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Getting to CHS Field

Saints Blanked by Goldeyes Despite Impressive Outing by Rookie Pitcher Gutierrez

ST. PAUL, MN August 30, 2017

Despite a strong debut by rookie pitcher Andrew Gutierrez, the Saints were shutout for the fourth time this season, 2-0.  Veteran pitcher Charle Rosario earned his 10th win of the season with the victory.  The loss drops the Saints to 47-48, the first time they have been under .500 since 2014.


Gutierrez made his first appearance for the Saints and was superb. He did not allow a hit until the fourth inning. He tossed 6.0 innings and allowed one run on only two hits while walking six and striking out two.


Rosario pitched 6.2 scoreless innings for the Goldeyes allowing seven hits while walking one batter and striking out nine. He now has recorded 10 wins in three separate seasons in the American Association with the victory, becoming the sixth pitcher in league history to accomplish the feat.


The Goldeyes scored their first run of the ballgame in the fourth inning after Reggie Abercrombie reached on a one-out walk. He moved to third on a single by Shawn Pleffner and scored on a sacrifice fly by David Bergin to make it 1-0.


The Goldeyes tacked on an insurance run in the ninth.  The Goldeyes loaded the bases on a Bergin leadoff walk and back-to-back singles by Wes Darvill and Mason Katz. Casey Turgeon lined an RBI single into left field scoring Bergin and the Goldeyes led 2-0.


The Saints managed just one base runner as far as third, but had two decent chances on the night. In the sixth inning, Dan Johnson reached on a one-out walk, then advanced to second on a wild pitch. Tony Thomas hit a two-out single to left field moving Johnson to third, but Kes Carter struck out to end the inning.


They left another runner in scoring position in the seventh inning after Mitch Delfino led off with a single to left field, then advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt by Maxx Garrett. Rosario struck out Tim Colwell before departing for reliever Victor Capellan. He got Jon Kristoffersen to ground out to first to end the inning.


The same two teams meet Thursday night at 7:05 p.m. at CHS Field for the final home game of the 2017 season. The Saints will send RHP Dustin Crenshaw (1-1, 5.21) to the mound to face RHP Edwin Carl (8-4, 4.89) for the Goldeyes. It is Fan Appreciation Night with a Post Game Fireworks Super Show presented by Pearson’s Candy Company. The game can be seen on the Saints Cable Network, cable access channels in and around the Twin Cities. There is no radio broadcast on Thursday night on Club 1220 KLBB due to the Green Bay Packers game.