Category: Robert Pannier

Kansas City T-Bones Mid-Season Review: T-Bones Tale

The Kansas City T-Bones leave the mid-season break at 33-36 and in third place in the Central Division of the American Association, seven games behind Gary Southshore. They are in a small rut, going 4-6 in their last ten, but are in a division where none of the teams are playing particularly well right now,…

Grand Prairie Airhogs Mid-Season Review: Airhogs Avenue

The Grand Prairie Airhogs reach the mid-season break at 30-37, 15.5 games out in the South Division of the American Association. They entered the break as winners of six of their last 10, but face a massive uphill battle as the Wichita Wingnuts look extremely tough to catch. The Airhogs are sixth in the league…

Gary Southshore RailCats Mid-Season Review: RailCats Round-Up

The Gary Southshore RailCats enter the mid-season break in first place in the Central Division of the American Association, four games ahead of the Lincoln Saltdogs. They have gone just 5-5 over their last ten, but no one in their division is particularly hot, taking the pressure off the team, and allowing them to right…

Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks Mid-Season Review: RedHawks Review

The Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks reach the Mid-Season of the American Association season in third place in the North Division, 10 games out. At 33-35 so far they have struggled to put together a consistent performance all season, but did win their last two heading into the break, and are 6-4 over their last ten. The main…

The Amarillo Sox come out of the All-Star Break in last place in the South Division of the American Association. They have struggled for much of the year, winning just 21 games and are 24 games behind the first place Wichita Wingnuts. Entering the All-Star break they had lost seven of their last ten games.…

Winnipeg Goldeyes Mid-Season Review: Goldeyes Gazette

The Winnipeg Goldeyes leave the mid-season break as leaders of the North Division in the American Association. They are 43-26 and have a 2.5 game lead over the hard-charging St. Paul Saints. They have to be pleased with the Saints starting against the Wingnuts, and have to hope that this will give them the opportunity…

American Association Capsule – Gary Opens Second Half with Win, Winnipeg Pounded

Grand Prairie 5, Lincoln 1 If the Lincoln Saltdogs are going to catch the RailCats they have to take advantage of struggling teams like the Grand Prairie Airhogs. They did not do that Wednesday night. The Airhogs scored four runs in the fourth to take a 4-1 lead, and never looked back, eventually winning 5-1.…

Carolina League – Lynchburg Squanders Chance to Take Division Lead

With the Potomac Nationals losing earlier in the day, the stage was set for Lynchburg to take ahold of the Northern Division lead in the Carolina League. Instead, they would drop a 4-2 decision to Wilmington, moving the Blue Rocks into a tie with the Hillcats, with both teams being a half-game out of first…

Carolina League – Myrtle Beach Wins Marathon Battle in 16

After blowing a 6-1 eighth inning lead, the Myrtle Beach Pelicans had to be thinking they may have let this one slip away against the Potomac Nationals. Seven innings later the Pelicans managed to pull out a huge victory in 16 to stay tied with Carolina for first place in the Southern Division. Myrtle Beach…

Carolina League – Winston-Salem Batters Frederick 12-2

J. B. Wendelken tossed seven shutout innings and the Winston-Salem Dash had 13 hits, including seven doubles, in a 12-2 win over the Frederick Keys Wednesday afternoon. The win keeps them just a half-game behind Carolina and Myrtle Beach in the South Division. The Dash came out of the gate full throttle, hitting three singles…

Carolina League – Carolina Pounds Salem Again, 13-6

The Carolina Mudcats picked up right where they left off from yesterday, pounding the Salem Red Sox 13-6. After winning last night’s game against the Red Sox 5-1, the Mudcats have a half-game lead in the Southern Division, pending the outcome of Myrtle Beach’s game with Potomac. Salem actually grabbed the early 1-0 lead in…

California League Recap – Visalia’s Win Streak Ends, Rancho Cucamonga Ties for First

Rancho Cucamonga 4, Lake Elsinore 0 The Rancho Cucamonga Quakes came to Lake Elsinore trailing the storm by one game, but after a 4-0 win, the two teams find themselves tied in the South Division of the California League. Jharel Cotton (5-7) pitched a complete game two-hitter, walking two and striking out 11. Six Quakes…

South Dominates American Association All-Star Game 7-0

The American Association played their first All-Star game since 2014, and it was quite a show…if you were routing for the South. The North could hardly muster any kind of offense against the South pitchers and after the game was close for eight innings, the South scored five in the top of the ninth to…

Winston-Salem Shuts Out Frederick 4-0

With the Winston-Salem Dash and the Frederick Keys both in the hunt for their division crowns, this was a game that both teams had to have, but it was Winston-Salem that was the one that actually looked like they wanted it. The Dash had four pitchers combine on the eight-hit shutout, and kept the team…

Myrtle Beach Pelicans Hold Off Potomac Nationals 8-6

For a time it was looking like the Potomac Nationals were going to battle back and defeat the Myrtle Beach Pelicans, but the bullpen was able to hold it together to give the Pelicans the 8-6 win. The Pelicans got a huge night from C Jorge Alfaro, who reached base four times, and scored four…

Lynchburg Hillcats Down Wilmington Blue Rocks 4-2

For a moment it looked like the Lynchburg Hillcats were going to blow their Carolina League game against the Wilmington Blue Rocks, but the tide turned quickly, and victory was attained, 4-2. The win broke a tie between the two Northern Division foes and moved Lynchburg just a half game back of the Potomac Nationals.…

South Atlantic League – July 29, 2014 – Lakewood Rebounds to Down Kannapolis

After losing the middle three games of their five game series to the Kannapolis Intimidators, the Lakewood BlueClaws were finally able to get into the win column with a 7-2 matinee win. The loss dropped Kannapolis to 3.5 games behind the Greensboro Grasshoppers, pending their game later tonight. The two teams were tied entering the…

Craig Maddox Wins American Association Home Run Derby

With the American Association taking a brief break to play their All-Star game Tuesday night, the mid-summer classic kicked off with the Home Run Derby on Monday night, and there could not have been a less likely winner than Craig Maddox. The Derby, played at Shaw Park, home of the Winnipeg Goldeyes, featured some of…

South Atlantic League Capsule – July 28, 2014 – Charleston RiverDogs 6, Asheville Tourists 5

The Charleston Riverdogs would get a much needed victory over the Southern Division leading Asheville Tourists on Monday night. The win would move them to 8.5 games out and give them a chance to make up some more ground as their series resumes tomorrow night. Both starter Rookie Davis and reliever Angel Rincon found themselves…