In American Association Daily, the Minor League Sports Report’s Robert Pannier gets out of the South Division, focusing on the moves that Manager Rick Forney has made with the Winnipeg Goldeyes. If past history is any indication, 2019 should be a big year for the Goldeyes. A Season with Big Aspirations When the 2018 American […]
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In American Association Daily, the Minor League Sports Report’s Robert Pannier takes a look at the busiest team in the American Association as Manager Bobby Brown has already assembled a pitching staff in Lincoln that could give the Saltdogs a whole lot of bite and maybe even an American Association championship.
The Wichita Thunder’s losing streak reached six Saturday night (0-5-1), as the Indy Fuel got a natural hat trick from Quentin Shore in the 5-0 victory. Shore scored all three of his goals in the second period, and Ryan Rupert added two goals to complete the scoring. Gordon Defiel stopped all 31 shots he faced […]
In American Association Daily, the Minor League Sports Reports’ Robert Pannier discusses the return of former Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks left-hander Tyler Alexander to affiliate ball, as he was signed by the Oakland Athletics on Thursday.
In American Association Daily, the Minor League Sports Reports’ Robert Pannier looks at the rebuilding process Sioux City Explorers Manager Steve Montgomery is undergoing with his pitching staff preparing for the 2019 American Association season.
In American Association Daily, The Minor League Sports Reports’ Robert Pannier examines the trade that sent David Palladino from the Texas AirHogs to the Lincoln Saltdogs in exchange for Travis Ballew.
The Tulsa Oilers-Wichita Thunder rivalry is one of the most heated in the ECHL, meaning that every contest is a battle. That was the case on Tuesday night as the two teams took a 1-1 tie into overtime, where the Oilers would win it on the second goal of the game for Jared Thomas, 2-1. […]
In American Association Daily, the Minor League Sports Report’s Robert Pannier examines the hiring of Gary McClure to be the first manager of the Milwaukee Milkmen.
In today’s edition of American Association Daily, the Minor League Sports Report’s Robert Pannier talks about the new attitude and direction of the Cleburne Railroaders since Josh Robertson became the Player Personnel Director.
In American Association Daily, the Minor League Sports Report’s Robert Pannier discusses how the Milwaukee Milkmen have already had two players contracts purchased before the team has even thrown their first pitch.
In American Association Daily, Robert Pannier of the Minor League Sports Report looks at the changing rules for the Texas AirHogs in 2019, as they will no longer have the roster exemptions to accommodate the Chinese born players.
It has been a disappointing season for Allen Americans goaltender Kyle Hayton, who entered Tuesday night’s game 2-7-0 this season with a 3.87 goals against average. However, he was in complete command of this contest, stopping all 33 shots the Wichita Thunder took in the 2-0 victory. That was the fourth straight victory for Allen […]
In American Association Daily, the Minor League Sports Report’s Robert Pannier reflects on the career of Miles Wolff, who stepped down as the Commissioner of the American Association earlier this year.
In American Association Daily, the Minor League Sports Reports’ Robert Pannier examines the possibility of the International Rule returning to the American Association. With the Atlantic League implementing the rule this season, it won’t likely be long.
The Utah Grizzlies looked like they were going to continue their domination of the Wichita Thunder on Saturday, as they jumped out to a 4-1 lead with three second period goals. However, the Thunder would rally with three goals in the final frame, forcing overtime, where Jakob Stukel would win it with his second goal […]
The Utah Grizzlies came to Wichita for a two game set starting on Friday, looking to take the lead in the Mountain Division. The Grizzlies trailed the Idaho Steelheads by a single point in the standings, looking to dispatch the Thunder to jump into the lead. Thanks to a 31 save performance by Kevin Carr […]
Strike Zone with George Tsamis is a weekly show that will air each Monday during the American Association League season. This gives fans the opportunity to ask questions of the St. Paul Saints Skipper and hear his insights into the Saints, baseball, sports, and even life in general.
Four times the Idaho Steelheads found themselves trailing by a goal on Sunday, but each time they battled back to tie the score before Brad McClure won it with his 18th goal of the season. Steven McParland scored two goals, and three Steelheads players had two assists apiece as Idaho snapped the Wichita Thunder win […]
The Mountain Division leading Idaho Steelheads came to town looking to put some additional distance between themselves and the fourth place Wichita Thunder on Saturday night, but it would be the return of a pair of a players that would help lead Wichita to a 3-2 victory. Lane Bauer and Travis Brown had both been […]
In American Association Daily, Robert Pannier examines the list of American Association players who have already had their contracts purchased by Major League affiliates and Mexican teams since the end of the 2018 season. The list is growing, and could very well reach 20-plus before May 4 when spring training begins for the league.
In American Association Daily, Robert Pannier analyzes the deal on October 8 between the Farg0-Moorhead RedHawks, the Lincoln Saltdogs, and the Sussex County Miners. The RedHawks acquired Jayce Ray while the Saltdogs brought in Jake Vieth.
Goaltender Dylan Wells returned to the net for the Wichita Thunder on Friday after spending the last five weeks in Bakersfield (AHL). It was a welcome site for Stuart Skinner, who finally got a break, but also for the team as a whole, as Wells stopped all 27 shots he faced for his first shutout […]
In today’s edition of American Association Daily, Robert Pannier examines the re-signing of catcher Dylan Kelly by the Sioux City Explorers. A move that should have a dramatic impact on helping this team reach the playoffs for the second straight season.
It’s the final weekend of the Australian Baseball League season, and Robert Pannier talks about the impact that American Association alumni are having on the pennant race in today’s edition of American Association Daily.
In American Association Daily, Robert Pannier continues catching up on big trades from around the American Association. In today’s edition, he focuses on the three team trade between the Lincoln Saltdogs and Cleburne Railroaders in the American Association and the Sussex County Miners in the Can-Am. This deal included six players, including Zach Nehrir, Tyler Kane, Austin Boyle, Trevor Sealey, Edward Cruz, and James Campbell.
In American Association Daily, Robert Pannier looks at the moves that Sioux Falls Canaries Manager Mike Meyer has been making, as he has added a number of players that should send the Canaries soaring during the 2019 American Association season, ending the team’s eight year playoff drought.
The Wichita Thunder had given away a three goal lead on Saturday, extending their losing streak, so they were looking for a quick start to get out of the rut. However, three minutes into the contest, they found themselves trailing the Allen Americans 3-0, as Allen would go onto to win 8-3. Mitch Maloney continued […]
Robert Pannier opens 2019 with the first edition of American Association Daily. In the first edition of the year, Rob looks back at the 2018 American Association season, examining changes in the league, top performances, and the loss of one of the storied franchises in the league. This and much more. A Look Back at […]
Six minutes into Saturday night’s game, the Wichita Thunder had to feel like they were going to blow out the Allen Americans. Up by three this game looked all but over, but four unanswered goals by the Americans helped Allen to rally on their way to the 4-3 victory. Spencer Asuchuk scored the game winning […]
After dropping the first four games of their five game road trip, the Wichita Thunder were hoping that a trip to Texas to face the Allen Americans would be the remedy to end their five-game skid. However, Zach Pochiro would score four goals as the Americans dominated Wichita, 7-3. The loss kept the Thunder in […]