Author Archives: Craig Wieczorkiewicz

Chiefs-Whitecaps game ends in 9-9 tie

There was a tie in baseball Friday night/early Saturday morning, and¬†former MLB Commissioner Bud Selig was nowhere to be seen.* The Peoria Chiefs and the West Michigan Whitecaps played 15 innings over six hours and two minutes, with the game … Continue reading

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Hot Rods, Bees winning streaks end; TinCaps lose again

The Bowling Green Hot Rods and the Burlington Bees saw their winning streaks come to an end Friday, while the Fort Wayne TinCaps lost their eighth game in a row. The Cedar Rapids Kernels beat the Hot Rods 8-2, thanks … Continue reading

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LumberKings win 4,000th Midwest League game

The Clinton LumberKings beat the Lansing Lugnuts 7-3 Friday to notch their 4,000th victory as a member of the Midwest League. Luis Liberato and Dalton Kelly each drove in a pair of runs for the LumberKings. Clinton is the first … Continue reading

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Hot Rods, Bees extend winning streaks

The Bowling Green Hot Rods and the Burlington Bees won their games Wednesday, extending their winning streaks to eight and seven, respectively. Bowling Green’s 5-4 win gave the team its longest winning streak since notching a franchise-record nine¬†consecutive victories in … Continue reading

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Cubs-Mariners trade involves four ex-Midwest Leaguers

The Chicago Cubs and the Seattle Mariners completed a four-player trade Wednesday, and all four players are former Midwest Leaguers. The Cubs traded a pair of prospects, first baseman Dan Vogelbach and RHP Paul Blackburn, to the Mariners for left-handed … Continue reading

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Top Padres prospect to make TinCaps debut tonight

Top San Diego Padres prospect Anderson Espinoza is scheduled to make his Midwest League debut in a road start for the Fort Wayne TinCaps tonight. The right-handed pitcher will face the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers, who will counter with RHP Jordan … Continue reading

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Hernandez, Wiel named MWL players of the week

Quad Cities River Bandits RHP Jose Hernandez and Cedar Rapids Kernels infielder Zander Wiel respectively were named the Midwest League pitcher and offensive player of the week for the period of July 11-17. Hernandez made two starts last week, striking … Continue reading

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Hernandez strikes out 13 in Quad Cities win

River Bandits RHP Jose Hernandez struck out 13 batters and walked none in six scoreless innings Saturday, leading Quad Cities to a 2-0 win over Lake County after the Captains won the first game of their doubleheader 2-1. Hernandez is … Continue reading

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Hot Rods become Bootleggers, shut out Snappers

The Bowling Green Hot Rods adopted the nickname Bootleggers for a night and became 100-proof winners by shutting out the Beloit Snappers 4-0. Saturday was Bootleggers Night at Bowling Green Ballpark, in honor of Kentucky’s rich bourbon history. Hot Rods … Continue reading

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