Category Archives: Lansing Lugnuts

Captains, Kernels clinch 2nd-half division titles

The Midwest League playoff picture became clearer Wednesday night, but the second-half wild-card teams are still to be determined for both divisions. In the Eastern Division, the Lake County Captains clinched the second-half division title, which means they will face … Continue reading

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Bernard named MWL MVP; Velazquez is Prospect of Year

West Michigan Whitecaps OF Wynton Bernard was named the Midwest League MVP for 2014, while South Bend Silver Hawks SS Andrew Velazquez was named the league’s Prospect of the Year. Bernard is batting .328 with 6 HR, 45 RBI, 44 … Continue reading

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Marincov, Williams named MWL players of the week

On the second day of my Cooperstown road trip, Beloit Snappers RF Tyler Marincov was named the Midwest League offensive player of the week. Today, one day after returning home from my road trip, Marincov has again been named the MWL offensive player … Continue reading

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Former Lugnuts Nolin, Pillar star in Bisons’ win

Day 10 of my Cooperstown road trip brought me to Buffalo, N.Y., where I attended a game at Coca-Cola Field for the first time. Because the Buffalo Bisons are the Triple-A affiliate of the Toronto Blue Jays, I knew I … Continue reading

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Velazquez’s on-base streak reaches 70 games

South Bend Silver Hawks SS Andrew Velazquez went 3-for-5 Friday to extend his on-base streak to 70 consecutive games, one shy of the Minor League Baseball record. In addition to his three hits, Velazquez drove in a run and stole … Continue reading

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Phillips leads River Bandits to 6-2 win over Kernels

CF Brett Phillips had four hits and a stolen base to lead the Quad Cities River Bandits to a 6-2 win over the Cedar Rapids Kernels on Tuesday. The River Bandits scored two runs in the top of the 1st inning … Continue reading

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Knuckleballer Viola throws four scoreless frames for Lugnuts

Knuckleballer Frank Viola III, son of former MLB pitcher Frank Viola, was impressive Monday in his Midwest League debut as a knuckleballer. V3 was drafted by the Chicago White Sox in 2004 and last pitched for them in 2007. He … Continue reading

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