Game Notes: Flying Chanclas de San Antonio vs. Memphis Redbirds
ying Chanclas de San Antonio (22-17) vs. Memphis Redbirds (21-18)
Game #40/Home Game #22
Thursday, May 16, 7:05 p.m.
Nelson Wolff Stadium
MiLB.tv / KONO 860 AM
RHP Thomas Jankins (2-1, 4.50) vs. LHP Genesis Cabrera (1-3, 7.81)
Home is Where the Heart is: The San Antonio Missions are back home at The Wolff where they have enjoyed the most success. The Missions are 13-7 (.650) in the Alamo City, which is the best home record amongst the 16 teams in the Pacific Coast League. The Missions are batting .259 (163-for-629) with 29 home runs at Wolff Stadium compared to .233 (141-for-604) with 23 home runs on the road.
Loving the Lefties: The Missions have been very successful against southpaw starting pitchers this season. In 10 games against left-handed starters San Antonio is a blistering 8-2. Missions hitters are batting .264 (87-for-330) against lefties compared to .240 (217-for-903) against right-handers.
Days Off, Wins On: After an off day yesterday the Missions are poised to open up their series against the Memphis Redbirds with a win. San Antonio is 2-0 after off days this season and since 2017 are 19-9 after a day off. Manager Rick Sweet has also had success after off days.Sweet's teams are 16-8 following off days since 2017.
*WHAT THEY'RE SAYING*
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C Jacob Nottingham recalled by Milwaukee
RHP Burch Smith optioned (5/12) to San Antonio and activated
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