Missions outfielder and Brewers prospect Tyrone Taylor

Tyrone Taylor playing for the San Antonio Missions at Wolff Stadium during the 2019 season. - photo by Joe Alexander
Tyrone Taylor playing for the San Antonio Missions at Wolff Stadium during the 2019 season. – photo by Joe Alexander
Tyrone Taylor is currently one of the hottest batters in the San Antonio Missions’ lineup.

The 25-year-old outfielder is hitting .254 with 10 home runs. The first three months of Taylor’s season were slowed by nagging injuries. August has been a different matter.

Taylor has raised his average 24 points in 16 days. He is hitting .370 in the last 14 games (20-of-54) with three home runs and 13 RBIs. He has eight two-hit games in that stretch and is currently on a six-game hitting streak.

A second-round draft pick by the Milwaukee Brewers in 2012, Taylor batted .278 with 20 home runs last season at Triple-A Colorado Springs.

Bubba Derby helps Missions overpower Baby Cakes

Bubba Derby was the San Antonio Missions' starting pitcher and also drove in a run on Sunday at Wolff Stadium. - photo by Joe Alexander
Bubba Derby was the San Antonio Missions’ starting pitcher and also drove in a run on Sunday at Wolff Stadium. – photo by Joe Alexander
Bubba Derby had a run-scoring double and also started off a combined shutout as the San Antonio Missions beat the New Orleans Baby Cakes 8-0 Sunday at Wolff Stadium.

Derby (6-7) pitched five scoresless innings to earn the win. He allowed three hits with six strikeouts and two walks.

Miguel Sanchez followed with 1 2/3 innings, allowing two hits with one strikeout. Angel Perdomo pitched the last 2 1/3 innings, allowing one hit with four strikeouts and one walk.

Tyler Austin, playing first base and starting for the second time with the Missions, had two hits including a fourth-inning home run. Troy Stokes Jr. and Corey Ray also had two hits each.

Miguel Sanchez was the first pitcher out of the San Antonio Missions' bullpen on Sunday at Wolff Stadium. - photo by Joe Alexander
Miguel Sanchez was the first pitcher out of the San Antonio Missions’ bullpen on Sunday at Wolff Stadium. – photo by Joe Alexander
Angel Perdomo entered in the seventh inning and finished the game on the mound for the San Antonio Missions on Sunday at Wolff Stadium. - photo by Joe Alexander
Angel Perdomo entered in the seventh inning and finished the game on the mound for the San Antonio Missions on Sunday at Wolff Stadium. – photo by Joe Alexander

Tyler Austin makes Missions debut

Tyler Austin bats at Wolff Stadium on Friday in his first game with the San Antonio Missions. - photo by Joe Alexander
Tyler Austin bats at Wolff Stadium on Friday in his first game with the San Antonio Missions. – photo by Joe Alexander
The Milwaukee Brewers signed infielder Tyler Austin on Friday and assigned him to the San Antonio Missions.

Austin made his Missions debut as a pinch-hitter on Friday night in the Missions’ 4-2 loss to the New Orleans Baby Cakes at Wolff Stadium. Austin flied out in his only action of the game.

Austin played in 70 games this season for the San Francisco Giants. He batted .185 with 8 home runs.

On Aug. 9, the Giants sent him outright to the Sacramento River Cats. Austin elected free agency, making him available to the Brewers organization.

The 6-foot-2 right-hander has also played in the majors for the Minnesota Twins and New York Yankees. He has played in 192 major league games and batted .220 with 32 home runs.

Brewers pitcher Brent Suter makes Wolff Stadium debut for Missions

Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Brent Suter playing for the San Antonio Missions in a rehab appearance on Thursday at Wolff Stadium. - photo by Joe Alexander
Brewers pitcher Brent Suter playing for the Missions in a rehab appearance on Thursday at Wolff Stadium. – photo by Joe Alexander
Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Brent Suter is working his way back from Tommy John surgery.

