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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…

In Winnipeg, the Pen is Mightier Than the Sword: Goldeyes Gazette

In 1839, the English author Edward Bulwer-Lytton wrote in his play Richelieu, “The pen is mightier than the sword.” Little did he know that 175 years later his phrase would be used about a baseball team. Well, the Winnipeg Goldeyes are showing that the pen is truly mightier than the sword, in this case their…

Grand Prairie AirHogs Snap Laredo Lemurs 10-Game Win Streak, End Losing Streak: Lemurs Line

The Laredo Lemurs have been on an unbelievable run lately. Winners of 10 straight, they entered Tuesday’s game 15-3 since the All-Star break. In the other dugout the Grand Prairie AirHogs had lost seven straight, and were 2-8 in their last ten. Monday the Lemurs defeated the AirHogs 9-5, and it was figured that much…

Wichita Wingnuts Bats Batter Lincoln Saltdogs in 15-10 Win: Wingnuts Wire

For the last four games the Wichita Wingnuts have watched there amazing starting staff head to the mound and pitch 26 innings of work with just one earned run allowed. The outstanding run might have made some forget that this is the most potent lineup in the league. Tonight the Lincoln Saltdogs learned that at…

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…

Wichita Wingnuts Jake Kahaulelio Lost for Season, Hinshaw Dealt: Wingnuts Wire

The Wichita Wingnuts took a blow today when it was revealed that 2B Jake Kahaulelio was lost for the season with a thumb injury. The second part of the dynamic 1-2 punch in the Wingnuts batting order, referred affectionately as the “Circle Ks” by the Wingnuts Wire, was having an absolutely awesome season for the…

Laredo Lemurs as Hot as the Texas Sun: Lemurs Line

You’ll have to forgive the Laredo Lemurs if they are not exactly impressed by the 60 wins that Wichita has. Yes, those are six more than the Winnipeg Goldeyes, who have the second best record in the league, and they are eight more than Laredo has won, but that doesn’t matter to this team. After…

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…

Class Is in Session: Dr. Van Skike Provides Dominant Lesson Against Saltdogs: Wingnuts Wire

This past weekend the Wichita Wingnuts and their fans got to enjoy finally seeing their team play at home at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium. After 22 days on the road, it was nice to finally see their first place club play baseball. They were well rewarded for the long wait as the team swept the Grand Prairie…

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…

St. Paul Saints Drop 9th Straight, Limp into Gary: Saints Summary

The St. Paul Saints dropped their ninth straight game Sunday afternoon, a new club record. This was not only their longest losing streak in their 22-year history, but they also dropped their sixth home game in a row, their third longest home losing streak for the organization. It has not been a pleasant last ten…

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…

Josh Mazzola Hit Three Home Runs in Winnipeg Goldeyes 14-0 Win: Goldeyes Gazette

Right fielder had been just four for his last 25, a .160 average, and had not hit a home run in 13 games. He had just seven RBI in the last 19 games and had one walk in his 11 games. To say that Mazzola was struggling was quite an understatement. The right fielder had…

Jon Link Takes to the Mound to Teach Latest Wichita Wingnuts University Lesson: Wingnuts Wire

The Wichita Wingnuts had already two outstanding performances from their starting pitchers in the first two games of their three-game series against the Grand Prairie AirHogs. Friday night Anthony Capra returned from the disabled list with seven scoreless innings, and Saturday Tim Brown pitched six innings, giving up just one unearned run in earning his…

Tim Brown Puts AirHogs Bats in the Hanger: Wingnuts Wire

Wichita Wingnuts starter Tim Brown had a tough act to follow after watching Anthony Capra return from the disabled list the night before to shutout the Grand Prairie AirHogs for seven innings. Brown must really like a challenge, however, as he put on a pitching clinic of his own in a 4-1 win Saturday night.…

St. Paul Saints Drop 8th in a Row, Fall to New Jersey Jackals 6-1: Saints Summary

For the eighth straight game in a row, the St. Paul Saints fell, this time a 6-1 decision to the New Jersey Jackals. The losing streak ties the team record, set twice, for most consecutive losses. The losing streak has all but eliminated the Saints from playoff contention, and for them to climb back into…

Wichita Wingnuts Anthony Capra Grounds AirHogs: Wingnuts Wire

You got to hand it to Anthony Capra. He knows how to make a splashy entrance. After being side-lined for nearly two months, Capra returned to the mound in Wichita Friday night to pitch seven scoreless innings against the Grand Prairie AirHogs. Capra rejoins the “faculty” at Wingnuts University, and gave the AirHogs a lesson…

American Association Capsule – 8/10: Gary, Lincoln Win to Stay Tied, Amarillo Finally Falls

Gary 7, Fargo-Moorhead 1 Gary Southshore was desperately in need of a win to remain atop the Central Division of the American Association, and they got it in a big way Sunday afternoon. The RailCats dominated the RedHawks all game long on route to a 7-1 victory. Morgan Coombs went the distance for Gary, giving…

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…

Winnipeg Goldeyes Prove They Learned Lessons, Beat Wichita Wingnuts 5-1: Wingnuts Wire

After watching the Wichita Wingnuts school them for the last three nights, the Winnipeg Goldeyes finally got into the win column, beating the team from Kansas 5-1. The win not only broke a four-game losing streak, but since the St. Paul Saints lost, it improved their lead in the division to three games. The Goldeyes…