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Getting to CHS Field

Sweet Revenge, Saints Take It To Goldeyes With 12-1 Win

ST. PAUL, MN July 14, 2019

A 17-day stretch without a day off culminated in one of the more impressive wins during the last two plus weeks.  Ryan Zimmerman allowed one run over 6.0 innings and six different players collected two RBI as the St. Paul Saints took out their frustration from being beaten up the night before, with a 12-1 victory over the Winnipeg Goldeyes on Sunday evening at CHS Field in front of 7,844.

          Zimmerman, who is quickly becoming a front of the rotation starter, retired six of the first seven men he faced.  The lone run he gave up came in the third when Alex Perez singled, moved to third on a single by Tyler Hill, and scored on a single by James Harris. 

          In Zimmerman’s last inning of the night he walked the leadoff hitter Wes Darvill then gave up a two out single to Willy Garcia, but fanned Dominic Ficociello to end the inning.  Zimmerman went 6.0 innings allowing one run on six hits while walking one and striking out six.  He has allowed just three runs over his last three starts and has a 2.21 ERA over his last six starts.

          The offense got Zimmerman more than enough run support in the first off of Goldeyes starter Joel Seddon.  Dan Motl led off with a triple to right and, with one out, Brady Shoemaker knocked him home with a single, making it 1-0.  Two batters later Josh Allen clubbed his 13th home run of the season, a two-run blast to left, giving the Saints a 3-0 lead.

          The Saints put up five in the fourth sending 11 men to the plate.  Allen and Jeremy Martinez started the inning with back-to-back singles putting runners at first and second.  Jhonatan Solano’s sacrifice bunt moved both runners up.  Chesny Young then ripped a two-run single to right making it 5-1.  A double by Matt Morales put runners at second and third. Two batters later Chris Baker grounded a two-run single into left giving the Saints a 7-1 lead.  Shoemaker singled, moving Baker to third, and John Silviano made it 8-1 with an RBI single.  Overall, the Saints had eight hits in the inning, one shy of a franchise high nine.

          In the sixth, Silviano crushed a solo homer to center, his fifth in 14 games with the Saints, to give the Saints a 9-1 lead.

          The Saints added another run in the seventh when Motl and Baker walked with two outs and Shoemaker’s single up the middle scored Motl making it 10-1.  Shoemaker went 3-4 with two RBI and a run scored.

          In the eighth, the Saints finished off the scoring when Martinez singled with one out.  Troy Alexander, in his first professional at bat, was hit by a pitch.  Young’s single loaded the bases and Morales’ two-run single to center gave the Saints their winning 12-1 margin.

          The Saints finished the 17 game stretch 9-8 and are 1.5 games out of first and 3.0 games up on the Chicago Dogs for the second playoff spot.

          The Saints have Monday off and are back in action on Tuesday night at CHS Field in game one of a three-game series against the Kansas City T-Bones.  Both teams are TBA.  It is the 50th Anniversary of Man Landing on the Moon as the first 5,000 fans in attendance will receive boxer shorts with the moon on the rear end.  The Saints will then do a ballpark wide “mooning.”  The game can be heard on KFAN Plus, 96.7 FM and seen on the Saints Cable Network, cable access channels in and around the Twin Cities area.