American Association Daily Recap: August 22, 2019
In this American Association Daily, Robert Pannier examines the highlights, transactions and news from the American Association for August 22, 2019. There were six games in the American Association on Thursday, including the Chicago Dogs blanking the Winnipeg Goldeyes and the St. Paul Saints winning their ninth straight game on the road. Plus, the Sioux City Explorers edged the Cleburne Railroaders in extra innings.
Daily Recaps: August 22, 2019
Explorers Down Railroaders in Extra Innings, 3-2
Jose Sermo drove home Drew Stankiewicz with a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the 12th as the Sioux City Explorers defeated the Cleburne Railroaders, 3-2. Both Charlie Gillies and Taylor Jordan were sharp, as were the two bullpens. Explorers closer Matt Pobereyko threw four scoreless innings.
Wright Outduels Lambson, Dogs Win, 2-0
Austin Wright allowed two hits in six innings to lead the Chicago Dogs to a 2-0 victory. Wright struck out nine on the night, and three different relievers tossed a scoreless inning to complete the shutout. Gustavo Pierre hit his sixth home run of the season and Victor Roache drove in the other run for the Dogs. The shutout spoiled another outstanding outing by Mitch Lambson, who allowed six hits and two runs in eight innings.
Collier Stymies Saltdogs, 5-2
The Kansas City T-Bones downed the Lincoln Saltdogs in a late morning affair, 5-2. Tommy Collier allowed one unearned run in seven innings, striking out eight for his ninth win of the year. Stewart Ijames drove in two first inning runs in his debut for Kansas City.
Helton, RedHawks Down Milkmen, 4-1
Bret Helton allowed one run on two hits in seven innings as the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks defeated the Milwaukee Milkmen, 4-1. Helton walked three and struck out nine in earning his sixth victory of the season. Wilfredo Gimenez made quite an impressive debut for the RedHawks, going 2-3 with his third homerun of the season. Gimenez scored two runs and drove two others.
Byrd Homer Leads AirHogs, 3-2
Justin Byrd homered with one out in the ninth-inning to give the Texas AirHogs a 3-2 victory over the Sioux Falls Canaries. Starters Erik Manoah and Keaton Steele each allowed two runs in their six innings of work, turning the game over the bullpen. Joel Seddon rolled through the first two innings in his debut for Sioux Falls, but gave up the homerun to take the loss. For Byrd, it was his first homerun of the season.
Medina Leads Saints to Victory, 3-2
Eddie Medina allowed two runs in eight innings as the St. Paul Saints defeated the Gary Southshore RailCats, 3-2. Blake Schmit scored two runs and Dan Motl drove in two for St. Paul. Marcus Mooney drove in both runs for the RailCats.
American Association Notes
The St. Paul Saints won their ninth straight game on Thursday. It was also their ninth straight win on the road, setting a franchise record…The Texas AirHogs won their 25th game of the season, tying last year’s mark.
Activated RHP Josh Goossen-Brown from the Inactive List
Released C Alec Sames and placed INF Yhoxian Medina on the Disabled List; activated RHP J.R. Bunda from the Disabled List
Gary SouthShore RailCats
Traded C Wilfredo Gimenez to Fargo-Moorhead for a player to be named later and cash and signed C Jackson Smith
Kansas City T-Bones
Signed OF Omar Carrizales and placed OF Daniel Nava on the Disabled List retroactive to August 19; placed RHP Christian Binford on the Inactive List retroactive to August 20
Placed C Al Reda on the Disabled List retroactive to August 19 and activated C Stephen Haviar from the Disabled List; traded OF Stewart Ijames to Kansas City for two (2) players to be named later
By Robert Pannier