American Association Daily Recap: June 2, 2019
In this American Association Daily, Robert Pannier examines the highlights, transactions and news from the American Association for June 2, 2019. That includes the Sioux Falls Canaries coming from behind to win in walk-off fashion and the Gary Soutshore RailCats sweeping the Kansas City T-Bones. This, plus notes and transactions.
Daily Recaps: June 2, 2019
Ely Delivers Walk-Off Single to Complete Comeback
A great pitcher’s duel finally saw the Winnipeg Goldeyes breakthrough with a run in the top of the eighth, but the Sioux Falls Canaries would tie the score at one with a run in the bottom of the ninth. That sent the contest to extra innings where Andrew Ely would win it with an RBI single in the 10th to give Sioux Falls the victory. Taylor Hill allowed one run in eight innings but did not earn the decision.
RailCats Complete Sweep, T-Bones Drop Fifth Straight
The woes of the Kansas City T-Bones continued on Sunday, as the Gary Southshore RailCats completed the sweep with an 11-6 victory. That was the fifth straight loss by the T-Bones. A five run sixth inning was the big blow, but Gary would also add four in the ninth to put this game away. The RailCats have won four in a row.
AirHogs Drop Eighth Straight, RedHawks Prevail, 7-1
The Texas AirHogs dropped their eighth straight game on Sunday as the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks swept their three game series after a 7-1 victory. Devan Ahart had three hits and drove in two runs and Michael Hope came out of the bullpen to toss 4.1 innings of scoreless relief to earn the victory.
Garcia Shuts Down Dogs, Explorers Win 4-1
Jason Garcia won his fourth game of the season, tossing 6.2 outstanding innings as the Sioux City Explorers downed the Chicago Dogs, 4-1. Garcia allowed 6 hits and a run, while striking out 5. Nate Samson drove in two for the Explorers.
Milkmen Rally to Down Saltdogs
The Milwaukee Milkmen rallied to score three in the bottom of the eighth to defeat the Lincoln Saltdogs, 3-1. Garrett Copeland delivered the big blow, a two run double that gave his team their first lead of the contest. Cody Regis was a perfect 5-5 for the Saltdogs.
Saints Matthys Holds Down Railroaders
The St. Paul Saints downed the Cleburne Railroaders on Sunday evening, 5-2, thanks to five outstanding innings from Jake Matthys. Matthys allowed 5 hits and Devon Rodriguez and Josh Allen each homered. Two runs in the third and fourth innings were all the Saints starter needed, and Todd Van Steensel tossed two perfect innings for his fourth save.
American Association Notes
Five teams in the North Division are at least three games above .500 and the Milwaukee Milkmen are just three under .500. About three weeks into the season and the North Division is 16 games over .500 against the South. That included a clean sweep on Friday night…The Lincoln Saltdogs Cody Regis became the fifth player this season to record five hits in a game…The Gary Southshore RailCats have won four straight games. The Milwaukee Milkmen are winners of four of their last five.
Placed LHP Casey Crosby on the Inactive List retroactive to May 4 and signed INF Steve Nyisztor
Gary SouthShore RailCats
Placed OF John Price Jr. on the Inactive List retroactive to May 30 and signed OF Ray Jones
Kansas City T-Bones
Signed OF Daniel Nava, RHP Jon Perrin and INF Dylan Tice; placed LHP Carlos Diaz on the Inactive List retroactive to May 26
Released LHP Cody Dickson
Sioux City Explorers
Placed INF Dean Green on the Disabled List retroactive to May 31; signed LHP Max Schuh and INF Drew Stankiewicz
Removed RHP Zhang Yi from the active roster and added RHP Wang Shuo to the active roster
By Robert Pannier