Category: St. Paul Saints

Kramer Sneed, David Bergin Earn American Association Top Honors

The American Association named their Player and Pitcher of the Week for June 29 on Monday. The Sioux Falls Canaries infielder David Bergin was named the top player while the St. Paul Saints Kramer Sneed earned the top pitcher honors. David Bergin, Player of the Week David Bergin had quite the week for the Sioux…

Mike Kvasnicka Proves Indispensable in St. Paul Saints 6-2 Victory

There are times in the life of any successful business where it will appear that the decisions that are being made by its chief executive are always “can’t miss.” Whether it is a key acquisition or the promotion of a product, the choice turns up golden in virtually every case. Right now that is how…

Dan Kaczrowski Leads St. Paul Saints 5-2 Victory, Kramer Sneed Wins 6th

It has been a tough return to the Saints for Dan Kaczrowski. The infielder had played for the St. Paul Saints two seasons ago, and with the injuries the club has been suffering lately, they were in need of another infielder and Kaczrowski was the guy they called to fill the void. Saturday night they…

Mike Kvasnicka Saves St. Paul Saints in Dramatic 10-9 Victory

Everything was rolling the St. Paul Saints way Friday night, as the club jumped out to a 9-1 lead over the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks. It looked like it was a complete improbability that the home team was coming back in this one, especially with American Association wins and ERA leader Dustin Crenshaw on the hill for…

Taylor Stanton, Three Relievers Combine to Shutout St. Paul Saints

Two things that were eventually bound to happen occurred Thursday night. For the first time in the 2015 American Association season the St. Paul Saints were shutout. This was the first time this season that the club lost two games in a row, as they fell to the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks 1-0. The RedHawks, who have…

Straka Outduels Hernandez to Defeat St. Paul Saints, 4-2

In a battle of the American Association’s top two teams, the St. Paul Saints came out on top in each of the first two contests. The Sioux City Explorers needed Wednesday’s starter, John Straka, to lead his team to a big win, and the right-hander was just what the doctor ordered. Straka faced off against…

Vinny DiFazio Buries Explorers, Gives St. Paul Saints 6-4 Win

Forget “Deflategate.” Maybe it’s time to start investigating the St. Paul Saints for “Inflategate.” That may be the only way to explain the ridiculous way that Vinny DiFazio has been hitting of late. It sure looks like the ball being pitched to the catcher is twice the size of that of anyone else, because there…

Kramer Sneed Leads St. Paul Saints in Battle of Top Teams

The top two teams in the American Association squared off in St. Paul Monday night, as the Sioux City Explorers (22-7) came to Minnesota to do battle with the St. Paul Saints (24-5). It was a battle royal as these two heavyweights squared off in the early season clash. Call it the “Cage Match at…

Vinny DiFazio, Ryan Zimmerman Earn American Association Honors

The American Association named their Player and Pitcher of the Week for June 22 on Monday. St. Paul Saints catcher Vinny DiFazio and Sioux City Explorers pitcher Ryan Zimmerman earned the honors. Vinny DiFazio, Player of the Week DiFazio has been on a ridiculously hot tear of late for the St. Paul Saints. During the…

Power Surge Lifts Dustin Crenshaw, St. Paul Saints to 9-3 Win

With Alonzo Harris heading to the disabled list with an injury to his foot, outfielder Mike Kvasnicka came off the disabled list and helped to lead the St. Paul Saints to a 9-3 win over the Gary Southshore RailCats. The run-support backed the outstanding start of Dustin Crenshaw, who grabbed his league leading fifth win…

Legacy of St. Paul Saints Dustin Crenshaw Grows with Each Outing

Just 28 games into the 2015 American Association season, Dustin Crenshaw is quickly establishing himself as the ace of a St. Paul Saints staff that is full of aces. With the league’s best ERA, most wins, best WHIP and second best opponent batting average, this is a formidable staff with quality arms, and maybe none…

St. Paul Saints Neuter RailCats in 15-2 Victory

Call it 23 and counting. Just 27 games into the 2015 American Association season the St. Paul Saints already have 23 wins. Just to give a little context; it took the Saints until July 5 last season to reach that mark, meaning they are 16 days ahead of that schedule already. On this night it…

St. Paul Saints Harris, DiFazio Lead Make Shift Lineup to 5-4 Victory

With injuries abounding throughout the St. Paul Saints roster, manager George Tsamis was forced to reach into his bag of tricks and put together an unusual lineup that still managed to earn the club its 22nd win of the season. Despite the alterations to the lineup, catcher Vinny DiFazio continued his torrid hot streak to…

Casey Haerther Single in 11th Gives Winnipeg Goldeyes 4-3 Victory

A great game that saw the two best offensive clubs in the American Association came down to an international rule on the soil of the league’s only team from outside the United States. The game had that kind of drama as the St. Paul Saints sent out their ace starter to face the ace of…

St. Paul Saints Week in Review, June 8-14, 2015

Week in Review The historic run for the St. Paul Saints continued as they swept Joplin at home before winning three of four in Sioux Falls. That now makes the club 20-3 and 9.5 games ahead of their next closest division rival. In the first game of a three-game series with the Joplin Blasters, the…

Drew Gay Shines in St. Paul Saints 8-1 Victory

With Pedro Hernandez heading to the disabled list, St. Paul Saints manager George Tsamis turned to Drew Gay to give his team a solid outing against division rival Winnipeg. Gay did much more than that, allowing just 3 hits and 1 run over 5 innings in the club’s 8-1 victory over the Goldeyes. The Saints…

Late St. Paul Saints Rally Makes Jeff Shields League’s 1st 5 Game Winner

In the final game of their four-game series with the Sioux Falls Canaries, the St. Paul Saints sent right-hander Jeff Shields to the hill looking for his fifth win of the season. The righty has been dominant this season, giving the club a quality start in each of his previous four starts. The Saints starter…

Willie Argo Helps St. Paul Saints Sail to 9-3 Victory

After being held hitless in yesterday’s double-header split with the Sioux Falls Canaries, Willie Argo responded with a 4-hit night leading the St. Paul Saints in a 9-3 victory. The win gives the Saints their 19th victory of the season and increases their lead in the North Division to 9.5 games. The St. Paul Saints…

Ian Gac Brings Warrior Mentality to St. Paul Saints

Over 2500 years ago, one of the most powerful and well-trained armies the world has ever seen dominated the eastern portion of the Mediterranean. The Spartans were highly disciplined and honored as true warriors who few, if any, could match. The Spartans were so dominant in the art of warfare that it was commonly bantered…