Milwaukee Brewers’ Affiliate Report: Week 21

Thaddeus Krzus brings you all the happenings from around the Milwaukee Brewers’ farm system in this week’s Affiliate Report.

 

SL Player of the Week, Jungmann starts game one of Monday’s doubleheader

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RHP Taylor Jungmann is 2-1 with a 1.13 ERA (40ip, 5er) over his last six starts since July 27 and today was named the Southern League Pitcher of the Week. The former first round pick is making his 12th overall Biloxi start in game one as the Shuckers are just one game back of Mississippi in the wild card race and six games back in the division race.

Tweet of the Day:Today’s game two starter Brandon Woodruff has had an amazing first season at the Double-A level. The Sun Herald’s Patrick Magee detailed how he pushed through tough times along the way.

Game #131/132: Biloxi Shuckers, MIL (L1, W 9 of 12, 28-33, 67-63) vs. Jackson Generals, SEA (W1, 36-24, 82-48) | 5:10 pm | MGM Park
Promotions: Today is PokeMonday, presented by GamerFete as well as Cancer Awareness Night with the American Cancer Society. Also due to the high demand on Saturday from PAW Patrol Night, Marshall, Chase and Skye will be back at MGM Park during Monday’s doubleheader, greeting and taking pictures with fans!
Current Series: 2/3 of 5 (0-1) Homestand (5-1) | 2-4 vs. JXN in ’16 | 11-10 all-time vs. JXN, 3-3 all-time at MGM Park | ’16 Overall Series W-L: 13-13-1, W 3 of 4
2nd Half Standings: Shuckers (SL South), 5th, -6.0 GB |  Jackson (SL North), 1st, +1.5 GA
Starting Pitchers:
Game 1: RHP Taylor Jungmann (2-3, 2.37) vs. RHP Andrew Moore (9-1, 2.78)
Game 2: RHP Brandon Woodruff (8-8, 3.34) vs. RHP Tyler Herb (2-2, 4.30)
Radio: Listen Live – Coverage begins at 5:20 pm  WGCM AM-1240, FM-100.9, WPMO AM-1580 and the Shuckers Radio Network on BiloxiShuckers.com and TuneIn Radio with Chris Harris and Thaddeus Krzus
TV: MiLB.tv
Live Stats: MiLB Gameday will provide a live box score with pitch-by-pitch data
Tickets, Etc.: Box Office | Individual Game Tickets | Fundraising  | Upcoming Promotions | MGM Park Seating Chart | MGM Park Info

SL Standings | SL Leaders | Roster | Shuckers Game Notes | 2016 Schedule
Upcoming Promotions | Brewers 40-man Roster | Video Content | Shuckers News

Game 1 Starting Lineups

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TODAY’S GAME: Games 2 and 3 of a 5-game set against the Jackson Generals (SEA) (0-1)… 2nd and final series between the clubs in 2016 …Are 11-9 all-time against the Seattle Mariners’ Double-A affiliate, including 2-3 this year, and 3-2 at MGM Park in 2015…The Shuckers are coming off of their first ever, five-game series sweep after taking all five against the Mississippi Braves. The Shuckers are 2-0-4 in doubleheaders this season and 9-4 in 7-inning contests, 1-1 at MGM Park.

WIN STREAK SNAPPED IN SERIES-OPENING LOSS TO GENERALS: The Biloxi Shuckers’ five-game winning streak came to an end on Saturday night, as the home team fell to the visiting Jackson Generals, 4-1. The Shuckers stay 5.5 games back of the Mississippi Braves in the Southern League South division after the division leaders fell to the Chattanooga Lookouts, and are half a game behind the Atlanta Braves’ Double-A affiliate in the overall standings.

After falling behind 2-0 in the first two innings, the Shuckers broke through the scoreboard in the fifth, as big league rehabber, Will Middlebrooks (2×4, RBI), came through with an RBI knock to cut the deficit in half. Javier Betancourt (1×2, R) singled to center with one out and advanced to second on a walk to Tyrone Taylor (0x3). Brett Phillips (0x4) lined out to center for the second out, before Middlebrooks ripped a single through the left side of the infield to bring the game to 2-1.

RHP Luis Ortiz (2-1) suffered his first loss with the Shuckers, allowing two runs (one earned) on six hits, a walk and two punchouts.

The Generals extended the gap between the clubs with a two-spot in the seventh. The earned run in the second inning stopped a streak of 18.1 IP without allowing an earned run since being acquired on Aug. 1.

TODAY’S STARTING PITCHER: RHP Taylor Jungmann makes his 12th start Biloxi start in game one of Monday’s doubleheader with Jackson. The 2011 first round pick by the Brewers is 2-1 with a 1.13 ERA (40ip, 5er), 38 strikeouts, 15 walks over his last six starts since July 27.

RHP Brandon Woodruff makes his 19th start of the season in game two. The 23-year-old has a 3-2 record in seven games at MGM Park, but has an ERA of just 1.75 (9er/46.1ip). The Shuckers have gone 9-9 when the Wheeler, Miss. takes the mound.

JUNGMANN EARNS ACCOLADE: Taylor Jungmann was named the Southern League Pitcher of the Week for Aug. 22-28 on Monday. The right-hander shut out the Mississippi Braves over eight innings on Tuesday, Aug. 23, scattering three hits and striking out eight in the 2-0 victory.

BARNES, MIDDLEBROOKS REHABBING: Brewers’ RHP Jacob Barnes (right elbow soreness) and INF Will Middlebrooks (lower right leg strain) are currently on rehab assignments from Milwaukee. Barnes tossed 2/3 of a inning on Friday and allowed one hits and struck out one on 21 pitches. Barnes is schedled to pitch again on Monday and Wednesday. Middlebrooks went 2-for-4 with an RBI on Saturday.

IT’S GOOD TO BE HOME: The 5-1 start to the homestand has the Shuckers up to 11 games over .500 (38-27) for the 2016 season. Biloxi went 38-30 games as the home team during its inaugural campaign (23-20 at MGM Park and 15-10 at alternate venues).

RACE FOR THE PLAYOFFS: The Shuckers are 6.0 games out of the division, but still have a chance of making the playoffs. They can make it if Pensacola clinches the second half and the Shuckers have the next best overall record. Pensacola currently sits 1.5 games out of first place, and the Shuckers are 1.0 games behind Mississippi in the wild card standings. The team finishes the season with a 5-game series at Mississippi.

START ME UP: Biloxi’s starting pitching over the six gams during the homestand have combined to allow just seven runs (three earned) in 37.1 innings, a 0.73 ERA against the Braves and Generals, while giving up 27 hits, walking eight and striking out 30.

CAN’T TOUCH THIS: Brandon Woodruff’s second strikeout on Wednesday brought the right-hander’s total to the century mark at the Double-A level. The 23-year-old finished with seven punchouts on the night, bringing his total to 154 on the year, split between Brevard County (49so/8g) and Biloxi (105so/18g). The Wheeler, Miss. native is tied for the organizational lead with former Shuckers ace, Josh Hader, and is tied for second in all of Minor League Baseball behind Durham Bulls’ RHP Jaime Shultz (155).

WHAT A DIFFERENCE A MONTH MAKES: The Shuckers are tied with Pensacola with a 15-10 start to August, with a .256 team average that ranks third in the league. Biloxi has scored 99 runs (4.0 runs/game) through 25 games. In 29 games in July, Biloxi hit just .206 as a team, with 62 runs scored (2.14 runs/game), and posted a mark of 11-18.

PROSPECTING: Six of Milwaukee’s top-30 prospects, according to MLB.com are on the Shuckers’ active roster. Those include RHP Luis Ortiz (5), OF Brett Phillips (8), RHP Jorge Lopez (14), C Jacob Nottingham (15), RHP Brandon Woodruff (25) and OF Tyrone Taylor (26). Ortiz (61) and Phillips (74) are on MLB.com’s top-100.

