One year ago today, Triple-A baseball was played in San Antonio for the first time.
Mauricio Dubon’s two-run, walk-off hit in the bottom of the ninth drove in Lucas Erceg and Jake Hager with the tying and winning runs as the Missions beat the Memphis Redbirds 6-5.
Of the Missions who played in last year’s home opener at Wolff Stadium, these players also spent time with the Milwaukee Brewers in 2019:
Keston Hiura, Tyler Saladino, Jacob Nottingham, Cory Spangenberg, Tyrone Taylor, Mauricio Dubon, Adrian Houser, Jeremy Jeffress, Deolis Guerra.
Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Jeremy Jeffress started his 2019 season with the San Antonio Missions.
Jeffress spent time in Triple-A after experiencing shoulder issues in spring training.
Jeffress appeared in four games with the Missions and pitched 4.1 innings. He gave up nine hits including three home runs and had a 14.54 ERA.
Jeffress returned to Milwaukee on Monday and is expected to be activated off the injured list on Tuesday. The update on Jeffress’ status was reported by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
As a reliever last season, Jeffress appeared in 73 games for the Brewers. He had an 8-1 record and a 1.29 ERA.
Jeffress will be active Tuesday – Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Jeffress will rejoin Brewers on Monday – Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Jeffress stats on baseball-reference.com
Tyler Saladino hit two home runs as the San Antonio Missions beat the Nashville Sounds 5-3 Saturday night at Wolff Stadium.
On Friday night, Saladino hit an inside-the-park home run.
One night later, he powered two long balls over the left-field fence.
Saladino hit a two-run homer with Cory Spangenberg on base in the second inning. Saladino hit a solo shot in the seventh inning.
The Missions scored two more runs on a two-run double by Keston Hiura in the seventh inning to take a 5-1 lead.
The Sounds also got two home runs: from Andy Ibanez in the top of the second inning and from Adam Moore in the eighth.
Missions starting pitcher Burch Smith earned his first win of the season. He went six innings, allowing one run on three hits with five strikeouts and one walk.