The Sky Sox dropped game one of their four-game road series with the Fresno Grizzlies 8-7 Tuesday night.
The Sox were unable to hold a 6-4 sixth inning lead, surrendering three runs in the inning as the Grizzlies jumped ahead 7-6. Mike Jacobs was able to draw the Sox even with a solo hom run in the seventh, his eighth home run of the season.
However, with the game tied at seven in the bottom of the eighth inning, Fresno’s Thomas Neal delivered the game winning hit on an RBI single, scoring Tyler Graham and giving the Grizzlies an 8-7 lead.
Marc Kroon retired Mike Jacobs with the tying run on second base to end the game, earning his 12th save in the process.
Charlie Blackmon finished 2-for-4 on the night, extending his hitting streak to a team-high 18 games.
The Grizzlies are look to exact some revenge after being swept in four games in Colorado Springs over the weekend. Game two comes your way tonight at 8:05 PM MT. Rockies starter Aaron Cook will make his final rehab appearance with the Sox before rejoining the big league club.
The Sky Sox have struggled on the road so far this year, compiling a 7-18 record away from Colorado Springs, but they have particularly struggled against the Pacific Southern division. In nine road games against Tucson (4), Sacramento (4), and Fresno (1) the Sky Sox are 0-9. Conversely, the Sox have a 12-4 record against the Pacific Southern division at home: Tucson (2-2), Fresno (6-2), Las Vegas (4-0).