Sox Scribbles: Notes and Observations
- Ryan Rohlinger hit a three-run double and the Sky Sox
pitching staff allowed a season-low three hits in a 6-4 victory over first place Reno.
- Since returning from a three-week stint on the disabled list, outfielder Cole Garner has picked up right where he left off after a scorching April. Garner has a hit in all 14 games since his return and is hitting .431 (25-for-58) over that stretch with four home runs, 16 runs scored and 14 RBI.
- For the first time in three games, Willy Taveras failed to hit a leadoff home run for the Sox. Taveras had previously hit leadoff home runs against Sacramento on 6/6 and 6/7 and in-game one against Reno on 6/9. The home run on the June 6th was the first leadoff home run by a Sky Sox player this season. The three straight games with a leadoff home run are a new Sky Sox record. Clint Barmes leads the Sky Sox with nine total leadoff home runs from 2004-2007 including five in 2004.
- The Sox offense continues to produce despite the loss of offensive catalysts Charlie Blackmon, Chris Nelson and Eric Young Jr. to the Rockies. Garner, Josh Fields and Ian Stewart have more than made up for the lost production as the Sox lead the PCL in average (.317) and runs scored 460. Reno is second in both categories with a .305 average and 415 runs scored.