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Aviators blow big lead, drop 21-16 slugfest to Aces

Reno rallies from 12-6 deficit, scoring 14 runs over the final three innings en route to second straight win over Las Vegas
June 15, 2021

Rare is the day when a baseball team scores 11 runs in an inning … capped by its third grand slam in as many days … and has a player compile seven RBI in his first three at-bats. Even rarer? When a baseball team does all that … and loses.

Machin Makes it in Oakland

August 21, 2020

The last time we saw Vimael Machin was in the 2019 PCL Semi-Finals. Now, nearly one year later, the infielder has found a big league home in Oakland. The postseason wasn’t the first time Machin had suited up for Iowa. His Triple-A debut came in 2016 as he moved from

Garcia, Bailey highlight 2019 Rule 5 picks

Yankees hurler, Astros righty join Tigers, Orioles with first picks
December 12, 2019

SAN DIEGO -- Eleven Minor Leaguers moved to new organizations Thursday with newfound hope of cracking a Major League roster.The Tigers selected Yankees right-hander Rony Garcia with the first overall pick in the 2019 Rule 5 Draft at the Winter Meetings in San Diego. Astros righty Brandon Bailey went to

Davis, Marquez climbing toward Wrigley

Prospect projects stand out as Chicago retools farm system
October 20, 2019

Each offseason, MiLB.com goes position by position across each system and honors the players -- regardless of age or prospect status -- who had the best seasons in their organization. Click here to locate your favorite club.The year couldn't have ended much better for the Cubs' farm system. The organization's top

Smokies Come Back To Stun BayBears, 5-4

Three Two-Out Singles Lift Smokies In Ninth
August 31, 2019

MOBILE, AL - The Tennessee Smokies (56-80, 23-44) erased a 4-1 deficit against the Mobile BayBears (49-84, 22-43) to steal game two thanks to a go-ahead RBI single by Jared Young on Friday night at Hank Aaron Stadium. Vimael Machin played every position in the field expect for pitcher in a

Machin Plates Two En-Route to a Game One Win For The Smokies

Five Smokies Tally Multi-Hit Performance
August 30, 2019

MOBILE, AL - Vimael Machin drove in two key runs and the Tennessee Smokies (55-80, 22-44) bats tallied for 12 total hits to seal a 4-3 game one win over the Mobile BayBears (49-83, 22-42) Thursday night at Hank Aaron Stadium.The Smokies scored first in the ballgame for the 61st time

Sixteen Hits Leads Smokies to 8-2 Win Over Barons

Six Players Record Multi-Hit Nights
August 24, 2019

KODAK - The bats came alive in an 8-2 Tennessee Smokies (53-78, 20-42) win over the Birmingham Barons (59-69, 32-27) at Smokies Stadium on Saturday night. Vimael Machin led the pack, going 2-for-5 with a pair of RBIs and a home run. Neither side budged through the first four innings, but in

Machin's Late Home Run Not Enough In 7-3 Loss To The Shuckers

Smokies Drop Their Eleventh Straight Home Game
August 10, 2019

KODAK - A late game-tying home run by Tennessee Smokies (49-69, 16-33) shortstop Vimael Machin was not enough to escape a four run ninth inning from the Biloxi Shuckers (71-47, 30-18) in a 7-3 loss on Saturday night at Smokies stadium. The loss marks the Smokies eleventh straight loss at home.For

Smokies turn first triple play since 2009

Tennessee escapes sixth-inning jam with feat against Biloxi
August 8, 2019

With a run already home and runners at first and second, the Double-A Smokies found themselves in a sixth-inning jam Thursday. With a little magic on the diamond, they got out of it in a flash.Tennessee turned its first triple play in over a decade, wriggling out of trouble in

Machin Lifts Smokies In Extras To Win Series

Smokies Win Third Straight
July 29, 2019

CHATTANOOGA, TN - The Tennessee Smokies (46-61, 13-25) locked up a series win against the Chattanooga Lookouts (46-60, 10-27) with a 4-3 win in eleven innings on Monday night at AT&T Field.Both sides kicked off the evening with an early run in the first. Roberto Caro led off the game by

Hatch Fans Season High Ten In 3-2 Defeat

Smokies Pitchers Strikeout Combined 14 Barons
July 3, 2019

KODAK - Thomas Hatch's season high ten strikeouts was not enough for the Tennessee Smokies (39-44, 6-8) to overcome the Birmingham Barons (36-47, 9-5) late in a 3-2 defeat Wednesday night at Smokies Stadium.Nick Madrigal hit the ground running for the Barons with a single in the first. Two batters

Amaya Doubles Thrice in 9-8 Morning Slugfest

Lugo Picks Up His Third Win in His Third Smokies' Start
June 26, 2019

CHATTANOOGA, TN - The Tennessee Smokies (37-39, 4-3) and Chattanooga Lookouts (39-37, 3-4) played their second straight game that featured at least 14 runs in a 9-8 Smokies victory on Wednesday afternoon. Gioskar Amaya collected four hits including three doubles in the win.The Lookouts struck first with four runs in

