Game Notes: Flying Chanclas de San Antonio vs. Tacoma Rainiers
Flying Chanclas de San Antonio (40-26) vs. Tacoma Rainiers (32-34)
Game #67/Home Game #31
Thursday, June 13, 7:05 p.m.
Nelson Wolff Stadium
MiLB.tv / KONO 860 AM
RHP Burch Smith (3-3, 3.15) vs. LHP Justus Sheffield (2-5, 5.74)
No Fear of Prospects: San Antonio is no stranger to facing top pitching prospects like the one they will see tonight in Mariners top prospect, Justus Sheffield. The Missions have faced pitchers in the top 10 of their opponent's organizational prospect rankings according to MLB Pipeline nine times this season and are 6-3 in those games including 4-2 when those pitchers start. Against those pitchers San Antonio is batting .289 (39-for-135) with 31 runs, 9 doubles, 2 triples, and 10 home runs in 33.1 innings. The top pitching prospects they have faced are Forrest Whitley (Houston's #1 overall/#1 pitching prospect), Tony Gonsolin (Dodgers #4/#2), Genesis Cabrera (Cardinals #8/#1), Ryan Helsley (Cardinals #9/#2), and Taylor Hearn (Rangers #10/#6).
Double-Digit K's: The Missions' pitching staff struck out 13 hitters last night. It was the 25th time in which Missions pitchers have fanned at least 10 batters in a game this season. They are 20-5 in those games.
Chancla Magic: Since their debut on May 5, 2018 the Flying Chanclas are 13-8 when sporting their alter-ego. Of the 13 wins, six have come via the walk-off. Of the six walk-offs, three have come when they entered their final at-bat trailing their opponent.
*WHAT THEY'RE SAYING*
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San Antonio Missions infielder Lucas Erceg overcame a tough start in life, but almost lost the chance to pursue his baseball dream. https://www.kens5.com/article/sports/missions-lucas-erceg-making-most-of-second-chance/273-94f11d5f-bd88-49d3-9c60-e7f4c327ec3b
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This Sunday one lucky fan will go home with a Missions team-signed, custom-engraved bat from the Derrick Hall Pro-State Foundation! Fans can enter to win by signing up to be the Aaron's Fan of the Game at the Aaron's Photo Booth on the concourse!
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