In American Association Daily, Robert Pannier looks back on the 2019 American Association season of the Texas AirHogs. This includes looking at the top player and pitcher as well as what to expect in 2020.
The final game of the 2019 season, the first for the Milwaukee Milkmen almost began similar to the first two games against the Texas AirHogs this series, beginning the first 3 2/3 innings hitless. Manny Boscan got the hitting going with a single in the fourth and from there the boys took control. The scoring […]
In American Association Daily, the Minor League Sports Report and This Week in the Association name their Pitcher and Pitcher of the Week for Week 16 in the American Association. The St. Paul Saints Jeremy Martinez is selected as the Player of the Week after hitting .579 in six games. The Texas AirHogs Zhang Tao earned Pitcher of the Week honors after tossing a no-hitter for 7.2 innings.
In this edition of American Association Daily, Robert Pannier examines the highlights, transactions and news from the American Association for September 1, 2019. There were six games played on Sunday, including the Kansas City T-Bones battling back to win in 13 to claim the South Division title and the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks defeated the Cleburne Railroaders. Plus, Keon Barnum set an American Association record.
The Texas AirHogs stalled Milkmen scoring for a second night. Milwaukee went hitless until the eighth inning, when Garrett Copeland got his 19th double of the year, which resulted to be the only hit. Riley Pittman scored the Milkmen’s only run off a balk in the eighth inning. Milwaukee finished with two men left on […]
In this edition of American Association Daily, Robert Pannier examines the highlights, transactions and news from the American Association for August 31, 2019. There were six games played on Sunday, including the Kansas City T-Bones moving into sole possession of first place with a dramatic walk-off victory, and the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks hurting the Cleburne Railroaders playoff chances with a 4-3 victory.
A steady pitching performance by Texas AirHogs starter Zhang Tao stopped the Milkmen from gaining momentum. Tao pitched 8 innings and allowed just one hit while walking 3 with 5 strikeouts. Milwaukee finished with just 2 hits, and one of them was a solo shot from Glen McClain (3) in the ninth inning, which almost forced […]
Grand Prairie, Texas—If the Kansas City T-Bones (55-41) make it to the post season you can look back on nights like Thursday night in Texas as the reason why. Hobbled by injuries, missing key players, starting players leaving the game due to injury, key two out hits to go with some clutch bullpen work helped […]
The AirHogs got a great start from Travis Ballew in the final home game of the season but unfortunately the AirHogs bats could only muster 2 runs in the final home game of the season, falling to Kansas City 3-2. The AirHogs fell behind in the 3rd inning 2-0 after the first 2 batters of […]
Grand Prairie, Texas—On a night when most T-Bones fans were not only cheering on their home team from the metro, they were also likely crossing their fingers for a Sioux Falls win over Sioux City and a Lincoln win over Cleburne to help their chances in the race for the wild-card spot in the playoffs. […]
Not much went right for the AirHogs in a 16-1 loss to the Kansas City T-bones in game 2 of the series Wednesday night. The T-bones started the scoring early and it just kept on coming all night long. Kansas City scored 1 run in the 1st, 5 in the 2nd, 6 in the 4th, […]
Grand Prairie, Texas–After the heartbreaking loss in Sioux City, the T-Bones came to Texas hoping to fight their way back into the playoff hunt. Tommy Collier and Eric Manoah Jr. faced off again against each other for the third time this season, but a costly sixth inning for Manoah Jr. gave Tommy Collier (10-5) another […]
CLEBURNE, Tex. (Aug. 26, 2019) – The Cleburne Railroaders rallied from a 3-0 deficit in the first inning to surge past the Texas AirHogs 10-4 on Monday night at The Depot at Cleburne Station. Texas (26-68) came out swinging against Cleburne starter Jesus Sanchez (10-4), starting the game with four consecutive singles. Na Chuang got […]
In this edition of American Association Daily, Robert Pannier examines the highlights, transactions and news from the American Association for August 25, 2019. There were six games in the American Association on Sunday, including the St. Paul Saints walking off the Chicago Dogs for the second straight night and the Sioux City Explorers evening their series with the Kansas City T-Bones.
