Getting to CHS Field

Do Unto Others...Saints Butcher T-Bones 10-3

ST. PAUL, MN May 27, 2017

The St. Paul Saints got tired of other teams scoring double-digit runs against them.  One night after giving up 10 to the Kansas City T-Bones the Saints returned the favor.  Anthony Gallas tied a career high with five RBI and Jason Creasy tossed 5.0+ solid innings as the Saints took down the T-Bones 10-3 on Saturday night at CHS Field in front of 7,816.


          Saints starter Jason Creasy looked sharp after a tough third inning in his first start.  He struck out the side in the third, the second consecutive game in which he’s struck out the side in an inning.  In the sixth he finally made a mistake when he walked Omar Garcia and gave up a two-run home run to Marcus Lemon, his second of the season.  After a single to Kevin Keyes, Creasy departed.  He went 5.0+ innings allowing two runs on five hits while walking two and striking out four.


          The Saints offense would provide Creasy with more than enough run support.  Gallas collected his first RBI in the second when Tony Thomas tripled and scored on Gallas’ groundout.


          In the third the Saints exploded for their largest run output in any inning this season. They sent 11 men to the plate and scored six runs.  Danny Oh led off the inning with a solo home run, his second in as many games, to make it 2-0 Saints.  Oh came into this season with two home runs in 342 career games, and has two home runs in the last two.  Breland Almadova singled and moved to second on a single from Nate Hanson.  With one out Thomas walked to load the bases.  Gallas cleared them with a triple off the wall in right-center, to make it 5-0 Saints.  Tony Caldwell made it 6-0 with an RBI single and Jon Kristoffersen added an RBI double to make it 7-0.  Kristoffersen finished with a career high three hits going 3-4 with a double and an RBI. 


          In the fourth Gallas added to his RBI total when Brady Shoemaker doubled and advanced to third on a single by Thomas.  Gallas’ RBI fielder’s choice made it 8-0 Saints.  Gallas tied his career high of five RBI which he set last season on August 23 vs. Laredo.


          The Saints finished their scoring in the eighth when Almadova singled and Hanson crushed a two-run homer to left, his second of the season. 


          The Saints bullpen was magnificent with Caleb Thielbar pitching for the first time this season and tossing 2.0 perfect innings of relief while Vinny Nittoli tossed 1.0 perfect inning. Seth Rosin allowed an unearned run in the ninth.


          The same two teams meet Sunday evening in the finale of the three game series at 5:05 p.m. at CHS Field.  The Saints send RHP Mark Hamburger (2-0, 1.56) to the mound against T-Bones RHP Jeff Walters (0-0, 1.80).  It is Military Appreciation Night with Post Game Monster Food Truck Rally and SPIREworks Super Show.  The game can be seen on the Saints Cable Network, cable access channels in and around the Twin Cities, and heard on Club 1