Double Dip

After an amazing come-from-behind win, and very long night, last night, the Sky Sox and Las Vegas 51s will play two today. Today’s doubleheader is scheduled to make up for the snow out from April 12th between these two teams at the start of the season. Each game is scheduled for seven innings with the first pitch of game one set for 4:05 PM.

Taking a quick look at last night, the Sox pulled off yet another dazzling late-inning rally to beat the 51s 11-9. Trailing, 9-3 heading into the bottom of the eigth inning, the Sox plated eight runs and went on to close things out in the ninth. Big comebacks are not new to this year’s club. In fact, this was the third time this season that the Sky Sox scored eight or more runs in the eighth inning to come from behind and win. The Sox also scored eight runs in the 8th on May 18 versus Omaha to go on and win 11-6 (were trailing 3-4) and nine runs in the 8th versus Iowa on May 12 to win 16-15 in 10 innings (were trailing 5-12). By comparison, before this season, the Sox had scored eight runs or more in the 8th inning just four times in their previous 21 seasons!

So today’s DH has a lot of excitment to live up to. Game one will feature RH Adam Eaton (0-0, 0.00), who is making his first start for the Sox since signing as a minor league free agent earlier this month, against LH Brad Mills (1-7, 4.22). Game two will be RH Brandon Hynick (5-4, 4.04) for the Sox versus LH Davis Romero (1-2, 6.05). Here’s a look at Stu Cole’s lineup for game one:

Jonathan Herrera – SS

Chris Frey – CF

Matt Miller – LF

Matt Murton – RF

Dan Ortmeier – 1B

Mark Bellhorn – 2B

Kenny Perez – DH

Christian Colonel – 3B

Sal Fasano – C

Adam Eaton – SP

For the first time this season, neither Eric Young Jr. or Mike McCoy will be leading off for the Sox. Herrera gets the nod today with the doubleheader and will be looking to break out of a recent funk as he is hitless in his last 14 at bats. Also, Mark Bellhorn will be making his first start at second base 

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