Billings Traded To A’s

The Rockies have announced that Sky Sox reliever Bruce Billings has been traded to the Oakland Athletics for infielder Mark Ellis and cash consideration. Billings was the Sky Sox leader in wins so far this season with six. It remains to be seen what kind of impact this will have on second baseman Jonathan Herrera…

Miller Elected To All-Star Team

Sky Sox closer Jim Miller has been elected to the 2011 Pacific Coast League All-Star Team the league announced today. Miller, 28, will be making his first All-Star appearance at the Triple-A level and his third overall after having also been named to the California League All-Star team in 2005 while playing with Modesto and…

Sox Scribbles: Fields To Japan

The Rockies organization announced today that infielder Josh Fields was unconditionally released in order to honor an agreement made with the Yomiuri Giants of the Japanese League. Fields, who had been arguably the Sox best player, had been enjoying an extremely productive season, ranking among the league leaders in average, slugging percentage and runs for much of the…

Monday Links

Here are a few links for your afternoon enjoyment: Former NC State QB Russell Wilson commits to Wisconsin This is relevent for Sky Sox fans as Wilson was the Rockies fourth round draft pick in the 2010 First Year Player Draft and was rated as one of the organization’s top prospects. He was originally planning on sticking with…

Sox Scribbles: Digging The Long Ball

The Sox won their second-straight over the Salt Lake Bees 11-10 Sunday afternoon on the strength of five home runs, including two each by Ian Stewart and Eliezer Alfonzo. One of Stewart’s bombs was a fifth inning grand slam, his second of the season and fourth in his career with the Sky Sox, becoming the first player to accomplish…

Sox Scribbles: The Fonz Strikes Again

The Sox won their second-straight game against the Tacoma Rainiers last night 9-6 behind three home runs, two off the bat of Eliezer Alfonzo. Alfonzo hit a three-run shot in the third inning and followed that up with a grand slam in the eighth, giving the Sox a 9-1 lead. He finished the night 3-for-4…

Sox Scribbles: Thoughts on a 14-inning Marathon

The Sky Sox defeated the Tucson Padres 5-4 in 14-innings last night, with Jordan Pacheco providing the decisive hit with an RBI double in the top of the 14th. The game marked the sixth time in history that the two teams have gone 13 innings or more and the fourth time a game has gone 14 innings…

Sox Scribbles: Fowler Joins Sox

Outfielder Dexter Fowler, who had been playing with the Sox on a rehab assignment for the past week, has officially been optioned to the Sky Sox, the team reported Monday. Fowler has struggled since joining the Sox, hitting .093 (3-for-33), while Charlie Blackmon, who was promoted to the Rockies after Fowler suffered an abdominal injury,…

Sox Scribbles: Not Miller’s Time

For the second time in as many days, the Sox lost a heartbreaker to the Tucson Padres. Jim Miller, who was responsible for the loss and blown save in Saturday’s 10-9 loss, picked up his second-straight blown save and loss, allowing three runs in the ninth and turning a 2-0 lead into a 4-2 deficit.…

Sox Scribbles: Taveras Leads Triumph Over Tucson

The Sox took game one against Tucson 7-6 Friday night behind a 3-for-5 performance by Willy Taveras which included a home run and the game-winning single in the eighth. Ian Stewart added a solo home run, his 11th of the year, and Jordan Pacheco smacked a bases-clearing, three-run double. Taveras extended his hitting streak to…