Three out of four Milwaukee Brewers affiliates found themselves on the losing end Monday night. Despite that, a Brewers starter working his way back from injury made a positive step in his recovery.
San Antonio Missions (21-17) vs New Orleans Baby Cakes (20-18)
Even while only mustering two hits in the game, the Milwaukee Brewers Triple-A affiliate had the game tied going into the bottom of the ninth. However the Baby Cakes struck quickly in their half of the ninth, leading off with a single and following up with a walk off double to give San Antonio a 3-4 loss.
All eyes were on Chase Anderson in his first rehab start with the Triple-A ball club. He started off choppy, giving up a solo home run to the third batter he faced and an RBI single to former Brewer Lewis Brinson. But Anderson certainly settled down afterward, holding New Orleans hitless over the next three innings. Anderson’s final line in his rehab start amounted to four innings pitched, two runs and three hits given up, and six strikeouts without a walk.
Biloxi Shuckers (18-20) vs Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp (14-24)
The Milwaukee Brewers Double-A affiliate scored all three of their runs in the fifth inning to take their first lead of the game against Jacksonville. But the Jumbo Shrimp scored two in the bottom of the same inning to tie it up and then one more in the sixth to take the lead for good in handing the Shuckers a 3-4 loss.
A two-run homer by Bruce Caldwell and a run-scoring single by pitcher Trey Supak accounted for all the Shuckers scoring in the fifth inning. Supak unfortunately couldn’t help himself as much on the mound in giving up four runs in six innings. His supporting offense wasn’t much better though, gathering only five hits and striking out 14 times.
Class A Advanced
Carolina Mudcats (22-15) vs Lynchburg Hillcats (18-17)
A three-run first inning by the Hillcats ended up being too much to overcome as Carolina lost to Lynchburg by a score of 4-2.
Tristen Lutz had an RBI double in the third to score Devin Hairston and extend his hitting streak to six games. Hariston had an RBI single in the fifth to pull the Mudcats within one, but that was as close as they would ultimately get.
Nelson Hernandez got roughed up for four runs over six innings to take his first loss of the season. Six Mudcats had one hit apiece, but the team also struck out 11 times and stranded a whopping 19 runners on base.
Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (15-18) vs Kane County Cougars (21-15)
The Timber Rattlers were the only affiliate to pick up a win tonight, using an eight-run second inning to propel them to a 11-6 win over the Cougars. Every batter for Wisconsin had at least one hit and one run scored in the game with eight of the nine batters collecting at least two hits.
12 batters came to the plate in the decisive second inning for the Timber Rattlers. That inning included three singles, two doubles, two triples, and a home run. The homer was hit by Yeison Coca, already his second of the game after hitting another solo shot to lead off the scoring in the first.