Duncan Dominant, Chinea Drives in Four – American Association Daily Recap
American Association Daily provides insights, features, and recaps of the action from around the American Association of Professional Baseball League, as well as player and coaching profiles and transactions. In today’s edition of American Association Daily Recap, Frank Duncan helped to keep the Winnipeg Goldeyes surging to start the season with six shutout innings and Saints catcher Chris Chinea homered and drove in four.
Duncan Shuts Down RedHawks, Bats Booming, Goldeyes Win 15-1
If there was any doubt that the Winnipeg Goldeyes could hit, they seem to be silencing the naysayers as the team rocked the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks, 15-1. Kyle Martin homered for the second straight night and Darnell Sweeney drove in three to help lead the Winnipeg offense. Logan Hill became the first player to record four-hits this season.
While the offense was pounding seven RedHawks pitchers, Frank Duncan was dominating on the hill. The right-hander tossed six shutout innings, allowing three hits and no walks for the victory.
Washington Double Propels Milkmen over Dogs, 4-3
David Washington drilled a two-run double in the bottom of the fifth to help the Milwaukee Milkmen earn the comeback victory over the Chicago Dogs on Saturday afternoon, 4-3. After Chicago had taken a 3-1 lead in the top of the fourth, the Milkmen cut the deficit to one in the bottom of the frame. Washington then delivered a clutch two-out double down the right field line in the bottom of the fifth to give the Milkmen the lead for good.
David Homberg was dominant for Milwaukee, allowing three runs in six innings of work. He retired the side in order in five of the six innings he pitched. Myles Smith earned his first save of the season.
Homers Help Saints Down Canaries, 14-3
The St. Paul Saints blasted three homers on Saturday evening, helping to power the team to a 14-3 victory over the Sioux Falls Canaries. Sebastian Zawada and John Silviano went deep as part of a four run second inning and Chris Chinea added a three-run shot in the eighth. The Saints offense scored at least one run in seven of the nine innings, including the final six innings.
Meanwhile, Matt Solter was dominant, allowing three-hits and one unearned run in 5.2-innings for his first victory of the season. The right-hander didn’t walk a batter while striking out seven.
Player of the Day: Chris Chinea, St. Paul Saints
Chris Chinea finished the day 3-5 with three runs scored and four RBI. He added a homer and a double, falling just a triple shy of hitting for the cycle. He also walked once.
The Saints catcher doubled in the second and scored on a single by Josh Allen that put St. Paul ahead 2-0. In the fifth he added an RBI groundout and in the seventh he walked and later came around to score. In the eighth, Chinea delivered his biggest blow, a three-run blast, his first homer of the year.
Pitcher of the Day: Frank Duncan, Winnipeg Goldeyes
Frank Duncan allowed just three-hits in six shutout innings to earn his first victory of the season. The right-hander didn’t walk a batter and struck out four. Duncan retired the first five batters he faced and did not allow more than one runner to reach base in any inning. He threw 53 strikes in his 80 pitches.
Kyle Martin homered on Saturday, his third homerun of the 2020 season. Martin homered twice on Friday night…After striking out just one time on Saturday, the Milwaukee Milkmen have now struck out only five times though two games.
Fargo-Moorhead: Released OF Forrestt Allday
Winnipeg: Signed LHP Evan Grills and C Ryan Lidge
Winnipeg: Activated RHP Ryan Flores, RHP Kent Hasler and INF Kyle Martin from the Reserve List
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By Robert Pannier