American Association Daily Recap: May 17, 2019
In American Association Daily, Robert Pannier recaps the day’s action for May 17, 2019, including the Kansas City T-Bones opening their title defense with a 3-0 victory over the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks. In transactions, Texas AirHogs fill out their roster with their group of Chinese players. Get all the latest news here.
Delgado, Three Relievers Combine to Lead T-Bones to 3-0 Victory
The Kansas City T-Bones received their American Association championship rings before Friday night’s game, then went out and celebrated by getting five shutout innings from Randall Delgado in a 3-0 victory over the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks. Delgado and three relievers combined to allow just six hits while striking out 12. Darnell Sweeney and Daniel Robertson each homered for the T-Bones.
Nick Tepesch Blanks Explorers, Saltdogs Win 4-1
Nick Tepesch made his 2019 debut a memorable one, blanking the Sioux City Explorers for six innings as the Lincoln Saltdogs went on to defeat the Sioux City Explorers, 4-1. Lincoln would give Tepesch all the runs he needed with a pair of runs in the fourth and fifth innings. Tyler Moore continues his red hot start, going 3-4 with 2 runs scored. Tepesch allowed 3 hits and 2 walks, striking out 4.
Milkmen Move to 2-0 with Late Victory
The Milwaukee Milkmen are serving notice early that they are not going to be a doormat in the American Association, defeating the defending North Division champion St. Paul Saints for the second straight night. The Milkmen saw St. Paul rally to erase a 2-0 deficit only to retake the lead on an RBI single by Sam Dexter in the eighth to give them a 3-2 win. Christ Conley had a home run as part of a 2-3 evening.
Nine Run Outburst Leads Dogs to 12-5 Victory over RailCats
Last season, the Chicago Dogs had a lot of difficulty scoring runs. That does not appear to be the case this year, as the team battered the Gary Southshore RailCats’ pitching staff for 13 hits in a 12-5 victory. Tony Rosselli and Trey Vavra both homered and drove in three for Chicago. David Olmedo-Barrea had three hits in his debut for the Dogs.
Sam Bragg Derails Railroaders, Canaries Prevail 3-1
Much was expected from the Sioux Falls Canaries starting rotation this season, and Sam Bragg gave a little taste of how good this staff can be, holding the Cleburne Railroaders to 4 hits and a run in 6 innings in the 3-1 victory. A two run seventh inning was the deciding factor as Mike Hart homered to give his team the lead before Mitch Glasser gave the team a little cushion with an RBI double.
Mitch Lambson Brilliant in Downing AirHogs, 7-1
Mitch Lambson was brilliant on Friday night, holding the Texas AirHogs to a run on 3 hits in 6 innings to lead the Winnipeg Goldeyes to a 7-1 victory. Winnipeg broke open a 1-1 tie with three runs in the sixth and two in the eighth. Alex Perez drove in two to lead the Goldeyes offense.
Gary Southshore Railcats
Traded RHP Jordan Cummings to Schaumburg (Frontier League) for a player to be named later.
Traded RHP Chris Pennell to Lake Erie (Frontier League) for a player to be named later.
Traded RHP Duke von Schamman (LS-5) to York (Atlantic League) for a player to be named later.
Signed LHP Trevor Lubking.
Signed INF Josh Prince.
Added the following Chinese National Team players to their active roster (effective May 16): C Luan Chenchen, RHP Liu Guoqing, LHP Mi Jia Hong, INF Chen Jenpeng, INF Cao Jie, INF Yang Jin, INF Luo Jinjun, OF Du Nan, C Li Ning, RHP Gan Quan, RHP Zhang Tao, OF Han Xiao and LHP Sang Yang
By Robert Pannier