Cards' Carlson cranks pair of homers

No. 88 overall prospect collects three hits, drives in two runs

With nine total bases, Dylan Carlson matched the season high he set on May 16 against Northwest Arkansas. (Tim Campbell/MiLB.com)

By Shlomo Sprung | July 17, 2019 11:11 PM ET

Cardinals No. 2 prospect Dylan Carlson collected three hits, including a pair of solo homers, powering Double-A Springfield to a 5-2 victory over Amarillo on Wednesday.

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Overstreet sorta races for first Poodles slam

San Diego first-base prospect's inside-the-parker makes history

Kyle Overstreet is batting .262/.343/.343 with 10 extra-base hits in 64 games this season. (John Moore/Amarillo Sod Poodles)

By Michael Avallone | July 17, 2019 12:12 AM ET

San Diego Padres infield prospect Kyle Overstreet turned what looked to be a run-scoring extra-base hit into an inside-the-park grand slam as Double-A Amarillo topped Springfield, 10-4.

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Puk ready for more in return to mound

A's No. 2 prospect looking to prove he's set for big league debut

A.J. Puk has amassed a whopping 241 strikeouts over 169 Minor League innings since 2016. (Joshua Tjiong/MiLB.com)

By Katie Woo | July 16, 2019 10:19 AM ET

A.J. Puk felt he was on the brink of a Major League rotation spot when he learned he'd need Tommy John surgery in 2017. Back with Double-A Midland, the Oakland Athletics prospect may soon get another shot to show he's ready for the bigs.

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On the Road: Before Sod Poodles, Gold Sox

A look back at an earlier era of Amarillo's Texas League history

Mike Higgins, who once worked for the Amarillo Gold Sox at Potter County Memorial Stadium (inset), gives a thumbs-up to HODGETOWN.

By Benjamin Hill | July 15, 2019 10:41 AM ET

Thirty-seven years before the Sod Poodles, Amarillo hosted a Texas League team called the Gold Sox. Ben Hill spoke with Mike Higgins, the team's former PR director.

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Gore shines in scoreless Double-A debut

Top Padres prospect allows two hits, fans four in 5 1/3 innings

MacKenzie Gore hasn't allowed an earned run in 24 innings dating back to June 20. (Lance Carter/MiLB.com)

By Shlomo Sprung | July 13, 2019 11:41 PM ET

Top Padres prospect MacKenzie Gore allowed two hits over 5 1/3 innings in his Double-A debut, striking out four, as Amarillo blanked Frisco, 9-0, on Saturday night.

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Texas notes: Holmes focuses on health

No. 12 Oakland prospect redefining himself on mound after injury

A first-round pick in 2014, Grant Holmes has a 2.81 ERA in 13 games this season with the RockHounds. (Joshua Tjiong/MiLB.com)

By Troy Schulte | July 12, 2019 11:11 AM ET

After returning from a shoulder injury that sidelined him for most of last season, A's No.12 prospect Grant Holmes has made some changes to his delivery to be more consistent and prevent further injury.

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Carlson collects three hits once again

St. Louis No. 2 prospect delivers second straight 3-for-5 game

Dylan Carlson paces the Texas League with 37 extra-base hits and 63 runs this season. (Tim Campbell/MiLB.com)

By Rob Terranova | July 11, 2019 12:43 AM ET

St. Louis Cardinals No. 2 prospect Dylan Carlson racked up three hits and a walk and scored twice as Double-A Springfield upended Tulsa, 8-4, on Wednesday.

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Travs' Crismatt immaculate, overpowering

Mariners righty K's side in nine-pitch second, fans pro-best 14

Nabil Crismatt leads the Texas League with a 1.94 ERA, an 0.81 WHIP and a .186 opponents' batting average. (Tim Campbell/MiLB.com)

By Shlomo Sprung | July 10, 2019 11:18 PM ET

Mariners right-hander Nabil Crismatt pitched an immaculate inning en route to 14 strikeouts in a two-hitter as the Double-A Arkansas Travelers blanked Northwest Arkansas, 3-0.

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Padres' Gore promoted to Double-A

Top pitching prospect joining Amarillo after posting 1.02 ERA

MacKenzie Gore has struck out 218 batters over 161 1/3 innings during his Minor League career. (Jerry Espinoza/MiLB.com)

By Sam Dykstra | July 9, 2019 3:08 PM ET

The Padres promoted top pitching prospect MacKenzie Gore to Double-A Amarillo on Tuesday. The left-hander posted a 1.02 ERA with 110 strikeouts in 79 1/3 innings at Class A Advanced Lake Elsinore.

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On the Road: No straight path for Flores

Amarillo's fielding coach went from indy ball to softball and back

After a long and unpredictable baseball journey, Freddy Flores is serving as fielding coach for the Amarillo Sod Poodles (Ben Jenkins)

By Benjamin Hill | July 8, 2019 9:55 AM ET

It took until he was 45, but Freddy Flores is now in the affiliated ranks. Ben Hill spoke with the Amarillo coach about his long, unpredictable baseball journey.

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