Category: AA Baseball

St. Paul Saints Mid-Season Review: Saints Summary

The Saints exit the mid-season break just 2.5 games behind the Winnipeg Goldeyes in the North Division of the American Association, however, they have the best record of the teams that are not winning their division, and therefore are leading the Wild Card race. At 40-28 they have a 2.5 game lead over the Laredo…

Sioux Falls Canaries Mid-Season Review: Canaries Call

At 18.5 games out of first place in the North Division of the American Association, the Sioux Falls Canaries are likely just waiting for the season to end, and to prepare themselves for what they will do this off season. Their .357 winning percentage (25-45) is the second worst in the league, and with both…

Sioux City Explorers Mid-Season Review: Explorers Express

The Sioux City Explorers limped into the mid-season break as losers of seven of their last ten. They are in last place in the Central Division of the American Association. The Explorers are 12.5 games behind Gary Southshore, and are 28-42 overall, a .400 winning percentage. This is a team with the slimmest of chances…

Laredo Lemurs Mid-Season Review: Lemurs Lair

The Laredo Lemurs leave out of the mid-season break trailing the Wichita Wingnuts by 8.5 games in the South Division of the American Association, and that may have completely soured their chances of making the playoffs. However, they enter the second half just 2.5 games behind the St. Paul Saints for the Wild Car berth,…

Lincoln Saltdogs Mid-Season Review: Lincoln Line

The Lincoln Saltdogs exit the mid-season break in second place in the Central Division of the American Association, five games behind the Gary Southshore RailCats. At 34-33 they are actually closer to the division lead than they are to the Wild Card spot. They are 5.5 games behind the St. Paul Saints. Lincoln has lost…

Kansas City T-Bones Mid-Season Review: T-Bones Tale

The Kansas City T-Bones leave the mid-season break at 33-36 and in third place in the Central Division of the American Association, seven games behind Gary Southshore. They are in a small rut, going 4-6 in their last ten, but are in a division where none of the teams are playing particularly well right now,…

Grand Prairie Airhogs Mid-Season Review: Airhogs Avenue

The Grand Prairie Airhogs reach the mid-season break at 30-37, 15.5 games out in the South Division of the American Association. They entered the break as winners of six of their last 10, but face a massive uphill battle as the Wichita Wingnuts look extremely tough to catch. The Airhogs are sixth in the league…

Gary Southshore RailCats Mid-Season Review: RailCats Round-Up

The Gary Southshore RailCats enter the mid-season break in first place in the Central Division of the American Association, four games ahead of the Lincoln Saltdogs. They have gone just 5-5 over their last ten, but no one in their division is particularly hot, taking the pressure off the team, and allowing them to right…

Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks Mid-Season Review: RedHawks Review

The Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks reach the Mid-Season of the American Association season in third place in the North Division, 10 games out. At 33-35 so far they have struggled to put together a consistent performance all season, but did win their last two heading into the break, and are 6-4 over their last ten. The main…

The Amarillo Sox come out of the All-Star Break in last place in the South Division of the American Association. They have struggled for much of the year, winning just 21 games and are 24 games behind the first place Wichita Wingnuts. Entering the All-Star break they had lost seven of their last ten games.…

Winnipeg Goldeyes Mid-Season Review: Goldeyes Gazette

The Winnipeg Goldeyes leave the mid-season break as leaders of the North Division in the American Association. They are 43-26 and have a 2.5 game lead over the hard-charging St. Paul Saints. They have to be pleased with the Saints starting against the Wingnuts, and have to hope that this will give them the opportunity…

American Association Capsule – Gary Opens Second Half with Win, Winnipeg Pounded

Grand Prairie 5, Lincoln 1 If the Lincoln Saltdogs are going to catch the RailCats they have to take advantage of struggling teams like the Grand Prairie Airhogs. They did not do that Wednesday night. The Airhogs scored four runs in the fourth to take a 4-1 lead, and never looked back, eventually winning 5-1.…

South Dominates American Association All-Star Game 7-0

The American Association played their first All-Star game since 2014, and it was quite a show…if you were routing for the South. The North could hardly muster any kind of offense against the South pitchers and after the game was close for eight innings, the South scored five in the top of the ninth to…

Craig Maddox Wins American Association Home Run Derby

With the American Association taking a brief break to play their All-Star game Tuesday night, the mid-summer classic kicked off with the Home Run Derby on Monday night, and there could not have been a less likely winner than Craig Maddox. The Derby, played at Shaw Park, home of the Winnipeg Goldeyes, featured some of…