Category: Robert Pannier

Home Run Barrage Highlights St. Paul Saints Victory

In was opening day for the St. Paul Saints, but this was no ordinary opening day. The team opened their plush new ballpark, CHS Field, a 7,500 person stadium in lowertown St. Paul that will quickly become the envy of baseball teams throughout the country. The Saints welcomed American Association rival the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks in…

Danny Gutierrez Reels in Goldeyes in 4-1 Grand Prairie AirHogs Win

The Grand Prairie AirHogs had a tough season in 2014, finishing in third in the South Division of the American Association, and never really being in contention. They opened the 2015 season against the Winnipeg Goldeyes, the team that had the second best record in the league last season. This had the makings of a…

Houchins Is Killer Bee in 6-3 Win Over Wisconsin Timber Rattlers

The Wisconsin Timber Rattlers had to feel pretty good about themselves after opening up their four-game series with the Burlington Bees by winning the first two games. Unfortunately, the momentum did not last as the Bees took the last two games of the series, including Thursday night’s game, 6-3. Devin Williams started for Wisconsin, and…

Kansas City T-Bones Adam Ehlert Cooks Up Well Done Fan Experience

One of the things that separates the American Association from many of the other minor leagues one will visit is the commitment to fans. The primary role of affiliate leagues is to develop prospects for their Major League clubs, and while winning and drawing fans to the games are valuable, they are in no way…

Eric Farris Walk-Off Hit Gives Rochester Red Wings 10th Inning Win

Eric Farris had been having a tough night for the Rochester Red Wings. He was 0-5 through the first nine innings, with two strike outs, but he delivered when given the opportunity to erase all that, singling in the bottom of the tenth inning to give Rochester the 8-7, 1oth inning win. Jason Wheeler started…

Burlington Evens Record with 4-2 Win Over Wisconsin Timber Rattlers

When the Burlington Bees saw the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers on their schedule three days ago they had to be feeling pretty good about dominating their series with the team from Appleton. The Timber Rattlers had the worst record in the Midwest League and were 1-9 in their last ten games. However, Wisconsin took the first…

Five Run First Frame Sends Wisconsin Timber Rattlers to 6-3 Win

After starting the season 6-19 at home, maybe the best solution for the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers was to head to the road. They had started out the 2015 season 3-9 away from Appleton, but two games into their 11-game road trip they have added two wins to that total, as they have beaten the Burlington…

Duane Below Conquers Tacoma Rainiers in 2-0 Las Vegas 51s Victory

When Noah Syndergaard was promoted to the New York Mets, the Las Vegas 51s were looking for someone to step up and take his place as the king of the hill. Looks like the new king has been crowned. Left-hander Duane Below continued his assault on Pacific Coast League hitters, this time tossing a four…

Medeiros, Burkhalter Lead Wisconsin Timber Rattlers to Victory, 4-2

It’s been a tough season early on for the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers. A 9-28 start has them in last place in the Western Division of the Midwest League, and the club was looking for a spark following a 1-9 performance over their previous 1o games. They needed their pitching staff to step-up and deliver a…

Tommy ‘Mow’em Down’ Milone Continues Dominance for Rochester Red Wings

There is no one that believes that Tommy Milone is happier in Rochester than he would be in Minneapolis. Clearly he would prefer to be with the Twins than with their AAA-affiliate, however that does not mean the minor league team is not loving having the left-hander on their staff. The Rochester Red Wings are…

Rainiers Pitching Staff Too Big a Mountain to Overcome for Las Vegas 51s

Saturday night the Tacoma Rainiers gave up a run in the ninth inning costing them a victory, and lost one inning later to the Las Vegas 51s. On Sunday afternoon, Justin Germano was having no heroics, as he and two relievers combined to shutout the visitors, giving Tacoma the 4-0 win. Matt Bowman returned to…

Taylor Rogers Cages Iron Pigs in 5-3 Rochester Red Wings Victory

Taylor Rogers is back! That is surely how it looked to the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs on Sunday afternoon, as the Rochester Red Wings left-hander stymied the visitors for six innings on route to a 5-3 win. The victory gave the Red Wings a split in their four-game series with the Lehigh Valley and moved…

Rochester Red Wings Unable to Soar Over Iron Pigs, Fall 6-5

The Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs may be in last place in the International League’s North Division, but that memo doesn’t seem to have reached the team. For the second night in the last three, the Iron Pigs beat the Rochester Red Wings in Rochester, this time by a score a 6-5. What made the victory…

Pitcher’s Duel Gives Sacramento 2-1 Win Over Las Vegas 51s

It was a good old-fashioned pitching duel Friday night between Sacramento River Cats starter Robert Coello and the Las Vegas 51s Steven Matz. With both starters looking for their fifth win of the season the two dominated, but eventually a late run was the difference as the River Cats won 2-1. The 51s looked like…

9th Inning Rally Gives Rochester Red Wings 5-4 Win

When the 2015 International League season ends, the Rochester Red Wings will look back on their successful season and think of those dramatic moments that turned a good season into a great one. It is likely that Friday night’s dramatic 5-4 victory over the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs will be one of those moments. A…

Las Vegas 51s Late Rally Falls Short, River Cats Win 6-5

For seven innings it looked like the Sacramento River Cats had clawed their way to an easy victory. Leading 6-0, the visitors were dominating the Las Vegas 51s behind the pitching of Clayton Blackburn, but a five-run eighth inning brought the crowd to their feet and surely left the River Cats with a little acid…

Darin Gorski Tames River Cats in Las Vegas 51s 5-1 Win

After struggling against El Paso five days ago, left-hander Darin Gorski was looking to rebound. He entered the game 2-2 with a 6.58 ERA, but had given the club hope. He looked good in his two previous starts before the El Paso matchup, but the Chihuahuas roughed up the left-hander casting some doubts on where…