In this edition of American Association Daily, Robert Pannier examines the highlights, transactions and news from the American Association for September 8, 2019. There were two playoff games on Sunday, including the St. Paul Saints winning on a walk-off hit by Blake Schmit to force a Game 5 and the Sioux City Explorers advancing to the American Association Championship series.
With their backs against the wall for the second straight night, the St. Paul Saints would pull out another dramatic late inning victory to down the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks, this time 1-0. Blake Schmit’s walk-off hit in the bottom of the ninth gave the Saints the victory, staving off a second straight elimination game to tie […]
In this American Association Daily, Robert Pannier examines the highlights, transactions and news from the American Association for June 13, 2019. This includes the St. Paul Saints winning in walk-off fashion in extra innings and John McKinney shutting down the Lincoln Saltdogs in his first start.
The St. Paul Saints started the night with a man on the mound that hadn’t given up a run in 31.0 consecutive innings. They ended the night scoring against a pitcher that hadn’t allowed a run all season. Blake Schmit came through with a bases loaded RBI single to send the Saints to a 3-2 […]
In this American Association Daily, Robert Pannier examines the highlights, transactions and news from the American Association for May 22, 2019. This includes the St. Paul Saints and the Kansas City T-Bones each sweeping double-headers. Get recaps from all seven games plus transactions. T-Bones Outslug, Outpitch Saltdogs to Sweep Double-Header The Kansas City T-Bones […]
It was 71 home games since the last time the St. Paul Saints had a walk-off victory. That came on July 26, 2017 when Kes Carter hit a home run in the 14th inning against the Sioux City Explorers. On Wednesday afternoon Josh Allen’s walk-off was less dramatic, but no less important as he drew […]
In American Association Daily, Robert Pannier recaps the games from May 19, including a double-header split between the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks and the Kansas City T-Bones, and Curt Smith records his 600th hit in a Lincoln Saltdogs uniform. This, plus transactions from around the league. Thomas Walraven Helps RailCats Scratch Out First Win The Gary […]
In one of the coldest games in franchise history, with game time temperature sitting at 39 degrees, the St. Paul Saints managed just four hits. They took advantage of four Milwaukee Milkmen errors and seven walks in splitting the opening series with a 9-5 victory on Sunday evening in front of 6,088 at CHS Field. […]
The local product is returning home. The last three seasons infielder Blake Schmit has done damage against the St. Paul Saints. Now he will join them as manager George Tsamis made a trade with the Sioux City Explorers to grab the Eden Prairie High standout in exchange for a player to be named later. The […]
In American Association Daily, Robert Pannier from the Minor League Sports Report examines the trade that sent former All-Star shortstop Blake Schmit from the Sioux Falls Canaries to the Sioux City Explorers.
The Sioux Falls Canaries had been battered in their first two games against the Wichita Wingnuts this past weekend. The pitching staff gave up 21 runs through the first two games but, since then, the staff has been absolutely on fire, helping Sioux Falls to win their fourth straight game Wednesday afternoon against the St. […]
A night after scoring 12-runs in the seventh to down the Salina Stockade 15-1, the Sioux Falls Canaries spread out the runs, yet still came up with the same double-digit number to make 30-runs in two games. Troy Marks tossed seven outstanding innings and Aaron Gretz hit his first home run of the season while […]
The Salina Stockade headed north to take on the Sioux Falls Canaries Friday night, and they were in a dog fight through the first six innings of this ballgame. However, a 12-run seventh gave the Canaries a commanding lead on their way to the 15-1 victory. Blake Schmit drove in five and Ty Morrison homered […]
Record: 23-45, Fourth Place in North Division, 12th Place Overall Season Recap: The year got off to a great start for the Sioux Falls Canaries. The team started out 5-0, sweeping the Sioux City Explorers for their first four wins before downing the St. Paul Saints. Manager Chris Paterson had the team rolling, but it […]
The name of the position is a sort of irony if you get down to it. Shortstop gives the impression that smaller sized players man the position on the field, but men like Alex Rodriguez, Derek Jeter and Cal Ripken, Jr. not only are among the biggest names in the history of the game, but […]
After a promising start to the team’s six-game homestand, the St. Paul Saints dropped their third in a row, this time to Sioux Falls Canaries, 9-4. Shawn Blackwell looked quite sharp for Sioux Falls only allowing four hits through the first five innings on his way to his fourth win of the season. Saints starter […]
It was an exciting battle between two undefeated heavy weights in the North Division of the American Association Monday Night. The St. Paul Saints traveled to the Sioux Falls Canaries with both teams coming in at 4-0. Thanks to Stephen Bougher and Blake Schmit the Canaries left the game still undefeated and, for the first […]