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FCL Phillies throw first no-no of Complex League

Righties Segura, Peralta and Garcia combine on milestone feat
May 11, 2024

CLEARWATER, Fla. -- The first no-hitter of the 2024 Florida Complex League came on Saturday, as Enrique Segura and a pair of relievers -- Adilson Peralta and Josbel Garcia -- held the FCL Tigers without a hit, leading the FCL Phillies to a 5-0 win at the Carpenter Complex. "It's

Spokane's Ward makes history with 6 steals

Rockies outfield prospect has straight steal of home in effort
May 4, 2024

Braiden Ward is not the first player to successfully swipe six bags in a single pro baseball game. That feat was matched just a year ago by Red Sox outfielder Ceddanne Rafaela, and has occurred in five separate instances in AL/NL history -- starting with Eddie Collins, who did it

That's 20-20 vision! Minors set record in 2023

33 prospects met or exceeded 20-HR, 20-SB plateau this year
September 26, 2023

The decade of the 2020s is turning out to be the decade of the 20/20s. Thirty-three Minor League players met or exceeded the 20-homer, 20-steal plateau during the 2023 season, beating out the previous record (since data first became available in 1958) total of 27 set just last year. Most

Sauer tallies Somerset's third '23 immaculate inning

Yankees' No. 25 prospect follows such frames by Gomez, Barclay
September 17, 2023

The word "immaculate" doesn't come into play a lot in baseball. For an immaculate inning, a pitcher must be perfect to the utmost degree, fanning all three batters on three pitches each. In MLB history, only 114 immaculate innings have been notched in recorded history, but at Double-A Somerset this

Blue Jays Toss Combined No-Hitter, First Since August 2022

September 6, 2023

Daytona Beach, FL – The Dunedin Blue Jays no-hit the Daytona Tortugas Saturday in game one of a scheduled doubleheader at Jackie Robinson Ballpark. LHP Kendry Rojas, 20 y/o from Ciego de Avila, Cuba, made his 15th start, and 19th appearance of the year for Dunedin. Sporting a 3.77 ERA

Jim Clark calls 3,500th game for RubberDucks

Akron broadcaster has started every game for past 30 seasons
August 30, 2023

“Hello baseball fans everywhere." Double-A Akron RubberDucks broadcaster Jim Clark has started every game for the past 30 seasons with those four words. They serve as a tribute to longtime Cleveland broadcaster Jimmy Dudley, as well as evidence that Clark’s childhood dream has come true. “As a kid, probably age

Clemens launches home run trifecta for IronPigs

Phillies farmhand has seven dingers in nine games this month
August 11, 2023

Kody Clemens went off like a rocket three times Thursday night. Not "The Rocket," mind you. Just a garden-variety home run machine. The son of Roger Clemens launched three homers totaling 1,225 feet en route to Triple-A Lehigh Valley's 17-6 win over Rochester at Innovative Field. The 27-year-old has seven

With mom's support, Morissette hits for cycle

Marlins prospect becomes 2nd Blue Wahoo to achieve mark in '23
June 14, 2023

With his mother in the stands for the first time in his professional career, Marlins No. 20 prospect Cody Morissette hit for the cycle in Double-A Pensacola's 12-9 victory over Mississippi on Tuesday night. "Definitely a really, really cool experience for me and my family," Morissette told of his

What's in a date? For Rome, a pair of no-no's

Braves' High-A affiliate logs 9-inning milestone 18 years since last
June 7, 2023

On June 7, 2005, Braves prospects James Parr and Angelo Burrows combined to throw a no-hitter for the Rome Braves against the Savannah Sand Gnats, a then-Mets affiliate. As fate would have it, exactly 18 years later, Atlanta prospects Daniel Martinez and Luis Vargas combined to no-hit the Hickory Crawdads,

Jumbo night: Triple play, 20 runs and ... a wedding?

Jacksonville pulls out all the stops in action-packed victory
May 27, 2023

A lot of things happened at the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp game on Saturday. It started with a triple play to escape a jam in the first inning and ended with the Marlins’ Triple-A affiliate hitting two grand slams and putting up 20 runs in a home game for the first

Bats come out swinging in double milestone game

Reds' McLain logs cycle, Encarnacion-Strand swats three homers
May 4, 2023

It’s not often that the heart of a Triple-A lineup can encapsulate the promise and possibility of what’s to come at the big league level. But most lineups aren’t that of the Louisville Bats. Thursday marked a banner night for the Cincinnati affiliate. For the second time in his career,

7 runs + 0 hits = 1 win? A must-see winning formula

Chattanooga rallies back in final frame to deliver epic linescore
April 8, 2023

Throw a no-hitter and lose -- it’s about as rare as it sounds. It’s happened just six times in Major League history and 10 times in the Minors since 2005. For it to happen, a team needs to get unlucky and yield some combination of walks or hit batters, wild

