Reyes Tosses Gem, Ulrich Leads Canaries, PURE Performance Honorees Named
American Association Daily provides insights, features, and recaps of the action from around the American Association of Professional Baseball League, as well as player and coaching profiles and transactions. Robert Pannier recaps the two games in the American Association on Monday, including the Sioux Falls Canaries rallying to beat the Sioux City Explorers, and Eduard Reyes tossing a job in the Winnipeg Goldeyes victory. Plus, PURE Performance Player and Picture of the Week are named. This and much more.
Reyes Sharp in Goldeyes Victory
Eduard Reyes allowed two runs in seven innings to lead the Winnipeg Goldeyes to a 5-2 victory over the Lincoln Saltdogs. Reyes gave up two runs in the third inning, then dominated this contest, holding Lincoln to seven hits while striking out four. José José came on in the ninth to close out the contest for his seventh save of the season. Kyle Martin had the big blast of the game, a two-run homer, his 14th of the year.
Kyle Kinman pitched well for Lincoln, allowing three runs in six innings of work. Forrestt Allday was 2-3 with a run scored and Josh Altmann went 3-3 with a run and two RBI. Altmann added his 15th homerun of the year.
Canaries Rally to Down Explorers
The Sioux Falls Canaries found themselves trailing by four coming out of the first inning, but scored three in the fourth, a run in the fifth, and three more in the sixth to defeat the Sioux City Explorers, 7-6. Wyatt Ulrich drove home a pair of runs with a two-run triple and both Jordan Ebert and Angelo Altavilla both went 2-4 with two runs scored. The Canaries bullpen was outstanding. Grady Wood earned the victory with three solid innings of relief, and Caleb Frare had his best outing of the year, striking out to win the ninth earned his third save of the season.
Zach Hedges struggle, allowing seven runs in six innings for Sioux City. Sebastian Zawada had a big day, going 2-3 with two runs scored and four RBI. Zawada it is ninth homerun of the season.
Three Stars of the Night
No. 3 – Josh Altmann (Lincoln Saltdogs) 3-3, R, 2 RBI, HR, Double
No. 2 – Sebastian Zawada (Sioux City Explorers) 2-3, 2 R, 4 RBI, HR, 2 HBP
American Association Daily Notes
Milwaukee Milkmen left-hander David Holmberg was named the PURE Performance Pitcher of the Week in the American Association… Chicago Dogs OF Danny Mars was selected as the PURE Performance Player of the Week… Winnipeg Goldeyes IF Raul Navarro extended his hitting streak to 15 straight games. It is the second hitting streak this season of at least 14 games by Navarro.
Sioux Falls: Released RHP John Straka
By Robert Pannier