Sox Scribbles: On The Offensive


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 season-high eight RBI. The eight RBI ties for the second most RBI’s in a game in team history, all done at home.  The others occurrences:

  • 9 – Alan Cockrell, May 15th, 1990, vs. Phoenix (Home)
  • 8 – Harvey Pulliam, June 6th, 1995 vs. Tucson (Home)

The 13 runs in the fifth inning tied a Sky Sox record for most runs in an inning. The other occurrences:

  • June 24th, 1988 (Game 2) at Sky Sox Stadium, 13 runs scored in bottom of the 3rd against Tacoma (Sky Sox won 13-5)
  • July 5th, 1994 at Sky Sox Stadium, 13 runs scored in bottom of the 6th against Las Vegas (Sky Sox won 16-12)

Carrying over from Saturday’s 8-7 victory, the Sky Sox have now scored in 13-consecutive innings which is a team record.

The Sky Sox have had their three-highest totals in runs and hits for the Sky Sox were all in games against the Giants Triple-A affiliate:

  • May 7th, 1988 at Spurgeon Stadium, Sky Sox 33-12 over Phoenix Firebirds (33 runs, 32 hits)
  • June 28th, 2005 at Security Service Field, Sky Sox 25-7 over Fresno Grizzlies (25 runs, 27 hits)

Other offensive stars for the Sox were Mike Jacobs and Jeff Salazar, who followed up his two home run performance on Saturday by going 2-for-3 with three RBI and five runs scored. The five runs marked the tenth time in team history that a Sky Sox player scored five runs in a single game.

Jacobs finished 5-for-7 with five singles. The five-hit game was the second for Jacobs this season in the same season, becoming the fourth Sky Sox player to have two five-hit games in the same season, and the first to have two five-hit games before July 4th in a season.       

With the win, the Sox improved to 22-29 on the season and 5-2 against the Grizzlies. They will look to sweep the four-game set this afternoon. Heading into the top of the sixth, the Sox trail 3-1 but starter Alan Johnson is pitching well. Check back tomorrow for a recap of today’s action.

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