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 Mike Paulk to take a 7-3 lead they would not relinquish. Brad Emaus would provide some insurance in the eighth with a solo home run and Jim Miller pitched a perfect ninth to record his fourth save of the season.
The Sox and Grizzlies will play four more times this week starting tonight in Fresno. First pitch is scheduled for 8:05 PM MT.
- Paulk’s Grand Slam was the second in two days for the Sox. Matt Macri also had a slam in Sunday’s 24-6 victory. It is only the third time in Sky Sox history that they have had a Grand Slam in back-to-back games. The last occurrence was August 19-20, 2001 against Salt Lake City. Kimera Bartee collected the slam on the 19th while Cliff Brambaugh and Mike Bell each collected one on the 20th.