American Association Daily Recap: August 25, 2019
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.
Daily Recaps: August 25, 2019
Saints Walk-Off Dogs…Again, 5-4
For the second straight night, the St. Paul Saints walked off the Chicago Dogs, this time 5-4. St. Paul led by two runs heading into the top of the ninth, but Chicago would tie it. In the bottom of the inning, Josh Allen led off with a double and moved to third on a ground out. That brought Young to the plate, who lifted a sacrifice fly to score Allen with the winning run. The victory moved the Saints four games ahead of the Dogs for the final playoff position in the North Division.
Sierra Hurls Explorers to Victory, 6-2
The Sioux City Explorers defeated the Kansas City T-Bones on Sunday evening, 6-2, moving the Explorers back into a second-place tie with the T-Bones. Carlos Sierra tossed a gem, allowing two runs on five hits in six inning victory. José Sermo had the big bat, driving in three runs while Sebastian Zawada added his 10th homerun of the year.
Goldeyes Stun RedHawks in Ninth, 7-5
A night after watching the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks score 5 in the bottom of the 11th to win, the Winnipeg Goldeyes got a little revenge, scoring three in the top of the ninth to defeat the RedHawks, 7-5. An error allowed the go ahead runs to score, and Victor Capellan came on in the ninth to record his 25th save of the season.
Hart Helps Canaries Edge Milkmen, 7-6
Mike Hart drove home two runs in the top of the eighth inning to give the Sioux Falls Canaries a 7-6 victory over the Milwaukee Milkmen. Clint Coulter had a big night for Sioux Falls, scoring three runs and driving home two others. Connor Leedholm tossed a perfect ninth inning for his third save of the season.
Zhang Tao Stymies Railroaders, 8-2
Zhang Tao tossed his second consecutive impressive start, allowing two runs in five innings as the Texas AirHogs defeated the Cleburne Railroaders, 8-2. A five-run third inning proved to be the difference maker. Javion Randle drove in a pair of runs. Both Daniel Robertson and Angel Reyes had three hits for Cleburne.
RailCats Pitching Leashes Saltdogs, 4-1
Four Gary Southshore RailCats pitchers combined to allow one run on two hits to defeat the Lincoln Saltdogs, 4-1. David Griffin started and allowed one run on one hit in four innings. Andrew Cartier tossed 2.2 innings of scoreless relief for the victory. Sandy Lugo closed out the ninth to earn the save. Marcus Mooney led the Gary offense with three hits and two RBI.
American Association Notes
The St. Paul Saints tied an American Association record with their 21st one run victory on Sunday. The record was originally set by the 2009 Wichita Wingnuts. The Saints have played in 36 one run games this season, one short of the league record…Cleburne Railroaders starter Stephen Johnson had his five-game home winning streak snapped on Sunday. That is the longest home winning streak for any pitcher in the league this season.
Placed OF Hunter Clanin on the Disabled List retroactive to August 21 and activated OF Nick Rotola from the Disabled List
Gary SouthShore RailCats
Released OF Nick Herzog and OF M.J. Rookard; placed LHP Seth Hougesen on the Disabled List retroactive to August 25 and activated RHP David Griffin from the Disabled List
Released LHP Nick Bozman
St. Paul Saints
Released RHP Ryan Smith
Sioux City Explorers
Released RHP Alex House
Sioux Falls Canaries
Released RHP Jake Esch
By Robert Pannier
Featured Image Courtesy of the Winnipeg Goldeyes