American Association Daily Recap: July 2, 2019
In this American Association Daily, Robert Pannier examines the highlights, transactions and news from the American Association for July 2, 2019. There were seven games scheduled on Tuesday, including the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks downing the Winnipeg Goldeyes, 6-5, and the Cleburne Railroaders winning their seventh straight game.
Daily Recaps: July 2, 2019
RedHawks Edge Goldeyes, 6-5
Leobaldo Pina homered and drove in three to lead the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks to a 6-5 victory over the Winnipeg Goldeyes. The RedHawks took a 5-0 lead after scoring three in the top of the fifth, but Winnipeg responded with three of their own in the bottom of the frame. The Goldeyes would pull within a run in the sixth, but could get no closer. The victory moved Fargo-Moorhead into first in the North Division.
RailCats Win Wild Affair, 7-6
A scoreless tie through six turned into a Wild West shootout over the final three innings, as the Gary Southshore RailCats defeated the Texas AirHogs, 7-6. Gary scored four in the top of the seventh, only to see Texas respond with five in the bottom half of the inning. However, two in the eighth and one in the ninth helped the RailCats pull out the victory. Wilfredo Gimenez and Sean Guida each drove in two.
Simpson Drives in 3 to Lead Railroaders
The Cleburne Railroaders hit three homeruns, including the 13th of the year by Chase Simpson as they downed the Chicago Dogs, 7-4. Cleburne trailed 3-1 entering the bottom of the fifth, but that was erased by a three run blast by Simpson. Tyler Wilson came on to record his eighth save of the season.
Saltdogs, Saints Split Double-Header
The Lincoln Saltdogs split a double-header with the St. Paul Saints on Tuesday night. Lincoln won the first game, 4-2, a continuation of a suspended contest from Monday night. Curt Smith drove in two runs with his seventh homer of the year and Jake Hohensee (2-3) earned the victory with six outstanding innings of relief. Max Murphy homered and drove in two for St. Paul
The Saints took the regularly scheduled contest, 4-1, thanks to an outstanding job by the St. Paul bullpen. St. Paul turned to four relievers, who allowed five hits and one run. Jordan Jess earned the victory and Todd Van Steensel came on to earn his 12th save of the season.
Ventura Sends Explorers off Trail
The Milwaukee Milkmen got 7.2 outstanding innings out of Angel Ventura, as he allowed six hits and no earned runs in the 6-1 victory over the Sioux City Explorers. Ventura struck out eight. Nolan Earley drove in two to lead the offense. Milwaukee scored three in the top of the first, then added two in the fifth and one in the sixth, dominating the Explorers.
Canaries Score Early, Down T-Bones 6-3
A five run first inning proved to be too much for the Kansas City T-Bones to overcome as the Sioux Falls Canaries won, 6-3. Clint Coulter’s grand slam was the big blow in the inning. Will Solomon earned the victory in relief. Coulter finished with four RBI.
American Association Daily Notes
The Cleburne Railroaders won their seventh straight game on Tuesday. That has helped the team move from fifth in the South Division to the top spot…St. Paul Saints catcher Jeremy Martinez kept alive his streak of reaching base. He reached in each contest of the double-header, extending his on-base streak to 34 straight games. The Gary Southshore RailCats Thomas Walraven has a 26 game streak of reaching base.
Gary SouthShore RailCats
Released RHP Robbie Coursel
St. Paul Saints
Placed INF Joey Wong on the Inactive List retroactive to July 1 and placed INF Blake Schmitt on the Disabled List retroactive to July 1; signed INF Steve Pascual and OF John Silviano; traded OF Burt Reynolds to Sioux Falls for the reversionary right to C Adrian Nieto and a player to be named later
Sioux City Explorers
Sold the contract of RHP Jason Garcia to the Tampa Bay Rays.
Sioux Falls Canaries
Signed LHP George Faue
Removed C Li Xuhong from the active roster and added INF Chen Junpeng to the active roster.
By Robert Pannier