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Around the Minors: The week of July 26

Sights and sounds from action across Minor League Baseball
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Gold medal effort There was no pool in sight, but the swim move was undeniable. Toronto's 24th-ranked prospect Chavez Young appears to be toast as he slides into second behind the ball, however, the 24-year-old pulls out what can only be described as a half butterfly stroke to evade the

Podcast: Tulsa's White bobblehead, Trade Deadline

Tulsa's White bobblehead, Trade Deadline featured on pod
July 30, 2021

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Kannapolis organist sets tone from concourse

Organist sets the tone for the Kannapolis Cannon Ballers
July 30, 2021

KANNAPOLIS, North Carolina -- At the Low-A Kannapolis Cannon Ballers' home at Atrium Health Ballpark, nine innings of baseball are complemented by nine innings of live music. The melodious sounds are courtesy of Jason "Greazy Keyz" Atkins, concourse organist. Atkins can be found directly behind home plate during every Cannon

Destino leaves yard three times for Winston-Salem

White Sox prospect drives in four runs for second straight game
July 30, 2021

Alex Destino had seven home runs through the season’s first two months. After a monster night on Thursday, he’s got more than that in July alone. The White Sox outfield prospect posted the first three-homer game of his career as part of a 4-for-5 night with four RBIs as High-A

With two more taters, Motter has 12 in 12 games

July 30, 2021

Isotopes 13 (31-41), Bees 11 (35-38) – Rio Grande Credit Union Field at Isotopes Park AT THE DISH: After being down 8-0 in the third inning, the Isotopes mounted their third-biggest comeback in team history, defeating the Bees 13-11 … Eight Isotopes recorded a multi-hit game with Greg Bird’s four

Stripers' Waters posts his 3rd 4-hit game of year

Drew Waters records four hits as Gwinnett scores six unanswered runs in loss
July 29, 2021

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Despite scoring six unanswered runs over the final four innings, the Gwinnett Stripers (38-37) could not plate the tying run, falling 7-6 to the Memphis Redbirds (38-37) at AutoZone Park on Thursday night. Decisive Play: Clint Coulter smashed a pinch-hit three-run home run (7) off Jose Rodriguez

Rutledge notches first scoreless outing of season

July 29, 2021

FREDERICKSBURG, VA - The Fredericksburg Nationals got five shutout innings from Jackson Rutledge and a four-hit night from Jake Randa in a 6-4 win over the Delmarva Shorebirds on Thursday night. Rutledge (W, 1-1) earned his first FredNats win, striking out seven and allowing only two hits over 5.0 scoreless

Tarnok strikes out career-high 12 for M-Braves

The M-Braves hit three more home runs running the three day total to 13 long balls
July 29, 2021

Photo by Eddie Kelly PENSACOLA, FL - Behind a career-high 12 strikeouts by Freddy Tarnok, and homers by Greyson Jenista, Jalen Miller, and Justin Dean, the M-Braves won their third-straight in Pensacola on Thursday night, 5-1. The loss for Pensacola was their seventh in a row. The three-homer game pushed

Matias' two homers help Bandits survive alarm

July 30, 2021

Davenport, Iowa – Despite a one-hour and four-minute delay in the top of the seventh inning, the Quad Cities River Bandits cruised behind 15 hits to an 11-3 win over the South Bend Cubs on Thursday night at Modern Woodmen Park. The Bandits instantly struck for offense against Cubs’ starter,

Bruján's 3-hit night helps Bulls notch 50th win

Durham improves to 50-24 as Brujan, Boldt & Gray combine for 9 hits
July 29, 2021

Bulls second baseman Vidal Brujan, left fielder Ryan Boldt and shortstop Tristan Gray each bashed three hits, while catcher Rene Pinto crushed one of Durham’s three home runs in an 8-2 victory over the Norfolk Tides on Thursday afternoon at Harbor Park. The triumph was the Bulls’ 50th victory in