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Mound Talk with Sioux City Explorers Manager Steve Montgomery – Season 2

Welcome to Mound Talk with Sioux City Explorers Manager Steve Montgomery. Mound Talk is a weekly program that gives fans the opportunity to ask Steve questions or to send their comments into him to hear his response. Hosted by Rob Pannier of the Minor League Sports Report, Mound Talk will be recorded each Thursday and posted later that day. Enjoy!

Eddie Medina Puts Saints One Win Away from Championship, 8-2

A night after watching Chris Nunn blank the Gary Southshore RailCats, right-hander Eddie Medina was trying to replicate the feat, putting his team just one victory away from reaching the American Association championship series. It looked like he would fall short, as two early runs staked the RailCats to the lead, but Medina was brilliant,…

Barrett Astin Solid in Helping T-Bones Even Series, 4-2

A night after the Kansas City T-Bones saw their ace fall in the opening game of the best of five series against the Sioux City Explorers, Barrett Astin tossed five solid innings, helping the T-Bones to even the series at one. Ryan Brett drove in two runs in the game and Cody Winiarski closed it…

Chris Nunn Blanks RailCats to Give Saints 1-0 Lead, 4-0

The series started late, having to wait a day due to rain, but the delay did not have a negative impact on St. Paul Saints starter Chris Nunn, who allowed 3-hits and no runs in 8-innings to lead the Saints to a 4-0 victory over the Gary Southshore RailCats. Burt Reynolds had the big hit…

James Dykstra Brings the Sizzle as Explorers Down T-Bones, 4-1

The Kansas City T-Bones were hosting their first playoff game in seven seasons, but the Sioux City Explorers watered the charcoal, downing the T-Bones, 4-1. James Dykstra was absolutely masterful, allowing 2-hits in 7-innings for the victory, and Jose Sermo and Blake Schmit each homered in game. The victory gave the Sioux City Explorers lead…

American Association North Division Playoffs: St. Paul Saints vs. Gary Southshore RailCats

In American Association Daily, Robert Pannier of the Minor League Sports Report examines the first round matchup between the two playoff teams from the North Division, the St. Paul Saints and the Gary Southshore RailCats, breaking down what to expect in the series, providing a position-by-position analysis, as well as providing who he believes will win the series and advance to the American Association championship round. 

American Association South Division Playoffs: Kansas City T-Bones vs. Sioux City Explorers

In American Association Daily, Robert Pannier examines the first round matchup between the two playoff teams from the South Division, the Sioux City Explorers and the Kansas City T-Bones, breaking down what to expect in the series, providing a position-by-position analysis, as well as providing who he believes will win the series and advance to the American Association championship round. 

Jose Sermo, Tommy Collier Earn Week 16 American Association Honors

In American Association Daily, the Minor League Sports Report names their American Association Player and Pitcher of the Week for Week 16 as chosen by Robert Pannier and Kevin Luckow. Sioux City Explorers infielder Jose Sermo was chosen as the Player of the Week while Tommy Collier from the Kansas City T-Bones was named as the top pitcher.

Luis Mateo, Explorers Blank Wingnuts to End Playoff Run, 4-0

There may be no more impressive run that a baseball has put on that of the Wichita Wingnuts, who had won seven division titles in their 10 year existence. However, in what could be their last year, the team finally saw their post-season run come to an end, as the Sioux City Explorers downed the…

Noah Perio, Jr. , Tommy Collier Earn American Association August Honors

In American Association Daily, the Minor League Sports Report names their American Association Player and Pitcher of the Month for August, as Robert Pannier and Kevin Luckow go with the sweep with the Kansas City T-Bones earning both honors as Noah Perio, Jr. earns Player of the Month and Tommy Collier wins the Pitcher of…

Jordan Cooper Helps Wingnuts Stave Off Elimination, 4-2

The Wichita Wingnuts entered Saturday night’s contest with a lot of hope after seeing that the Kansas City T-Bones had already dropped their contest earlier in the day. This left Wichita’s slim hopes of still making the playoffs alive, and they took full advantage of it, downing the Sioux City Explorers 4-2 thanks to 6.2…

Adrian Nieto Helps T-Bones Batter Wingnuts, Put K.C. on Brink of Playoffs

The Kansas City T-Bones have not made it to the postseason in seven seasons, but that run looks like it is about to come to an end as the T-Bones crushed the Wichita Wingnuts on Friday night, 12-6, giving them a magic number of just one game to clinch the final playoff spot in the…

Tommy Collier, Two Relievers Blank Wingnuts to Restore T-Bones Edge, 6-0

A night after watching Travis Banwart limit his team to one run in eight innings of work, Tommy Collier took matters into his own hands, allowing six hits in 6.2 innings pitched as the Kansas City T-Bones downed the Wichita Wingnuts, 6-0. The victory restored the T-Bones lead over the Wingnuts to 1.5 games for…

Travis Banwart Grounds T-Bones to Lead Wingnuts to 6-3 Victory

The series of the season in the American Association began Wednesday night when the Wichita Wingnuts traveled up I-35 to take on the Kansas City T-Bones with both teams seeking the final playoff spot in the South Division. Wichita entered the game trailing Kansas City by 1.5 but, thanks to eight outstanding innings by starter…

St. Paul Saints Power Way to 3-2 Comeback Victory over Goldeyes

For eight innings Tuesday night, the St. Paul Saints offense looked dormant as they were held to no runs on four hits. However, they would come alive in the ninth, thanks to two home runs, to down the Winnipeg Goldeyes, 3-2. The victory, coupled with a Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks loss, clinched a playoff spot for the…

Jordan Cooper Declaws RailCats to Lead Wingnuts to 8-3 Victory

Monday night opened a two-game series between two teams desperate for victories to help aid their goal of making the playoffs as the Wichita Wingnuts played host to the Gary Southshore RailCats. Thanks to six outstanding innings from Jordan Cooper and a four run sixth inning, the Wingnuts prevailed, 8-3, moving within a half game…

Jake Matthys, Two Saints Relievers Combine to Blank Goldeyes, 4-0

The St. Paul Saints entered Monday night’s competition with a magic number of three to clinch a spot in the playoffs. They were facing their nemesis in the Winnipeg Goldeyes, who would have loved to have dashed those playoff hopes, or at least delayed them for two games. However, Jake Matthys had other plans, blanking…

Noah Perio, Jr. Austin Robichaux, Trey McNutt Earn Week 15 American Association Honors

In American Association Daily, the Minor League Sports Report names their American Association Player and Pitcher of the Week for Week 15 as chosen by Robert Pannier and Kevin Luckow. The Kansas City T-Bones Noah Perio, Jr. has been chosen as the Player of the Week with the Lincoln Saltdogs Austin Robichaux and the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks Trey McNutt being named Co-Pitcher of the Week.

Casey Harman, Wichita Wingnuts Complete Sweep of AirHogs, 6-1

They say that there are two things that you can count on: death and taxes. Well another thing would be the Wichita Wingnuts defeating the Texas AirHogs which, with Saturday night’s victory,  not only gave Wichita a sweep of their three-game series, but a season sweep as the Wingnuts won all 13 games against Texas…