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Trash Pandas, Barons Postponed Friday 

8:39 PM EDT

MADISON, Alabama – Friday night’s game between the Rocket City Trash Pandas and Birmingham Barons was postponed due to lightning in the area near Toyota Field. The game will be made up as part of a single-admission doubleheader at Toyota Field on Saturday, July 31. Both games will be seven-inning

Reid Detmers Called Up by Los Angeles Angels

Southpaw becomes first former Trash Panda to receive big league call-up
7:48 PM EDT

MADISON, Alabama – On Friday night, the Los Angeles Angels announced former Rocket City Trash Pandas pitcher Reid Detmers has been promoted to the Angels and will make his MLB debut on Sunday against the Oakland A’s at Angel Stadium. Currently ranked as the Angels No. 2 prospect and No.

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 Walk Off With Wild 8-7 Win 

Pompey slides home with winning run in 10th
July 28, 2021

MADISON, Alabama – In a back-and-forth affair that saw the lead change multiple times, the Rocket City Trash Pandas walked off for an 8-7 victory in 10 innings over the Birmingham Barons in the second game of their six-game series on Wednesday night at Toyota Field. With the game tied

Trash Pandas Bullpen Baffles Barons in 5-2 Win

Four relievers combine for 4.2 scoreless innings in victory
July 27, 2021

MADISON, Alabama – With an early outburst at the plate and a dominant night from the bullpen, the Rocket City Trash Pandas earned a 5-2 win over the Birmingham Barons in the opener of their six-game series on Tuesday night at Toyota Field. Rocket City broke the scoreless deadlock with

Trash Pandas Homestand Highlights: July 20-August 1

Rocket City to host Tennessee, Birmingham in season-long 12-game set
July 19, 2021

The Rocket City Trash Pandas return to Toyota Field for their final 12-game homestand of the season from July 20-August 1 with six games each against the Tennessee Smokies, Double-A affiliate of the Chicago Cubs, and Birmingham Barons, Double-A Affiliate of the Chicago White Sox. The homestand features a Commemorative

Trash Pandas, Smokies Suspended On Sunday 

Game to be completed on Tuesday, August 31
July 25, 2021

Sunday night’s game between the Rocket City Trash Pandas and Tennessee Smokies was suspended in the bottom of the second inning due to rain. Sunday’s suspended game will be completed as part of a single-admission doubleheader on Tuesday, August 31. Game time will be announced at a later date. The

Trash Pandas Bats Baffled In 8-3 Loss

Daniel gives up one run in Toyota Field debut
July 25, 2021

In a game that started as a pitcher’s duel, the Rocket City Trash Pandas surrendered seven late runs and were held in check at the plate for most of the night in an 8-3 loss to the Tennessee Smokies in front of a sellout crowd of 7,500 at Toyota Field

Reid Detmers Dominant In Debut Season

July 23, 2021

When Reid Detmers gets the ball, he will always have one thing on his side, confidence.

“As soon as I step on that mound, I tell myself I’m the best player on the field. Sometimes that’s not true. But having the mindset of telling myself I’m good enough usually

Trash Pandas Muscle-Up Over Smokies

Rocket City Blasts Four Dingers in Win
July 23, 2021

MADISON, AL – The Rocket City Trash Pandas continued to live up to their name by lifting four homeruns, all solo blasts, to defeat the Tennessee Smokies 5-3 Friday night in front of 6,656 fans at Toyota Field. The dingers give Rocket City 106 for the season, which is the

Pitching, Defense Lead Trash Pandas to 6-3 Win

Rocket City pitchers strike out 18 against Tennessee
July 22, 2021

MADISON, Alabama – With a strong all-around performance on the mound, at the plate, and in the field, the Rocket City Trash Pandas defeated the Tennessee Smokies 6-3 in the third game of their six-game series on Thursday night at Toyota Field. The Trash Pandas got off to a quick

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 Power Past Smokies 10-5 

Davis, Pompey, Martinez homer in series-opening win
July 20, 2021

MADISON, Alabama – The Rocket City Trash Pandas began their homestand with a 10-5 win over the Tennessee Smokies on Tuesday night at Toyota Field behind a timely power display at the plate and a strong night from the bullpen. After a one, two, three first inning, Rocket City starter

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

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

Luis Aviles Jr. Named Double-A South Player of the Week

Rocket City infielder starred in first week of home games
July 12, 2021

The Rocket City Trash Pandas are proud to announce infielder Luis Aviles Jr. has been named the Double-A South Player of the Week for the week ending on July 11, 2021. The honor is the first in the professional career of Aviles Jr. and marks the fourth league award of

Trash Pandas Bash Past Barons For 9-4 Win

Cruz, Nay each homer and drive in three
July 16, 2021

In a game that ended over 24 hours after it began, the Rocket City Trash Pandas defeated the Birmingham Barons 9-4 in a rain-shortened seven-inning contest in the third game of their six-game series that ended on Friday night at Regions Field. On Thursday night, starters Konnor Pilkington of the

Rocket City Defeated By Birmingham 11-5

Aviles Jr. hits Trash Pandas fourth grand slam
July 14, 2021

Despite another clutch grand slam at the plate, the Rocket City Trash Pandas bullpen unraveled in an 11-5 loss to the Birmingham Barons on Wednesday night at Regions Field. Rocket City was nearing an early lead when Luis Aviles Jr. led off the game with a double and reached third

Bullpen, Bats Boost Trash Pandas Past Barons, 8-5

Wilson launches grand slam for league-leading 15th homer
July 13, 2021

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – Behind the strength of a seven-run third inning and a brilliant performance from the bullpen, the Rocket City Trash Pandas rallied for an 8-5 win over the Birmingham Barons in the opener of their six-game series at Regions Field on Tuesday night. For as well as the

Trash Pandas, Biscuits Rained Out On Sunday

Game will be not be made up
July 11, 2021

MADISON, Alabama – Sunday night’s game between the Rocket City Trash Pandas and Montgomery Biscuits originally scheduled for 6:35 p.m. from Toyota Field has been cancelled due to rain. The game will not be made up because the Biscuits and Trash Pandas do not play each other for the remainder

Trash Pandas Clipped By Biscuits

MacKinnon, Nay homer in defeat
July 10, 2021

MADISON, Alabama – The Rocket City Trash Pandas couldn’t get the clutch hit they needed late in the game in a 5-3 loss to the Montgomery Biscuits in front of a sellout crowd of 7,500 at Toyota Field on Saturday night. The game began better than it ended for Rocket