As part of his rehab, Suter is currently with the San Antonio Missions. The 6-foot-5 left-hander made his second Missions appearance and first time on the mound at Wolff Stadium on Thursday night.

Suter threw 2 2/3 scoreless innings. He allowed one hit with three strikeouts and one walk. His fastest pitches were recording about 87 and 86 miles per hour on the stadium radar.

The Missions lost to the New Orleans Baby Cakes 5-3 in 10 innings on Thursday.

Suter pitched 2.0 scoreless innings four days earlier in a road game in El Paso.

Before coming to San Antonio, Suter appeared in two games in Double-A Biloxi.

The 29-year-old from Harvard pitched for the Brewers the three previous seasons. Last year he had an 8-7 record with a 4.44 ERA in 20 games (18 starts).

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  • Brewers pitcher Ray Black during his time with the Missions

    Ray Black pitching for the San Antonio Missions at Wolff Stadium. - photo by Joe Alexander
    Ray Black pitching for the San Antonio Missions at Wolff Stadium. – photo by Joe Alexander
    Ray Black’s tenure with the San Antonio Missions was short.

    The 29-year-old relief pitcher was called up to the majors on Wednesday after appearing in four games for the Missions, including two games at Wolff Stadium.

    The 6-foot-5 right-hander pitched 4.0 innings for the Missions and did not allow a run. He gave up one hit with five strikeouts and one walk.

    Black was called up by the Milwaukee Brewers on Wednesday and made his Brewers debut the same day. He pitched a scoreless sixth inning in a 6-5 victory over the Minnesota Twins. He allowed one hit with no walks or strikeouts.

    Black came to the Brewers organization in the July 31 trade that sent the Missions’ Mauricio Dubon to the San Francisco Giants organization.

    Before being traded, Black appeared in 23 games for the Triple-A Sacramento River Cats with a 5.16 ERA and two games for the Giants with a 4.50 ERA.

    Last season he pitched in 26 games in relief for the Giants with a 6.17 ERA, and also 26 games in relief at Triple-A Sacramento with a 3.16 ERA.

    Uniform note:

    In the Missions’ Aug. 3 home game, Black wore No. 38.

    In the Missions’ Aug. 5 home game, Black wore No. 20.

    Missions’ Lucas Erceg on hot streak

    San Antonio Missions infielder Lucas Erceg playing at Wolff Stadium during the 2019 season. - photo by Joe Alexander
    Missions infielder Lucas Erceg playing at Wolff Stadium during the 2019 season. – photo by Joe Alexander
    Lucas Erceg’s fourth-inning single on Monday extended his hitting streak to seven games.

    That came during the San Antonio Missions’ 9-5 road loss in El Paso.

    Erceg’s batting average improved from .202 on Aug. 3 to .230 on Aug. 12. During his hot streak Erceg is hitting .469 (15-of-32).

    On Friday night in Albuquerque, Lucas hit his 15th home run of the season. That matches the best season in his four years of professional baseball. Last season at Double-A Biloxi, Erceg hit 13 home runs.

    The 6-foot-3, 24-year-old from San Jose, Calif., bats left-handed. He has played infield this season for the Missions, primarily at third base and first base.

    A look at Missions infielder Cory Spangenberg

    Cory Spangenberg playing for the Missions at Wolff Stadium during the 2019 season. - photo by Joe Alexander
    Cory Spangenberg playing for the Missions at Wolff Stadium during the 2019 season. – photo by Joe Alexander
    San Antonio Missions infielder Cory Spangenberg has a four-game hitting streak entering tonight’s game in El Paso and has hits in six of the last seven games.

    The veteran left-handed batter has a .318 average for the season. On Wednesday, Spangenberg hit a two-run homer, his 12th home run of the season, in a 14-7 road victory over the Albuquerque Isotopes.

    Spangenberg has worked at all the infield positions this season, in keeping with Milwaukee Brewers organization procedure. He has also seen some action in the outfield. This is Spangenberg’s first season in the Brewers organization.

