West Brookfield hurler beat by Beaty blast
📸Reynaldo Holguin, San Antonio Missions photo
SAN ANTONIO — Thomas Jankins was handed his first loss at the Triple-A level on Sunday as the Missions fell 4-1 to the Oklahoma City Dodgers.
The difference-maker in the game was a three-run home run Dodgers firstbaseman Matt Beaty clubbed off Jankins in the third inning.
Jankins, a native of West Brookfield, worked five innings for San Antonio, giving up four runs on five hits and three walks while striking out three. He falls to 1-1 with a 3.60 ERA and 1.10 WHIP in 10 innings with the Triple-A affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers.
The San Antonio bullpen was able to hold off any further damage as a trio of reliever combined for four scoreless innings in which only one hit was allowed.
Oklahoma City’s Daniel Corcino earned the win after limited the Missions to just one run on three hits and two walks over 5 1/3 innings, striking out three batters. Similar to the home team’s bullpen, the Dodgers relievers threw 3 2/3 shutout innings of one-hit ball to wrap up the game.
The Missions fall to 14-9 on the season with the loss, while Oklahoma City improves to 8-15. Jankins will likely make his next start on Friday, May 3 as San Antonio hosts the Round Rock Express at Nelson W. Wolff Municipal Stadium.