American Association Daily Recap: August 15, 2019
In this American Association Daily, Robert Pannier examines the highlights, transactions and news from the American Association for August 15, 2019. There were five games in the American Association on Thursday, including the Cleburne Railroaders battering the Sioux City Explorers and the Chicago Dogs taking a bite out of the Winnipeg Goldeyes.
Daily Recaps: August 15, 2019
Eight Run First Propels Railroaders, 9-1
The battle for the South Division got off to an inauspicious start for the Sioux City Explorers, as the Cleburne Railroaders scored eight runs in the first on their way to a 9-1 victory. Sioux City starter Carlos Sierra, who entered the contest undefeated this season, lasted just three innings. Meanwhile, Cleburne starter Stephen Johnson allowed a single run in seven innings for his eighth victory of the year. Daniel Robertson, Angel Reyes, and Ryan Brett each drove in a pair of runs for the Railroaders.
Dogs Maul Goldeyes, 13-0
Jake Dahlberg combined with two relievers to blank the Goldeyes as the Chicago Dogs opened their series with a 13-0 mauling of Winnipeg. Victor Roache hit his 2oth homer of the season and drove in three runs. Gustavo Pierre also drove in three for Chicago, adding his third homerun of the year. Dahlberg tossed seven shutout innings, allowing three hits while striking out four.
Motl Leads Saints to Victory, 7-4
Dan Motl homered on the third pitch of the contest to help lead the St. Paul Saints to a 7-4 victory over the Lincoln Saltdogs. St. Paul would jump out to a 7-0 lead behind five shutout innings from Jake Matthys, but the Saltdogs would finally get to the Saints starter in the sixth, scoring three runs. The bullpen would shut the door, however, as Mike Devine tossed the final inning for his second save of the season. Motl finished with three hits and two runs scored, and Chesny Young was 2-3 with two runs, two RBI, and his fifth homer of the year.
Pike Peaks to Lead RedHawks, 4-2
Tyler Pike allowed two runs in six innings as the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks defeated the Sioux Falls Canaries on Thursday, 4-2. Fargo would score all of their runs in the fourth, as T.J. Bennett blasted a three run homer to provide the margin of victory. Geoff Broussard came on in the ninth to record his 23rd save of the season.
Hougesen Gem Leads RailCats, 2-1
Seth Hougesen tossed six shutout innings as the Gary Southshore RailCats defeated the Milwaukee Milkmen, 2-1. Marcus Mooney drove in both runs for the RailCats with a two run double in the bottom of the fourth. Sandy Lugo came on in the bottom of the eighth and tossed the final 1.2 innings for his seventh save of the season.
American Association Notes
The Kansas City T-Bones will look to extend their winning streak to nine when they take on the Texas AirHogs in a double-header on Friday.
Gary SouthShore RailCats
Traded OF John Price Jr. to Winnipeg for future considerations and signed OF Michael Blatchford
Placed OF Randolph Oduber on the Disabled List retroactive to August 10 and activated LHP Kyle Kinman from the Disabled List
Signed LHP Nick Bozman and released RHP Travis Thompson
Removed LHP Mi Jiahong from the active roster and added RHP Liu Guoqing to the active roster; sold the contract of LHP Tyler Matzek to the Atlanta Braves
Placed OF Jonathan Moroney on the Disabled List.
By Robert Pannier