One night after suffering the worst loss of the season, the AirHogs get the most important win of the season in Cleburne tonight, taking care of business 8-2. The AirHogs fell behind early thanks to a Ryan Brett solo home run in the second inning. The AirHogs bats exploded in the 3rd inning putting up […]
CLEBURNE, Tex. (Aug. 25, 2019) – One night after holding Texas to just two hits, the Cleburne Railroaders could not silence the AirHogs bats as Texas evened the series with an 8-2 win on Sunday night at The Depot at Cleburne Station. A Ryan Brett solo home run in the bottom of the second gave […]
CLEBURNE, Tex. (Aug. 24, 2019) – The Cleburne Railroaders set a franchise record for runs scored on Saturday night, defeating the Texas AirHogs 22-2 at The Depot at Cleburne Station. The Railroaders (54-38) banged out 15 hits and drew 12 walks, which also matched a franchise record. They scored ten runs in the bottom of […]
Trevor Simms made his first start of the season as an AirHog and through 4 innings he looked great. Unfortunately the righty couldn’t get through the fifth inning en route to a 6-4 defeat at the wings of the Sioux Falls Canaries. The Birds struck first in the second inning. Alay Lago led off the […]
Welcome to Nine-by-Nine with Texas AirHogs Manager Chris Bando. Nine-by-Nine is a weekly show that gives fans the opportunity to ask the Skipper questions about the AirHogs, baseball or sports in general or just seek Chris’ wisdom about life. You can send in your questions to Chris@MinorLeagueSportsReport.com.
In this American Association Daily, Robert Pannier examines the highlights, transactions and news from the American Association for August 22, 2019. There were six games in the American Association on Thursday, including the Chicago Dogs blanking the Winnipeg Goldeyes and the St. Paul Saints winning their ninth straight game on the road. Plus, the Sioux City Explorers edged the Cleburne Railroaders in extra innings.
The AirHogs pitching staff picked up where they left off versus Lincoln tonight, looking past last night’s tired performance. Erik Manoah was once again brilliant guiding the team through 6 innings of 2 run baseball in a 3-2 win. The AirHogs scored first as Justin Byrd came home to score on a fielders choice off […]
SIOUX FALLS, SD — Usually one run doesn’t decide a game at the Birdcage, but it did on Thursday. The Texas AirHogs (25-65) defeated the Sioux Falls Canaries (35-54) 3-2. Both teams were tied at two heading into the fourth inning. The game remained tied until the ninth inning. Justin Byrd hit his first home […]
SIOUX FALLS, SD — Wednesday night at the Birdcage the Sioux Falls Canaries did something only one other team in the American Association has done this year: score 20 runs in a game. The Sioux Falls Canaries (35-53) beat the Texas AirHogs (24-65) 20-5 on Wednesday night. The Birds went 1-2-3 in the first inning […]
In this American Association Daily, Robert Pannier examines the highlights, transactions and news from the American Association for August 20, 2019. There were five games in the American Association on Tuesday, including the Sioux City Explorers moving back into second place in the South with a victory over the Kansas City T-Bones. In Texas, Tao Zhang tossed seven one-hit innings against Lincoln in the AirHogs 3-1 win.
Zhang Tao gave the AirHogs his best performance of the season as he one hit the Lincoln SaltDogs en route to a 3-1 win. Zhang Tao was phenomenal in his 7 innings of one hit baseball for the AirHogs striking out 9 while only allowing a hit by pitch. He escaped a first inning jam […]
GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas – Daniel Herrera doubled and scored, but the Saltdogs fell 3-1 to the Texas AirHogs in the series finale at AirHogs Stadium on Tuesday night. BOX SCORE The AirHogs opened the scoring with a two-out rally in the 1st inning. Chen Junpeng doubled into left-center on an 0-2 pitch before Na Chuang […]
LINCOLN, Nebraska – John Brownell allowed just one hit over eight scoreless innings, and the Saltdogs shut out the AirHogs 2-0 at AirHogs Stadium on Monday night. BOX SCORE Brownell allowed just three baserunners over eight innings – one walk and a hit batter along with an infield single – and struck out eight hitters […]
The AirHogs got a brilliant starting pitching performance from Travis Ballew, but in the end they just could not get anything going against John Brownell tonight, falling 2-1/ Travis Ballew clearly did not have his best stuff tonight, but that is what made this outing fantastic for the young righty. He worked around 3 first […]
In today’s edition of American Association Daily, Robert Pannier examines the highlights, transactions and news from the American Association for August 18, 2019. There were six games played on Sunday, including the St. Paul Saints crushing the Winnipeg Goldeyes and the Kansas City T-Bones doubling up the Sioux City Explorers.