    The 28-year-old Spangenberg was in the San Diego Padres organization and spent all or part of the previous five seasons in the majors with the Padres.

    Spangenberg spent time with the Missions in 2013-15 when they were a Double-A farm club of the Padres.

    Missions’ Hernan Perez headed back to Brewers; Travis Shaw sent down

    Hernan Perez playing for the San Antonio Missions at Wolff Stadium this season. - photo by Joe Alexander
    Hernan Perez playing for the San Antonio Missions at Wolff Stadium this season. – photo by Joe Alexander
    San Antonio Missions infielder Hernan Perez has been hitting the ball well as of late.

    On Friday, that earned him a promotion back to the Milwaukee Brewers.

    The Brewers also announced infielder Travis Shaw is being sent back down to the Missions and pitcher Burch Smith was designated for assignment.

    The Brewers sent Perez to the Triple-A Missions after he hit .235 in 59 games in the majors this season.

    Perez joined the Missions on July 5. He got off to a slow start in San Antonio, hitting .250 with no home runs in his first 10 games.

    More recently, things have turned around. The 28-year-old infielder is hitting .313 with five home runs in his last 17 games.

    Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel first reported Perez is returning to the Brewers.

    Devin Williams makes MLB debut with Brewers after short stay with Missions

    Devin Williams pitching for the San Antonio Missions on Wolff Stadium on Aug. 1. - photo by Joe Alexander
    Devin Williams pitching for the San Antonio Missions on Wolff Stadium on Aug. 1. – photo by Joe Alexander
    Devin Williams made his major league debut on Wednesday, six years after he was drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers.

    Williams pitched 1 2/3 innings of relief for the Brewers in their 8-3 road victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates. He allowed three hits and one walk with three strikeouts.

    The 6-foot-3 right-hander was a second-round draft pick by the Brewers in 2013.

    Williams spent about a week with the San Antonio Missions before moving up to the majors. He appeared in a total of three games for the Missions. He did not allow a run in 3 2/3 innings with two hits, one walk and six strikeouts.

    Williams made only one appearance at Wolff Stadium. He pitched 1 2/3 innings to finish the Missions’ 3-2 loss to the Sacramento River Cats on Aug. 1. Williams retired all five batters he faced and struck out three. He hit 100 MPH on the stadium radar.

    The 24-year-old spent most of this season with the Double-A Biloxi Shuckers. He appeared in 31 games and had a 2.36 ERA.

    Jake Faria’s brief stop with Missions

    Jake Faria pitching for the Missions on Aug. 3 at Wolff Stadium. - photo by Joe Alexander
    Jake Faria pitching for the Missions on Aug. 3 at Wolff Stadium. – photo by Joe Alexander
    Jake Faria was one of the pitchers who joined the San Antonio Missions after the July 31 MLB trade deadline.

    Faria appeared for the Missions at Wolff Stadium on Aug. 3. He pitched one inning and retired the three batters he faced.

    Two days later, Faria was called up by the Milwaukee Brewers. Tuesday night he made his first appearance for the Brewers, pitching two scoreless innings in a road game against the Pittsburgh Pirates. He allowed two hits and struck out one batter with no walks.

    Before the trade, he was in the Tampa Bay Rays organization. He appeared in seven games for the Rays this season, all in relief, and had a 2.70 ERA. He also pitched in 23 games for Triple-A Durham and had a 4.07 ERA.

    Faria is a 26-year-old, 6-foot-4 right-hander.

    Jake Faria pitching for the Missions on Aug. 3 at Wolff Stadium. - photo by Joe Alexander
    Jake Faria pitching for the Missions on Aug. 3 at Wolff Stadium. – photo by Joe Alexander
    Jake Faria pitching for the Missions on Aug. 3 at Wolff Stadium. - photo by Joe Alexander
    Jake Faria pitching for the Missions on Aug. 3 at Wolff Stadium. – photo by Joe Alexander