BROTHERS GUERRERO: Manager Mike Guerrero and hitting coach Sandy Guerrero are the first coaching brother combinations in affiliated pro baseball. The Dominican duo’s father was Epy Guerrero, the famed Dominican scout who signed more than 50 players including Carlos Delgado, Cesar Cedeño, Tony Fernandez and most recently Alcides Escobar. Mike picked up his 1,000th career victory on Thursday, July 14 in Biloxi’s 3-2 walk-off win over Birmingham at MGM Park.

WHAT’S ON TAP:  Tonight is another PokeMonday, presented by GamerFete as well as Cancer Awareness Night with the American Cancer Society. Also due to the high demand on Saturday from PAW Patrol Night, Marshall, Chase and Skye will be back at MGM Park during Monday’s doubleheader, greeting and taking pictures with fans!

The homestand continues through Wednesday. Tuesday, the Shuckers will let the good times roll with Halfway to Mardi Gras Night with drink specials all night long; Wednesday is Fan Appreciation Night featuring a special Double Play Thursday $2 specials and post-game team autograph session. For tickets go to Ticketmaster.com or biloxishuckers.com.

Ortiz, Shuckers go for sixth straight win in opener against Generals

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RHP Luis Ortiz takes his 2-0 record and 0.00 ERA to the mound for his fifth Biloxi start tonight in the opener of a five-game series against the Jackson Generals at MGM Park. The Shuckers are coming off the first five-game sweep in a series in club history. Biloxi trails by just 5.5 games in the division with 10 games left and just by a 1/2 game of Mississippi in the overall standings.

Tweet of the Day: The Shuckers will pick up some extra punch in the lineup with rehabbing Brewers infielder Will Middlebrooks, continuing his rehab assignment. He was placed on the 15-day DL on July 25 with a lower right leg injury.

Game #130: Biloxi Shuckers, MIL (W5, W 9 of 11, 28-32, 67-62) vs. Jackson Generals, SEA (L5, 35-24, 81-48) | 7:10 pm | MGM Park
Promotions: Tonight is the final Post-Game Fireworks Show of 2016 and a special appearances by Marshall, Chase and Skye from PAW Patrol.
Current Series: 1 of 5 (0-0) Homestand (5-0) | 2-3 vs. JXN in ’16 | 11-9 all-time vs. JXN, 3-2 all-time at MGM Park | ’16 Overall Series W-L: 13-13-1, W 3 of 4
2nd Half Standings: Shuckers (SL South), 5th, -5.5 GB |  Jackson (SL North), 1st, +0.5 GA
Starting Pitchers: RHP Luis Ortiz (2-0, 0.00) vs. RHP Brett Ash (11-8, 4.67)
Radio: Listen Live – Coverage begins at 6:50 pm  WGCM AM-1240, FM-100.9, WPMO AM-1580 and the Shuckers Radio Network on BiloxiShuckers.com and TuneIn Radio with Chris Harris and Thaddeus Krzus
TV: MiLB.tv
Live Stats: MiLB Gameday will provide a live box score with pitch-by-pitch data
Tickets, Etc.: Box Office | Individual Game Tickets | Fundraising  | Upcoming Promotions | MGM Park Seating Chart | MGM Park Info

SL Standings | SL Leaders | Roster | Shuckers Game Notes | 2016 Schedule
Upcoming Promotions | Brewers 40-man Roster | Video Content | Shuckers News

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TODAY’S GAME: Game 1 of a 5-game set against the Jackson Generals (SEA)… 2nd and final series between the clubs in 2016 …Are 11-9 all-time against the Seattle Mariners’ Double-A affiliate, including 2-3 this year, and 3-2 at MGM Park in 2015…The Shuckers are coming off of their first ever, five-game series sweep after taking all five against the Mississippi Braves.

SHUCKERS POUR IT ON IN THE EIGHTH TO COMPLETE THE SWEEP: The Biloxi Shuckers entered the eighth inning of Friday’s contest in a 4-2 deficit. When all was said and done, the home team came away with a 10-6 victory over the Mississippi Braves thanks to a two-out, seven-run rally in the eighth frame.

Biloxi sent 12 men to the plate in the deciding inning, with run-scoring plate appearances by Chris McFarland (game-tying RBI single, Johnny Davis (go-ahead RBI single), Brett Phillips (RBI walk), Clint Coulter (two-run single) and Dustin DeMuth (RBI single).

Jacob Nottingham started the scoring for the Shuckers as the catcher launched his 10th home run of the season into the netting over the left field wall to give Biloxi a 1-0 edge in the second. Angel Ortega provided an insurance run in the fifth with an RBI single to bring home Davis.

TODAY’S STARTING PITCHER: RHP Luis Ortiz makes his fifth start of the season for Biloxi. The 20-year-old has allowed just one unearned run in his previous three outings since joining the Milwaukee Brewers organization. The team’s youngest player was acquired in a deadline deal that sent Jonathan Lucroy and Jeremy Jeffress to the Texas Rangers in exchange for Ortiz and Lewis Brinson. Biloxi has gone 4-0 when Ortiz takes the mound.

STUCK IN THE MIDDLE: Brewers INF Will Middlebrooks will begin a MLB rehab assignment tonight with the Shuckers. The 27-year-old appeared in two games for the Low-A Wisconsin Timber Rattlers, going 2-for-7 with an RBI and two strikeouts. Middlebrooks went down with a lower right leg strain during Milwaukee’s game against the Chicago Cubs on July 24 and was placed on the 15-day DL the next day.

Signed as a free agent in the offseason by the Brewers, Middlebrooks started the season with Triple-A Colorado Springs and batted .282 with 22 doubles, two triples, 10 home runs and 47 RBI over 68 games, earning a selection to Milwaukee on July 4. Middlebrooks hit .111 with an RBI in 10 games for the Brewers.

Middlebrooks was a member of the 2013 World Champion Boston Red Sox, playing in 10 postseason games, starting each of the team’s first 8 contests at third base. The fifth round pick for Boston in 2007 reached 30 career home runs in just 154 games, the fourth-fastest in Red Sox history to get to that number.

IT’S GOOD TO BE HOME: The five-game sweep over the Mississippi Braves jumped the Shuckers to 12 games over .500 (38-26) for the 2016 season. Biloxi went 38-30 games as the home team during its inaugural campaign (23-20 at MGM Park and 15-10 at alternate venues).

FIRST EVER FIVE-GAME SWEEP PUTS BILOXI BACK IN PLAYOFF RACE: Biloxi’s first ever five-game series sweep over the Braves jumped the Milwaukee Brewers’ Double-A affiliate from 10.5 to 5.5 games out of first place in the second half. The sweep also puts the Shuckers just half a game behind the Braves in the overall standings. Biloxi and Mississippi still have five games remaining against each other, coming in the final series of the 2016 season up at Trustmark Park. The Shuckers need Pensacola to win the second-half title for the wild card (overall standings to come into play). Biloxi owns a 1.00 ERA (45ip, 5er) over their 5-game winning streak.

START ME UP: Biloxi’s starting pitching (Luis Ortiz, Taylor Jungmann, Brandon Woodruff, Jorge Lopez and Angel Ventura)combined to allow just five runs (two earned) in 33.1 innings against the Mississippi Braves, while giving up 21 hits, walking seven and striking out 28.

CAN’T TOUCH THIS: Brandon Woodruff’s second strikeout on Wednesday brought the right-hander’s total to the century mark at the Double-A level. The 23-year-old finished with seven punchouts on the night, bringing his total to 154 on the year, split between Brevard County (49so/8g) and Biloxi (105so/18g). The Wheeler, Miss. native is tied for the organizational lead with former Shuckers ace, Josh Hader, and is tied for second in all of Minor League Baseball behind Durham Bulls’ RHP Jaime Shultz (155).

WHAT A DIFFERENCE A MONTH MAKES: The Shuckers are off to a 15-9 start to August, with a .252 team average. Biloxi has scored 98 runs (4.1 runs/game) through 24 games. In 29 games in July, Biloxi hit just .206 as a team, with 62 runs scored (2.14 runs/game), and posted a mark of 11-18.

