Sox Scribbles: Thunderstruck

The Omaha Storm Chasers completed a four-game sweep of the Sky Sox Tuesday night with their second consecutive 12-9 victory in the series.

It was deja vu all over again as they say. For the second straight game, the Sky Sox took a 4-0 lead after the first inning on two-run home runs by Mike Jacobs and Ian Stewart. It was Stewart’s first at-bat since returning to the Sky Sox.

A Charlie Blackmon solo home run in the third would make it 5-3 Sox.

The score would remain 5-3 until the seventh when Edgmer Escalona surrendered a two-run home run to Paulo Orlando to tie the game at 5.

In the bottom half of the inning the Sky Sox would retake the lead on a two out two-run single by Josh Fields and an RBI single by Mike Jacobs to take a 9-5 lead into the eighth. However, the Sox bullpen was unable to hold the lead as three relievers allowed seven runs in the eighth inning. A three-run pinch hit double by Kila Ka’Aihui and a two-run home run by Manny Pina were the critical hits for the Storm Chasers.

For the second consecutive night, reliever Matt Daley (0-2, 6.28) took the loss for the Sky Sox allowing four runs on four hits without recording an out in the eighth inning.

The Sky Sox have an off-day today before traveling to Texas for a four game set with the Round Rock Express. First pitch is scheduled for 6:05 PM MT on Wednesday.

Fox Facts:

  • This is the third time the Sky Sox have allowed 10 or more runs in four straight games. The other two occurrences were April 24th-28th, 1998 in three games against Fresno and one game against New Orleans and May 19th-22nd, 2000 in four games against Nashville.
  • The loss marked the eighth in a row for the Sox against Omaha, having lost all four games against them in 2010
  • The sweep marked the first time that Omaha has swept a four-game series in Colorado Springs

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