The Biloxi Shuckers went 2-3 this past week and Domingo Santana helped out a bit throughout his rehab to make sure they stayed 2 games behind in the division.
While Domingo Santana’s main goal was to get his swing going again in rehab to help his sore right shoulder, he ended up going 2-6 including a home run in a 7-2 win this past Tuesday. While it was a very similar to Week 7, the Milwaukee Brewers AA team remains 2 games behind the Pensacola Blue Wahoos (CIN) and still have a chance to win the first half of the Southern League South. The game got cancelled last night after the top of the 1st inning, so only 5 games were played this week. But, good news on the pitching side for both LHP Josh Hader (Is there ever bad news?) and recently demoted LHP Wei-Chung Wang.
51 IP / 0.88 ERA / 17 BBs / 65 Ks
Josh Hader may not have gotten on the mound this past week, but did get recognition for his incredible numbers throughout the month of May. Not like anyone needs more numbers to see just why he won the Milwaukee Brewers MiLB pitcher of the month, but 28 IP, 0.96 ERA, 33 Ks, and 8 BBs would be tough to beat.
49.2 IP / 3.62 ERA / 18 BBs / 35 Ks
Many (like myself), were confused why Wang was sent down to Helena, but before you know it he’s back up with the Biloxi Shuckers. Although, he did start last night, it didn’t count. Might be a good thing as he did give up 2 ERs before the game was cancelled due to weather.
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.269/.352/.481 / 7 HRs/30 RBIs / 18 BBs/58 Ks
Phillips made sure to not skip a beat as if you count hit from 5/17, he has a 7-game hitting streak. This past week included a HR, 2 2Bs, and 4 RBIs. Not a bad first full week back after a brief time period on the DL.
.244/.303/.372 / 6 HRs/15 RBIs / 11 BBs/43 Ks
It’s easy to see just how much the season has changed for Jacob Nottingham and this week he only added to it. In 4 games, he had 4 hits including 2 HRs and 3 RBIs. He’s now only 1 HR behind the team leader, Brett Phillips, in the HR department.
.313/.370/.431 / 0 HRs/25 RBIs / 13 BBs/24 Ks
Easy to see how Garrett Cooper could get a monthly award as he continues to get on-base and lead the team in doubles (15). The past week he had 6 hits and 4 RBIs and continues to be a key part for the Milwaukee Brewers AA team if they want to win the first-half of the Southern League.
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53.2 IP / 3.86 ERA / 8 BBs / 31 Ks
Ortega had a solid outing this past week, even though he took the loss. He went 5 IP, 2 ER, 4 Ks, and 2 BBs. Any time BBs are involved it seems Ortega might be a bit off, but he nonetheless had a solid outing, but the Shuckers simply couldn’t get the offense going as they took the loss 3-2.
.239/.329/.403 / 4 HRs/14 RBIs / 18 BBs/39 Ks
Although, he only played 4 games, his numbers took a bit of a dip. Going just 1-11 in 4 games, his AVG went from .252 to .239. Plus, only 1 BB. His wRC+ also is decreasing going down to 112, one under from last year. Hopefully, a sign he’ll kick it in to high gear soon.
RHP Adrian Houser made one of his most solid starts of the season going 6 IP, 1 ER, 1 BB, and 4 Ks. He hopes to settle down as his ERA is at its lowest since April 16th at 6.08. He may be considered a disappointment thus far as some rank him in the top 30 in the Milwaukee Brewers farm system, but there’s plenty of season left to rebound. 2B Javier Betancourt added to his power numbers with his 3rd HR of the season, although his AVG dropped down to .230.