There was a kot of action down on the Milwaukee Brewers farm this weekend so let’s catch you up on all the latest minor league news!
San Antonio Missions (32-20) vs. Memphis Redbirds (23-29)
The Milwaukee Brewers Triple-A affiliate has been locked in lately, winning four in a row against the Redbirds.
Starting on Saturday, it was all Tyler Saladino and Jake Hager as they drove in all the runs against Memphis. Saladino had a three-run home run in the fifth and Hager added a solo shot for good measure in the seventh. David Freitas and Nate Orf each had two hits in the game.
Aaron Wilkerson was amazing in his 5 2/3 innings of work, striking out eight and giving up just three hits. He has a 0.56 ERA and 0.77 WHIP on the season. Donnie Hart, Angel Perdomo, Jay Jackson, and Jacob Barnes finished up the last 3 1/3 innings giving up just one hit.
The 7-4 win on Sunday was courtesy of Saladino again as he drove in five runs on three hits including another three run home run.
Pitching was also strong as Burch Smith went five innings allowing one run on one hit and struck out eight. Deolis Guerra blew the lead, giving up three, but Alex Wilson got the win by pitching a scoreless final two innings.
Monday’s doubleheader featured two great games. In a 3-1 win during game one Mauricio Dubon and Freitas led the offense with home runs and driving in all three RBIs.
Thomas Jankins was good, going six innings, allowing one run on three hits. Jackson came in to finish out the game.
In game two, Cory Spangenberg got the scoring started in the second with a solo home run and drove in the go ahead run on a walk in the fifth. Miguel Sanchez went 3 2/3 innings giving up one run on two hits while the bullpen of Taylor Williams, Jake Petricka, and Barnes pitched a scoreless 3 1/3 innings.
Travis Shaw continued to struggle. He had one hit over the weekend. He is now hitting .105 (2-19) scoring two runs, taking three walks, striking out six times.
A quick note, Michael O’Neill started the weekend in Biloxi but finished the weekend in San Antonio as he was promoted to Triple-A.
Biloxi Shuckers (28-22) vs. Mobile Bay Bears (19-30)
Shuckers swept the weekend, going 4-1 against the Bay Bears and have won four in a row.
On Saturday the Milwaukee Brewers Double-A affiliate took a 5-0 victory led by O’Neill and Patrick Leonard with four hits including three doubles and a RBI. Jake Gatewood drove in two runs on a single in the third inning.
Drew Rasmussen got the start and went four scoreless innings, with just three hits and struck out five. So far this season, Rasmussen has a 0.99 ERA through 27 1/3 innings during nine games between Wisconsin, Carolina and Biloxi. He has 32 strikeouts over eight walks.
Devin Williams got his sixth victory of the season in his two innings of work. Nate Griep got his 10th save on the season.
Biloxi had to make a come back on Sunday to get the 4-2 win to close the series. Trent Grisham was 4-for-5 with three RBIs and was a double short of a cycle. Dillon Thomas drove in the go ahead run on a fielder’s choice in the eighth and Grisham drove in a run on a single in the ninth.
Bowden Francis, Cody Ponce, and Luke Barker were great in the win, giving up just two on six hits over nine innings.
Shuckers start a series Tuesday against the Tennessee Smokies.
Class A Advanced
Carolina Mudcats (29-22) vs. Down East Wood Ducks (35-17)
The Milwaukee Brewers Class-A Advanced squad couldn’t get the Wood Ducks out of town fast enough as the dropped the weekend series 0-3.
Noah Zavolas went seven strong innings on Saturday giving up three innings on six hits but the lose goes to Clayton Andrews who gave up three runs in the ninth inning.
Mario Feliciano drove in three runs on his only hit, a three run home run in the sixth. Tristen Lutz drove in the fourth run of the game in the eighth on a solo shot.
Sunday Ryan Aguilar drove in the only run on a solo home rum in the third inning as the Mudcats dropped the game 3-1.
Monday the Mudcats trailed 5-0 after the first inning and almost made a comeback before losing 9-7.
Carolina had six doubles, two for Feliciano, who went 3-for-5. Payton Henry also went 3-for-5.
It was a rough weekend in Carolina, but they travel to Winston-Salem to take on the Dash, so let’s hope for better results.
Wisconsin TimberRattlers (22-27) vs. Quad City River Bandits (32-15)
The Rattlers finished the weekend 1-2 against the River Bandits, and are ready to return home to face off against the Lumberkings this weekend.
Brice Turang went 3-for-12 over the weekend scoring two runs and driving in one. David Fry had four hits, with a double, two RBIs and scored a run.
Gabriel Garcia had a good game Friday in the 9-4 win. He had two hits, including a solo home run. Je’Von Ward also had two hits and two RBIs. Chad McClanahan also drove in two runs.
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Adam Hill got the win and is now 5-3 on the season. He gave up just one run on three hits and struck out six over seven innings.
It was a lot of action, and so far this season the Milwaukee Brewers affiliates are looking strong.