Milwaukee Brewers Farm Watch: Biloxi Shuckers Weekly

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If the Biloxi Shuckers have done anything this season, they have shown that they are good enough to prove people wrong on a daily basis. As ‘road warriors’ they have finally completed their 55-game road trip and were able to experience a home game for the first time this week. Though they played away from home for over two months, the Shuckers have remained the best team in the Brewers’ organization and one of the best team’s in all of the minor leagues. Here is a look at their past week.

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By going four and three, the Shuckers have remained on top of the entire Southern League as the only team with 34 wins. They also were able to gain ground in the Southern League South as they expanded their lead to 3.5 over the Mississippi Braves. This upcoming week they will remain at MGM Park for three more games against the Mobile Bay Bears before taking on the Braves to finish out the week.

The major highlight from the week came Saturday night as the Shuckers were able to experience their first home game in club history. After a great start from Tyler Wagner (one earned run in seven innings pitched) the team was able to pull off a thrilling five to four, 14-inning walk-off win on an RBI single from Nick Shaw.

The week also featured an outstanding outing from starter, Jorge Lopez, Nate Orf’s 12-game hitting streak and the continued Rise of Kyle Wren and Michael Reed. As the month began, Michael Reed was named the minor league player of the month of May in the Brewers’ organization.

Player of the Week: Kyle Wren

For the past several weeks, Wren has been nothing short of excellent at the top of the Shuckers order. Though he was batting just .211 as late as May 3rd, Wren now is batting .284 with a .358 OBP. Adding 19-steals to the mix, he has proven to be the perfect table-setter for the team. This week he hit in every game but one, including two more three hit games.

Pitcher of the Week: Jorge Lopez

With the Brewers roster adding starting pitcher after starting pitcher, Jorge Lopez has begun to throw his name into the mix of pitchers who could soon be promoted. After his last great start this week in which he allowed zero runs in seven innings while striking out eight, he has lowered his ERA to 3.28. Ranked as the 12th best prospect in the organization by MLB.com, Lopez is making a name for himself each time he takes the hill.

Next: Biloxi Shuckers Weekly June 1st

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