After the flurry of trades to end July, Biloxi has fully become the team to watch in the Milwaukee Brewers system. With the additions of Brett Phillips, Josh Hader Yhonathan Barrios, and Adrian Houser, the Shuckers roster is full of talent. While Michael Reed and Brent Suter were promoted to AAA, the Shuckers lineup and rotation remains packed with stars. Here is a look at how they performed the past week.
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This past week the Shuckers went three and four. Sunday provided excitement in both halves of the double header. After they left the bases loaded with nobody out in game one, they battled back in the second game down three to take the game to extra innings and an eventual Orlando Arcia walk-off single.
This upcoming week Shuckers will finish off their series with Mississippi on Monday and Tuesday before ending the week with five games against Pensacola, both teams that are tied atop the Southern League South standings. Struggling to get the bats going a bit, it will be an important stretch if they look to get back in the second half race. Though the Shuckers are not currently atop the second half standings, the team remains the only team in the league with 62 overall wins.
Player of the Week: Nathan Orf
With a roster full of stars, Orf is not a player that gets a lot of notice in Biloxi. But the fundamental sound utility man, who once played an inning at each position in a game last year, is putting together a nice run in Biloxi. He has reached base safely in 13 of his last 16 games and is in the midst of a five game hitting streak that includes two multi-hit games as well. He may be roadblocked at most positions by the time he is ready for a major league promotion, but his versatility could be enough to get him a roster spot.
Pitcher of the Week: Josh Hader
By coming to Milwaukee as a piece of the Carlos Gomez trade, Hader gives Milwaukee a lefty starting option at an advanced level in the minor leagues. In his Biloxi debut, Hader went five strong striking out nine while allowing only one hit in a shutout victory. In his other start in the second game of the Sunday doubleheader, he battled wildness a bit as he walked three batters and was just able to go 3.2 innings. Even with the so-so outing on Sunday, he has shown that he can be a quality middle of the rotation starter.