Category: Sioux City Explorers

Miguel Pena Shuts Down Explorers in Sioux Falls Canaries 3-0 Win

If the Sioux Falls Canaries were going to bounce back from a struggling 2014 season they were going to need some outstanding performances from their new additions to do so. If Saturday night’s performance by Miguel Pena against the Sioux City Explorers is any indication, the Canaries are going to be really tough to score…

Ninth Inning Rally Earns Sioux Falls Canaries First Victory

For seven innings Friday night, the Sioux Falls Canaries were dominating the Sioux City Explorers and looked like they were going to walk away with a shutout win. An eighth inning rally by the home team found the Canaries trailing in the ninth, but clutch hitting pulled the game out from the jaws of defeat…

Sioux City Explorers Examiner: May Update

With the ability to carry only 22 players on the active roster, every space has to be masterfully selected to gain maximum value. No one gets that better than Sioux City Explorers manager Steve Montgomery, who has used the last three weeks to fill his roster with players that will have the ability to affect…

Sioux City Explorers Examiner: April Update

The Sioux City Explorers are ready to go to war in the American Association this season and to do so they are making sure that they are well armed. The team has spent the last three weeks focused on improving their pitching staff and, as a result, have brought in several big arms to help…

Sioux City Explorers Examiner: March Update

With just about 10 weeks before the start of the American Association season, the Sioux City Explorers have been one of the quieter teams in terms of building their club. They currently have 15 players signed to the active roster, and have just one catcher and two infielders signed and ready to compete for a…

Sioux City Explorers Examiner: Off-Season Update

The Sioux City Explorers finished a disappointing fourth in the Central Division of the American Association last season, but this was a team that showed flashes of excellence, going 18-11 following the All-Star break. That record included a five- and a six-game win streak. The Explorers showed real heart, and they are ready to feed…

Minor League Sports Report Names First-Team American Association All-Stars

On Monday the American Association named its Post-Season All-Star team.  Today, I, Minor League Sports Report Senior Baseball Editor Robert Pannier, name my own selections for the top players at each position. While there are many selections I agree with, there are some where I have made different choices. Let’s start by establishing that my…

Ian Gac Attack Was Back in Game 2 for 11-4 Win: Lincoln Line

While not as dramatic as his two home run, seven RBI outburst in game 1 of the double-header against Sioux City, Ian Gac continued his assault on the Explorers, adding three hits in five trips to the plate, including his league leading 27th home run of the year. Gac helped the Lincoln Saltdogs sweep the…

Big Gac Attack Puts Saltdogs Back on Winning Track: Lincoln Line

While McDonald’s may have their “Big Mac,” The Lincoln Saltdogs have their Big Gac, first baseman Ian Gac. With just four games left in the season, and the team tied with the Gary Southshore RailCats for first place in the Central Division of the American Association, the Saltdogs first baseman delivered an epic attack that…

RailCats Bats Come Alive in 15-8 Win Over Explorers: RailCats Round-Up

The Gary Soutshore RailCats found themselves in the uncomfortable position of being tied with the Lincoln Saltdogs after losing to Sioux City Tuesday night. Another loss would drop them out of first, and there was no way that this group of ‘Cats was going to let anything like that happen. They didn’t claw their way…

Sioux City Declaws Gary Southshore RailCats, Central Division Tied: RailCats Round-Up

The Gary Southshore RailCats had a one-game lead over the Lincoln Saltdogs entering play Tuesday night. They had the momentum of turning a 2.5 game deficit into a 1-game lead and were facing a team that they had beaten six out of eight times in their stadium. That didn’t seem to matter in the end…

Patrick Johnson Leads Sioux City Explorers to Must-Win Victory: Lincoln Line

The Sioux City Explorers entered Sunday’s game against the Lincoln Saltdogs in desperate need of a victory. They trailed the Saltdogs by 7.5 in the Central Division and had lost two of the three games at home against Lincoln. Another loss on Sunday and their hopes at staying in the pennant race would have been…

Big Innings Sink St. Paul Saints: Saints Summary

Big Innings Sink St. Paul Saints: Saints Summary The Winnipeg Goldeyes had the Wichita Wingnuts in town, and had their hands full. It was a perfect opportunity to make some ground in the North Division, but instead the Saints lost the last three to the Sioux City Explorers, a team they had beaten seven straight…

St. Paul Saints Bullpen Crumbles in 10-1 Loss to Sioux City Explorers: Saints Summary

With the first-place Wichita Wingnuts visiting Winnipeg, the St. Paul Saints had to feel pretty good about their chances of at least grabbing a share of the Northern Division lead. Now they simply have to worry about whether they can hold off the hot Laredo Lemurs to at least make the playoffs. For the second…

Sioux City Explorers Shutdown St Paul Saints Offense, Cabrera Streak Ends: Saints Summary

On a night of excitement in St. Paul, where the momentum was going the Saints way, the Twin Cities favorite baseball team was downed by the Explorers 6-2, as the Sioux City pitching staff dominated the Saints. It was a night that saw the Saints muster just three hits while their pitchers were giving up…

Keith Brachold Delivers in Big St. Paul Saints Win: Saints Summary

St. Paul Saints manager George Tsamis made some adjustments to his lineup Thursday night, but one thing did not change – Keith Brachold in right field, and thankfully for Tsamis Brachold came through for him for the second game in a row, as the Saints beat the Sioux City Explorers 4-2 in a Thursday matinee.…

American Association Capsule – August 6: Winnipeg Finishes Sweep, Lincoln One Game Out

Amarillo 7, Sioux Falls 6 The Canaries and Sox battled through a pitchers’ duel for nine innings, but that did not last long in the tenth. Tied at 2, Sioux Falls got four in the top of the 10th. With runners on first and second Sam Lind tripled to deep center field to give the…

American Association Capsule – August 5: Lincoln Closing Gap, Amarillo Slugs Out Win

Winnipeg 5, Sioux City 2 (Susp.) The Winnipeg Goldeyes and Sioux City Explorers were postponed due to rain, with Winnipeg winning 5-2. The game will be continued on Wednesday. Grand Prairie 5, Laredo 4 The AirHogs gave up three in the ninth to blow a 3-0 lead and then gave up a run in the…

American Association Capsule – August 4: Laredo, Lincoln Remain Hot; Gary, Winnipeg Slumping

Sioux City 8, Winnipeg 0 The Winnipeg Goldeyes are putting themselves in a very dangerous position. They are dangling the first place lead in the North Division in St. Paul’s face, and may find themselves battling for the wild card spot if they don’t get their game back together. Winnipeg fell again Monday night to…