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 with seven RBI.
Mike Jacobs also added a two-run blast, his 12th of the year tying him with Ian Stewart for the team lead.
Perhaps no player in the PCL has produced more in limited playing time then Alfonzo this season. The backup catcher is hitting .338 (22-for-65) with eight home runs, 16 runs scored and 31 RBI in just 24 total appearances including 13 starts.
The Sox are now 14-8 in their last 22 games against Tacoma since 2010 including 5-1 in 2011. Mike Jacobs has thoroughly enjoyed playing against the Rainers this season, hitting .391(9-for-23) with three home runs, five runs scored and eight RBI.
The Sox will look to make it three-straight against the Rainiers Thursday as Edgar Gonzalez (0-1, 6.30) looks for his first win in a Sky Sox uniform. First pitch is scheduled for 8:05 PM MT.