Other Minor League Action

In the minors last night the Smokies has a combined no hitter going against the Biscuits - 1 strike away:

Smokies… Biscuits - anyone else want some pigs in a blanket?

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Looks like good pitching on both sides, w/ Pinto not only killing the no-no but also ending/winning that game on the same hit.
Another reason to get your money’s worth and stay for the last out…
Thanks for sharing this!

This is supposed to be AA baseball and not the friggin’ Dominican Summer League…


Fredericksburg of the Low A East league (they’re a Nationals affiliate) dropped another game tonight to fall to 0-15 to start the season.

They’ve been outscored 154-39 this year.

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From Sunday: Pensacola Blue Wahoos 7, Biloxi Shuckers 6 (final)

Shuckers pitcher entered the game with his team leading 6-4 and had a pretty crappy bottom of the 9th to lose it…

This is how you do a no-hitter in the complex leagues…


Yes, the losing team was the one who pitched the no-no. Despite having 9 hits in the game.

In addition to the 5 errors which aided in the run-scoring by the Cardinals, Nats pitchers issued 5 walks and uncorked a couple of wild pitches and plunked a batter.

The Cardinals swiped 4 bases as well including a steal of home.

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Was the losing pitcher Ken Johnson’s grandson?

And this guy is an incredible 143-3 in steals in his 3-year minor league career. Would be interesting to see how many he would have if he were a better hitter–his career batting average is just .230.

steal first

The A’s had a pinch runner back in the day who batted rarely. Washington maybe? My memory ain’t what it never was.

Yes, Herb Washington. He was originally a track guy.

Assuming anywhere from 6500-7500 players on all minor league rosters (including the DSL), players from Latin countries represent 55-63% of all players in the minors…

I wonder how that ratio plays out once you remove the DSL? It would seem that would skew things a bit.