Observations from last night’s game: 9-5 loss to Reno Aces
- The Rockies top outfield prospect and seventh overall prospect Tim Wheeler notched his first Triple-A hit with a double in the first inning.
- Utility player Hernan Iribarren missed last season due to a torn ACL, but showed no signs of rust entering last night’s game as a pinch-hitter and remaining in the game as an outfielder going 2-for-3 with a RBI.
- Aces outfielder A.J. Pollack recorded five hits against the Sky Sox in last night’s 9-5 loss, a feat that was accomplished four times against Colorado Springs last season. Pollack is the second Reno player to record five hits against the Sky Sox, as Wily Mo Pena was the first last season on June 11th, 2011.
- The Sky Sox have lost their last seven games on the road to the Aces.
Tonight’s Sky Sox starter: Carlos Torres
- Torres is making his first Triple-A appearance since 9/2/10 after spending the 2011 season in Japan with the Yomiuri Giants.
- Has spent parts of two seasons in the Major Leagues, both with the Chicago White Sox, with a career record of 1-3 with a 6.86 ERA (42.0 IP, 32 ER) in 13 appearances and six starts
- During his last stint in the Minor Leagues, Torres was a member of Triple-A Charlotte making 25 starts and two relief appearances. He posted a 9-9 record with a 3.42 ERA (160.1 IP, 61 ER), 140 strikeouts and 71 walks while holding hitters to a .217 average.
- Named the Triple-A Starting Pitcher of the Year by MiLB.com in 2009 during his first season with the Charlotte Knights.