American Association Daily Recap: July 5, 2019
In this American Association Daily, Robert Pannier examines the highlights, transactions and news from the American Association for July 5, 2019. Six games were played on Friday, including the St. Paul Saints tying a team record with six homers to down the Winnipeg Goldeyes, 10-2, and the Lincoln Saltdogs defeated the Kansas City T-Bones, 9-5.
Daily Recaps: July 5, 2019
Saints Slug Six Homers in 10-2 Victory
Max Murphy homered twice and drove in three as the St. Paul Saints downed the Winnipeg Goldeyes, 10-2. St. Paul tied a franchise record with six homeruns. Dan Motl, Brady Shoemaker, Josh Allen, and John Silvano provided the other blows. Ryan Zimmerman allowed just two hits in six innings to earn the victory.
Canaries Crush Explorers
Andrew Ely homered twice as the Sioux Falls Canaries battered the Sioux City Explorers, 16-2. Six different players in the Canaries lineup had at least two RBI and everyone had at least one hit. Ely finished 3-5 with three runs scored and four RBI. Mark Seyler allowed two runs in 5.2 innings to earn the victory.
Lincoln Downs K.C., 9-4
The Lincoln Saltdogs got three RBI from both Ty Moore and Teodoro Martinez in their 9-4 victory over the Kansas City T-Bones. After taking a 4-1 lead, the T-Bones battled back with three in the top of the sixth. However, in the bottom of the frame, Martinez and Nick Schultz each drove in a pair to give the Saltdogs a commanding lead. Nick Tepesch won his sixth game of the year.
Dogs, AirHogs Split Double-Header
After falling in the first game of their double-header, 9-4, the Texas AirHogs defeated the Chicago Dogs in the nightcap, 7-6. Texas held a 5-2 lead heading into the fifth, but Chicago scored four runs to take the lead. In the bottom of the sixth, Li Ning tied the score with an RBI base hit and Stewart Ijames put his team back on top for good with an RBI single of his own. Tyler Matzek earned the win.
In Game 1, Victor Roache drove in four to lead the Dogs to a 9-4 victory. A seven run third would crush the hopes of the AirHogs, as Roache and Jordan Dean each drove in a pair in the frame. Dean hit his sixth homer of the season.
RedHawks Battle Back to Down Milkmen
A four run third put the Milwaukee Milkmen up by one, but two runs in the seventh would help the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks defeat the Milkmen, 6-5. With the score tied at one heading to the bottom of the second, Daniel Comstock put the RedHawks back on top with an RBI single. Yhoxian Medina and Brennan Metzger would each drive in a run and Fargo-Moorhead led, 4-1.
However, Milwaukee stormed right back. In the top of the third, Jeff Chandler and Cesar Valera led off with back-to-back singles before Garrett Copeland walked to load the bases. That brought Manuel Boscan to the plate, who blasted his fifth homer of the year to make it 5-4.
It stayed that way until the seventh when Comstock delivered a two run homer, his fourth of the year to put the RedHawks up for good. Comstock finished with two hits, two runs, and three RBI. Michael Hope (2-0) earned the victory with two shutout innings of relief.
Railroaders Clip RailCats, 4-3
The Gary Southshore RailCats took a 3-0 lead, only to see the Cleburne Railroaders battle back with four unanswered runs in the Railroaders 4-3 victory. Zach Nehrir and Ryan Brett each homered for Cleburne and Tyler Wilson recorded his 10th save. Alex Crosby had three hits for the RailCats.
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American Association Notes
The Cleburne Railroaders Tyler Wilson lowered his ERA to 0.42 with a scoreless inning on Friday…The RailCats Thomas Walraven extended his on-base streak to 28 straight games, the second longest this season (34). Brady Shoemaker of the Saints has reached base in 26 straight games.
Placed INF Angel Rosa on the Inactive List retroactive to June 10 and placed RHP Edward Cruz on the Inactive List retroactive to June 20; placed RHP Daniel Hurtado on the Disabled List retroactive to July 1 and placed Charlie Gillies on the Disabled List retroactive to July 4
Gary SouthShore RailCats
Placed RHP Nick Floyd on the Disabled List retroactive to July 4 and activated LHP Lars Liguori from the Disabled List
Kansas City T-Bones
Traded RHP Erik Manoah Jr. to Texas for a player to be named later
Released OF Auggie Francis
St. Paul Saints
Placed C Jhonatan Solano on the Disabled List retroactive to July 4 and activated RHP Mike Devine from the Inactive List
Signed RHP Pete Perez and removed RHP Gan Quan from the active roster
By Robert Pannier