Smith notches cycle in career night for Las Vegas

Oakland infielder collects 5 hits, homers twice in PCL slugfest
September 18, 2022

Kevin Smith wanted the third home run, something he had never done in a game as a pro. But leading off the bottom of the ninth with his team trailing by two, he knew the right play was to just put the ball in play. As it turned out, that

Brewers' Clarke cracks 3 homers for Biloxi

Shuckers set single-season dinger record on milestone night
September 10, 2022

Shortly before his late August promotion to Double-A, Wes Clarke’s hitting coach with the High-A Wisconsin Timber Rattlers, Nick Stanley, suggested Clarke adjust his batting stance so that his hands were held higher. The intention was to free up his swing and promote athleticism. Clarke homered in his first game

Six arms combine on no-no for Fayetteville

Woodpeckers finish off second no-hitter in franchise history
September 8, 2022

Baseball's evolution has brought about the emergence of what has become known as the "bullpen game." Usually an "opener" starts on the hill before giving way to another short-inning arm, and the pattern continues as nine innings are essentially pieced together. It's proven to be effective at the Major League

Lugnuts bend but don’t crack in no-no

Lansing allows run, but holds on for club's third no-hitter
September 5, 2022

The last time the High-A Lansing Lugnuts, then a Single-A affiliate, threw a no-hitter, they ultimately lost the game. It nearly happened again. Despite combining for seven walks and allowing a run, four Lansing pitchers teamed up for the third no-hitter in franchise history, with the Athletics affiliate hanging on

Aced it: Jordan Luplow collects 3-homer game

Veteran outfielder notches the feat in fourth game with Reno
September 4, 2022

Less than a week after being optioned to Triple-A Reno to make room in the Majors for the Arizona Diamondbacks’ top prospect, Jordan Luplow showed off the thump he still has in his bat. The veteran outfielder clobbered three home runs in his fourth game since joining the Aces, going

Rocket City trio combines on franchise's first no-no

Silseth, Murphy and Torres compile 15 K's across historic feat
September 4, 2022

You never forget your first, and for Chase Silseth, Luke Murphy, Eric Torres and Double-A Rocket City, this feeling will certainly last a lifetime.

Wallner notches first cycle in Saints history

No. 5 Twins prospect, a Minnesota native, plates 6 on 5-hit night
September 2, 2022

How locked in was Matt Wallner? He didn’t even realize he was a triple shy of the cycle … until he hit second base. The No. 5 Twins prospect stumbled his way to third base and just barely beat the tag, but when he stood up he could finally crack

Outman gives new meaning to 'bi-cycle'

No. 13 Dodgers prospect tallies second cycle in four games
August 31, 2022

Triple-A Oklahoma City won't go another 11 years between cycles. In fact, it didn't even go one week. James Outman saw to that ... again. In a season that is shaping up to be magical, the No. 13 Dodgers prospect hit for the cycle for the second time in four

'It was really special:' Toglia slugs three homers

Colorado's No. 14 prospect gives 'Topes homers in 17 straight
August 28, 2022

Triple-A Albuquerque has been hitting a lot of home runs lately. Michael Toglia was the latest player to join the long ball party with a milestone performance on Saturday that not only secured a pair of personal records, but a team mark as well. Colorado’s No. 14 prospect clubbed the

Patriot Games: Sauer sizzles with 17 strikeouts

Yankees prospect registers most strikeouts in Minors since '19
August 25, 2022

It's a spectacle when a pitcher registers 10 strikeouts, but Matt Sauer went above and beyond for Double-A Somerset. The second-round (54th overall) selection in the 2017 Draft has been steadily climbing the Minor League ranks, and in just his third start with the Patriots, he made history. Although his

Nwogu's night: Three homers by the fifth inning

Cubs prospect slugs his way into record books in four-hit night
August 25, 2022

Jordan Nwogu had never hit two home runs in one game in his life (dingers in both ends of a high school doubleheader don’t count, he says), so when asked where hitting three homers in one game ranked among the feats he’s accomplished on the field in his life, the

Lee slugs three home runs for Sugar Land

Seventh-ranked Astros prospect leads club's nine-homer barrage
August 24, 2022

With his club beginning a road trip in Las Vegas on Tuesday night, it's only appropriate Korey Lee hit the jackpot. With a final score befitting a football game, the No. 7 Astros prospect left his mark by homering three times and driving in a career-high five runs to power

McDonough hits for the cycle for Greenville

After entering the season without one, Drive collect 2nd of '22
August 21, 2022

The Drive -- a franchise that has served as a Red Sox affiliate since 2005 -- entered the 2022 season without a cycle in its record books. As the year nears its final weeks, the team will now be able to add not one, but two entries. Red Sox outfield