The Lincoln Saltdogs split a double header with St. Paul winning 7-4 and losing 8-4, but the big story came as Tommy Palica was warming up for the Saltdogs before the start of the fifth inning.
His manager Marty Scott came out as he finished his tosses and told Palica to listen to the PA announcer. That’s where Palica heard he was just signed by the Philadelphia Phillies. Palica said he almost cried on the mound. He gets another shot with an affiliate ball club. He leaves for Florida to play Class A ball.
The Saltdogs released one of the franchise’s all-time great pitchers Monday, parting ways with Lindsay Gulin after he got off to a 1-7 start this season. Gulin set the franchise wins record in a season with 13 back in 2006 en route to winning the American Association’s ‘Star of Stars’ Award.
The veteran southpaw went on to earn Pacific Coast League All-Star honors in 2008 while playing for the Milwaukee Brewers Class-AAA affiliate in Nashville.