Milwaukee Brewers: Minor League Review – April 5th
There was a lot of exciting action in the Milwaukee Brewers farm system on Friday!
San Antonio Missions (1-1) vs. Oklahoma City Dodgers (1-1)
Even though the Missions lost the game 4-3, there was a lot of positives from tonight’s game against the Dodgers.
Milwaukee Brewers All-Star pitcher Jeremy Jeffress pitched his first game action since being pulled out of a Spring Training game with arm discomfort. Jeffress pitched 1 1/3 innings, giving up a two-run home run but calmed down getting the three outs in the seventh and struck out Edwin Rios in the eighth inning.
Starting pitcher Bubba Derby went five innings, allowing one run on six hit and striking out four. Newly acquired Donnie Hart pitched an inning, striking out two. Miguel Sanchez allowed a run in the bottom half of the eighth to take the loss.
Outfielder Tyrone Taylor collected another two hits and an RBI. Tyler Saladino collected two hits, a RBI and a run. Third ranked prospect Corey Ray added a hit and drove in a run in the loss.
Milwaukee Brewers top prospect Keston Hiura went 0-4 with three strike outs.
Biloxi Shuckers (2-0) vs. Birmingham Barons (0-2)
Fans in Biloxi were treated to an opening day doubleheader sweep against the Barons.
Shuckers took Game One 5-3 on the home run power of outfielders Trent Grisham, the 30th ranked prospect, and Dillon Thomas, who combined to drive in all five runs.
Starter Marcos Diplan, the Milwaukee Brewers 17th ranked prospect, had a short night, going only 1 2/3 innings, striking out three, walking three and giving up two runs. Devin Williams picked up the win, going 3 1/3 innings. Nate Griep picked up the five out save.
Game two was a beautiful 5-0 shutout in seven innings. Starting pitcher Trey Supak, the 11th ranked prospect, got the win pitching six innings, giving up just two hits while striking out three.
Grisham led the offense again, going 2-for-3 with a double, walk and scoring two runs. Thomas went 1-for-3 while collecting three RBIs. Second Baseman C.J. Hinojosa also went 1-for-3, scoring a run and driving in one.
Class A Advanced
Carolina Mudcats (1-1) vs. Down East Wood Ducks (1-1)
After losing last night, the Mudcats hit four doubles to beat the Wood Ducks 7-2.
Joantgel Segovia had another great game going 3-5 with a double, a run and RBI. Ryan Aguilar collected two more hits, three RBIs and a run. Tenth ranked prospect Payton Henry went 2-for-4 with a run as the designated hitter.
Pitcher Nelson Hernandez collected the win, going five innings, striking out five and giving up just four hits. Mudcat pitchers struck out 12 while walking just two hitters.
Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (1-1) vs. Beloit Snappers (1-1)
Rattlers gave it everything they could but fell just short of a comeback losing Friday night against the Snappers, 6-5.
Wisconsin jumped out early, putting up a run in the first inning when outfielder Pablo Abreu scored on a fielder’s choice. Abreu went 1-for-4 scoring two runs and walking once.
Trailing 4-1, first baseman David Fry drove in two runs with his first home run of the season. Fry went 2-for-4 with two walks and two RBIs.
Down 6-5 in the top of the ninth inning, the Rattlers loaded the bases with two outs but just couldn’t drive in the tying run.
Shortstop Brice Turang has another good night going 2-3 scoring two runs and driving in a run.