High Quality

The Sky Sox come into tonight’s game with the Portland Beavers riding not only a season-high, five-game winning streak but also a five-game quality start streak. Alan Johnson turned in a quality start yesterday afternoon despite not factoring into the decision after working seven solid innings and giving up just two runs on a second inning homer. In the past five games, the Sox starting pitchers are a combined 4-0 with a 0.83 ERA having giving up just three earned runs in 37.2 innings pitched. Adam Eaton, who has been very impressive in his three starts with the Sox, looks to keep the momentum going tonight against the Beavers in a matchup of right-handers as Matt Buschmann (3-8, 6.48 ERA) takes the hill for Portland.

Here’s Stu Cole’s lineup for tonight’s game:

Eric Young Jr. – 2B

Chris Frey – CF

Matt Miller – LF

Matt Murton – RF

Dan Ortmeier – 1B

Christian Colonel – 3B

Edwin Bellorin – C

Jonathan Herrera – SS

Adam Eaton – SP

Mike McCoy gets the day off today and EY returns after getting yesterday off. Cole and Young were out early today working on the young second baseman’s fielding. Cole hit about 30 or so balls to him out at second as he worked on his approach to ground balls and throws to first. His defense has been pretty solid this season, he’s also made many spectacular plays, but if there is one part of his game that needs to be worked on that’s probably it.

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