American Association Daily Recap: June 28, 2019
In this American Association Daily, Robert Pannier examines the highlights, transactions and news from the American Association for June 28, 2019. Six games were played on Friday, including the St. Paul Saints snapping the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks winning streak and Willy Garcia homered twice for the Winnipeg Goldeyes in their victory.
Daily Recaps: June 28, 2019
Saints Down RedHawks in 11
The St. Paul Saints forced extra innings, scoring a run in the eighth and the ninth to tie the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks, and Jeremy Martinez won it with a solo shot to lead off the 11th as the Saints prevailed in the first contest of this series, 5-4. Brady Shoemaker also homered for St. Paul. The Saints got 4.1 innings of shutout relief out of their bullpen to lead the way. Devan Ahart had four hits for Fargo-Moorhead.
Garcia Homers Twice to Lead Goldeyes
Willy Garcia homered twice to lead the Winnipeg Goldeyes to a 7-5 victory over the Chicago Dogs. Kevin McGovern (5-3) earned the victory, his third straight. Edwin Arroyo hit his first homer of the season for Chicago.
Simpson Grand Slam Helps Railroaders Prevail
The Cleburne Railroaders extended their winning streak to four games, thanks to a six run sixth led by a Chase Simpson grand slam. John Nester homered twice, giving him three in his last two games. The Texas AirHogs led 2-0 before Ryan Brett cut the deficit in half with a bases loaded single. Simpson followed by hitting the first pitch he saw for his 12th homer of the year. Charlie Gillies earned the victory.
Canaries Fall to Milkmen
Three runs in both the fourth and sixth innings helped the Milwaukee Milkmen defeat the Sioux Falls Canaries, 8-2. Milwaukee led 1-0 heading into the fourth when Nolan Earley hit a two run double to extend the lead to three. He would later score on an error. In the sixth, the Milkmen blew this game open. Garrett Copeland plated a run with an RBI triple and Manuel Boscan followed with a double to score Copeland.
T.J. House (6-1) went the distance, allowing eight hits and two runs. House has now allowed two runs or less in five of his eight starts and has had a quality start in all but one of his eight appearances.
Sermo Drives in Five to Lead Explorers
The Sioux City Explorers got five RBI from Jose Sermo in a 13-8 victory over the Lincoln Saltdogs. Sermo had three hits, including his third homer of the year. Jason Garcia earned his league leading eighth win of the season despite giving up six runs in seven innings. The Saltdogs hit three homers in the game.
RailCats Clip T-Bones
The Gary Southshore RailCats scored three runs in the first, then let Justin Sinibaldi and two relievers do the rest in their 3-2 victory over the Kansas City T-Bones. Sinibaldi allowed just one run despite yielding six hits and five walks in five innings. Raymond Jones drove in two runs in the first.
American Association Notes
The Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks finally saw their win streak come to an end, falling to the St. Paul Saints Friday night. They had won 10 games in a row, the longest win streak in the league this season…The Sioux Falls Canaries lost their ninth straight game. That is the second longest streak in the league this season…The Lincoln Saltdogs Cody Regis homered for the fifth time in his last five games. He has homers in four of those contests…Kansas City T-Bones Casey Gillaspie extended his hitting streak to 11 games on Friday…The St. Paul Saints Jeremy Martinez has reached base in 32 straight games. The Gary Southshore RailCats Thomas Walraven has reached in 25 straight contests.
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Placed OF Brett Milazzo on the Disabled List retroactive to June 26 and activated INF Gustavo Pierre from the Inactive List
Gary SouthShore RailCats
Released RHP David Griffin
Signed C Joe Lytle
St. Paul Saints
Sold the contract of RHP Spencer Jones to Acereros de Norte (Monclova) (Mexican League) and activated LHP Ken Frosch from the Disabled List
Sioux Falls Canaries
INF Mitch Glasser has been removed from the active roster to participate for Team Israel in the European Championship (Pool B) tournament
Removed OF Lu Yuheng from the active roster and signed OF Javion Randle
By Robert Pannier