Milwaukee Brewers Minors: Jimmy Nelson gets his first game action
The Missions got the double header sweep, Shuckers and TimberRattlers had series to forget and Mudcats got rained out on Sunday in the Milwaukee Brewers minor league review.
San Antonio Missions (17-13) vs. Round Rock Express (17-12)
Two games were no problem as Milwaukee Brewers Triple-A affiliate swept the day!
In a 10-9 win, it was all about Jimmy Nelson getting back into game action today as he went 3 1/3 innings with three runs on two hits and four walks. He did strike out three but getting back on the mound is huge!
The Missions had 13 hits, including three for Keston Hiura. The Milwaukee Brewers top prospect even picked up his 11th double on the season. Blake Allemand hit his first home run of the season for the Missions, while Nate Orf hit his third. Cory Spangenberg and David Freitas each had two hits.
By taking five walks, every Mission player reached base on Sunday.
In game two the pitching was great, giving up just one run on four hits. Donnie Hart picked up the victory, going 1 2/3 innings.
Lucas Erceg got his fourth double of the season as Hiura had two RBIs on one hit. Tyler Saladino was the only hitter with two hits, and is batting .282 on the season.
Biloxi Shuckers (14-16) vs. Pensacola Blue Wahoo (20-10)
The Shuckers dropped the series and their third straight game against the Blue Wahoos on Sunday 9-2.
This was a tough series for Biloxi as they we outscored 33-20 and the last three games weren’t even close.
Four of the Shuckers seven hits came from the 8-9 hitters, C.J. Hinosoja and Max McDowell, who hit his second double of the season. Dillon Thomas had a double as well, while Trent Grisham and Weston Wilson each had scored a run in the contest.
The pitching duo of Alec Bettinger and Marcos Diplan struggled, giving up nine runs in seven innings. Justin Topa came in to pitch a clean eighth.
The Shuckers are heading home and will play tomorrow in the shadow of the “Beau” at MGM Park against the Montgomery Biscuits.
Class A Advanced
Carolina Mudcats (17-12) vs. Wilmington Blue Rocks (17-12)
The Mudcats and Blue Rocks got rained out in their finale and will not be making up the game.
Wisconsin TimberRattlers (12-16) vs. Great Lake Loons (17-12)
The Rattlers has a tough series against the Loons, dropping all three games, including Sunday 4-1.
Brice Turang and Chad McClanahan each had two hits to lead the offense with Turang scoring the only run for the Timber Rattlers in the seventh.
Max Lazar pitched well in the loss, going 4 2/3 innings while giving up two runs on four hits. He had a game high seven strike outs and his ERA is still sub two at 1.88.
Tomorrow the Rattlers will open a series against the Fort Wayne TinCaps, another fantastic minor league name.