Milwaukee Brewers Minors: Missions pitch to sixth straight win

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MARYVALE, AZ - FEBRUARY 22: Burch Smith #65 of the Milwaukee Brewers poses during the Brewers Photo Day on February 22, 2019 in Maryvale, Arizona. (Photo by Jamie Schwaberow/Getty Images)
MARYVALE, AZ - FEBRUARY 22: Burch Smith #65 of the Milwaukee Brewers poses during the Brewers Photo Day on February 22, 2019 in Maryvale, Arizona. (Photo by Jamie Schwaberow/Getty Images) /
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The San Antonio Missions got the series sweep and their sixth in a row tonight on great pitching. Here’s a look at each of the Milwaukee Brewers minor league affiliates on Monday night.

Triple-A San Antonio

San Antonio Missions (27-17) vs. Memphis Redbirds (21-23)

Series sweep alert!

The Missions took all five games against Memphis as they won Monday 4-0. San Antonio has also won six straight games.

Burch Smith, Taylor Williams, Donnie Hart, and Jay Jackson, all of whom have found their way to the Milwaukee Brewers roster this season, pitched great, combining for a five hit shutout with 11 strikeouts.

The offense gave them four runs on eight hits including a two run home run by Tyler Saladino. There also were two hits for Jake Hager and a double from Lucas Erceg.

On Tuesday, the Missions start a four game series with the Round Rock Express.

Double-A Biloxi

Biloxi Shuckers (24-21) vs. Chattanooga Lookouts (22-21)

Shuckers drop the series finale and snapped their six game winning streak in a 4-0 loss against the Lookouts.

Hits were hard to come by Monday night as Chattanooga allowed just four while striking out 11. Patrick Leonard has three hits including his seventh double of the season. The only other hit for Biloxi belonged to Dillon Thomas.

Bowden Francis picked up the loss after going five innings, allowing four runs on seven hits. Cody Ponce, Marcos Diplan, and Travis Barker pitched four scoreless in relief but the damage was already done.

The Shuckers are off Tuesday before starting a series with the Mobile Bay Bears.

Class-A Advanced Carolina

Carolina Mudcats (27-17) vs. Lynchburg Hillcats (21-21)

It took extra innings but the Mudcats got the win against the Hillcats in the series opener, 8-7.

Mario Feliciano led the way with a double and a walk off two run homer. He drove in two runs and scored three times. Devin Hairston had three hits with a double. In fact, the Mudcats had five doubles, including two baggers by Eddie Silva, Rob Henry, and Tristen Lutz.

Noah Zavolas went six innings, giving up six runs on nine hits. Matt Hardy picked two scoreless innings in relief and Rodrigo Benoit got the win in extras.

Class-A Wisconsin

Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (18-23) vs. Peoria Chiefs (19-23)

The Rattlers opened their five game series with the Chiefs on Monday, dropping the opener 7-4.

Pitching was an issue as Adam Hill went five innings to start the game, giving up five runs while not registering a single strikeout.

However, the offense did get everyone on base tonight, including doubles for David Fry, Jesus Lujano, Je’Von Ward and Kerry Howell. Antonio Pinero had a two run home run in the fifth to open the scoring for the Rattlers but they were already trailing 5-0 at that point.

The Rattlers will look to even the series tomorrow.

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The Milwaukee Brewers minor league affiliates are off to some solid starts to the season, but there’s definite room for improvement to be sure.

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