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Orlando Martinez Named Southern League Player of the Week

Rocket City outfielder provided clutch hits in title-clinching wins
June 20, 2022

The Rocket City Trash Pandas are pleased to announce that outfielder Orlando Martinez has been named Southern League Player of the Week for the period ending on Sunday, June 19. The award gives the Trash Pandas six Southern League weekly awards over the first 10 weeks of the season and

Bush, Bullpen Carry Trash Pandas Past Braves 3-2

June 10, 2022

MADISON, Alabama – Starter Ky Bush was brilliant again, then the bullpen and defense were the difference in a thrilling 3-2 win for the Rocket City Trash Pandas over the Mississippi Braves in front of an energized crowd of 6,090 at Toyota Field on Friday night. Bush, the Los Angeles

Trash Pandas Rally Comes Up Short In 2-1 Loss

Ky Bush suffers first Double-A loss
May 14, 2022

In another pitcher’s duel from Blue Wahoos Stadium in Pensacola, the Rocket City Trash Pandas couldn’t get the clutch hit they were looking for in a 2-1 loss to the Pensacola Blue Wahoos in front of a sellout crowd of 5,038 on Saturday night. Trailing 2-0 in the top of

2021 In Review: Trash Pandas Hitting - Part 2 

November 4, 2021

The Rocket City Trash Pandas put the Rocket in Rocket City often throughout the 2021 season, blasting off to the tune of a Double-A South best 152 home runs in their inaugural season. Many of those came at just the right time to turn a game around, or to write

Trash Pandas Bullpen Pulls Through In 4-2 Win

Rocket City moves into first place in North Division
September 3, 2021

The Rocket City Trash Pandas used a timely late home run by Orlando Martinez and clutch pitching from starter Davis Daniel three relievers to defeat the Tennessee Smokies 4-2 in the second game of their four-game set on Friday night in front of an energetic crowd of 6,038 at Toyota

Trash Pandas Edge Shuckers 4-3 In Opener

Smith earns first Double-A victory
August 24, 2021

The Rocket City Trash Pandas got just enough offense to back an overall sharp night on the mound for a 4-3 victory over the Biloxi Shuckers in first of a six-game series at MGM Park on Tuesday night. The Shuckers were first on the board in the bottom of the

Orlando Martinez Named Double-A South Player of the Week

Rocket City outfielder recorded 11 hits in seven games
August 24, 2021

The Rocket City Trash Pandas are thrilled to announce outfielder Orlando Martinez has been named the Double-A South Player of the Week for the week ending on August 22, 2021. The award is the first in Martinez’s professional career and marks the fifth league award of the season for Rocket

Dingers Doom Trash Pandas In 13-3 Loss

Pina strikes out seven in Double-A debut
August 20, 2021

A barrage of home runs in the middle innings from the Chattanooga Lookouts handed the Rocket City Trash Pandas a 13-3 loss in the fifth game of their seven-game series on Friday night in front of a crowd of 6,531 at Toyota Field. The Trash Pandas got the scoring started

Late Comeback Propels Rocket City To 6-4 Victory

Trash Pandas score three in eighth to even series in Chattanooga
August 4, 2021

The Rocket City Trash Pandas scored three runs in the eighth to turn a deficit into a lead for a 6-4 victory over the Chattanooga Lookouts in the second game of their six-game series on Wednesday night at AT&T Field. Down 4-3 in the eighth, the Trash Pandas turned the

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

Diaz Goes The Distance In 3-2 Rocket City Win 

Rocket City lefty strikes out seven in complete game win
July 29, 2021

MADISON, Alabama – Starter Jhonathan Diaz threw the first nine-inning complete game in Toyota Field history to lead the Rocket City Trash Pandas to a 3-2 win over the Birmingham Barons in the third game of their six-game series on Thursday night. In one of the best performances on the

Trash Pandas Split Twin Bill In Birmingham

Pair of one-run games leads to series split
July 18, 2021

In a pair of tightly contested games, the Rocket City Trash Pandas rebounded after a 3-2 loss in the opener for an 8-7 win in extra innings to earn a split of their doubleheader with the Birmingham Barons on Sunday afternoon at Regions Field. The victory by the Trash Pandas

Early Runs Power Trash Pandas Over Lookouts 8-3 

Martinez, Nay each hit 10th home run in victory
June 24, 2021

The Rocket City Trash Pandas offense erupted for seven quick runs in route to an 8-3 win over the Chattanooga Lookouts on Thursday night in the third game of their series from AT&T Field. Rocket City wasted little time in getting the game’s first runs. Dalton Pompey reached with a

Trash Pandas Even Series With 6-2 Win Over Barons

Rocket City beats Birmingham with 13-hit outburst
May 28, 2021

MADISON, Alabama – In one of their most complete games of the season, the Rocket City Trash Pandas got timely hits at the plate to back a strong pitching performance in a 6-2 win over the Birmingham Barons in front of an electric crowd of 6,520 on Friday night at

Tyler Twirls Gem in 1-0 Trash Pandas Win

Leadoff home run from Martinez is game-winner
May 26, 2021

MADISON, Alabama – A dominant start from Kyle Tyler and strong relief work from Connor Higgins and Oliver Ortega led the Rocket City Trash Pandas to a 1-0 win over the Birmingham Barons on Wednesday night at Toyota Field. Rocket City wasted no time in striking first off Birmingham starter

Pitching, Power Lead Trash Pandas to 7-1 Win

Rocket City hits three home runs for third straight victory
May 14, 2021

With a dominant performance on the mound and a powerful showing at the plate, the Rocket City Trash Pandas defeated the Tennessee Smokies 7-1 in front of an enthusiastic crowd of 6,798 to earn their third straight win on Friday night at Toyota Field. Rocket City starter Jake Lee was

Trash Pandas Win Again, Outlast Lookouts 12-10

Rocket City homers five times in extra-inning win
May 7, 2021

Behind a dominant night at the plate from Orlando Martinez and heroics in extra innings, the Rocket City Trash Pandas earned their second straight win, 12-10 over the Chattanooga Lookouts on Friday night at AT&T Field. With the score tied 10-10 beginning the 10th inning, former Lookout Mitch Nay launched