In this American Association Daily, Robert Pannier examines the highlights, transactions and news from the American Association for June 17, 2019. The highlights include the St. Paul Saints outslugging the Sioux Falls Canaries, 20-11, and the Sioux City Explorers completing a four-game sweep of the Cleburne Railroaders. This, plus news and notes.
SIOUX FALLS, SD (June 17, 2019) – It was a battle of two first place teams on Monday night at Sioux Falls Stadium. It turned into a night that would have made Mark Scott smile. The two teams combined to hit 10 home runs, the Saints set a franchise record with 20 RBI, tied a […]
In the 26-seasons of the St. Paul Saints no player collected more hits in a single-season, and only one player slugged more doubles, than outfielder Max Murphy in 2018. On the heels of one of his best all-around seasons in his five-year career, Murphy will once again patrol the outfield at CHS Field as he […]
The St. Paul Saints entered Monday night’s competition with a magic number of three to clinch a spot in the playoffs. They were facing their nemesis in the Winnipeg Goldeyes, who would have loved to have dashed those playoff hopes, or at least delayed them for two games. However, Jake Matthys had other plans, blanking […]
The St. Paul Saints were looking to sweep their series over the Sioux Falls Canaries, and used their impressive offense once again, downing the Canaries 13-8. St. Paul rapped out 15 hits, moving their batting average to. 331 in August. Max Murphy had four hits and drove in two, and Jake Matthys won his third […]
The biggest series of the year for both the Gary Southshore RailCats and St. Paul Saints got underway at CHS Field on Friday night as the two playoff contenders were looking to make a statement that would vault one closer to the playoffs while crushing the hopes of the other. Thanks to seven outstanding innings […]
The St. Paul Saints were looking to complete their sweep of the Kansas City T-Bones on Sunday evening and, thanks to a 5-RBI night before by Max Murphy, the Saints were able to do so, winning 9-3. Justin O’Conner drove in two and scored two runs and Chris Nunn won his fourth game of the […]
They say that turnabout is fair play, and that proved to be the case Sunday evening as the St. Paul Saints responded from their worst pitching outing of the season to crush the Texas AirHogs, 13-2. A night after giving up a season high 20 hits in a 14-9 loss, the pitching staff held Texas […]
For the second time the season, St. Paul Saints starter Eddie Medina got to face his old team, and this time he was even more impressive, blanking the Wichita Wingnuts over 6.1 innings, leading his team to a 5-0 victory. The victory was the fifth of the year for Medina, tying him for the team […]
In American Association Daily, this is the unofficial All-Star break in the American Association, so Robert Pannier takes a look at the St. Paul Saints and how they have performed to this point in the season and take a look at what to expect as the American Association heads to its stretch run.
The St. Paul Saints have been struggling at home of late but had the opportunity to earn a sweep with a victory over the Cleburne Railroaders on Wednesday afternoon. Thanks to a four run second inning, spurred by Max Murphy’s bases clearing double, the Saints would take a commanding lead on their way to a […]
St. Paul Saints Manager George Tsamis had the early hook on Independence Day, removing his starter after just two-thirds of an inning, but he would get outstanding relief as the Saints downed the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks, 8-5. Max Murphy homered and drove in four and Burt Reynolds added a three run shot as St. Paul moved […]
It is a common idea in sports that a change of scenery can sometimes lead to greater success. That sure proved to be the difference for Burt Reynolds, who became an instant success in his first game with the St. Paul Saints, blasting two home runs to help lead the Saints to an 8-6 come […]
In American Association Daily, Robert Pannier recaps an incredible night of baseball in the American Association, as there were only two games scheduled, but 36 runs were scored including a 15-9 victory by teh St. Paul Saints. Saints Pound Out 19 Hits in 15-9 Victory Whenever the Lincoln Saltdogs play you can be sure the […]
The Texas AirHogs are quickly proving to be a lot more formidable than anyone imagined, battling back from two down to tie the score on Wednesday, sending their contest with the St. Paul Saints to extra innings. However, the Saints would prevail for the third time in this series, downing Texas 7-4 thanks to a […]
Last season, Eddie Medina established himself as one of the best starting pitchers in the American Association, going 9-3 with a 3.08 ERA for the Wichita Wingnuts. Two starts into his St. Paul Saints career, the right-hander has picked up where he left off last year, winning his first game of the season by blanking […]
Before the 2018 season, right-hander Vinny Nittoli approached St. Paul Saints Manager George Tsamis looking to move into the starting rotation. If his first start was any indicator, he will be a permanent fixture in the Saints rotation. Nittoli tossed six outstanding innings, allowing only 2 hits while striking out 10 in leading St. Paul […]
If there is one thing we know about the St. Paul Saints, it is that they can score runs. After putting up 17 runs against the Gary Southshore RailCats, the Saints returned home for their season opener and, thanks to a 3-RBI performance by Max Murphy, downed the Chicago Dogs, 6-4. That moved the Saints […]
American Association Daily provides insights and features on the American Association of Professional Baseball League, as well as player and coaching profiles and transactions going on with teams around the league. In today’s edition, we look at the additions the Cleburne Railroaders have made over the last week and how that should effect the team.