TURNING KOHL INTO A DIAMOND: RHP Stephen Kohlscheen earned his 21st save of the season in 23 chances on Tuesday against Mississippi. The six-year veteran as a 2.55 ERA (7er/24.2ip) over 25 games in the second half, going 15-for-16 in SV opportunities. Overall in 45 games, Kohlscheen is 2-3 with a 2.63 ERA and 21 saves, which ranks 2nd in the Southern League. The 27-year-old is tied for third in the league with 47 appearances.

PROSPECTING: Six of Milwaukee’s top-30 prospects, according to MLB.com are on the Shuckers’ active roster. Those include RHP Luis Ortiz (5), OF Brett Phillips (8), RHP Jorge Lopez (14), C Jacob Nottingham (15), RHP Brandon Woodruff (25) and OF Tyrone Taylor (26). Ortiz (61) and Phillips (74) are on MLB.com’s top-100.

BROTHERS GUERRERO: Manager Mike Guerrero and hitting coach Sandy Guerrero are the first coaching brother combinations in affiliated pro baseball. The Dominican duo’s father was Epy Guerrero, the famed Dominican scout who signed more than 50 players including Carlos Delgado, Cesar Cedeño, Tony Fernandez and most recently Alcides Escobar. Mike picked up his 1,000th career victory on Thursday, July 14 in Biloxi’s 3-2 walk-off win over Birmingham at MGM Park.

WHAT’S ON TAP: Tonight is the final Post-Game Fireworks Extravaganza and special appearance by PAW Patrol; Sunday is McDonald’s Family Fun Day, with pregame autographs and post-game catch on the field. It’s also SuperHero Night, presented by WXXV-TV; Monday, Aug. 29 is Cancer Awareness Night with the American Cancer Society. Tuesday, Aug. 30 the Shuckers will let the good times roll with Halfway to Mardi Gras Night; Wednesday, Aug. 31 is Fan Appreciation Night featuring a post-game team autograph session. For tickets go to Ticketmaster.com or biloxishuckers.com.

Shuckers go for first five-game series sweep in club history tonight

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The Shuckers go for their first ever five-game series sweep tonight in the series finale against the Mississippi Braves at MGM Park. The Shuckers have been led by their outstanding starting pitching, which has posted a 0.66 ERA (27.1 ip, 2 er) over the course of the four-game winning streak.

Tweet of the Day: Brewers’ RHP Jacob Barnes will begin a rehab assigment tonight with the Shuckers at MGM Park. The former Shucker is coming back from right elbow soreness.

Game #129: Biloxi Shuckers, MIL (W4, W 8 of 10, 27-32, 66-62) vs. Mississippi Braves, ATL (L5, L 7 of 9, 33-25, 67-60) | 6:40 pm | MGM Park
Promotions: Tonight is Strikeout ALS Night and the first 1,500 fans will receive a Biloxi Shuckers Drawstring Backpack, presented by Beau Rivage Resort & Casino
Current Series: 5 of 5 (4-0) | 8-5 vs. MIS in ’16 | 20-16 all-time vs. MIS, 14-7 all-time at MGM Park | ’16 Overall Series W-L: 12-13-1, L1
2nd Half Standings: Shuckers (SL South), 5th, -6.5 GB |  Mississippi (SL South), 1st, +3.5 GA
Starting Pitchers: RHP Angel Ventura (1-4, 5.49) vs. RHP Lucas Sims (4-4, 2.45)
Radio: Listen Live – Coverage begins at 6:50 pm  WGCM AM-1240, FM-100.9, WPMO AM-1580 and the Shuckers Radio Network on BiloxiShuckers.com and TuneIn Radio with Chris Harris and Thaddeus Krzus
TV: MiLB.tv
Live Stats: MiLB Gameday will provide a live box score with pitch-by-pitch data
Tickets, Etc.: Box Office | Individual Game Tickets | Fundraising  | Upcoming Promotions | MGM Park Seating Chart | MGM Park Info

SL Standings | SL Leaders | Roster | Shuckers Game Notes | 2016 Schedule
Upcoming Promotions | Brewers 40-man Roster | Video Content | Shuckers News

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TODAY’S GAME: Series finale of a 5-game set against the Mississippi Braves (ATL) (4-0)… 3rd of 4 series between the clubs in 2016 …Are 20-16 all-time against the Atlanta Braves’ Double-A affiliate, including 8-5 this year, and 5-3 at MGM Park in 2016…The Shuckers are coming off of a 3-2 series victory over the Mobile BayBears (ARI).

ORTEGA WALKS IT OFF IN 3-2 WIN: Angel Ortega stepped up with the bases loaded and nobody out in the ninth, and drove the game-winning single to deep center to hand the Biloxi Shuckers a 3-2 victory over the Mississippi Braves on Thursday night at MGM Park.

Biloxi grabbed a 2-0 lead in the sixth on RBI knocks by Tyrone Taylor and Clint Coulter, but Mississippi would tie the game with two runs of its own in the eighth against reliever Josh Uhen.

Jorge Lopez tossed a quality start with two runs allowed over 7.1 innings on five hits, a walk and five strikeouts. The right-hander left the game with runners at second and third and one out in the eighth before giving way to Uhen.

TODAY’S STARTING PITCHER: RHP Angel Ventura makes his eighth start of the season for Biloxi. The 23-year-old is in search of his first quality start since June 11 against the Ft. Myers Miracle (6ip, 2h, 1bb, 7so). The Shuckers have gone 3-4 when the 6’2” hurler takes the mound.

BARNES TO BEGIN REHAB ASSIGMENT: Brewers RHP Jacob Barnes will begin a MLB rehab assignment tonight with the Shuckers. Barnes, suffering from right elbow soreness was placed on the 15-day DL on July 27. The St. Petersburg, Fla. native appeared in 16 games with the big league club this season, going 0-1 with a 3.71 ERA (7er, 17ip) on 17 hits, four walks and 18 strikeouts. The 2011 draft pick started the season with the Colorado Springs Sky Sox (MIL, AAA) before being promoted to Milwaukee on June 2. Barnes made his MLB debut on June 3 against the Phillies, tossing a scoreless inning. The 6’2” hurler spent all of 2015 with Biloxi, making the switch from starter to reliever after his first seven appearances (six starts). Barnes finished the season with a 4-5 record while having an ERA of 3.36 (28er, 75ip) with 30 walks and 84 strikeouts.

NOBODY SAID IT WOULD BE EASY: The series against Mississippi begins a 10-game homestand against the Braves and Jackson Generals, followed by a five-game series at Trustmark Park to cap off the 2016 season. Both Mississippi and Jackson lead their divisions, with Jackson boasting the best record in the league (35-24, 81-48). Overall this season, the clubs are a combined 40 games above .500.

THE UNTOUCHABLES: Mississippi’s two-run eighth snapped a stretch of 26 consecutive scoreless innings tossed by Biloxi’s pitching staff. Before the two-spot, Biloxi had not yielded a run since the ninth inning of the series opener. Over the first four games, the Shuckers have outscored the Braves, 12-3.

START ME UP: Biloxi’s starting pitching (Luis Ortiz, Taylor Jungmann, Brandon Woodruff and Jorge Lopez) has combined to allow just two runs in 28.1 innings through the first four games this series, while only giving up 15 hits, walking six and striking out 23.

CAN’T TOUCH THIS: Brandon Woodruff’s second strikeout on Wednesday brought the right-hander’s total to the century mark at the Double-A level. The 23-year-old finished with seven punchouts on the night, bringing his total to 154 on the year, split between Brevard County (49so/8g) and Biloxi (105so/18g). The Wheeler, Miss. native is tied for the organizational lead with former Shuckers ace, Josh Hader, and is tied for second in all of Minor League Baseball behind Durham Bulls’ RHP Jaime Shultz (155).

CENTENNIAL MAN: OF Tyrone Taylor collected two hits in Tuesday night’s victory, becoming the first Biloxi player to reach 100 hits during the 2016 season. The 22-year-old has posted 100 or more knocks in each of his four full professional season, with a career-high 142 in 2014.

