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

Missions’ Freitas, Dubon, Saladino homer against Baby Cakes

The Missions' David Freitas hits his first home run of the season against the New Orleans Baby Cakes on Thursday at Wolff Stadium. - photo by Joe Alexander
The Missions’ David Freitas hits his first home run of the season. – photo by Joe Alexander
Mauricio Dubon, David Freitas and Tyler Saladino homered to give the San Antonio Missions a 5-4 victory over the New Orleans Baby Cakes on Thursday at Wolff Stadium.

Dubon hit his third home run of the season in the bottom of the first inning for the first run of the game.

Freitas, who leads the Missions in hitting with a .359 average, hit his first homer of the season in the second inning. That gave the Missions a 2-0 lead.

The Missions' Mauricio Dubon homers against the New Orleans Baby Cakes on Thursday at Wolff Stadium. - photo by Joe Alexander
The Missions’ Mauricio Dubon homers against the New Orleans Baby Cakes on Thursday at Wolff Stadium. – photo by Joe Alexander

Tyler Saladino added a massive two-run homer in the fifth inning. It was a 476-foot shot over the big wall in straightaway center field.

The Missions' Tyler Saladino batting against the New Orleans Baby Cakes on Thursday at Wolff Stadium. - photo by Joe Alexander
The Missions’ Tyler Saladino batting against the New Orleans Baby Cakes on Thursday at Wolff Stadium. – photo by Joe Alexander

Missions starting pitcher Thomas Jankins (2-1) got the win. He went six innings and allowed two unearned runs on four hits with three strikeouts and one walk. He also had an RBI single in the fourth inning.

Missions pitcher Thomas Jankins got the win against New Orleans Baby Cakes on Thursday at Wolff Stadium. - photo by Joe Alexander
Missions pitcher Thomas Jankins got the win against New Orleans Baby Cakes on Thursday at Wolff Stadium. – photo by Joe Alexander

Miami Marlins prospect and New Orleans Baby Cakes outfielder Monte Harrison

New Orleans Baby Cakes outfielder Monte Harrison playing against the San Antonio Missions at Wolff Stadium. - photo by Joe Alexander
New Orleans Baby Cakes outfielder Monte Harrison playing against the San Antonio Missions at Wolff Stadium. – photo by Joe Alexander
Monte Harrison has spent his last few nights playing at what could have been his home field.

The Milwaukee Brewers’ second-round pick from the 2014 draft is currently with the New Orleans Baby Cakes, who are in San Antonio to play four games against the Missions.

The Missions are the Triple-A farm club of the Brewers. Harrison was traded from the Brewers to the Miami Marlins – the Baby Cakes’ parent club – as part of the Christian Yelich deal.

Harrison is hitting .291 on the season with four home runs in 26 games. The 6-foot-3, 231-pound outfielder leads the team in stolen bases with 10 – including three on Wednesday night at Wolff Stadium.

  • Harrison heating up at plate for New Orleans – by MILB.com
  • Miami Marlins Prospect Watch: Monte Harrison – by MarlinManiac.com

  • Florida Marlins prospect and New Orleans Baby Cakes pitcher Zac Gallen

    New Orleans Baby Cakes pitcher Zac Gallen against the San Antonio Missions on Wednesday at Wolff Stadium. - photo by Joe Alexander
    New Orleans Baby Cakes pitcher Zac Gallen on Wednesday at Wolff Stadium. – photo by Joe Alexander
    New Orleans Baby Cakes pitcher Zac Gallen looked dominant on Wednesday night at Wolff Stadium.

    Actually, the 6-foot-3 right-hander looked about the same as he has all season.

    Gallen pitched seven innings and gave up one run on two hits with seven strikeouts and three walks. Gallen (5-0) got the win in the Baby Cakes’ 5-2 victory over the San Antonio Missions.

    Gallen has allowed either one or zero runs in five of his seven starts this season. He gave up two runs in his other two starts.

    The third-round draft pick by the St. Louis Cardinals in 2016 has been so strong this season that by giving up one run to the Missions, his ERA went up from 1.19 to 1.24. Gallen is the No. 18 prospect in the Marlins organization, according to MLB.com.

  • Marlins prospect Zac Gallen moving closer to majors – by South Florida Sun-Sentinel

  • Jake Hager has another walk-off hit for Missions

    The San Antonio Missions' Jake Hager (right) and Jacob Nottingham celebrate after Hager's walk-off hit against the New Orleans Baby Cakes on Tuesday at Wolff Stadium - photo by Joe Alexander
    The Missions’ Jake Hager (right) and Jacob Nottingham celebrate after Hager’s walk-off hit. – photo by Joe Alexander
    Twice in three days, Jake Hager stepped up to the plate with the game on the line.

    Both times Hager came through with a hit that gave the San Antonio Missions a victory.

    After producing a walk-off hit on Sunday at Wolff Stadium, Hager did it again Tuesday night.

    This time Hager’s single in the bottom of the 10th inning gave the Missions a 1-0 victory over the New Orleans Baby Cakes.

    Under the extra-innings rule, the Missions started the bottom of the 10th with Cory Spangenberg on second base. Nate Orf had a bunt single to advance Spangenberg to third. Jacob Nottingham got an intentional walk to load the bases.

    That brought Hager to the plate. He responded with his 12th RBI of the season.

    The Missions used five pitchers to combine for the 10-inning shutout. Aaron Wilkerson started and pitched five innings. Alex Wilson (1-0) pitched the top of the 10th inning and got the win. The Missions got the final two outs in the top of the 10th with a double play.

    San Antonio Missions shortstop Mauricio Dubon turns a double play that ended the top of the 10th inning and kept the game scoreless on Tuesday at Wolff Stadium. - photo by Joe Alexander
    Missions shortstop Mauricio Dubon turns a double play that ended the top of the 10th inning and kept the game scoreless. – photo by Joe Alexander
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