San Antonio's offense was held in check again by Arkansas in a 3-1 loss Monday afternoon at Wolff Stadium.
Pitching ruled the day once again at The Wolff.
San Antonio faced Seattle Mariners righty Steve Cishek in the first on Monday. The 30-year-old hurler promptly set the Missions down in order in his one-inning rehab appearance. San Antonio next had to deal with regularly scheduled starter Andrew Moore, who had not allowed a run over his first two starts of 2017.
Moore breezed through the first three innings before Nick Schulz broke a scoreless tie in the fourth with an opposite field solo shot to right. It was a team-leading third homer of the season for Schulz, who finished 2-for-4.
For awhile Monday the Schulz blast seemed like it might hold with Missions right-hander Cesar Vargas looking very sharp through five. Arkansas did not get its first hit until a Brock Hebert single in the fifth, but came to life in the sixth.
Chuck Taylor followed Ian Miller's leadoff double with one of his own to tie the score at one. After Tyler Marlette grounded out, Kyle Waldrop gave the Travs the lead and ended the day for Vargas (0-2) with a double down the right-field line.
In the top of the ninth, Arkansas tacked on an insurance run against right-hander Justin Hancock with a Miller sacrifice fly.
Moore (1-0) allowed just six hits and no walks, while striking out four over seven strong innings. Thyago Vieira worked around a one-out Alberth Martinez single in the ninth to pick up his first save of the season.
San Antonio (6-5) wraps up its series with Arkansas (5-6) and its six-game homestand on $2 Tuesday presented by AARP. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 PM. Michael Kelly (0-0, 4.66) will get the ball for the Missions, while the Travelers counter with fellow righty Max Povse (2-0, 0.00).
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