WHAT A DIFFERENCE A MONTH MAKES: The Shuckers are off to a 14-9 start to August, with a .251 team average. Biloxi has scored 88 runs (3.8 runs/game) through 23 games. In 29 games in July, Biloxi hit just .206 as a team, with 62 runs scored (2.14 runs/game), and posted a mark of 11-18.

TURNING KOHL INTO A DIAMOND: RHP Stephen Kohlscheen earned his 21st save of the season in 23 chances on Tuesday against Mississippi. The six-year veteran as a 1.90 ERA (5er/23.2ip) over 24 games in the second half, going 15-for-16 in SV opportunities. Overall in 44 games, Kohlscheen is 2-3 with a 2.30 ERA and 21 saves, which ranks 2nd in the Southern League. The 27-year-old is tied for third in the league with teammate Tristan Archer with 46 appearances.

PROSPECTING: Six of Milwaukee’s top-30 prospects, according to MLB.com are on the Shuckers’ active roster. Those include RHP Luis Ortiz (5), OF Brett Phillips (8), RHP Jorge Lopez (14), C Jacob Nottingham (15), RHP Brandon Woodruff (25) and OF Tyrone Taylor (26). Ortiz (61) and Phillips (74) are on MLB.com’s top-100.

BROTHERS GUERRERO: Manager Mike Guerrero and hitting coach Sandy Guerrero are the first coaching brother combinations in affiliated pro baseball. The Dominican duo’s father was Epy Guerrero, the famed Dominican scout who signed more than 50 players including Carlos Delgado, Cesar Cedeño, Tony Fernandez and most recently Alcides Escobar. Mike picked up his 1,000th career victory on Thursday, July 14 in Biloxi’s 3-2 walk-off win over Birmingham at MGM Park.

WHAT’S ON TAP: Tonight is Strikeout ALS Night and the first 1,500 fans will receive a Biloxi Shuckers Drawstring Backpack, presented by Beau Rivage Resort & Casino; Saturday is the final Post-Game Fireworks Extravaganza and special appearance by PAW Patrol; Sunday is McDonald’s Family Fun Day, with pregame autographs and post-game catch on the field. It’s also SuperHero Night, presented by WXXV-TV; Monday, Aug. 29 is Cancer Awareness Night with the American Cancer Society. Tuesday, Aug. 30 the Shuckers will let the good times roll with Halfway to Mardi Gras Night; Wednesday, Aug. 31 is Fan Appreciation Night featuring a post-game team autograph session. For tickets go to Ticketmaster.com or biloxishuckers.com.

Shuckers go for fourth straight win with Lopez on the mound

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Biloxi starters have held the M-Braves scoreless over 21 innings the past three days. RHP Jorge Lopez hopes to keep the trend rolling on Thursday night in the fourth game of the five-game series at MGM Park.

Tweet of the Day: Brandon Woodruff and former Shucker Josh Hader are racking up the strikeouts this season.

Promotions: The Shuckers continue their final homestand of 2016 tonight with another Double Play Thursday, featuring $2 hot dogs and soft drinks, plus $2 off select draft beer and reserved level tickets.
Current Series: 4 of 5 (3-0) | 7-5 vs. MIS in ’16 | 19-16 all-time vs. MIS, 13-7 all-time at MGM Park | ’16 Overall Series W-L: 12-13-1, L1
2nd Half Standings: Shuckers (SL South), 5th, -7.5 GB |  Mississippi (SL South), 1st, +3.5 GA
Starting Pitchers: RHP Jorge Lopez (1-3, 4.67) vs. RHP Max Povse (4-0, 2.45) pronounced like Posey
Radio: Listen Live – Coverage begins at 6:20 pm  WGCM AM-1240, FM-100.9, WPMO AM-1580 and the Shuckers Radio Network on BiloxiShuckers.com and TuneIn Radio with Chris Harris and Thaddeus Krzus
TV: MiLB.tv
Live Stats: MiLB Gameday will provide a live box score with pitch-by-pitch data
Tickets, Etc.: Box Office | Individual Game Tickets | Fundraising  | Upcoming Promotions | MGM Park Seating Chart | MGM Park Info

SL Standings | SL Leaders | Roster | Shuckers Game Notes | 2016 Schedule
Upcoming Promotions | Brewers 40-man Roster | Video Content | Shuckers News

TODAY’S GAME: Game 4 of a 5-game set against the Mississippi Braves (ATL) (3-0)… 3rd of 4 series between the clubs in 2016 …Are 19-16 all-time against the Atlanta Braves’ Double-A affiliate, including 7-5 this year, and 4-3 at MGM Park in 2016…The Shuckers are coming off of a 3-2 series victory over the Mobile BayBears (ARI).

WOODRUFF PACES SHUCKERS TO SERIES VICTORY: Brandon Woodruff tossed eight shutout innings on Wednesday night, guiding the Biloxi Shuckers to a series-clinching, 5-0 win over the Mississippi Braves at MGM Park.

Woodruff started the scoring for Biloxi, as the hurler drove in the game’s first run on an RBI groundout with the bases loaded in the fifth, scoring Nick Ramirez.

Ramirez would be involved in another scoring play in the eighth, breaking the game open with a three-run double to give the Shuckers a 5-0 edge..

TODAY’S STARTING PITCHER: RHP Jorge Lopez makes his sixth start of the season for the Shuckers in game four of the five-game series. The 23-year-old went 3-1 against the Atlanta Braves’ Double-A affiliate in 2015, with a 2.06 ERA (6er/26.2ip). Biloxi has gone 1-4 when Lopez takes the mound.

NOBODY SAID IT WOULD BE EASY: The series against Mississippi begins a 10-game homestand against the Braves and Jackson Generals, followed by a five-game series at Trustmark Park to cap off the 2016 season. Both Mississippi and Jackson lead their divisions, with Jackson boasting the best record in the league (35-19, 81-43). Overall this season, the clubs are a combined 49 games above .500.

START ME UP: Biloxi’s starting pitching (Luis Ortiz, Taylor Jungmann and Brandon Woodruff) has combined to toss 21 shutout innings through the first three games this series, while only allowing 10 hits, five walks and 18 strikeouts.

CAN’T TOUCH THIS: Brandon Woodruff’s second strikeout on Wednesday brought the right-hander’s total to the century mark at the Double-A level. The 23-year-old finished with seven punchouts on the night, bringing his total to 154 on the year, split between Brevard County (49so/8g) and Biloxi (105so/18g). The Wheeler, Miss. native is tied for the organizational lead with former Shuckers ace, Josh Hader, and is tied for second in all of Minor League Baseball behind Durham Bulls’ RHP Jaime Shultz (155).

CENTENNIAL MAN: OF Tyrone Taylor collected two hits in Tuesday night’s victory, becoming the first Biloxi player to reach 100 hits during the 2016 season. The 22-year-old has posted 100 or more knocks in each of his four full professional season, with a career-high 142 in 2014.

SCORING FRENZY: The Shuckers scored 28 runs over the five-game series with Mobile, an average of 5.6 runs per game. The club has won four of the last six and scored 36 runs, averaging 6 runs per game. The Shuckers averaged just 2.4 runs per game over the previous seven contests and 3.4 runs per game on the season.

WHAT A DIFFERENCE A MONTH MAKES: The Shuckers are off to a 13-9 start to August, with a .252 team average. Biloxi has scored 85 runs (3.9 runs/game) through 22 games. In 29 games in July, Biloxi hit just .206 as a team, with 62 runs scored (2.14 runs/game), and posted a mark of 11-18.

TURNING KOHL INTO A DIAMOND: RHP Stephen Kohlscheen earned his 21st save of the season in 23 chances on Tuesday against Mississippi. The six-year veteran as a 1.90 ERA (5er/23.2ip) over 24 games in the second half, going 15-for-16 in SV opportunities. Overall in 44 games, Kohlscheen is 2-3 with a 2.30 ERA and 21 saves, which ranks 2nd in the Southern League. The 27-year-old is tied for third in the league with teammate Tristan Archer with 46 appearances.

