The San Antonio Missions had 12 hits including three home runs to beat the Sacramento River Cats 8-4 Tuesday at Wolff Stadium.
Trent Grisham homered twice and hit for the cycle and Hernan Perez had two hits including a home run. Grisham has 13 home runs since moving up from Double-A on June 20. Perez had five home runs in the last eight games.
David Freitas had two hits, walked once and scored twice.
Corbin Burnes started on the mound for the Missions and went two innings. The plan is for him to get reliever type innings, so the short was expected.
Thomas Jankins, usually a starter, had the longest stint on the mound. Jankins (10-3) went five innings and allowed three runs on five hits with four strikeouts and two walks to earn the win.
Alex Wilson and Angel Perdomo pitched one inning each to finish the game.
The San Antonio Missions center field continued his run of power hitting on Tuesday by leading off the bottom of the first inning with a home run. He added another in the second – his 13th homer in 34 games in Triple-A.
His two longballs were part of a 12-hit attack by the Missions in an 8-4 victory over the Sacramento River Cats at Wolff Stadium.
Grisham added an RBI single in the fourth inning and his eighth double of the season in the sixth inning.
That left Grisham with the hard part – hitting a triple – when he walked to the plate in the bottom of the seventh. Grisham pulled a 2-1 pitch down the right-field line and into the corner and used his centerfielder speed to record his third triple since joining the Missions.
For the night, Grisham went 5-for-5 with three runs scored and three RBIs. His batting average in Triple-A is a team-leading .381.
The San Antonio Missions’ most potent offensive threat as of late got the team going – by bunting for a hit.
Leadoff batter Trent Grisham bunted his way on in the bottom of the first inning and scored the Missions’ first run of the game.
About three hours later, he scored the last run of the game. Grisham hit a game-winning home run in the bottom of the eighth inning as the Missions beat the Nashville Sounds 6-5 on Tuesday at Wolff Stadium.
The home run was Grisham’s fourth in the last three games.
Grisham homered twice on Sunday as the Missions’ beat the Omaha Storm Chasers in the final game of that series. Grisham homered again on Monday in the opener of the Missions’ current four-game series against the Sounds.
During Grisham’s current four-game hitting streak, he is 11-of-18 (.611) with 10 runs scored, 4 home runs and 7 RBIs:
CURRENT FOUR-GAME HITTING STREAK
July 16 vs. Nashville, 2 hits, 3 runs, 1 RBI, 1 home run
July 15 vs. Nashville, 3 hits, 2 runs, 2 RBIs, 1 home run
July 14 vs. Omaha, 4 hits, 3 runs, 4 RBIs, 2 home runs
July 13 vs. Omaha, 2 hits, 2 runs, 0 RBIs, 0 home runs
The 22-year-old left-handed outfielder from Fort Worth is batting .314 with 9 home runs in 22 games for the Triple-A Missions. He started the season at Double-A Biloxi and batted .254 with 13 home runs in 63 games.
Trent Grisham lashed out four hits including two home runs as the San Antonio Missions beat the Omaha Storm Chasers 9-5 Sunday at Wolff Stadium.
The Missions swept the four-game series with the Storm Chasers, scoring at least eight runs and piling up double-digit hits in every game:
July 14: W 9-5, 11 hits, 3 home runs
July 13: W 8-2, 11 hits, 2 home runs
July 12: W 10-9, 11 hits, 2 home runs
July 11: W 9-2, 10 hits, 2 home runs
On Sunday, Grisham hit his sixth and seventh home runs in 20 games since joining the Missions from Double-A Biloxi.
Tuffy Gosewisch, a catcher who doesn’t see much playing time for the Missions, hit his second home run of the season. His solo homer gave the Missions a 6-5 lead in the bottom of the sixth inning and they led the rest of the way.
Bubba Derby was the Missions starting pitcher. He went four innings, allowed five runs and did not get a decision.
Burch Smith had been the expected starting pitcher for the Missions on Sunday. It was announced to the media about an hour before game time that Derby would start instead.
Missions reliever Donnie Hart (3-2) pitched two scoreless innings and got the win.
Trent Grisham was leading the Double-A Biloxi Shuckers in home runs before he was promoted.
The 2015 first-round draft pick by the Milwaukee Brewers accelerated his home run rate when he reached Triple-A. He hit home runs in his first three games, all on the road, with the San Antonio Missions.
Friday night he played centerfield and hit his first home run at Wolff Stadium, the Missions’ home field. That was one of only four Missions hits in a 9-2 loss to the Round Rock Express.
The Fort Worth native is batting .286 with four home runs after seven games with the Missions.
Grisham, a 6-foot, 205-pound left-hander, played 63 games with the Shuckers this season and hit .254 with 13 home runs.