Milwaukee Brewers Minors: Keston Hiura is Awesome
Keston Hiura is Awesome, the Shuckers capture the first half championship, the Rattlers have some power, and let’s all welcome Toasty in today’s Milwaukee Brewers affiliate review.
San Antonio Missions (40-25) vs. Tacoma Rainiers
In two games the Milwaukee Brewers Triple-A affiliate put up 21 runs against the Rainiers, as they followed up a 15-1 victory Thursday with a 6-1 win Friday.
Last night it was against Seattle’s top prospect Justus Sheffield and tonight it was against former Mariners ace Felix Hernandez.
Maybe a good headline is ‘Keston Hiura is awesome’. He hit his 16th homer to drive in two, a nice follow up to a two home run-five RBI effort on Thursday.
Tyler Saladino crushed his 14th home run while driving in a pair. Mauricio Dubon and Cory Spangenberg also had two hits, while Spangenberf and Troy Stokes Jr. each drove in a run.
Thomas Jankins pitched a stellar outing, with six innings, allowing one run on three hits to pick up his fifth win. The bullpen of Donnie Hart, Deolis Guerra, and Miguel Sanchez allowed just one hit in three innings of work.
Once again remember, Hiura is awesome, between the Milwaukee Brewers and Missions he is hitting .318 with 21 home runs, 48 RBIs, 20 walks, 41 runs scored in just 63 games.
Biloxi Shuckers (40-28) vs. Jackson Generals (38-30)
To recap the last few days, Shuckers captured their second straight Southern League First Half Championship, but still can’t figure out how to beat the Generals as they drop their third straight game 4-3.
Trey Supak looked good again going five innings, allowing just one run on one hit, but Drew Rasmussen struggled in relief giving up three runs in 2/3 of an inning picking up the loss.
Offensively the Shuckers hit the ball, collecting nine hits but couldn’t rally in more than three runs. Wes Wilson hit his 11th home run of the season in the fifth for Biloxi and Trent Grisham and Max McDowell drove in the other two runs.
The Milwaukee Brewers Double-A affiliate will try to stop the bleeding tomorrow against the Generals.
Class A Advanced
Carolina Mudcats (38-29) vs. Winston Salem Dash (37-25)
Carolina got the 1-0 victory Thursday but couldn’t pull out the win Friday, dropping game two 6-2.
Eddie Silva had two hits and scored both runs, while the 5-9 hitters had all six hits for the Mudcats.
Nelson Hernandez went six innings giving up four runs on six hits, picking up his fifth loss on the season.
Game Three of the series is Saturday.
Wisconsin TimberRattlers (31-36) vs. Quad City River Bandits (41-23)
It was as easy as two home runs, and Rattlers win. Really that easy, a two-run homer by David Fry in the third and a solo shot for Gabriel Garcia in the fourth and the stellar pitching of Adam Hill led the way.
Hill went six innings, allowing one run while striking out six. He is now 6-4 on the season and looking strong in his first year with the Milwaukee Brewers organization.
Rocky Moumtain Vibes (0-1) vs. Orem Owlz (1-0)
Short Season is here for the Milwaukee Brewers organization! Welcome to the show Vibes, we have been waiting for Toasty and company to start the season.
Not the results you want, one hit by Antonio Pinero in the 3-0 loss to the Owlz.
Michele Vassalotti got the L tonight after four innings of work, he gave up all three runs on three hits including two home runs.
Oh well. Good Vibes will come tomorrow!