American Association Daily Recap: June 4, 2019
In this American Association Daily, Robert Pannier examines the highlights, transactions and news from the American Association for June 4, 2019. The highlight of the evening was the Kansas City T-Bones snapping their five game losing streak while the Texas AirHogs skid continues. Also, the Chicago Dogs Luke Westphal continues his scoreless streak.
Daily Recaps: June 4, 2019
T-Bones Snap Losing Streak
The Kansas City T-Bones snapped their five game losing streak with a 4-3 victory over the Milwaukee Milkmen on Tuesday. Reigning Pitcher of the Year Tommy Collier earned his first victory of the season, allowing one earned run in seven innings, and Ramsey Romano drove in three of the four runs for Kansas City with a three-run homer.
Jacobs, RedHawks Double Up Saltdogs
The Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks got a perfect 4-4 day out of Chris Jacobs, who also homered and drove in two, as they defeated the Lincoln Saltdogs, 10-5. Tim Colwell and Brian Olson each had 3 hits for Fargo, and Tyler Pike (2-2) evened his record by allowing 2 runs in 6 innings of work to earn the victory.
Cooney Stymies Explorers, Goldeyes Win, 5-4
Harrison Cooney allowed two runs in six innings to help lead the Winnipeg Goldeyes to a 5-4 victory over the Sioux City Explorers. Wes Darvill scored three runs and hit his second homerun of the season. The victory was the seventh in the last 10 for Winnipeg.
Nine Run Frame Helps Canaries Down Railroaders
The Cleburne Railroaders led 6-1 heading into the bottom of the fifth, but a nine run frame erased that, sending the Sioux Falls Canaries to an 11-8 victory. Jordan Ebert had 4 hits and Adrian Nieto scored 3 runs and added an RBI. Luis Pollorena earned the save with 3.1 innings of outstanding relief.
Belzer Grounds AirHogs, 7-1
Nick Belzer allowed one run in 7 innings and the St. Paul Saints got 3 hits from Devon Rodriguez in their 7-1 victory over the Texas AirHogs. Brady Shoemaker drove in two and every starter in the Saints starting lineup had at least one hit. Stewart Ijames had the only hit for the AirHogs, who lost their 10th straight game.
Westphal Continues Scoreless Streak
The Chicago Dogs dominated the Gary Southshore RailCats on Tuesday, winning 12-3. Luke Westphal continues his historic run to start the season, tossing six shutout innings, and Keon Barnum and Victor Roache each drove in three. An eight run second was the big blow for Chicago.
American Association Notes
Chicago Dogs starter Luke Westphal has opened the 2019 season on an historic pace. After tossing six shutout innings on Tuesday, he has now gone 23.2 innings without allowing a run. Westphal allowed one hit against the RailCats, giving him just four hits allowed this season…The Texas AirHogs losing streak reached 10 games on Wednesday.
Released INF Steve Nyisztor
Gary SouthShore RailCats
Placed RHP Christian DeLeon on the Inactive List retroactive to May 27 and signed RHP Frankie Moscatiello
Signed RHP Jose Ortega
Activated LHP Tu Jialun from the Disabled List; added RHP Sang Yang to the active roster and removed LHP Mia Jiahong and RHP Wang Shuo from the active roster
By Robert Pannier