Wisconsin Timber Rattlers LHP Kodi Medeiros lived up to his billing as one of the top pitching prospects in the Midwest League this year, tossing six no-hit innings in his MWL debut Sunday. He didn’t get a win to show for it, however, as the Peoria Chiefs rallied for 11 runs in the last two innings for an 11-1 victory.
Medeiros struck out seven and walked one. He was taken out after the 6th inning, after throwing 63 pitches.
He was the Brewers’ top draft pick (No. 12 overall) last year. The Timber Rattlers have Milwaukee’s top three 2014 draft picks on their roster.
Another one of them, centerfielder Monte Harrison (2nd round, 50th overall), drove in Wisconsin’s lone run on an RBI double in the 5th inning. He also walked twice. First baseman Dustin DeMuth had three of the team’s six hits.
But that was it for the Timber Rattlers. The rest of the game’s offensive highlights came from the Peoria Chiefs, who scored seven runs in the 8th inning and four runs in the 9th inning. Shortstop Oscar Mercado homered and drove in three runs. First baseman Alex De Leon had two hits, including a double, and drove in a pair of runs.
It was the home opener at Wisconsin’s Fox Cities Stadium. That fact, along with the day of the week, nice weather (68 degrees and sunny at game time) and a Jonathan Lucroy bobblehead giveaway, helped draw a record 5,954 fans to Fox Cities Stadium.