PROSPECTING: Six of Milwaukee’s top-30 prospects, according to MLB.com are on the Shuckers’ active roster. Those include RHP Luis Ortiz (5), OF Brett Phillips (8), RHP Jorge Lopez (14), C Jacob Nottingham (15), RHP Brandon Woodruff (25) and OF Tyrone Taylor (26). Ortiz (61) and Phillips (74) are on MLB.com’s top-100.

BROTHERS GUERRERO: Manager Mike Guerrero and hitting coach Sandy Guerrero are the first coaching brother combinations in affiliated pro baseball. The Dominican duo’s father was Epy Guerrero, the famed Dominican scout who signed more than 50 players including Carlos Delgado, Cesar Cedeño, Tony Fernandez and most recently Alcides Escobar. Mike picked up his 1,000th career victory on Thursday, July 14 in Biloxi’s 3-2 walk-off win over Birmingham at MGM Park.

WHAT’S ON TAP: The Shuckers continue their final homestand of 2016 tonight in another Double Play Thursday, featuring $2 hot dogs and soft drinks, plus $2 off select draft beer and reserved level tickets.

Friday is Strikeout ALS Night and the first 1,500 fans will receive a Biloxi Shuckers Drawstring Backpack, presented by Beau Rivage Resort & Casino; Saturday will be the final Post-Game Fireworks Extravaganza of 2016 and also meet Marshall, Chase and Skye from PAW Patrol; Sunday is McDonald’s Family Fun Day, with pregame autographs and post-game catch on the field. It’s also SuperHero Night, presented by WXXV-TV; Monday is Cancer Awareness Night with the American Cancer Society. Tuesday, Aug. 30 the Shuckers will let the good times roll with Halfway to Mardi Gras Night; Wednesday, Aug. 31 is Fan Appreciation Night featuring a post-game team autograph session.

 

For tickets go to Ticketmaster.com or biloxishuckers.com.

Woodruff faces M-Braves as Shuckers look to take series

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23-year-old RHP Brandon Woodruff makes his 18th Biloxi start on Wednesday night as the Shuckers go for their third straight win over the M-Braves. Biloxi has won six of eight and have trimmed their deficit in the division to 8.5 games and just 3.5 games in the wildcard scenerio.

Tweet of the Day: Former Shucker Brent Suter pitched a scoreless inning during last night’s 6-4 win by the Brewers against the Rockies and picked up his first MLB victory.

Promotions: Tonight the Shuckers will be saluting Gulf Coast Police, Fire and EMS with First Responder Night.
Current Series: 3 of 5 (2-0) | 6-5 vs. MIS in ’16 | 18-16 all-time vs. MIS, 12-7 all-time at MGM Park | ’16 Overall Series W-L: 11-13-1, L1
2nd Half Standings: Shuckers (SL South), 5th, -8.5 GB |  Mississippi (SL South), 1st, +3.5 GA
Starting Pitchers: RHP Brandon Woodruff (7-8, 3.63) vs. LHP Michael Mader (0-1, 0.69)
Radio: Listen Live – Coverage begins at 6:20 pm  WGCM AM-1240, FM-100.9, WPMO AM-1580 and the Shuckers Radio Network on BiloxiShuckers.com and TuneIn Radio with Chris Harris and Thaddeus Krzus
TV: MiLB.tv
Live Stats: MiLB Gameday will provide a live box score with pitch-by-pitch data
Tickets, Etc.: Box Office | Individual Game Tickets | Fundraising  | Upcoming Promotions | MGM Park Seating Chart | MGM Park Info

SL Standings | SL Leaders | Roster | Shuckers Game Notes | 2016 Schedule
Upcoming Promotions | Brewers 40-man Roster | Video Content | Shuckers News

Lineups

TODAY’S GAME: Game 3 of a 5-game set against the Mississippi Braves (ATL) (2-0)… 3rd of 4 series between the clubs in 2016 …Are 18-16 all-time against the Atlanta Braves’ Double-A affiliate, including 6-5 this year, and 3-3 at MGM Park in 2016…the Shuckers are coming off of a 3-2 series victory over the Mobile BayBears (ARI).

JUNGMANN STYMIES BRAVES OVER EIGHT SHUTOUT INNINGS: Taylor Jungmann locked down the Mississippi Braves’ offense on Tuesday night, as the 26-year-old right-hander gave up just three hits and struck out eight over eight innings in the Biloxi Shuckers’, 2-0 victory at MGM Park.

The game was scoreless going into the eighth inning before Gabriel Noriega blooped a single, which landed beyond a drawn-in infield, into center to score Angel Ortega. Dustin DeMuth followed with a sacrifice fly to center, plating Tyrone Taylor for the insurance run.

Stephen Kohlscheen worked out of a bases-loaded jam in the ninth by striking out Connor Lien to end the game.

TODAY’S STARTING PITCHER: RHP Brandon Woodruff makes his 18th start of the season for the Biloxi Shuckers, after making eight starts with the Brevard County Manatees to start the year. The Wheeler, Miss. native is 2-2 at MGM Park, but has an ERA of 2.11 (9er/38.1ip) in six games. The Shuckers have gone 8-9 when the 23-year-old takes the mound.

NOBODY SAID IT WOULD BE EASY: The series against Mississippi begins a 10-game homestand against the Braves and Jackson Generals, followed by a five-game series at Trustmark Park to cap off the 2016 season. Both Mississippi and Jackson lead their divisions, with Jackson boasting the best record in the league (35-19, 81-43). Overall this season, the clubs are a combined 49 games above .500.

CENTENNIAL MAN: OF Tyrone Taylor collected two hits in Tuesday night’s victory, becoming the first Biloxi player to reach 100 hits during the 2016 season. The 22-year-old has posted 100 or more knocks in each of his four full professional season, with a career-high 142 in 2014.

ANGEL ON THE INFIELD: SS Angel Ortega has hit in six of his last seven games, batting .357 (10×28) with 4 runs, 3 doubles, a home run and 7 RBI. Ortega is batting .286 overall in August, raising his average from .191 to .223.

SCORING FRENZY: The Shuckers scored 28 runs over the five-game series with Mobile, an average of 5.6 runs per game. The club has won four of the last six and scored 36 runs, averaging 6 runs per game. The Shuckers averaged just 2.4 runs per game over the previous seven contests and 3.4 runs per game on the season.

WHAT A DIFFERENCE A MONTH MAKES: The Shuckers are off to a 12-9 start to August, with a .254 team average. Biloxi has scored 80 runs (3.8 runs/game) through 21 games. In 29 games in July, Biloxi hit just .206 as a team, with 62 runs scored (2.14 runs/game), and posted a mark of 11-18.

TURNING KOHL INTO A DIAMOND: RHP Stephen Kohlscheen earned his 21st save of the season in 23 chances on Tuesday against Mississippi. The six-year veteran as a 1.90 ERA (5er/23.2ip) over 24 games in the second half, going 15-for-16 in SV opportunities. Overall in 44 games, Kohlscheen is 2-3 with a 2.30 ERA and 21 saves, which ranks 2nd in the Southern League. The 27-year-old is tied for third in the league with teammate Tristan Archer with 46 appearances.

PROSPECTING: Six of Milwaukee’s top-30 prospects, according to MLB.com are on the Shuckers’ active roster. Those include RHP Luis Ortiz (5), OF Brett Phillips (8), RHP Jorge Lopez (14), C Jacob Nottingham (15), RHP Brandon Woodruff (25) and OF Tyrone Taylor (26). Ortiz (61) and Phillips (74) are on MLB.com’s top-100.

BROTHERS GUERRERO: Manager Mike Guerrero and hitting coach Sandy Guerrero are the first coaching brother combinations in affiliated pro baseball. The Dominican duo’s father was Epy Guerrero, the famed Dominican scout who signed more than 50 players including Carlos Delgado, Cesar Cedeño, Tony Fernandez and most recently Alcides Escobar. Mike picked up his 1,000th career victory on Thursday, July 14 in Biloxi’s 3-2 walk-off win over Birmingham at MGM Park.

