American Association Daily Recap: July 19, 2019
In this American Association Daily, Robert Pannier examines the highlights, transactions and news from the American Association for July 19, 2019. There were seven games in the league on Friday, including the Sioux City Explorers sweeping the Sioux Falls Canaries, and the St. Paul Saints beating the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks to move into a tie for first in the North Division.
Daily Recaps: July 19, 2019
Alexander, Saints Down RedHawks in 12
Troy Alexander drove in all three runs, including driving home the winning run in the top of the 12th as the St. Paul Saints defeated the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks, 3-2. Chesney Young had four hits and scored two runs for St. Paul. Ryan Zimmerman had his fourth straight outstanding start, allowed two runs in seven innings. Brennan Metzger had four hits for Fargo-Moorhead.
Dogs Pound RailCats, 16-6
Keon Barnum drove home seven to lead the Chicago Dogs in a thrashing of the Gary Southshore RailCats, 16-6. Chicago scored four runs in three different frames to blow this game open. Barnum homered twice, giving him 17, tied for most in the league. Luke Westphal had his worst start of the year, but still earned the victory.
Idrogo, Bullpen Lead Railroaders, 6-0
Eudis Idrogo combined with three relievers as the Cleburne Railroaders blanked the Milwaukee Milkmen, 6-0. Idrogo allowed four hits while striking out six in five innings. Chase Simpson blasted his 15th homer of the year.
Explorers Sweep Canaries in Double-Header
The Sioux City Explorers used an eight run third inning to help lead them to a Game 1 victory, then scored four in the fourth in the nightcap to earn the double-header sweep of the Sioux Falls Canaries. Game 1 was the continuation of a suspended game the Canaries were leading 3-0, but the Explorers quickly erased that deficit, scoring two in the bottom of the second and then eight in the third. Dexture McCall drove in four in the game, including blasting his third homer of the year.
In the nightcap, the Canaries held a 3-2 lead heading into the bottom of the fourth, but Sioux City would take the lead on a three run blast by Adam Sasser and an RBI triple by Kyle Wren. Sasser finished with three RBI giving him five total RBI in the double-header.
AirHogs Pummel Saltdogs, 18-2
The Texas AirHogs scored 17 runs through the first four frames on their way to an 18-2 pounding of the Lincoln Saltdogs. Jonathan Moroney and Javion Randle each drove in three runs for Texas. The onslaught overshadowed an outstanding performance by Erik Manoah, Jr. who allowed one run in six innings for his fourth win of the season.
T-Bones Down Goldeyes in 14, 4-3
Ramsey Romano ended a marathon affair with the Winnipeg Goldeyes, driving home Daniel Nava with the winning run in the bottom of the 14th to give the Kansas City T-Bones the 4-3 victory. Nava walked to start the inning and moved to third on a double. An intentional walk loaded the bases for Ramsey whose base hit won it. Robert Calvano picked up the win with two perfect innings of relief.
American Association Notes
The Cleburne Railroaders winning streak reached five after their victory on Friday. The Lincoln Saltdogs have lost six in a row…The Chicago Dogs set a franchise record for runs with 16 on Friday.
Gary SouthShore RailCats
Released RHP Joe Dougherty and RHP Andrew Spinnenweber; activated RHP Jumpei Akanuma from the Disabled List
St. Paul Saints
Placed C Jhonatan Solano on the Disabled List retroactive to July 15; signed OF Josh Romanski and RHP Benji Waite
Released RHP Marcus Crescentini
By Robert Pannier