Milwaukee Brewers Minors: Great pitching night for the affiliates

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) /

It was a crazy night down on the farm for the Milwaukee Brewers affiliates. Let’s take a deep dive into everything that went down on June 27th…


San Antonio Missions (50-30) vs. Round Rock Express (46-33)

As you have already read and most likely aware, just before game time both Keston Hiura and Tyler Saladino we’re pulled from the field. Speculation grew and reports answered, both are moving to the Milwaukee Brewers roster while Travis Shaw was sent down and Hernan Perez was designated for assignment.

As for the game, wow is a great way to describe the combined one hitter against the Express in a 3-0 victory, the Missions 50th of the season.

Burch Smith allowed the only hit of the game, while pitching six shut out innings, striking out seven. Deolis Guerra, Donnie Hart, and Taylor Williams threw three shut out innings in relief.

The offense put up three runs on eight hits, led by Lucas Erceg’s solo shot in the third and Jake Hager’s in the seventh. The third run came courtesy of Nate Orf’s sixth inning single that scored David Freitas.

Erceg’s bat is starting to pick up with seven hits in the last seven games, including three home runs and five RBIs.


Biloxi Shuckers (45-33) – Pensacola Blue Wahoos (41-37)

Dylan File shut down the Wahoos, going 5 2/3 innings of one run ball to get the 5-1 win for the Milwaukee Brewers Double-A affiliate.

What File started, Daniel Brown, Aaron Kurcz, and Devin Williams finished off with three and a third scoreless innings.

The offense had nine hits tonight with three players, Luis Aviles Jr., Patrick Leonard, and Alex Alvarez each had two hits.

Joantgel Segovia, who has struggled in the last couple weeks had a double. C.J. Hinojosa had a triple, his only hit of the game.

The Shuckers and Blue Wahoos do it all again tomorrow.

Class A Advanced

Carolina Mudcats (43-34) vs. Potomac Nationals (33-42)

Another amazing pitching performance led to the Milwaukee Brewers High-A affiliate to a 4-1 victory tonight.

Nelson Hernandez got win number eight in the season, going 6 1/3 innings allowing just one run on one hit and struck out seven. Justin Topa got his third hold while Clayton Andrews collected save number 11 on the season.

The Mudcats also have nine hits, including two for Payton Henry, including a home run in the sixth. Tristen Lutz also collected two hits, while Zach Clark had a double.

Rob Henry has two RBIs on his only hit of the game.

Class A

Wisconsin TimberRattlers (36-40) vs. Cedar Rapids Kernels (42-35)

Pitching was the story of the night across the farm and Freisis Adames wrote his chapter, getting the no decision in a 5-2, 11-inning victory.

Adames went 5 1/3 innings, with two runs onside hits while striking out four. The bullpen combined for 5 2/3 scoreless innings.

The TimberRattlers scored five runs on five hits and four walks. Brent Diaz had two hits while Gabriel Garcia had two RBIs. Yeison Coca had a double in his only hit.

Rattlers finish the series with the Kernels tomorrow.

Short Season

Rocky Mountain Vibes (4-8) vs. Orem Owlz (6-7)

Currently on a seven game losing streak, the Vibes drop another game, Thursday night against the Owlz 3-1.

The Vibes only run was courtesy of Luis Avalo’s single in the eighth.

The Milwaukee Brewers Rookie League affiliate will try again tomorrow against the Owlz.