American Association Daily Recap: June 18, 2019
In this American Association Daily, Robert Pannier examines the highlights, transactions and news from the American Association for June 18, 2019. The highlights include the Milwaukee Milkmen winning in dramatic fashion and the Texas AirHogs shutting out the Cleburne Railroaders. This, plus news and notes.
Daily Recaps: June 18, 2019
Ninth Inning Homers Send Milkmen to Victory
The Milwaukee Milkmen scored three runs in the ninth, two on back-to-back homers to down the Lincoln Saltdogs, 4-2. Jose Rosario and Nolan Earley provided the fireworks. Adam Walker also went deep for Milwaukee. Both of Lincoln’s runs came on homers.
RedHawks Blank RailCats
Correlle Prime’s three-run homer was all the offense the RedHawks pitching staff needed in the 3-0 victory. Five pitchers combined to shutout the Gary Southshore RailCats. Bret Helton earned the win with 5.2 shutout frames. For Prime, it was his fifth homer of the year.
AirHogs Blank Railroaders, 2-0
Three Texas AirHogs pitchers allowed a total of five hits as the team defeated the Cleburne Railroaders, 2-0. Tyler Matzek (1-0) earned the victory and Guoqing Lu earned his second save of the year as both pitchers threw two innings of scoreless relief. A costly error in the seventh allowed Texas to score both of their runs.
Goldeyes Batter Dogs, 10-3
Josh Romanski, Willy Garcia, Reggie Abercrombie, and Dominic Ficociello each drove in two runs as the Winnipeg Goldeyes downed the Chicago Dogs, 10-3. Kevin McGovern came out of the bullpen to toss 2.2 scoreless innings to earn the victory. Chicago got two RBI from Kyle Dugan.
Glasser, Canaries Roll over Saints
The Sioux Falls Canaries scored 11 runs for the second straight night, this time downing the St. Paul Saints, 11-6. Mitch Glasser homered for the first time this season while driving in three runs. Sam Bragg (2-1) earned the victory out of bullpen.
It’s the same old song and dance in Kansas City where the T-Bones and Sioux City Explorers were rained out. The game will be made up as part of a double-header on Wednesday.
American Association Notes
The Sioux City Explorers are the hottest team in the American Association, winning six straight. The Cleburne Railroaders are in a rut, losing five straight going into Wednesday’s action.
Gary SouthShore RailCats
Released RHP Robbie Coursel
Released OF DonAndre Clark and RHP Jose Ortega; signed OF Dale Carey and OF Alex Glenn
Signed RHP Jake Joyce
St. Paul Saints
Signed RHP Mason McMahon
Sioux Falls Canaries
Removed RHP Grady Wood from the Inactive List and placed RHP Kevin Simmons on the Inactive List retroactive to June 9
Added C Wang Shuai and OF Lu Yuheng to the active roster; released C Stephen Haviar
Activated INF Adrian Marin from the Disabled List
By Robert Pannier