Sox Notes for 4/17 vs Tucson

Observations from last night’s games: Sox Sweep Doubleheader

  • Yesterday’s 2-1 win in the first game of the doubleheader featured two pitchers who notched complete games, Las Vegas right-hander Jesse Chavez and Sox left-hander Christian Friedrich, the first complete games by any PCL pitchers so far this season.  The complete game was the first complete game by a Sky Sox pitcher since August 8, 2010 (Alan Johnson) and the first complete game win since June 5, 2010 (Chaz Roe).
  • Sky Sox outfielder Andrew Brown ended the first game in dramatic fashion with a walk-off home run on the first pitch of the bottom of the seventh inning.  Not only the first walk-off hit for a Sky Sox player, but it was also the first RBI for a Sky Sox DH this season
  • After allowing 14 runs and 18 hits in the series opener against Las Vegas, the Sky Sox pitching staff held the 51s to five runs and 16 hits in the last three games of the series combined.
  • Sky Sox infielder DJ LeMahieu had his team-high nine game hitting streak snapped in the second game of the doubleheader.  LeMahieu hit .405 during the streak with a HR and 5 RBI.

Tonight’s Sky Sox Starter: Guillermo Moscoso (0-2, 11.05 ERA)

  • Moscoso has only faced the Tucson Padres once in his three years in the PCL, in 2011 as a member of the Sacramento River Cats.  Moscoso suffered the loss by giving up five earned runs, including a two-run home run in the first inning, in a 7-5 loss on April 25, 2011.
  • Second start of 2012 lasted only 2.1 innings, with Moscoso giving up 12 hits, seven earned runs in the Sky Sox 5-15 loss at Tacoma April 11th.
  • Lost first start of 2012, but struck out six Reno Aces and retired 10 of the last 12 batters he faced after giving up two runs in the first inning.
  • While with the Oakland A’s last season, Moscoso ranked second among AL rookies in ERA and third in opponents batting average (.212), based on a minimum of 81.0 innings pitched, while also ranking fifth among AL rookies in wins, sixth in games started and innings pitched (128.0) and tied for eighth in strikeouts (74).

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