Category: St. Paul Saints

Mark Hamburger Grounds RailCats Bats in St. Paul Saints 8–3 Win

It was opening night for the St. Paul Saints, but the results looked more like the Minnesota Twins were winning than the professional team to their east. Former Twin prospect Mark Hamburger hamstrung the Gary Southshore RailCats for seven innings, and his former teammate at AAA-Rochester, Nate Hanson, started all three rallies for the Saints…

Saints Sermon: John Straka Fills Out St. Paul Rotation

Last season the St. Paul Saints had the second best season in American Association history. That was thanks, in large part, to a starting rotation that saw four guys win at least 12-games, including Kramer Sneed, who tied the league record for wins in a season (15). It was a fantastic year to say the…

Saints Sermon: Hamburger, Escat Additions Key Pieces to St. Paul Staff

In the past two weeks, St. Paul Saints Manager George Tsamis has been busy shoring up his pitching staff. The team has seen several key pieces depart, including three from its rotation, Pedro Hernandez, Dustin Crenshaw, and Kramer Sneed, as well as its main setup guy, Mike Zouzalik. That left some gaping holes, especially in…

Saints Sermon: Lefties Give George Tsamis Deep Bullpen

With the Major League baseball season underway, it is time for people to start getting geared up for St. Paul Saints baseball. Spring Training begins for the American Association team on May 5, and much of the team’s roster is filled out. It is the pitching staff and catching that are areas the Manager George…

Saints Sermon: Infield Set in St. Paul with Signing of Hanson

The signing of Nate Hanson on Monday all but solidified the St. Paul Saints infield for the coming season. The acquisition of OF Michael Burgess on March 4 filled the last starting outfield position, as he joins Willie Argo and Alonzo Harris in what should be one of the very best outfields, both offensively and…

Saints Sermon: Pitching Losses Send Rotation South

It started out as a great week for the St. Paul Saints lineup. Manager George Tsamis added two formidable bats in 1B Brett Harper and OF Michael Burgess, looking to make up for some of the lost productivity that occurred when the Los Angeles Dodgers signed American Association MVP Vinny DiFazio and star first baseman…

Poise Under Fire Makes St. Paul Saints Ryan Rodebaugh the Guy Closing the Deal

During the 2015 American Association season, 28 times St. Paul Saints manager George Tsamis asked his closer to save the day for him and 25 times Ryan Rodebaugh delivered. Those 25 saves led the league, which is quite impressive considering that the first week of the season Rodebaugh was not even the club’s closer. That…

Fiery Angelo Songco Delivers Big to Keep St. Paul Saints Alive, 3-1

It is interesting how the twists of life work. Just a week ago St. Paul Saints first baseman Angelo Songco was in California waiting for the birth of his child. The delivery looked like it was ahead of schedule and so Songco had headed home to be with his wife. That delivery did not come…

Patrick Johnson Silences Saints bats in 12-1 Explorers Win

You may think of the Sioux City Explorers as a team that manufacturers and scrapes out runs, but they proved Thursday night that they can score runs in bunches, and that is exactly what they did on their way to a 12-1 win over the St. Paul Saints. A six-run third sealed the deal as…

Missed Opportunities Sinks St. Paul Saints, Explorers Grab 1-0 Series Lead

The St. Paul Saints had ace Ryan Zimmerman on the ropes on many occasions, but they could not put him away when they needed to, and they paid for it, falling 3-2 to the Sioux City Explorers. The visitors left 14 men on base, spoiling the first complete game of Kramer Sneed’s career along the…

American Association Playoff Series: Round 1 – Laredo Lemurs vs. Wichita Wingnuts

American Association Playoffs Round 1 Laredo Lemurs vs. Wichita Wingnuts For the second year in a row the Laredo Lemurs and the Wichita Wingnuts will meet in the first round of the American Association playoffs. These two teams faced off last year in a series won in four games by Wichita, and since then there…

American Association Playoff Series: Round 1 – St. Paul Saints vs. Sioux City Explorers

American Association Playoffs Round 1 St. Paul Saints vs. Sioux City Explorers   The teams with the two best single season records in American Association history will begin a five-game series Wednesday night. The 75-win Sioux City Explorers will face off against the 74-win St. Paul Saints, in a series that is sure to be…

17-Hit Attack Paces St. Paul Saints 11-2 Victory; Club Set for Playoffs

If a club was ever looking for a tune-up that showed they were ready for the playoffs, the St. Paul Saints got just that as they clubbed out 17-hits in an 11-2 victory over the New Jersey Jackals early Monday afternoon. The lineup featured only a few of the players that are expected to start…

Anthony Phillips Single Gives St. Paul Saints Walk-Off Win, 3-2

It took the St. Paul Saints 97 games into the 2015 American Association season to have their first walk-off win at CHS Field. Now for the second time in three nights the club has performed the feat, this time Anthony Phillips delivering the winning hit over a drawn in infield to give the club the…

Kramer Sneed Wins American Association Record 15th Game, St. Paul Saints Win 4-1

On a night where the Sioux City Explorers Patrick Johnson was also looking to win his American Association record tying 15th game, St. Paul Saints starter Kramer Sneed earned win No. 15 with seven outstanding innings to lead his club to a 4-1 victory. The win was the left-hander’s sixth in his last seven decisions,…

Where in the World Is Anthony Phillips? St. Paul Saints Glad He’s Found Home

They say it can be a long road to reach your dreams. If someone knew the story of St. Paul Saints shortstop Anthony Phillips they would know there is absolute truth in that statement. The club’s shortstop has seen his journey to reach the Major Leagues stretch across five continents to fulfill his hope of…

Alonzo Harris Powers St. Paul Saints to 6-2 Victory Over RailCats

The St. Paul Saints have been looking for an offensive catalyst of late as the club’s bats were in a mini-hibernation. What better person to be that catalyst than the guy whose job it is to get rallies started. That is what Alonzo Harris has been doing of late, but on this night he was…