Milwaukee Brewers: The night of one run ball games
Good bounce back day for the Milwaukee Brewers affiliates going 3-1 with three one run games.
San Antonio Missions (7-6) vs. Memphis Redbirds (6-7)
On a night where the Milwaukee Brewers beat up on the St. Louis Cardinals, the Missions couldn’t catch their Triple-A affiliate losing 8-7.
Missions made a game out of it, putting the first run on the board after a lead off home run by Mauricio Dubon (5th) to take the early lead. Dubon had just the one hit tonight but it got the scoring going.
The Missions got the long ball going in the fourth inning, when Keston Hiura (1st) And Tyler Saladino each hit solo shots to make it 3-0. Both also finished with one hit.
The Missions made it interesting in the top of the ninth inning. Trailing 8-3, Lucas Erceg (8th) doubled in Cory Spangenberg. Erceg scored two batters later when Jake Hager singled him and Skyler Ewing in to make it 8-6. Everyone’s favorite catcher Tuffy Gosewisch scores on a fielder’s choice but that was all the Mission could muster.
Only two Missions had multiple hits as Spangenberg was 3-4, and Erceg was 2-4.
Zack Brown is still looking for his first victory of the season, after going 5 2/3 innings, allowing ten hits and four runs. Josh Fields struggled to close the game out, giving up four runs in the eighth inning.
Biloxi Shuckers (6-6) vs. Pensacola Blue Wahoos (8-4)
For a game that was scoreless through the first nine innings, this game had a lot of action.
Trey Supak (11th) held the Blue Wahoos to one hit in his six innings of work. Angel Perdomo held them hitless for his two innings. Nate Griep pitched a scoreless ninth inning. Just two bad the offense couldn’t get more than a Luis Aviles Jr. single in the first nine innings of the game.
Griep came back out in the 10th, promptly hitting a batter, gave up a sac bunt, intentional walked Jimmy Kerrigan, then catcher’s interference gave up the first run. A Caleb Hamilton single made it 2-0.
It didn’t take long for Biloxi to answer as Dillon Thomas hit a leadoff triple scoring C.J Hinojosa, who was placed on second to start the inning. Thomas scored on a double from Weston Wilson making it 2-2. After a passed ball moved Wilson to third, Aviles walked it off with a sacrifice fly to left to win 3-2.
Total stats, five runs, six hits.
Class A Advanced
Carolina Mudcats (7-6) vs. Fayetteville Woodpeckers (8-5)
The Woodpeckers made it interesting scoring three in the ninth but the Mudcats escaped with a 7-6 win.
Ryan Aguilar did his best Christian Yelich impression going 2-4 with a home run, double, two runs and five RBIs. Mario Feliciano (14th) also hit his first home run of the season with a solo shot in the fifth. Payton Henry also added an RBI on his only hit of the day.
Eddie Silva collected two hits including a double and scored a run.
Nelson Hernandez picked up his second win of the season going six innings with just three runs allowed. After Matt Hardy struggled in the ninth inning, Rodrigo Benoit picked up his third save of the season, striking out the only batter he faced.
Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (6-6) vs. Beloit Snappers (5-7)
It was a good bounce back for the Timber Rattlers as they took game two of the three game series 8-0 against Beloit.
The pitchers held Snappers hitters to just six hits and no runs. Wilfred Salaman got the win after pitching five innings. The bullpen combination of Logan Gillaspie, Tyler Gillies, and Chad Whitmer allowed just two hits in four innings.
Only one Rattler had multiple hits, Yeison Coca who was 2-5 with two runs scored. David Fry has a double and scored two runs, and took a walk. He now has a team high .874 OPS. Je’Von Ward (23rd) collected three RBIs on the night, two on his double in the sixth.
Brice Turang (3rd), Jesus Lujano and Connor McVey each had a hit on Tuesday.
Tomorrow the Rattlers will wrap the series with the Snappers. The Milwaukee Brewers affiliates had some tough games and will look to continue their winning ways on Wednesday.