American Association Daily Recap: August 21, 2019
In this American Association Daily, Robert Pannier examines the highlights, transactions and news from the American Association for August 21, 2019. There were seven games in the American Association on Wednesday, including the Kansas City T-Bones sweeping the Lincoln Saltdogs in their double-header, and the Sioux Falls Canaries ending their skid.
Daily Recaps: August 21, 2019
Explorers Edge Railroaders, 5-3
The Sioux City Explorers defeated the Cleburne Railroaders on Wednesday, 5-3. Drew Stankiewicz and Nate Samson each drove in a pair of runs and the Sioux City bullpen delivered 3.2 outstanding innings of scoreless relief, recording eight of the 11 outs on strikeouts to preserve the victory. That moved the Explorers 2.5 games behind Cleburne in the South Division.
T-Bones Earn Double-Header Sweep
The Kansas City T-Bones swept the Lincoln Saltdogs in their double-header on Wednesday, thanks to two outstanding outings by the Kansas City starters. In Game 1, Akeem Bostick allowed four hits and one run in six innings as the T-Bones prevailed, 4-2. The T-Bones trailed 1-0 entering the bottom of the sixth, but would score all four of their runs in the frame. Hunter Smith came on in the seventh to record his second save of the season.
In Game 2, José Mesa, Jr. blanked Lincoln through six innings, allowing three hits and two walks while striking out eight in the 1-0 victory. Kansas City scored the only run of the game in the bottom of the third, then rode their starter to the win. The victory moved Mesa to 3-2 and gave Kansas City a share of the final playoff spot in the South Division.
Saints Bullpen Preserves Victory, 5-2
The St. Paul Saints received 5.1 scoreless inning from their bullpen in defeating the Gary Southshore RailCats, 5-2. Gary took a two run lead in the bottom of the second, but St. Paul would chip away at the lead, scoring a run in the fourth before plating two in the sixth. Josh Allen drove in two runs. Chris Lee earned the victory, tossing 2.1 scoreless innings, striking out four. Tanner Kiest came on in the ninth to close out the contest.
Seven Run Fifth Helps Goldeyes Sink Dogs, 14-4
The Winnipeg Goldeyes scored seven runs in the top of the fifth inning to blow open their contest with the Chicago Dogs, defeating the Dogs 14-4. Willy Garcia drove in four runs on two hits, including his 14th homer of the year. Kevin Hilton earned his first victory since joining Winnipeg, allowing three earned runs in 6.2 innings pitched.
Dexter Walk-Off Hit Delivers Victory for Milkmen, 5-4
The Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks rallied for three runs in the top of the eighth to tie the score, but Sam Dexter sent the Milwaukee Milkmen soaring with a walk off single in the bottom of the ninth to give his team a 5-4 victory. Milwaukee took a 3-1 lead in the bottom of the third and had a three run lead heading in the top of the eighth. However, a two-run triple off the bat of Tim Colwell and a sacrifice fly by Chris Jacobs tied the score.
That set up the dramatic ninth. Dan Ward led off with a single and moved to second when Christ Conley was hit by a pitch two batters later. That brought Dexter to the plate, who drove an 0-1 pitch for a base hit, bringing Ward home with the winning run. Ward finished with three hits, two runs scored, and an RBI. Colwell had three RBI for Fargo.
Canaries Batter AirHogs, 20-5
The Sioux Falls Canaries snapped their seven game losing streak, pummeling the Texas AirHogs 20-5. Sioux Falls scored runs in six successive innings, including eight in the second. Andrew Ely and Mike Hart each drove in four runs for the Canaries.
American Association Notes
The Sioux Falls Canaries snapped their seven game losing streak, scoring a season-high 20 runs…The St. Paul Saints extended their winning streak to eight games. Both Cleburne and Fargo-Moorhead saw their long winning streaks end.
Sioux Falls Canaries
Signed INF Andrew Ely
Released INF Aaron Brill
By Robert Pannier
Featured Image Courtesy of Kansas City T-Bones