WHAT’S ON TAP: The Shuckers continue their final homestand of 2016 tonight at MGM Park with the third game of a five game series against the Mississippi Braves. Tonight the Shuckers will be saluting Gulf Coast Police, Fire and EMS with First Responder Night.

Thursday is another Double Play Thursday, featuring $2 ballpark specials; Fridayis Strikeout ALS Night and the first 1,500 fans will receive a Biloxi Shuckers Drawstring Backpack, presented by Beau Rivage Resort & Casino; Saturday will be the final Post-Game Fireworks Extravaganza of 2016 and also meet Marshall, Chase and Skye from PAW Patrol; Sunday is McDonald’s Family Fun Day, with pregame autographs and post-game catch on the field. It’s also SuperHero Night, presented by WXXV-TV; Monday is Cancer Awareness Night with the American Cancer Society. Tuesday, Aug. 30 the Shuckers will let the good times roll with Halfway to Mardi Gras Night; Wednesday, Aug. 31 is Fan Appreciation Night featuring a post-game team autograph session.

For tickets go to Ticketmaster.com or biloxishuckers.com.

Tuesday, August 23 vs. Mississippi | Pregame Notes & Lineups

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RHP Taylor Jungmann makes the start tonight in the second game of the five game series against the Mississippi Braves at MGM Park. Jungmann. The Shuckers have won five of seven and are 9.5 games back in the South standings.

Tweet of the Day: Luis Ortiz added another solid outing last night in his fourth start since being acquired by the Brewers on Aug. 1.

Game #126: Biloxi Shuckers, MIL (W 5 of 7, 24-32, 63-62) vs. Mississippi Braves, ATL (L 4 of 6, 33-22, 67-57) | 6:40 pm | Hank Aaron Stadium
Promotions: Ocean Springs Community Night
Current Series: 2 of 5 (1-0) | 5-5 vs. MIS in ’16 | 17-16 all-time vs. MIS, 11-7 all-time at MGM Park | ’16 Overall Series W-L: 11-13-1, L1
2nd Half Standings: Shuckers (SL South), 5th, -9.5 GB |  Mississippi (SL South), 1st, +4.5 GA
Starting Pitchers: RHP Taylor Jungmann (1-3, 2.70) vs. LHP Sean Newcomb (7-7, 4.10)
Radio: Listen Live – Coverage begins at 6:20 pm  WGCM AM-1240, FM-100.9, WPMO AM-1580 and the Shuckers Radio Network on BiloxiShuckers.com and TuneIn Radio with Chris Harris and Thaddeus Krzus
TV: MiLB.tv
Live Stats: MiLB Gameday will provide a live box score with pitch-by-pitch data
Tickets, Etc.: Box Office | Individual Game Tickets | Fundraising  | Upcoming Promotions | MGM Park Seating Chart | MGM Park Info

SL Standings | SL Leaders | Roster | Shuckers Game Notes | 2016 Schedule
Upcoming Promotions | Brewers 40-man Roster | Video Content | Shuckers News

Lineups

TODAY’S GAME: Game 2 of a 5-game set against the Mississippi Braves (ATL) (1-0)… 3rd of 5 series between the clubs in 2016 …Are 17-16 all-time against the Atlanta Braves’ Double-A affiliate, including 5-5 this year, and 2-3 at MGM Park in 2016…the Shuckers are coming off of a 3-2 series victory over the Mobile BayBears (ARI).

PITCHING HOLDS DOWN BRAVES IN SERIES OPENER: The Biloxi Shuckers opened up a 10-game home stand with game one of a five-game series against the Mississippi Braves on Monday night. The home team came away with a 2-1 win over the first-place Braves at MGM Park.

Angel Ortega drove in the first run of the game with a double off the wall in left, scoring Tom Belza all the way from first. Ortega’s run-scoring extra-base hit was also the first hit of the game.

Brett Phillips sent a solo shot over the wall in right to increase the Shuckers’ lead to 2-0.

Luis Ortiz earned the win with five scoreless innings. The 20-year-old right-hander gave up five hits, walked three and struck out three.

Patrick Weigel made his Double-A debut and allowed both of Biloxi’s runs on two hits, four walks and seven strikeouts.

Stephen Kohlscheen earned his 20th save, with a run allowed in the ninth.

TODAY’S STARTING PITCHER: RHP Taylor Jungmann makes his 11th start of the season for the Biloxi Shuckers. The 2011 first-round draft pick has not allowed more than three earned runs in any of his last nine starts, including back-to-back scoreless outings from Aug. 2-7. The Shuckers have gone 4-6 when the 23-year-old takes the mound.

ANGEL ON THE INFIELD: SS Angel Ortega has hit in five of his last six games, batting .375 (9×24) with 3 runs, 2 doubles, a home run and 7 RBI. Ortega is batting .288 overall in August, raising his average from .191 to .223.

NOBODY SAID IT WOULD BE EASY: The series against Mississippi begins a 10-game homestand against the Braves and Jackson Generals, followed by a five-game series at Trustmark Park to cap off the 2016 season. Both Mississippi and Jackson lead their divisions, with Jackson boasting the best record in the league (35-19, 81-43). Overall this season, the clubs are a combined 49 games above .500.

SCORING FRENZY: The Shuckers scored 28 runs over the five-game series with Mobile, an average of 5.6 runs per game. The club has won four of the last six and scored 36 runs, averaging 6 runs per game. The Shuckers averaged just 2.4 runs per game over the previous seven contests and 3.4 runs per game on the season.

BURNING COULS: OF Clint Coulter had his on-base streak snapped at 13 games on Monday after going 0-for-4. The converted outfielder is batting .392 (20×51) with 12 runs, 3 doubles, 2 home runs, 7 RBI and .466 OBP since his promotion from A+ Brevard Co. on Aug. 5.

WHAT A DIFFERENCE A MONTH MAKES: The Shuckers are off to an 11-9 start to August, with a .257 team average. Biloxi has scored 78 runs (3.9 runs/game) through 20 games. In 29 games in July, Biloxi hit just .206 as a team, with 62 runs scored (2.14 runs/game), and posted a mark of 11-18.

TURNING KOHL INTO A DIAMOND: RHP Stephen Kohlscheen earned his 20th save of the season in 22 chances on Monday against Mississippi. The six-year veteran as a 1.99 ERA (5er/22.2ip) over 23 games in the second half, going 14-for-15 in SV opportunities. Overall in 44 games, Kohlscheen is 2-3 with a 2.35 ERA and 20 saves, which ranks 2nd in the Southern League. The 27-year-old is tied for fifth in the league with 45 appearances.

PROSPECTING: Six of Milwaukee’s top-30 prospects, according to MLB.com are on the Shuckers’ active roster. Those include RHP Luis Ortiz (5), OF Brett Phillips (8), RHP Jorge Lopez (14), C Jacob Nottingham (15), RHP Brandon Woodruff (25) and OF Tyrone Taylor (26). Ortiz (61) and Phillips (74) are on MLB.com’s top-100.

BROTHERS GUERRERO: Manager Mike Guerrero and hitting coach Sandy Guerrero are the first coaching brother combinations in affiliated pro baseball. The Dominican duo’s father was Epy Guerrero, the famed Dominican scout who signed more than 50 players including Carlos Delgado, Cesar Cedeño, Tony Fernandez and most recently Alcides Escobar. Mike picked up his 1,000th career victory on Thursday, July 14 in Biloxi’s 3-2 walk-off win over Birmingham at MGM Park.

WHAT’S ON TAP: The current 10-game homestand features Ocean Springs Community Night tonight; Wednesday is First Responders Night, as the Shuckers salute local Police, Fire and EMS responders; Thursday is another Double Play Thursday, featuring $2 ballpark specials and Friday is Strikeout ALS Night and the first 1,500 fans will receive a Biloxi Shuckers Drawstring Backpack, presented by Beau Rivage Resort & Casino.