Smokies Hold Off Lookouts' Comeback in 8-6 Victory

Machin Dings Teams' Second Grand Slam in Two Days
June 25, 2019

CHATTANOOGA, TN - The Tennessee Smokies (36-39, 3-3) hold on to win 8-6 in a game that featured a grand slam over the Chattanooga Lookouts (39-36, 3-3) at AT&T Field on Tuesday night. The first run came on a sacrifice fly from Connor Myers in the second inning, but Myers best

Lugo and Smokies Exit Pensacola With 3-2 Rubber Match Win

Lefty Gets Win In Smokies Debut
June 16, 2019

PENSACOLA, FL -  The Tennessee Smokies (33-36) won their fourth rubber match of the season Sunday afternoon with a 3-2 win over the Pensacola Blue Wahoos (38-32) at Blue Wahoos stadium on Sunday afternoon.The Smokies scored the first run of the ballgame for the fourth time in the series. It was

MiLB announces May Uncle Ray's Players of the Month

June 5, 2019

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Minor League Baseball today announced the Uncle Ray's Player of the Month Award winners for each of the 10 leagues for the month of May. In recognition of the honor, each winner will receive an award from Minor League Baseball and Uncle Ray's, the "Official Potato

Vimael Machin Named SL Player of the Month

June 4, 2019

MARIETTA, GA - The Southern League of Professional Baseball Clubs are proud to announce that Tennessee Smokies infielder Vimael Machin has been named the league's Player of the Month for May. The Humacao, Puerto Rico native will also be the Southern League's representative for Minor League Baseball's Player of the

Rojas rides power binge to weekly award

Astros prospect belted six of his seven home runs in last week
May 28, 2019

Joshua Rojas was in the middle of a fine season entering last week, but his last seven games have taken things to another level. The Houston prospect went off at the plate, going 16-for-31 with six homers to cruise to Texas League Player of the Week accolades for the period

SL Weekly Awards: May 20-26

May 28, 2019

MARIETTA, GA - The Southern League of Professional Baseball Clubs are proud to name Tennessee Smokies infielder Vimael Machin the league's Player of the Week and Mississippi Braves LHP Kyle Muller the Pitcher of the Week. Both awards recognize these players' performances for games during the week of May 20-26.

Deja Vu! Smokies Win 5-1 Again to Clinch Series

Hatch K's Eight in Stellar Start
May 25, 2019

KODAK, TN - The Tennessee Smokies (25-23) defeated the Pensacola Blue Wahoos (29-20) Saturday night at Smokies Stadium. The Smokies are now two games over .500 and sit just four games back of first place.RHP Thomas Hatch (W, 2-5) earned his second win of the season. He allowed one run

Smokies Open Up Home Stand With 9-3 Win Over Blue Wahoos

Machin, Young Drive in Three Runs Each
May 22, 2019

KODAK, TN - The Tennessee Smokies (23-22) defeated the Pensacola Blue Wahoos (28-18) 9-3 Wednesday night at Smokies Stadium. The Smokies blew the game open in the fourth after sending 11 to the plate and scoring five runs.The Smokies began the game with three straight singles to right field off

Machin, Myers, Miller Lead Smokies to Friday Night Win

Vimael Machin Falls Homer Shy of Cycle
May 17, 2019

JACKSON, TN - The Tennessee Smokies (21-20) defeated the Jackson Generals (22-18) 6-2 Friday night at The Ballpark at Jackson for their fourth straight victory. Vimael Machin became the first Smokie to collect four hits in a game, he finished 4-for-4 with two doubles, a triple, a walk, and three

Smokies Take Rubber Match 7-3 Over Birmingham

Charcer Burks Two-Run Homer Seals Smokies Win
May 15, 2019

KODAK - The Tennessee Smokies (19-20) defeated the Birmingham Barons (15-24) 7-3 to win the series at Smokies Stadium on Wednesday night. After scoring a season high seven runs in the seventh inning in Tuesday's 9-4 win, the Smokies kept the offense rolling with another multi-run inning Wednesday night. Birmingham grabbed an early,

Another Three-Run Eighth Helps Smokies Clinch Opening Series

Nico Hoerner Drives in Winning Run the Second Day in a Row
April 7, 2019

SEVIERVILLE - The Tennessee Smokies (3-1) used a three-run bottom of the eighth inning Sunday afternoon to come from behind and defeat the Mississippi Braves (1-3) at Smokies Stadium. Tennessee sent nine men to the plate in the eighth, and pinch-hitter Nico Hoerner walked with the bases loaded to force

Donahue's Pinch-Hit Double Caps Wild Win On Opening Night

Smokies Come Back From a Pair of Deficits to Down M-Braves
April 4, 2019

SEVIERVILLE - The Tennessee Smokies (1-0) plated runs in five of their eight innings at the plate, including three in the eighth, to defeat the Mississippi Braves (0-1) 7-5 on Thursday night's season opener. Christian Donahue's pinch-hit two-run double in the eighth off LHP Phil Pfeifer (L, 0-1) put the

Lange dominates as Birds roll 5-1

Alamo, Myers homer in victory at Salem
April 28, 2018

SALEM, Va. (April 28, 2018) - Myrtle Beach starter Alex Lange fired seven dominant innings and Connor Myers and Tyler Alamo each homered Saturday to lead the Pelicans to a 5-1 victory over the Salem Red Sox from Haley Toyota Field. Lange (1-0) ceded just one run on three hits in his