San Antonio, TX - Former Cy Young Award winner Felix Hernandez took the loss in his first rehab outing for the Tacoma Rainiers in a 6-1 defeat against the San Antonio Missions on Friday night at Nelson W. Wolff Municipal Stadium.
Hernandez (0-1) pitched the first 2 1/3 innings before removing himself from the contest, allowing two earned runs on a pair of hits and a walk. The 33-year-old struck out a pair of Missions (42-26) and hit two batters.
After the umpires overruled a decision which determined that Hernandez hit Tyler Saladino with a pitch, Daren Brown argued the call and was ejected from the game.
Tacoma scored its lone run in the top of the fourth on a Jose Lobaton double which plated first baseman Austin Nola.
The Rainiers were limited to four hits and drew two walks in their second-straight defeat.
After Hernandez's start, Tyler Cloyd pitched the following four innings, allowing four runs and recording six punch-outs. Dan Altavilla recorded the final five outs, surrendering two hits but giving up no runs.
The second leg of Tacoma's seven-game road trip takes them to Round Rock for a four-game series against the Express, Triple-A affiliate of the Houston Astros. Southpaw Anthony Misiewicz (2-3, 5.52) will get the start in Saturday's series opener at 4:05 p.m. PDT. Mike Curto will have full coverage of on South Sound Talk 850 with audio streaming available on the Tacoma Rainiers TuneIn Radio Network.
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