The Generals come to town on Saturday, Aug. 27, which will featured the final Post-Game Fireworks Extravaganza of the season; Sunday, Aug. 28 is McDonald’s Family Fun Day, with pregame autographs and post-game catch on the field. It’s also SuperHero Night, presented by WXXV-TV; Monday, Aug. 29 is Cancer Awareness Night with the American Cancer Society. Tuesday, Aug. 30 the Shuckers will let the good times roll with Halfway to Mardi Gras Night; Wednesday, Aug. 31 is Fan Appreciation Night featuring a post-game team autograph session.

For tickets go to Ticketmaster.com or biloxishuckers.com.

Monday, August 22 vs. Mississippi | Pregame Notes & Lineups

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The Shuckers open a ten game homestand tonight at MGM Park with the first of five against the Mississippi Braves. Brewers’ No. 5 prospect RHP Luis Ortiz makes his fourth Biloxi start and is 1-0 and has not allowed an earned run in 12.1 innings pitched. Opposing Ortiz will be Atlanta’s No. 28 prospect RHP Patrick Weigel, who was promoted to the M-Braves from Low-A Rome.

Tweet of the Day: Former Shucker LHP Josh Hader recorded his first Triple-A win on Sunday and struck out a career-high 12 batters in the start at Round Rock.

Game #125: Biloxi Shuckers, MIL (W 4 of 6, 23-32, 62-62) vs. Mississippi Braves, ATL (L 3 of 5, 33-21, 67-56) | 6:40 pm | Hank Aaron Stadium
Current Series: 1 of 5 (0-0) | 4-5 vs. MIS in ’16 | 16-16 all-time vs. MIS, 10-7 all-time at MGM Park | ’16 Overall Series W-L: 11-13-1, L1
2nd Half Standings: Shuckers (SL South), 5th, -10.5 GB |  Mississippi (SL South), 1st, +5.0 GA
Starting Pitchers: RHP Luis Ortiz (1-0, 0.00) vs. RHP Patrick Weigel (AA debut)
Radio: Listen Live – Coverage begins at 6:20 pm  WGCM AM-1240, FM-100.9, WPMO AM-1580 and the Shuckers Radio Network on BiloxiShuckers.com and TuneIn Radio with Chris Harris and Thaddeus Krzus
TV: MiLB.tv
Live Stats: MiLB Gameday will provide a live box score with pitch-by-pitch data
Tickets, Etc.: Box Office | Individual Game Tickets | Fundraising  | Upcoming Promotions | MGM Park Seating Chart | MGM Park Info

SL Standings | SL Leaders | Roster | Shuckers Game Notes | 2016 Schedule
Upcoming Promotions | Brewers 40-man Roster | Video Content | Shuckers News

Lineups

TODAY’S GAME: Game 1 of a 5-game set against the Mississippi Braves (ATL)… 3rd of 5 series between the clubs in 2016 …Are 16-16 all-time against the Atlanta Braves’ Double-A affiliate, including 4-5 this year, and 1-3 at MGM Park in 2016…the Shuckers are coming off of a 3-2 series victory over the Mobile BayBears (ARI).

TAYLOR’S FOUR RBI NIGHT NOT ENOUGH AS SHUCKERS DROP FINALE: Tyrone Taylor drove in four runs on Sunday night, but the Biloxi Shuckers fell to the Mobile BayBears, 11-6, at Hank Aaron Stadium.

Mobile jumped out to a 3-0 lead by the end of the first inning, using a two-run homer by Kevin Cron to cap off the three-run first.

Biloxi plated two runs in the second to pull within a run on Taylor’s first two-run hit, a double, with two outs in the second.

The BayBears plated another run in the third, but the Shuckers tied the game at four on a a two-run single by Taylor in the fifth.

Nick Ramirez tied the team lead with his 13th home run of the season in the seventh to pull Biloxi within a run at 7-6, but Mobile answered with a run in the bottom of the inning and three more in the eighth to open up the game.

TODAY’S STARTING PITCHER: RHP Luis Ortiz makes his fourth start of the season for the Shuckers. The 20-year-old has allowed only one run (unearned) in 12.1 innings through three appearances. Biloxi has gone 3-0 when the Sanger, Calif. native takes the mound.

NOBODY SAID IT WOULD BE EASY: The series against Mississippi begins a 10-game homestand against the Braves and Jackson Generals, followed by a five-game series at Trustmark Park to cap off the 2016 season. Both Mississippi and Jackson lead their divisions, with Jackson boasting the best record in the league (35-19, 81-43). Overall this season, the clubs are a combined 49 games above .500.

SCORING FRENZY: The Shuckers scored 28 runs over the five-game series with Mobile, an average of 5.6 runs per game. The club has won four of the last six and scored 36 runs, averaging 6 runs per game. The Shuckers averaged just 2.4 runs per game over the previous seven contests and 3.4 runs per game on the season.

BURNING COULS: OF Clint Coulter extended his on-base streak extended to 13 games (all of his AA starts) with a single in the first inning. The converted outfielder added a single in the fifth. Coulter is batting .426 (20×47) with 12 runs, 3 doubles, 2 home runs, 7 RBI and .500 OBP since his promotion from A+ Brevard Co. on Aug. 5.

WHAT A DIFFERENCE A MONTH MAKES: The Shuckers are off to a .264 start at the plate through 19 games in August, with 76 runs (4 runs/game). In 29 games in July, Biloxi hit just .206 as a team, with 62 runs scored (2.14 runs/game).

TURNING KOHL INTO A DIAMOND: RHP Stephen Kohlscheen earned his 19th save of the season in 21 chances on Wednesday against Mobile. The six-year veteran as a 1.66 ERA (4er/21.2ip) over 22 games in the second half, going 13-for-14 in SV opportunities. Overall in 43 games, Kohlscheen is 2-3 with a 2.20 ERA and 19 saves, which ranks 2nd in the Southern League. The 27-year-old is tied for third in the league with teammate Tristan Archer with 44 appearances.

PROSPECTING: Six of Milwaukee’s top-30 prospects, according to MLB.com are on the Shuckers’ active roster. Those include RHP Luis Ortiz (5), OF Brett Phillips (8), RHP Jorge Lopez (14), C Jacob Nottingham (15), RHP Brandon Woodruff (25) and OF Tyrone Taylor (26). Ortiz (61) and Phillips (74) are on MLB.com’s top-100.

BROTHERS GUERRERO: Manager Mike Guerrero and hitting coach Sandy Guerrero are the first coaching brother combinations in affiliated pro baseball. The Dominican duo’s father was Epy Guerrero, the famed Dominican scout who signed more than 50 players including Carlos Delgado, Cesar Cedeño, Tony Fernandez and most recently Alcides Escobar. Mike picked up his 1,000th career victory on Thursday, July 14 in Biloxi’s 3-2 walk-off win over Birmingham at MGM Park.

WHAT’S ON TAP: The current 10-game homestand features MiLB CommUNITY Night and PokeMonday, presented by Gamerfete on Monday. Tuesday is Ocean Springs Community Night; Wednesday is First Responders Night, as the Shuckers salute local Police, Fire and EMS responders; Thursday is another Double Play Thursday, featuring $2 ballpark specials and Friday is Strikeout ALS Night and the first 1,500 fans will receive a Biloxi Shuckers Drawstring Backpack, presented by Beau Rivage Resort & Casino.

The Generals come to town on Saturday, Aug. 27, which will featured the final Post-Game Fireworks Extravaganza of the season; Sunday, Aug. 28 is McDonald’s Family Fun Day, with pregame autographs and post-game catch on the field. It’s also SuperHero Night, presented by WXXV-TV; Monday, Aug. 29 is Cancer Awareness Night with the American Cancer Society. Tuesday, Aug. 30 the Shuckers will let the good times roll with Halfway to Mardi Gras Night; Wednesday, Aug. 31 is Fan Appreciation Night featuring a post-game team autograph session.

