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Getting to CHS Field

Saints Offense Continues To Struggle, Lose 4-1 To Railcats

ST. PAUL, MN August 20, 2014

SAINTS OFFENSE CONTINUES TO STRUGGLE, LOSE 4-1 TO RAILCATS

 

GARY, IN (August 20, 2014) – At one time during the 2014 season the St. Paul Saints offense was one of the most feared in the league.  That, however, was during the first month of the season.  As the season winds down the struggles continue to mount as do the losses as the Saints dropped their 11th game in the last 12, 4-1 to the Gary SouthShore Railcats at U.S. Steel Yard on Wednesday night.

 

            For the third consecutive game the Saints got on the board in the first inning when Evan Bigley doubled, his first extra base hit since July 12, moved to third on a groundout and scored on a single by Henry Wrigley to make it 1-0.  The RBI was Wrigley’s 68th of the season, 12 shy of tying the single-season franchise record of 80.

 

            The Saints would manage just three singles over the next eight innings and just two runners would reach as far as second the rest of the way as Railcats starter Stephen Bougher tossed 7.1 innings allowing one run on five hits while walking three and striking out four.

           

Saints starter Drew Gay was fantastic and cruised through the first four innings allowing just one hit.  In the fifth the Railcats tied it up when Josh Romanski singled, was sacrificed to second and scored on a single by Wally Backman Jr.

 

The game stayed tied until the seventh when Jose Garcia singled with one out.  With two outs Danny Pulfer singled Garcia to second.  Drew Martinez then doubled home Garcia to make it 2-1.  Gay’s night was done and he gave way to Matt Meyer.  His stint was a short one as he plunked the only batter he faced.  Mikey Mehlich took over for Meyer, but he walked the first two hitters he faced forcing in a pair of runs which gave the Railcats a three run cushion.  Gay went 6.2 innings allowing four runs on eight hits while walking three and striking out one.

 

The Saints now travel to Haymarket Park to take on the Lincoln Saltdogs in a five game series over four days with a double header on Thursday evening beginning at 5:05 p.m.  The Saints send RHP Jeff Shields (5-8, 4.44) to the mound in game one and are TBA in game two while the Saltdogs send RHP Joe Bisenius (4-2, 4.04) to the mound in game one and RHP Justin Kuks (5-4, 4.84) to the hill in game two.  Both games are scheduled for seven innings and game two begins approximately 30 minutes at the conclusion of game one.  Both games can be heard on Club 1220 KLBB.