Sox Scribbles: That Sweep Was Grand

The Sky Sox finished off a four-game sweep of the Fresno Grizzlies Monday afternoon, fighting back from an early deficit to win 8-6. The game was a pitchers duel through six innings, with the Grizzlies leading 3-1 behind starter Shane Loux. In the seventh, the Sox erupted for six runs, including a Grand Slam by…

Sox Scribbles: On The Offensive

24-6. That’s not a prediction for next years Broncos-49ers game. That was the score of yesterday’s Sky Sox game against the Fresno Grizzlies. The game featured a 13-run fifth inning, seven errors, ten walks surrendered by the Fresno pitching staff, and a myriad of wacky plays. On his 29th birthday, Matt Macri finished 5-for-7 with a Sky Sox…

Sox Scribbles: Walk-Off Edition

Jeff Salazar, starting only his second game in the leadoff spot in the Sox lineup due to the departure of Eric Young Jr. to the Majors, hit two home runs, including a walk-off solo home run, as the Sky Sox defeated the Fresno Grizzlies 8-7 Saturday night. Salazar’s blast came two innings after he hit an almost identical…

Sox Scribbles: Buck-ing The Trend

In a rare pitchers duel in Colorado Springs, the Sky Sox defeated the Grizzlies 2-1 Friday night behind a strong performance from Billy Buckner (1-1, 6.82). With 5.0 scoreless innings, Buckner picked up his first win of the 2011 season.  The win also marked the first by a Sky Sox starter since May 12th in game one of a…

Former Sky Sox Outfielder Matt Miller Retires

It is being reported that former Sky Sox All-Star and current Redding Phillies outfielder Matt Miller has retired. Miller played for the Sox in 2006 and 2008-’10. As member of the Sox, Miller posted a career average of .323 with 19 home runs, 202 RBI, 201 runs in 310 games. He ranks tenth in Sox history in career batting average…

Sox Scribbles: Late Innings Woes

In a string of games that have seemingly all come down to the wire, the Sox lost another close game last night to the Isotopes 5-4 behind a two-run eighth inning home run by JD Closser. The Sox had led 4-3 entering the inning thanks in large part to a Mike Jacobs two-run home run in…

Sox Scribbles: Iso-lated Incident

The Sox fell in extra inning to the Isotopes Wednesday nigh by a score of 7-6. The Sox took a 4-1 lead in the third on a Charlie Blackmon solo home run, his team-leading 10th home run of the year. The Isotopes would battle back with a run in the fifth and four in the sixth aided…

Sox Scribbles: Oh, What A Ninth!

The Sox recorded their third last at-bat victory in the past five games last night, defeating the Albuquerque Isotopes 15-6 thanks to a ten-run ninth inning. Trailing by a run entering the ninth, the Sky Sox scored ten runs, highlighted by a three-run home run by Charlie Blackmon. A Matt Macri RBI double tied the…

Sox Scribbles: Weekend Wrap-Up

After earning a weekend split against a loaded Round Rock team, which featured Texas Rangers outfielders Josh Hamilton and Nelson Cruz on rehab assignments, the Sox dropped game one of their series with the Albuquerque Isotopes Monday. The weekend series featured two thrilling Sox comebacks, including an eight-run ninth inning to overcome a three-run deficit in the…

Sox Scribbles: Road Woes

With Thursday’s 8-3 loss to the Express, the Sky Sox have now lost nine road games in a row. The last time the Sox lost nine in a row was August 12th – 19th, 2005 in a five-game sweep at the hands of Portland and a four-game sweep to Fresno. The Sox went on to…