For tickets go to Ticketmaster.com or biloxishuckers.com.

Milwaukee Brewers’ Affiliate Report and Southern League Roundup: 20th Editions

Thaddeus Krzus doubles down on the podcasts this week with news from around the Milwaukee Brewers’ farm system and the Southern League!

Affiliates Report:

Roundup:

Sunday, August 21 at Mobile | Pregame Notes & Lineups

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The Shuckers wrap up their five-game series with the BayBears in Mobile today. The Shuckers have won four of five and have scored 28 runs, averaging 5.6 runs per game over that stretch.

Tweet of the Day: Reviewing the Brew recaps the week that was for the Biloxi Shuckers.

Game #124: Biloxi Shuckers, MIL (W 4 of 5, 23-31, 62-61) at Mobile BayBears, ARI (L1, 27-26, 59-64) | 5:05 pm | Hank Aaron Stadium
Current Series: 5 of 5 (3-1) | 11-8 vs. MOB in ’16 | 24-22 all-time vs. MOB, 9-10 all-time at Hank Aaron Stadium | ’16 Overall Series W-L: 11-13-1, L1
2nd Half Standings: Shuckers (SL South), 5th, -10.5 GB |  Mobile (SL South), 2nd, -6.0 GB
Starting Pitchers: RHP Angel Ventura (1-3, 4.41) vs. RHP Edgar Garcia (3-3, 2.05)
Radio: Listen Live – Coverage begins at 4:45 pm  WGCM AM-1240, FM-100.9, WPMO AM-1580 and the Shuckers Radio Network on BiloxiShuckers.com and TuneIn Radio with Chris Harris and Thaddeus Krzus
TV: MiLB.TV
Live Stats: MiLB Gameday will provide a live box score with pitch-by-pitch data
Tickets, Etc.: Box Office | Individual Game Tickets | Fundraising  | Upcoming Promotions | MGM Park Seating Chart | MGM Park Info

SL Standings | SL Leaders | Roster | Shuckers Game Notes | 2016 Schedule
Upcoming Promotions | Brewers 40-man Roster | Video Content | Shuckers News

Lineups

TODAY’S GAME: Series, and season, finale of a 5-game set against the Mobile BayBears (ARI) (3-1)… 4th and final series between the clubs in 2016 …Are 24-22 all-time against the Arizona Diamondbacks’ Double-A affiliate, including 11-8 this year, and 5-4 at Hank Aaron Stadium in 2016…the Shuckers are coming off of a 2-3 series loss to the Jackson Generals (SEA).

SHUCKERS BREAK OUT THE LUMBER IN SERIES-CLINCHING WIN: The Biloxi Shuckers ambushed Vicente Campos and the Mobile BayBears on Saturday night, jumping on a 7-1 victory at Hank Aaron Stadium.

Brett Phillips drove in the first run of the game in the first with an RBI single to left, scoring Johnny Davis.

The Shuckers broke the game open with five more runs in the second. The inning started with four consecutive singles by Dustin DeMuth, Gabriel Noriega, Chris McFarland and Rene Garcia. McFarland and Garcia’s knocks resulted in the Shuckers extending their lead to 3-0. Angel Ortega and Brett Phillips added two-out, RBI singles to give Biloxi a 5-0 advantage.

Jorge Lopez allowed a run on five hits, a walk and six strikeouts in seven innings, earning the victory for Biloxi. Josh Uhen made his Double-A debut with two scoreless innings and two strikeouts.

TODAY’S STARTING PITCHER: RHP Angel Ortega makes his seventh start of the season for Biloxi. The 23-year-old faced off against the BayBears on July 26, earning his only win with the Shuckers with 5.1 shutout innings on three hits, two walks and eight strikeouts. The Shuckers have gone 3-3 when Ortega takes the mound.

DOWN THE HOME STRETCH: The series against Mobile starts a stretch of 20 games in 20 days to close out the regular season. The stretch features 12 home games (2 vs. MOB, 5 vs. MIS, and 5 vs. JXN) and 8 road games (3 at MOB, 5 at MIS)…15 of the 20 games are against division leaders (10 vs. MIS and 5 vs. JXN).

BURNING COULS: OF Clint Coulter was named the Southern League Player of the Week on Monday. The 23-year-old started his Biloxi career by reaching base safely in six consecutive at-bats, including a 4-for-4 stretch at the plate. The converted catcher also scored the first five time on base, including a game-winner as a pinch runner in the 10th inning of the Shuckers’ 5-4 walk-off over the Pensacola Blue Wahoos in his debut on Aug. 5.

Coulter is the second Biloxi Shucker to earn Player of the Week honors this season, joining OF Brett Phillips who won the award in May. RHP Brandon Woodruff was named Southern League Pitcher of the Week in back-to-back weeks from July 11-24.

The 2012 first-round draft pick’s 11-game hitting streak came to an end on Friday night, going 17-for-38 with 11 runs, two doubles, two home runs and seven RBI. The outfielder’s on-base streak extended to 13 games with a single in the fifth inning. The converted outfielder added an RBI double in the seventh.

WHAT A DIFFERENCE A MONTH MAKES: The Shuckers are off to a .263 start at the plate through 18 games in August, with 63 runs (3.9 runs/game). In 29 games in July, Biloxi hit just .206 as a team, with 62 runs scored (2.14 runs/game).

TURNING KOHL INTO A DIAMOND: RHP Stephen Kohlscheen earned his 19th save of the season in 21 chances on Wednesday against Mobile. The six-year veteran as a 1.66 ERA (4er/21.2ip) over 22 games in the second half, going 13-for-14 in SV opportunities. Overall in 43 games, Kohlscheen is 2-3 with a 2.20 ERA and 19 saves, which ranks 2nd in the Southern League. The 27-year-old is tied for third in the league with teammate Tristan Archer with 44 appearances.

PROSPECTING: Six of Milwaukee’s top-30 prospects, according to MLB.com are on the Shuckers’ active roster. Those include RHP Luis Ortiz (5), OF Brett Phillips (8), RHP Jorge Lopez (14), C Jacob Nottingham (15), RHP Brandon Woodruff (25) and OF Tyrone Taylor (26). Ortiz (61) and Phillips (74) are on MLB.com’s top-100.

BROTHERS GUERRERO: Manager Mike Guerrero and hitting coach Sandy Guerrero are the first coaching brother combinations in affiliated pro baseball. The Dominican duo’s father was Epy Guerrero, the famed Dominican scout who signed more than 50 players including Carlos Delgado, Cesar Cedeño, Tony Fernandez and most recently Alcides Escobar. Mike picked up his 1,000th career victory on Thursday, July 14 in Biloxi’s 3-2 walk-off win over Birmingham at MGM Park.

WHAT’S ON TAP: The Shuckers will wrap up the 2016 regular season with a 10-game homestand against the Mississippi Braves (ATL) and Jackson Generals (SEA), Aug. 22-31. Monday, Aug. 22 in MiLB CommUNITY Night and PokeMonday, presented by Gamerfete; Tuesday, Aug. 23 is Ocean Springs Community Night; Wednesday, Aug. 24 is First Responders Night, as the Shuckers salute local Police, Fire and EMS responders; Thursday, Aug. 25 is another Double Play Thursday, featuring $2 ballpark specials; Friday, Aug. 26 is Strikeout ALS Night and the first 1,500 fans will receive a Biloxi Shuckers Drawstring Backpack, presented by Beau Rivage Resort & Casino; Saturday, Aug. 27 there will be a Post-Game Fireworks Extravaganza; Sunday, Aug. 28 is McDonald’s Family Fun Day, with pregame autographs and post-game catch on the field. It’s also SuperHero Night, presented by WXXV-TV; Monday, Aug. 29 is Cancer Awareness Night with the American Cancer Society. Tuesday, Aug. 30 the Shuckers will let the good times roll with Halfway to Mardi Gras Night; Wednesday, Aug. 31 is Fan Appreciation Night featuring a post-game team autograph session. For tickets go to Ticketmaster.com or biloxishuckers.com.

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