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David MacKinnon Promoted To Angels For MLB Debut 

June 18, 2022

On Saturday, the Los Angeles Angels announced that former Rocket City Trash Pandas infielder David MacKinnon has been promoted to the Angels and will make his MLB debut at first base, batting sixth in the second game of their doubleheader against the Seattle Mariners at T-Mobile Park. MacKinnon becomes the

Rocket City Shut Out In Birmingham 3-0

Trash Pandas strand seven runners on base in defeat
September 7, 2021

Although the Rocket City Trash Pandas put runners on base time and time again on Tuesday night, they were never able to drive one in and suffered a 3-0 loss to the Birmingham Barons in the opener of a pivotal six-game series at Regions Field. In the first, the Trash

Rocket Power Boosts Pandas Past Smokies, 5-4

Trash Pandas edge Tennessee for fourth straight win
September 4, 2021

MADISON, Alabama – The Rocket City Trash Pandas jumped out to an early lead and got another brilliant performance from the bullpen for a 5-4 win in front of an electric crowd of 6,168 at Toyota Field on Saturday night. The win puts the Trash Pandas at five games above

Trash Pandas Struggle In 6-2 Loss To Shuckers

MacKinnon doubles twice in defeat
August 26, 2021

The Rocket City Trash Pandas offensive woes continued with a 6-2 loss to the Biloxi Shuckers in the third game of their six-game series at MGM Park on Thursday night. The defeat puts the Trash Pandas 3.5 games out of the final playoff spot in Double-A South with 22 games

Trash Pandas Edged By Smokies In Opener 7-6

Aviles Jr., MacKinnon homer in defeat
August 10, 2021

Trailing by six runs, the Rocket City Trash Pandas made a valiant comeback in the late innings, but ultimately came up just short in a 7-6 loss to the Tennessee Smokies in the opener of their six-game series on Tuesday night at Smokies Stadium. For the second straight game, the

Trash Pandas Bash Records In Historic 26-3 Win

Rocket City routs Chattanooga for series victory
August 8, 2021

In a remarkable offensive showing, the Rocket City Trash Pandas blasted off early and often for an incredible 26-3 victory over the Chattanooga Lookouts to clinch a series win on Sunday afternoon at AT&T Field. From the first pitch to the last, Sunday’s matchup belonged to the visiting Trash Pandas.

Rocket City Drops Opener In Chattanooga 5-1

Hernandez strikes out six over 5.2 innings
August 3, 2021

The Rocket City Trash Pandas struck first, but were unable to make an early lead stand up in a 5-1 loss to the Chattanooga Lookouts on Tuesday night in the opener of their six-game series at AT&T Field. Rocket City got off to a quick start as Orlando Martinez singled

Trash Pandas Drop Slugfest with Smokies, 12-8

Tennessee evens series behind four home runs
July 21, 2021

MADISON, Alabama – In a game filled with home runs from both sides, the Rocket Trash Pandas couldn't finish the comeback in 12-8 loss to the Tennessee Smokies at Toyota Field in the second game of their six-game series at Toyota Field. Rocket City began the ballgame in fine form

Trash Pandas Shut Out In Birmingham 2-0

Rocket City held to two hits in seven-inning loss
July 17, 2021

The Rocket City Trash Pandas offense was held in check by a pair of Birmingham Barons pitchers in a 2-0 loss on Saturday afternoon at Regions Field. The loss evens the six-game series at two games apiece. In a quick-moving opening game, starters Reid Detmers and John Parke each got

Program Story: David MacKinnon is Having a Blast

July 11, 2021

Stepping to the box on Opening Day as the first batter for the Rocket City Trash Pandas on May 5 at Chattanooga, David MacKinnon wasted no time in making history. In his first game action in nearly two years, the Trash Pandas first baseman lined a single to center and

Early Runs Propel Trash Pandas Past Smokies 9-2

Nay, Wilson homer in victory in Tennessee
July 3, 2021

The Rocket City Trash Pandas got off to a fast start at the plate and never looked back in a 9-2 win over the Tennessee Smokies in front of a crowd of 6,907 at Smokies Stadium on Saturday night. Rocket City wasted no time in striking first. Orlando Martinez and

David MacKinnon Earns June Player of the Month Awards

Trash Pandas first baseman hit .377 in June
July 2, 2021

The Rocket City Trash Pandas are proud to announce first baseman David MacKinnon has been named both Double-A South Player of the Month for June and the MAG Aerospace Trash Pandas Player of the Month. MacKinnon follows Michael Stefanic as Trash Pandas Player of the Month. The Double-A South award

Home Runs Lift Trash Pandas To 9-6 Victory

Nay homers twice as Trash Pandas earn split in Chattanooga
June 27, 2021

Behind a powerful showing at the plate, the Rocket City Trash Pandas earned a split of their six-game set against the Chattanooga Lookouts with a 9-6 win in the series finale on Sunday afternoon at AT&T Field. The power surge began early for the visiting Trash Pandas, with a pair

Trash Pandas Thrashed By Biloxi In 13-1 Loss

Rocket City pitchers strike out 14 in defeat
June 18, 2021

An early onslaught of runs from the Biloxi Shuckers were too much for the Rocket City Trash Pandas to overcome in a 13-1 loss on Friday night in front of a sellout crowd of 7,500 at Toyota Field. Making his first home start for the Trash Pandas, Aaron Hernandez struggled

Trash Pandas Slam Past Smokies 12-8

13-inning victory extends winning streak to five
May 16, 2021

In a wild, back-and-forth affair that came down to the final at-bat, the Rocket City Trash Pandas earned the first walk-off win in franchise history, 12-8 in 13 innings over the Tennessee Smokies on Sunday night at Toyota Field to extend their winning streak to five games. Down 8-7 in

Trash Pandas Drop Inaugural Game 6-1 In Chattanooga 

May 5, 2021

On a historic night 972 days after their name was first unveiled to the public, the Rocket City Trash Pandas suffered a 6-1 loss to the Chattanooga Lookouts in the inaugural game in franchise history on Wednesday night at AT&T Field. The night of firsts began quickly for the visiting

Cal notes: MacKinnon has goalie's mind-set

Angels first base prospect played soccer at University of Hartford
August 13, 2018

Three days after Angels prospect David MacKinnon joined Inland Empire from Class A Burlington on May 22, he had something of a family reunion when the 66ers hosted the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes.MacKinnon got to play against his former Cape Cod League teammate and now brother-in-law, Dodgers No. 16 prospectConnor Wong,