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 […]
The St. Paul Saints and Chicago Dogs laid it all on the line in the first game of their crucial four-game series at CHS Field. Both teams’ pitching staffs were superb and went toe-to-toe all night long. In the end, Chris Baker came through with an RBI single to right with two out in the […]
In this American Association Daily, Robert Pannier examines the highlights, transactions and news from the American Association for August 8, 2019. There were six games scheduled in the American Association on Thursday, including the St. Paul shutting out the Sioux City Explorers and the Kansas City T-Bones winning the rubber match of their series with Cleburne.
For one night the St. Paul Saints can breathe a collective sigh of relief. Their five game losing streak is a thing of the past and the pitching staff, along with Chesny Young on the offensive side, were a big reason why. Four Saints pitchers combined on a two-hit shutout of the Sioux City Explorers […]
St. Paul Saints starting pitcher Ryan Zimmerman is trying to add one simple word before his name: Ace. On Wednesday night he pitched like one again tying a career high with nine strikeouts while allowing one hit over 7.0 innings, but a Chase Simpson grand slam proved to be the difference in a 5-1 loss […]
In this American Association Daily, Robert Pannier examines the highlights, transactions and news from the American Association for July 12, 2019. There were five games scheduled in the American Association on Sunday, including the Chicago Dogs winning their ninth straight game and the St. Paul Saints crushed the Winnipeg Goldeyes, 12-1.
A 17-day stretch without a day off culminated in one of the more impressive wins during the last two plus weeks. Ryan Zimmerman allowed one run over 6.0 innings and six different players collected two RBI as the St. Paul Saints took out their frustration from being beaten up the night before, with a 12-1 […]
In this American Association Daily, Robert Pannier examines the highlights, transactions and news from the American Association for July 10, 2019. There were eight games on Wednesday, including the Chicago Dogs sweeping a double-header with the Gary Southshore RailCats and John Brownell tossing a shutout as the Lincoln Saltdogs defeated the Winnipeg Goldeyes, 6-0. […]
Runs were scored in just two half innings on Wednesday night at CommunityAmerica Ballpark. Fortunately for the St. Paul Saints in their half inning they put up seven. Starter Ryan Zimmerman did everything else, backed by a strong showing from the bullpen as the Saints won 7-1 over the Kansas City T-Bones. The win improves […]
In American Association Daily, Robert Pannier recaps an incredible night of baseball in the American Association, as there were six great games scheduled for Sunday. That included a pair of walk-off victories, and a rookie tossing in gem to blank the defending champions.
With a lot of flux in the St. Paul Saints rotation, Manager George Tsamis was looking for someone to really establish himself in the back end of the rotation, and Ryan Zimmerman sure made a statement he was ready to do so on Sunday evening. The right-hander, making his third start of the season, allowed […]
Looking to stay alive in the Wild Card race, the St. Paul Saints turned to Ryan Zimmerman to contain the Wichita Wingnuts bats, and he delivered one of his best outings of the season, blanking the visitors through the first six frames in the Saints 5-1 victory. Nate Hanson had 2-RBI in the game, helping […]
Before heading out for a six-game road trip, the St. Paul Saints were looking to take the rubber match of their three-game set with the Sioux City Explorers. Former Explorer Ryan Zimmerman started for St. Paul looking for his third win since joining the team, and he pitched a gem, allowing just one run in […]
Entering Tuesday night’s double-header against the Texas AirHogs, the St. Paul Saints pitching staff had not been performing to the standards that Manager George Tsamis had become accustomed to over the last two seasons. However, the manager got two outstanding outings from Ryan Zimmerman and Jason Creasy, as the Saints swept the two-games, blanking the […]
It has been a difficult start for the St. Paul Saints starting pitching staff in the first couple of weeks of the 2017 American Association season. With Robert Coe hurt, Kramer Sneed unable to go, and Eric Veghlan deciding that his baseball career is over, Manager George Tsamis has been scrambling for arms, and Wednesday […]
With the St. Paul Saints jumping out to such a fast start this season, and the Wichita Wingnuts looking much like last season’s team that won it all, most have been ignoring that fact that the Sioux City Explorers have the best record in the American Association. In fact, they have a good shot at […]
Record: 43-18, First Place in the Central Division, Second Best Record Overall Summary: The Sioux City Explorers are the biggest surprise of the American Associations so far. The one team in this division that did not really challenge for the division title last season, the Explorers came out of the gate on fire, and have […]
The American Association named their Player and Pitcher of the Week for June 22 on Monday. St. Paul Saints catcher Vinny DiFazio and Sioux City Explorers pitcher Ryan Zimmerman earned the honors. Vinny DiFazio, Player of the Week DiFazio has been on a ridiculously hot tear of late for the St. Paul Saints. During the […]
The Sioux City Explorers grabbed their seventh win in their last 10 games, riding the arm of Ryan Zimmerman in an 8-2 win over the Grand Prairie AirHogs. The right-hander was supported by a 14-hit attack that moved the Explorers to just one game behind first place Gary Southshore in the Central Division of the […]
With just about 10 weeks before the start of the American Association season, the Sioux City Explorers have been one of the quieter teams in terms of building their club. They currently have 15 players signed to the active roster, and have just one catcher and two infielders signed and ready to compete for a […]
The Sioux City Explorers finished a disappointing fourth in the Central Division of the American Association last season, but this was a team that showed flashes of excellence, going 18-11 following the All-Star break. That record included a five- and a six-game win streak. The Explorers showed real heart, and they are ready to feed […]