Category: St. Paul Saints

St. Paul Saints Sermon: May Update

It is hard to believe that it is less than three weeks before the beginning of the American Association season begins. March ended as a sad one for the St. Paul Saints when star 1B Ian Gac was signed to play in the Mexican League, but he returned to the Saints less than four weeks…

St. Paul Saints Summary: April Update

The St. Paul Saints were building a team ready to dominate in the North Division of the American Association this season. With a beautiful new ballpark and a group of outstanding players joining the club it looked as if they could easily runaway with the division, however, a strange thing happened on their way to…

St. Paul Saints Sermon: March Update

After an exciting beginning to the off-season, the St. Paul Saints used the month of February to sign three key players and prepare to finalize their roster. The off-season has already been an exciting one for the Twin-Cities based team with the acquisition of All-Stars Ian Gac and Dustin Crenshaw, but the team has some…

Mike Veeck Preaches Fan First Fun for St. Paul Saints

Outside of players and managers, there are few names in baseball that are as recognizable as the name Veeck. It is a name that is on equal standing with such legendary baseball figures as George Steinbrenner, Ken Burns, and Bill James. Many recognize the name Bill Veeck as a Hall of Fame owner, but it…

St. Paul Saints Sermon: Off-Season Update

With less the four months left until the St. Paul Saints open the season in their new downtown stadium, it’s time to begin a monthly examination of the team and what has been going on with them this off-season. The Minor League Sports Report will provide a monthly recap of the happenings with the team…

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…

St. Paul Saints Fall in Final Game at Midway Stadium: Saints Summary

It was a glorious night at Midway Stadium in St. Paul Thursday night. The largest crowd in Saints history filled the stadium to complete capacity, as 9,455 filled every nook and cranny of the stadium, including along the warning track where extra seating was added. It was a festive atmosphere from the start. Several players…

All Heaven Breaks Loose as St. Paul Saints End Home Losing Streak: Saints Summary

It had been a long time since the St. Paul Saints had won at home. August 7 was the last time that the team from St. Paul had done so, when they beat the visiting Sioux City Explorers in the first game of a four-game series. Since then they had fallen seven straight times, seemingly…

Winnipeg Goldeyes Set Team Record with 60th Win: Goldeyes Gazette

After an amazing 12 inning marathon with the St. Paul Saints, The Winnipeg Goldeyes finally won the game with a five-run 12th inning that gave the Goldeyes a 10-6 win. The victory was the team’s 60th of the season, setting a team record. The victory was not an easy one by any stretch of the…

St. Paul Saints Fall in 12th to Winnipeg Goldeyes: Saints Summary

In a marathon affair that went 12 innings and saw two late Saints comebacks, covering four hours and 21 minutes, St. Paul finally ran out of tricks in their bag and fell to the North Division Champions 10-6. The loss was the second longest game of the season for the Saints, and brought the countdown…

Ian Gac’s Walk-Off Home Run Sinks St. Paul Saints: Saints Summary

In a must-win game for the Lincoln Saltdogs, the match-up against the St. Paul Saints had a playoff atmosphere to it from the opening pitch. The team from Nebraska is one game behind the Gary Southshore RailCats and needed a huge start from ace Marquis Fleming to keep them in the race, and he gave…

St. Paul Saints Come Up Short in 9-7 Loss to Lincoln: Saints Summary

The St. Paul Saints made several trades that basically told fans and players that this season is over, and that they were preparing to enter next season in a new park with a new focus on winning. It is a good and totally understandable direction for the team to take. The problem has been that…

St. Paul Saints Make Moves with Eye on Next Season: Saints Summary

With the trade deadline looming ever so close Friday night, the St. Paul Saints made a series of trades that should help some of their rivals, but will give the team from Minnesota a stockpile of players as they enter their new ballpark next season. While still mathematically alive in the Wild Card race, the…

St. Paul Saints 8-Run Fifth Propels Team to Win: Saints Summary

It was a huge win for the Saints who are basically in “do-or-die” mode every night now. They simply have to win virtually every game they play until the end of the season if they are going to grab the Wild Card berth and tonight was a great start toward making that happen. The win…

Lincoln Saltdogs Get Walk-Off Win to Split Double-Header with St. Paul Saints: Saints Summary

After losing the first game of their double-header to the Saints, the Saltdogs pulled out a much needed victory when Eddie Young grounded into a fielder’s choice to score Ian Gac and give Lincoln the 3-2 walk-off win. The loss means that the Winnipeg Goldeyes now have a magic number of one in the North…

St. Paul Saints Add Justin Klipp to the Rotation: Saints Summary

The St. Paul Saints acquired Justin Klipp from the Wichita Wingnuts on Thursday to complete the Jared McDonald trade from last Saturday. Klipp will immediately step in and pitch tonight for the Saints as they play a double-header against the Lincoln Saltdogs tonight in Lincoln. Klipp has been a sold member of the Wingnuts rotation,…

St. Paul Saints Bats Kept in Check as Team Falls 4-1: Saints Summary

St. Paul Saints Bats Kept in Check as Team Falls 4-1: Saints Summary The St. Paul Saints are all but mathematically eliminated at this point, and the way they are playing now, it is clear that they know this as well. The Saints fell to the Gary Southshore RailCats again Wednesday night, as the team…

Gary RailCats Upend St. Paul Saints 4-2: Saints Summary

After snapping the team’s nine-game losing streak on Monday, the St. Paul Saints fell again Tuesday night 4-2 to the Gary Southshore RailCats. The Saints twice had the lead in the game before a two-run sixth sunk them. The Saints got on the board right away in the first when Devin Thaut led off the…

St. Paul Saints Losing Streak Ends, Wrigley Has Huge Game: Saints Summary

Nine had been a number looming over the heads of the St. Paul Saints heads ever since yesterday’s game ended, but now nine has a whole new meaning, a good meaning, that will hopefully infuse some life into the team’s playoff chances. The Saints finally snapped their losing streak with a huge late win over…

Willie Cabrera Named American Association Player of the Week: Saints Summary

While the St. Paul Saints are struggling mightily, LF Willie Cabrera managed to put together an amazing week at the plate and was named American Association Player of the Week. His team has lost nine games in a row, but Cabrera has done what he can to give his team the chance to win each…