Milwaukee Brewers: Minor League Review – April 7th
Let’s take a look at how Sunday went in the Milwaukee Brewers minor league system.
Triple-A San Antonio
San Antonio Missions (3-1) vs. Oklahoma City Dodgers (1-3)
The Missions started the day with some bad news, as Outfielder Troy Stokes Jr. (13th) was placed on the seven day Injured List with lateral muscle stiffness. Catcher Skyler Ewing was moved up to the Triple-A roster.
The Missions took an early lead on a double by Milwaukee Brewers top prospect Keston Hiura and never looked back, cementing the series victory with a 4-1 win.
Hiura went 1-4 in the game, with a RBI double and scored a run on Tyrone Taylor’s triple. Taylor continued his hot start going 2-4 with two RBIs. In four games, Taylor is hitting .412 with seven hits including two home runs and has driven in seven runs.
Tyler Saladino hit his first home run of the season in the 6th inning. Infielders Cory Spangenberg was 1-2 with two walks and Mauricio Dubon collected another hit after coming in to pitch hit for starter Aaron Wilkerson.
Speaking of Wilkerson, he picked up the win with five strong innings, giving up just one run on three hits and striking out 10. Jay Jackson, Tristin Archer and Donnie Hart pitched three scoreless innings in relief and Josh Fields picked up his second save.
The Missions and Dodgers wrap the series tomorrow.
Biloxi Shuckers (3-1) vs. Birmingham Barons (1-3)
The Shuckers split their second double header of the season on Sunday against the Barons.
Despite eight hits, the Shuckers struggled to get anyone across home plate losing 4-0 in game one. Middle infielders CJ Hinojosa and Luis Aviles Jr. both went 2-4.
Starting Pitcher Braden Webb, the 12th ranked prospect, went just two innings today, giving up three earned runs with just two strikeouts. Angel Perdomo came in and threw two strong innings, striking out five, but walked three.
The Shuckers came back to take game two 3-1 in seven innings. Biloxi took the opening series of the season.
Trent Grisham (30th) and Blake Allemand each went 2-3 and scored two of the three runs. Outfielder Dillon Thomas collected his seventh RBI of the season, going 1-2 with a triple.
Starting pitcher Thomas Jankins went all seven innings, striking out six while allowing just one run on two hits.
The Shuckers and Barons wrap up the series tomorrow.
Carolina Mudcats (2-2) vs. Down East Wood Ducks (2-2)
The Wood Ducks (great name) got the early lead on the Mudcats (equally as great) and took game four of their series 7-1.
Not much for the hitters to brag about as the Mudcats were held to just four hits. Right fielder Rob Henry had a 9th inning home run to get the team on the board in the loss.
Starter Dylan File took the loss, going five innings, striking out eight and walking just one. He was looking strong then ran into a bad fourth inning, giving up the first four runs. Christian Meister struck out the side in the sixth.
The Mudcats will open a three game series against the Potomac Nationals tomorrow.
Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (3-1) vs. Cedar Rapids Kernels (1-3)
The Timber Rattlers swept the two game series against the Kernels on Sunday, winning 4-2 in a rain shortened game.
Wisconsin just needed five hits to get the four runs. Shortstop Brice Turang was 1-3, driving in a run. In his first four games, Turang is 5-13, hitting .385 with two walks and three strikeouts. First baseman Chad McClanahan, third baseman Connor McVey and outfielder Jesus Lujano each collected a hit in the game.
Aaron Ashby, the Milwaukee Brewers ninth ranked prospect started and went 5.1 innings, giving up two earned, walking two and striking out five. Sal Biasi picked up the victory, pitching a score 0.2 innings.
Props to the field crew for their quick work getting the field covered. Check out the video on Twitter – @TimberRattlers. We’ll continue to bring daily reports on the Milwaukee Brewers minor league affiliates.