Category Archives: Lansing Lugnuts

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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2014 Midwest League All-Star Game rosters announced

The full rosters for the 2014 Midwest League All-Star Game were announced this afternoon. The South Bend Silver Hawks lead the way with six representatives, while four other teams — the Bowling Green Hot Rods, the Peoria Chiefs, the West Michigan Whitecaps … Continue reading

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Singleton, Bedrosian make MLB debuts; Alvarez throws gem

Tuesday was an off-day for all teams in the Midwest League, but there were notable performances by plenty of former MWL players to fill the void. Major-league debuts Several former Midwest League players made their major-league debuts Tuesday. The headliner was Houston … Continue reading

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Three blowout games in MWL Sunday

There were three Midwest League games Sunday in which the winning team’s margin of victory was 10 runs or more. The most lopsided score belongs to the game at Parkview Field. The visiting West Michigan Whitecaps beat the Fort Wayne … Continue reading

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Former Lugnut DeSclafani wins MLB debut

Former Lansing Lugnuts pitcher Anthony DeSclafani earned the win in his major-league debut Wednesday. “Disco” DeSclafani was filling in for Miami Marlins ace Jose Fernandez, who was scheduled to pitch the game before suffering a season-ending elbow injury that requires … Continue reading

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QC Ferris wheel installation nears completion

The Ferris wheel being built behind Modern Woodmen Park is nearly complete. Gondolas were added to the 110-foot-tall attraction Monday. WQAD-TV reported that final weight testing of the ride was to take place afterward. The Quad Cities River Bandits announced that … Continue reading

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