in Iowa's wild win
September 21, 2022

Alexander Canario didn't have any home runs in 12 games with Triple-A Iowa coming into Tuesday's action. Now he has three. The Cubs' No. 9 prospect had a monster night, hitting three long balls as part of a 3-for-5 night with four RBIs to power Iowa to a 12-11 win

Crow-Armstrong, South Bend stave off elimination

Cubs' High-A affiliate won consecutive road games to score title
September 22, 2022

Championship Series

IronBirds slug way to winner-take-all SAL showdown

Auer delivers key double; four pitchers combine in Game 3 shutout
September 22, 2022

Championship Series

Somerset contest brings fans out of their seats

Front office inside joke evolves into popular in-game promotion
@Gerard_Gilberto
September 20, 2022

What started as an inside joke between members of the Double-A Somerset front office turned into a unique opportunity to connect with fans. For the past few years, Hal Hansen, the Patriots’ director of marketing, has decided what songs are played during postgame fireworks shows at TD Bank Ballpark. Eventually,

Road to The Show™: Rockies shortstop Tovar

No. 28 overall prospect proving to be wise beyond his years
@Gerard_Gilberto
September 20, 2022

Each week, MiLB.com profiles an elite prospect by chronicling the steps he's taken toward achieving his Major League dream. Here's a look at second-ranked Rockies prospect Ezequiel Tovar. For more stories about players on The Road to The Show, click here. At the start of the season, many would have

Which top prospects are in the playoffs?

Baseball's brightest prospects vying for Double-A championships
@SamDykstraMiLB
September 19, 2022

We’re still talking about playoff races in the Majors. Taking the opposite approach of Jim Mora, we’re talking about the actual playoffs in the Minors. High-A and Single-A regular seasons came to a close Sunday, and their respective postseasons are just around the corner. In fact, the best-of-five Northwest League

Reliever Chentouff embraced as fan-favorite in Erie

SeaWolves' Chentouf an extroverted, exuberant fan favorite
@BensBiz
September 16, 2022

ERIE, Penn. -- Yasin Chentouf, a bearded, long-haired and compactly built SeaWolves relief pitcher, has always had a gift for gab. It's just who he is. This propensity for loquaciousness resulted in his nickname, which he's had for the entirety of his baseball career: Yaya. "My first year playing baseball,

Merrill's big night puts Storm on brink of the Cal crown

Lake Elsinore secures first championship since 2011
September 21, 2022

Championship Series

Dominguez's late HR powers Mets to FSL Game 1 win

Parada, Tidwell lead Mets to first championship since 2006
September 18, 2022

Championship Series

RiverDogs flex muscles in the Carolina League Finals

Charleston completes perfect playoff run with convincing victory
September 21, 2022

Championship Series