American Association Daily Recap: August 17, 2019
In this American Association Daily, Robert Pannier examines the highlights, transactions and news from the American Association for August 17, 2019. There were six games played on Sunday, including the Cleburne Railroaders sweeping the Sioux City Explorers, and the Winnipeg Goldeyes avoiding being swept behind another stellar outing by Mitch Lambson.
Daily Recaps: August 17, 2019
Gillies Helps Railroaders Complete Sweep, 4-2
Charlie Gillies tossed five shutout innings as the Cleburne Railroaders completed their three-game sweep of the Sioux City Explorers, 4-2. Gillies allowed four hits and four walks while striking out five. Angel Reyes and Daniel Robertson were both 1-3 with one run scored and an RBI. The sweep extended Cleburne’s lead in the South 3.0 games.
Lambson Helps Goldeyes Avoid Sweep, 10-2
Mitch Lambson allowed two runs in seven innings as the Winnipeg Goldeyes avoided a sweep by defeating the Chicago Dogs, 10-2. Lambson allowed five hits while striking out seven in earning his American Association leading 12th victory of the season. Willie Garcia and Kevin Garcia each drove in three runs for the Goldeyes.
Collier, T-Bones Sweep AirHogs, 7-4
The Kansas City T-Bones completed their sweep of the Texas AirHogs, thanks to seven outstanding innings by ace Tommy Collier. Collier allowed one run while striking out seven. Daniel Nava and Roy Morales each drove in a pair of runs for Kansas City. The victory coupled with a Sioux City loss moved the T-Bones into second place in the South Division.
Medina Leads Saints to Sweep of Saltdogs, 3-0
Eddie Medina blanked the Lincoln Saltdogs for seven innings as the St. Paul Saints went on to complete their sweep of Lincoln, 3-0. Mike Devine tossed the final two innings for his third save of the season. Chris Baker drove in two runs for St. Paul.
RedHawks Score Eight in Sixth to Down Canaries, 14-6
An eight run sixth inning proved to be too much for the Sioux Falls Canaries, as the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks completed their sweep, 14-6. Correlle Prime and Brian Olson each drove in three runs for the RedHawks. Prime spurred the eight run frame with a three run blast, his 15th of the season.
Wagman Leads Milkmen to Series Victory
Joey Wagman allowed two runs in 5.2 innings as the Milwaukee Milkmen defeated the Gary Southshore RailCats, 3-2. After Gary took a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the first, Milwaukee cut that deficit in half when Adam Walker led off the top of the second with his 21st homer of the year. The Milkmen would take the lead in the top of the seventh on back-to-back bases-loaded walks and Myles Smith came on in the ninth to close the contest out for his 15th save of the season.
American Association Notes
The Kansas City T-Bones won their 11th straight game. That puts them just one game behind Sioux City’s mark of 12, the longest winning streak in the American Association this season…For the first time in franchise history, the St. Paul Saints swept a series in Lincoln. St. Paul had never accomplished the feat in their prior 29 series…The RedHawks have now won six games in a row. The Saints have won five in a row…Goldeyes starter Mitch Lambson earned his seventh straight victory, the longest winning streak by a pitcher this season.
Signed OF Alex Boxwell and placed RHP J.R. Bunda on the Disabled List retroactive to August 8
Gary SouthShore RailCats
Signed RHP River Carbone
Kansas City T-Bones
Signed INF Will Baker and RHP Andrew DiPiazza; released RHP Eduardo Paredes
Placed RHP Austin Pettibone on the Inactive List retroactive to August 16 and signed C Nick Crous
Sioux Falls Canaries
Sold the contract of INF Andrew Ely to the Pittsburgh Pirates and placed a claim on Winnipeg RHP Joel Seddon. Seddon is now on the roster of Sioux Falls
By Robert Pannier