American Association Daily Recap: June 9, 2019
In this American Association Daily, Robert Pannier examines the highlights, transactions and news from the American Association for June 9, 2019. The highlights the Cleburne Railroaders sweeping a double-header from the Winnipeg Goldeyes, and Cody Regis hitting two homers in the Lincoln Saltdogs victory. This plus news and transactions.
Daily Recaps: June 9, 2019
Railroaders Roll to Double-Header Sweep
The Cleburne Railroaders swept their double-header with the Winnipeg Goldeyes on Sunday, thanks to some outstanding pitching and two homeruns from Jonathan Rodriguez. In Game 1, Jesus Sanchez dominated the Goldeyes, holding them to five hits in the complete game shutout. Hunter Clanin hit his third homerun of the season and drove in three runs. Clanin, John Nester, and Rodriguez each scored two runs. Rodriguez added his first homer of the year.
Game 2 looked like it was going to be much of the same thing as the Railroaders jumped out to a 3-0 lead through the first three innings, but Winnipeg would battle back with two runs in the fourth against Michael Gunn. However, they would get no closer as Cleburne prevailed, 5-2. Gunn allowed two runs in five innings, and Rodriguez homered for the second game in a row.
Regis Homers Twice to Power Saltdogs
The Lincoln Saltdogs received two homers and 4 RBI from Cody Regis as they downed the Texas AirHogs, 9-4. Curt Smith and Christian Ibarra also homered for the Saltdogs. Jake Hohensee came on in relief and tossed three scoreless innings to earn the victory.
Canaries Complete Sweep, 6-3
The Sioux Falls Canaries defeated the Gary Southshore RailCats on Sunday afternoon, completing their three game sweep with a 6-3 victory. Mark Seyler came out of the bullpen, tossing four outstanding innings to earn the victory. Clint Coulter drove in two and had 2 hits, including his fourth homer of the year. The victory was the third straight for Sioux Falls.
Westphal Keeps Dogs Howling, Down T-Bones
A team finally scored a run against Chicago Dogs starter Luke Westphal, but one is all that the Kansas City T-Bones would get against the Chicago starter, as the Dogs prevailed 6-2. Westphal (4-0) allowed one run in five innings, the first run he has allowed this season. Rey Gonzalez had 2 hits, 2 runs scored, and 2 RBI for the Dogs.
Pike Shuts Down Explorers, RedHawks Win 9-2
The Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks and Sioux City Explorers were scoreless through three, but two runs in the fourth, a run in the fifth, and three runs in the sixth gave the RedHawks a commanding lead on their way to a 9-2 victory. Tyler Pike (3-2) tossed five shutout innings and Tim Colwell had three runs and two runs scored.
Saints Hang on for 6-5 Victory
The St. Paul Saints jumped out to a 6-2 lead, only to see the Milwaukee Milkmen score three in the eighth and put the tying run on third in the ninth. However, Todd Van Steensel would close the door as St. Paul prevailed, 6-5. Brady Shoemaker homered and drove in three, and Nick Belzer allowed one run in 5.1 innings of work.
American Association Notes
Chicago Dogs left-hander Luke Westphal finally gave up a run. Westphal had not allowed a run in the first 28.0 innings this season, but the Kansas City T-Bones finally were able to put up a run with one down in the bottom of the fifth.
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Placed RHP Michael Tamburino on the Disabled List retroactive to June 4 and signed RHP Bret Helton
Gary SouthShore RailCats
Released OF Sean Guida and RHP Daniel Hurtado; placed INF Will Savage on the Disabled List retroactive to May 25. Signed INF Alex Crosby.
Kansas City T-Bones
Signed OF Danny Mars. Placed INF Mason Davis on the Inactive List retroactive to May 23 and placed RHP Dylan Baker on the Disabled List retroactive to June 2.
Released RHP Alex Fishberg
St. Paul Saints
Placed RHP Jake Matthys on the Disabled List retroactive to June 3 and activated RHP Eddie Medina from the Disabled List
Sioux Falls Canaries
Activated INF Trae Santos from the Disabled List
Removed LHP Sang Yang from the active roster. Signed LHP Tyler Matzek; removed OF Lu Yuheng from the active roster and added C Li Ning to the active roster.
By Robert Pannier