Biloxi Shuckers

Another former Shucker lands in Milwaukee

Former Biloxi Shuckers closer Damien Magnifico was called up Tuesday do the Milwaukee Brewers.
Former Biloxi Shuckers closer Damien Magnifico was called up Tuesday do the Milwaukee Brewers. Associated Press

The list of former Biloxi Shuckers on the Milwaukee Brewers' current roster grew by one on Tuesday.

Right-handed relief pitcher Damien Magnifico was called up from Colorado Springs thanks to an impressive run this season Triple-A. The former Oklahoma hurler was 6-6 with 17 saves and a 3.18 ERA in 47 appearances at Colorado Springs, a place notorious for producing inflated ERAs for pitchers.

Magnifico was oustanding as the closer for the Shuckers in 2015, registering 20 saves in 42 appearances at Double-A.

Magnifico joins former Shuckers star shortstop Orlando Arcia on the Brewers' roster.

Arcia has produced multiple web gems during his time in Milwaukee, but the top prospect is still learning how to hit big league pitching.

The Venenezuelan is batting .184 in 49 at-bats since being called up on Aug. He has a double, three RBIs and has been successful on both of his stolen base tries.

Arcia has been batting No. 2 in the order for the Brewers, a role that Brewers manager Craig Counsell likes him in.

“Right now, I like him hitting there because of the personnel, the people around him, and just the challenges that it puts in his head with the hitter ahead of him and the hitter behind him,” Counsell told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “I think that’s good for his development.

“He’s certainly got attributes. He’s got tremendous bat control, he’s got ability to make contact. I think he has the ability to hit deep in the count that we still have to uncover a little bit. The driving the ball part of it, he’s got that in him too.”

Better control

Taylor Jungmann was dropped from Milwaukee to Triple-A to Double-A due this season due to control problems, but it appears the tide is begint to turn for the former Texas star right-hander.

Jungmann walked 11 batters in his first 13 innings at Biloxi, but those numbers have improved in recent weeks.

In Jungmann's last seven starts at Biloxi, has 45 strikeouts and 12 strikeouts over 43 innings.

Jungmann is 1-3 with a 2.77 ERA in nine starts with the Shuckers after going 1-3 with a 9.87 ERA, 24 strikeouts and 35 walks in 31 innings at Colorado Springs.

In five starts at Milwaukee this season, Jungmann was 0-4 with an ERA of 9.15, 13 strikeouts and 13 walks.

‘Mad Potter’ jersey

The Biloxi Shuckers will wear special jerseys that feature “Biloxi's Mad Potter” George Ohr's face during Thursday's 6:40 p.m. game against the Mobile BayBears at MGM Park.

The back of the jersey will feature his pottery and the name plate “Mad Potter.”

Fans have a chance to bid on the jerseys during a silent auction that will take place during the game. Auction winners will have the chance to go on the field for a post-game meet and greet and get their jersey autographed by the player who wore it during the game.

All proceeds from the auction will benefit the Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art.

That night will also be “Double Play Thursday” at MGM Park. Hot dogs, soft drinks and select draft beer will cost $2 each. Reserved level tickets will also be $2 off.

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