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.
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.
In the Missions’ Aug. 3 home game, Black wore No. 38.
In the Missions’ Aug. 5 home game, Black wore No. 20.
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.
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.
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 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.