American Cancer Society Day – Real Men Wear Purple

Today is American Cancer Society Day at the ballpark today and in celebration of the day the entire Sky Sox team will be doning special purple and white jerseys. The purple color is the official color of the American Cancer Society and symbolizes hope. Following today’s game, all the players and coaching staff will autograph their respective jeresy and each of them will be auctioned off to raise funds for the battle against cancer. The Sky Sox look very sharp in their purple and it also gives fans a small taste of what these guys might look like in Rockies purple.

Here’s Stu Cole’s purple lineup for the day:

Eric Young Jr. – 2B

Mike McCoy – 3B

Matt Miller – LF

Matt Murton – RF

Dan Ortmeier – 1B

Edwin Bellorin – C

Mark Bellhorn – DH

Jonathan Herrera – SS

Chris Frey – CF

Matt Belisle – SP

After splitting yesterday’s doubleheader and getting shutout for the first time all season in game two (0-1, loss), the Sox look to get the offense charged once again. The familiar first four in the lineup are back out there today with Young, McCoy, Miller and Murton leading the way. McCoy has been struggling at the plate recently after being one of the hottest hitters in the minors for the first 60 games of the season and looks to get things moving again today against LH David Purcey (1-1, 4.60). Purcey is the fifth straight left-handed starter that Las Vegas has used in the series.

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