American Association Daily Recap: August 14, 2019
In this American Association Daily, Robert Pannier examines the highlights, transactions and news from the American Association for August 14, 2019. There were five games in the American Association on Wednesday, including the Kansas City T-Bones completing their sweep of the Cleburne Railroaders and the St. Paul Saints downed the Winnipeg Goldeyes.
Daily Recaps: August 14, 2019
Colabello Completes T-Bones Sweep, 5-4
The Kansas City T-Bones completed their sweep of the Cleburne Railroaders, thanks to a walk-off single by Christopher Colabello in the bottom of the ninth that gave Kansas City a 5-4 victory. The T-Bones held a 4-2 lead, but Cleburne tied the score with two runs in the top of the eighth. That set up the dramatic ninth. A walk and an error put two on with no one out. Daniel Nava singled to load the bases before Colabello lined the first pitch he saw back up the middle to give his team the win. The victory moved Kansas City just three back of the top spot in the South.
Saints Finally Solve McGovern, 5-4
It had been two years since the St. Paul Saints defeated Kevin McGovern, but that streak finally came to an end as St. Paul downed the Winnipeg Goldeyes, 5-4. The Saints held a 3-0 lead heading into the top of the sixth, but Winnipeg would take the lead with four runs in the frame, highlighted by Willy Garcia’s 13th homer of the year. St. Paul immediately responded in the bottom half of the inning, scoring two to retake the lead. Tanner Kiest tossed the final two innings for his third save since joining the Saints.
Snelten Muzzles Saltdogs, 8-1
D.J. Snelten allowed a run and two hits in seven innings to lead the Chicago Dogs to an 8-1 victory over the Lincoln Saltdogs. Snelten walked one and struck out 10, a season high. Keon Barnum had the big blow of the game, hitting a grand slam as part of a seven run fourth inning that gave Chicago a commanding lead. Nick Schulz recorded both hits for Lincoln, including hitting his third homer of the year.
AirHogs Win in 11, 8-5
A three run eighth helped the Texas AirHogs to force extra innings and they would add another three spot in the 11th to defeat the Gary Southshore RailCats, 8-5. A double by Justin Byrd, his third hit of the game, gave Texas the lead, and they would add insurance runs on an error and a wild pitch. Pete Perez (2-1) earned the win with two scoreless innings, and Carlos Contreras closed it out for his third save since re-joining the team.
Tamburino Shuts Down Milkmen, 6-1
Michael Tamburino tossed seven scoreless innings for his sixth win of the season as the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks downed the Milwaukee Milkmen, 6-1. Tamburino allowed just two hits, while striking out a season high 14. That eclipse his season best 13 he recorded against Lincoln on July 24. Yhoxian Medina drove in two runs, and Brennan Metzger had three his for the RedHawks.
American Association Notes
Lincoln Saltdogs RHP John Brownell reached the 2,000 innings pitched plateau in his career. Brownell reached the historic plateau in the second inning of Wednesday night’s game…The Kansas City T-Bones have won eight straight games. That is the fourth longest streak in the league this season.
Signed RHP Manny Corpas
Sioux City Explorers
Released LHP Andrew Chin
Removed INF Luo Jinjun from the active roster and signed C Alfonso Reda
By Robert Pannier