Former Missions with the Brewers and my first visit to Miller Park

Former San Antonio Missions players Keston Hiura, Trent Grisham and Cory Spangenberg in uniform for the Milwaukee Brewers on Aug. 27 at Miller Park. - photo by Joe Alexander
Former San Antonio Missions players Keston Hiura, Trent Grisham and Cory Spangenberg in uniform for the Milwaukee Brewers on Aug. 27 at Miller Park. – photo by Joe Alexander
After a summer of watching the San Antonio Missions, I got a chance to see some former Missions in the majors.

Tuesday, Aug. 27 was also my first visit to Miller Park in Milwaukee.

Trent Grisham in left field, Keston Hiura at second, Cory Spangenberg at third and Adrian Houser on the mound were all in the starting lineup for the Brewers.

Game photos were taken from my seat in Section 212.

The St. Louis Cardinals beat the Brewers 6-3.

Missions pitcher Adrian Houser to get start for Brewers on Monday

The Missions' Adrian Houser pitches against the Redbirds on April 9 at Wolff Stadium. - photo by Joe Alexander
The Missions’ Adrian Houser pitches against the Redbirds on April 9 at Wolff Stadium. – photo by Joe Alexander
The Milwaukee Brewers will call up San Antonio Missions pitcher Adrian Houser on Monday, according to a report by Todd Rosiak of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Houser is expected to get the start Monday night in the Brewers’ road game against the St. Louis Cardinals at 6:45 p.m. (Central).

This would be Houser’s first major league start. He made seven relief appearances with the Brewers last season with a 3.29 ERA in 13 2/3 innings pitched.

The 6-foot-4 right-hander has pitched in three games this season for the Missions. He has a 1-0 record with a 1.10 ERA.

  • Adrian Houser bio – on milb.com
  • Adrian Houser after Tommy John surgery – on mlb.com

  • Missions take afternoon game from Sounds

    Jay Jackson pitches the ninth inning to get the save Sunday. The Missions beat the Sounds 5-4 at Wolff Stadium. - photo by Joe Alexander
    Jay Jackson pitches the ninth inning to get the save Sunday. The Missions beat the Sounds 5-4 at Wolff Stadium. – photo by Joe Alexander
    Tyler Saladino kept up his hot hitting with a two-run triple as the San Antonio Missions beat the Nashville Sounds 5-4 Sunday afternoon at Wolff Stadium.

    Saladino hit three home runs over the previous two games. He is now batting .294 for the season.

    Saladino singled in the second inning Sunday and scored the first run of the game when Tuffy Gosewisch drew a bases-loaded walk.

    Saladino tripled in the fifth inning to drive in Corey Ray and Tyrone Taylor and give the Missions a 3-0 lead.

    The Sounds scored two runs in the top of the sixth on solo home runs by Willie Calhoun homers and Matt Davidson. That trimmed the Missions’ lead to 3-2.

    Mauricio Dubon and Keston Hiura both had run-scoring hits in the bottom of the sixth to stretch the Missions’ lead back to 5-2.

    The Sounds made it close on a two-run homer by Andy Ibanez in the top of the eighth.

    Missions starting pitcher Adrian Houser earned his first win of the season. He held the Sounds scoreless for five innings before giving up the two home runs in the sixth inning. Jay Jackson pitched the ninth inning and got his first save of the season.

    The four-game series between the Missions and Sounds concludes early Monday with an 11:05 a.m. first pitch at Wolff Stadium.