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Arkansas Travelers vs. San Antonio Missions (SD)

April 30 – May 5, 2024

Today's Game Notes

LEADING OFF--The Travs look for a fifth straight win as they welcome in the San Antonio Missions to start a six game series.

LAST TIME OUT--A seven run ninth inning broke a tie and carried Arkansas to a 15-8 win over Springfield on Sunday afternoon...the Travs had led by as many as seven runs before the Cardinals came back and tied the score in the eighth inning...it was the fourth straight win for the Travs and gave them a series victory over the Cardinals...Garrett Davila was the pivotal pitcher in the game for Arkansas working 3.1 scoreless innings with his team leading by a run...several Travs had big offensive days led by Tyler Locklear who had three hits including a pair of doubles and scored three runs...Jared Oliva hit a three-run home run and drove in four.

DRIVEN BY FORD--21-year old Harry Ford is finding his stride...went 1-3 with a homer and three walks on Sunday, going deep for the second consecutive game...has hit in seven consecutive contests...blasted his first three Double-A home runs last week.

OLIVA OR NOTHING--Outfielder Jared Oliva has turned en fuego with the help of some big games...has four multi-hit games and three multi-RBI games...drove in four runs in Sunday’s win and posted a pair of three hit games last series...matched his career high with the five runs driven in on 4/25 at Springfield.

TALE OF TWO HALVES--Arkansas has fared well early in games this season but struggled in the late innings...from the 1st to the 4th, the Travs have outscored their opponents by 21 runs...from the 5th inning on though, they are minus-5 in run differential.

CLOSE SHAVES--Nine of the club’s first 21 games have been decided by three runs or less including the first four games of last series... Arkansas is 4-3 in one-run games and 6-3 in all games with margins of three or fewer...all the losses have come against Springfield.

BYRD WATCHING--Last year, Robbie “Byrd” Tenerowicz tied the franchise single season hit by pitch record getting plunked 21 times in only 87 games...he has been beaned four times this year and now sits just 11 shy of matching the Travs career mark held by Mike Collins (2008- 09).

LEVEL UP--11 Travs made their Double-A debuts in the season opening series...headlining that group are the Mariners top two prospects INF Cole Young and C Harry Ford who are ranked 34th and 35th overall in baseball by mlb.com as well as RHP Logan Evans, drafted just last season who made the Opening Night start for the club.

PROSPECTING--The Travelers active roster is populated with five of the Mariners top 30 prospects based on the MLB Pipeline rankings... topping the list are INF Cole Young, top ranked in the system and #34 overall in baseball and C Harry Ford, second ranked in the system and #35 overall...also among Seattle’s top 30 are 1B Tyler Locklear (8), RHP Logan Evans (20) and OF Alberto Rodriguez (23).

ON A MISSION--The San Antonio Missions (San Diego Padres) come into this series in third place in the TL South after splitting a six game set at home with Wichita last week...their pitching staff ranks second in the league in ERA and strikeouts...led by manager Luke Montz in his second year with the club...Padres are ranked by MLB.com as having the 4th best farm system in baseball...on San Antonio’s active roster, eight players are ranked among San Diego’s top 30 prospects...LHP Robby Snelling tops that group at #3 in the Padres system and #33 overall in baseball...other Missions ranked on San Diego’s list include RHP Adam Mazur (#7), OF Jakob Marsee (#9), RHP Ryan Bergert (#10), 1B Nathan Martorella (#13), LHP Austin Krob (#14), RHP Victor Lizarraga (#15) and C Brandon Valenzuela (#16)...also on San Antonio’s roster is OF Robert Perez, Jr. who played for the Travs last season.