• Written about 8 hours ago
    Squandered Opportunities: Saints Strand 12, Lose 5-2 https://t.co/IULpImmlDU https://t.co/z88jK4pQpO via @StPaulSaints
  • Written about 9 hours ago
    Game Rewind of our 5-2 loss to the Kansas City T-Bones https://t.co/yZXmI4AQR5 via @StPaulSaints
  • Written about 9 hours ago
    Do we make @SInow Sign of Apocalypse since Mark Hamburger started for us on National Hamburger Day? If that's not worthy then what is? via @StPaulSaints
  • Written about 9 hours ago
    Lose 5-2. At least we lost in under 6 hours, only 2 hours and 55 minutes. Always looking at the bright side. via @StPaulSaints
  • Written about 9 hours ago
    .@NHans12 with our @Securian Long Run of the Game https://t.co/rz67V2HAed via @StPaulSaints
  • Written about 9 hours ago
    .@GoldGlover2B flashing the leather over at 1B! https://t.co/F9hobjkwhv via @StPaulSaints
Getting to CHS Field

Saints Get A Complete Game From Robert Coe, Win 2-1

ST. PAUL, MN July 7, 2012

Saints Get A Complete Game From Robert Coe, Win 2-1

July 07, 2012 at 12:27 AM

ST. PAUL, MN (July 6, 2012) – The start of Friday night’s game was delayed by an hour and 12 minute rain delay.  The game was worth the wait as Robert Coe hurled his second complete game of the season as the St. Paul Saints defeated the Lincoln Saltdogs 2-1 at Midway Stadium in front of 4,241.


            The 24-year-old Coe, who made his professional debut last season and was primarily a catcher in college at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, was incredible all night long.  In just his 11th professional start Coe hurled his first ever 9.0 inning complete game of his career.  He tossed a 7.0 inning complete game shutout on June 5 this season in the first game of a double header against the New Jersey Jackals.  On Friday he threw 113 pitches, 69 for strikes and after the first inning he didn’t allow a runner into scoring position.


            In the top of the first Joe Spiers led off the game with a double to left and with two outs John Alonso tomahawked a high fastball into left field for an RBI single that gave the Saltdogs a 1-0 lead.  Coe would allow just two hits in an inning one more time.  In the seventh he gave up a leadoff single to Stephen Holdren, but he got Jimmy Rohan to ground into a double play to end the inning.  After a single to Tommy Collaro, Coe struck out Salomon Manriquez looking to end the inning.  Coe retired the side in order in the ninth and ended the game emphatically with a strikeout of Rohan.  Coe allowed one run on six hits while walking two and striking out eight.


            The Saints tied the game at one in the bottom of the first when they put together three straight singles with two outs.  Jim Rapoport started it as he extended his streak of reaching base safely to 27 games.  Ole Sheldon followed with a single and Willie Cabrera knocked home Rapoport with a single.


            The game stayed tied at one until the sixth when the Saints scored with a little help from the Saltdogs.  With two outs Tanner Townsend struck out, but the ball was in the dirt and skipped to the backstop allowing Tanner to reach on a wild pitch.  He stole second and Alex Garabedian blooped a single into shallow right-center that scored Tanner and proved to be the game winning run.


            The Saints welcome in the Sioux City Explorers on Saturday in game one of a four game series at 7:05 p.m.  The Saints are TBA and the Explorers start LHP Alain Quijano (2-3, 2.57).  It is Day Two at “The Cabin.”  The game can be heard on Club 1220 KLBB and inside the ballpark on 87.9 FM.