A big fifth inning, and some sturdy middle relief helped the Saltdogs (37-34) over the Winnipeg Goldeyes (36-33) 7-6 in front of 6,213 fans at Shaw Park Wednesday night.
The Winnipeg Goldeyes (36-32) dismantled the Saltdogs (36-34) in a double-header sweep, winning by finals of 8-0 and 12-2 in front of 4,595 fans at Shaw Park Tuesday night.
The Saltdogs were wheeling and dealing during the "off day," acquiring American Association doubles leader Brian Joynt and RHP Luis Chirinos from the El Paso Diablos in exchange for cash. (EL PASO DIABLOS)
In a rubber match chock full of strong pitching, the Sioux Falls Canaries (29-39) upended the Saltdogs (36-32) 4-2 in front of 4,611 fans at Haymarket Park Sunday evening.
In a game full of thrills, the Saltdogs (36-31) overcame three late-inning deficits, capped off by a Curt Smith three-run walk-off homer to beat the Sioux Falls Canaries (28-39) 11-10 in 12 innings in front of 5,518 fans at Haymarket Park Saturday night.
J.P. Ramirez and Nick Van Stratten led the way as the Sioux Falls Canaries (28-38) beat up the Saltdogs (35-31) 11-3 in front of 5,157 fans at Haymarket Park Friday night. (MATT RYERSON/Lincoln Journal Star)
Travis Parker was outstanding in relief and the bats were barking as the Saltdogs (35-30) beat Trois-Rivieres Aigles (28-34) 7-2 in front of 2,780 fans at Haymarket Park Thursday night. (MEGAN FARMER/Lincoln Journal Star)
Luis Munoz stymied the Saltdogs (34-30) for seven innings, as the Trois-Rivieres Aigles (28-33) downed Lincoln 3-1 in front of 3,763 fans at Haymarket Park Wednesday night.
Matt Forgatch gave the Saltdogs (34-29) a mid-game lead with a two-run homer but Trois-Rivieres Aigles (27-33) went on to score six quick runs to take the inter-league series opener 6-2 in front of 2,526 fans at Haymarket Park Tuesday night.
One statistic regarding the pre-All-Star Game portion of the major league season may blow a few minds, including those in high powered front offices. (Article by Bob Wirz of Independent Baseball Insider; PHOTO: Getty Images)