Sky Sox Notes for 4/20 vs Tucson
Observations from yesterday’s game: 10-2 Loss to Tucson, Snaps 5-Game Win Streak
- STRIKEOUTS IN LOSS: Sky Sox starter Rob Scahill set a Sky Sox record yesterday for most strikeouts in a losing effort with 11 K’s in his 5.1 innings of work against Tucson. The total was one shy of the home record of 12, set by Nate Minchey vs Tucson on June 4, 1997 and matched by Mike Saipe against Vancouver on May 15, 1998. Also the performances by Scahill and Guillermo Moscoso just two days apart is a new Sky Sox record for time period between two double-digit strikeout performances, breaking the previous record of 10 days apart set in 1998. The last time multiple Sky Sox pitchers had 10 or more strikeouts in a game in the same season was 2002 (Bryan Rekar, Victor Santos, Jason Young).
- NO RUNS RELIEVER: With his 1.1 scoreless innings yesterday, Sky Sox reliever Mike Ekstrom has still yet to allow a run this season. Ekstrom has pitched 9.1 innings on the year, the second most scoreless innings of any pitcher in the Pacific Coast League behind Rob Delaney of New Orleans (11 innings).
- BASES LOADED STRUGGLES: The Sky Sox only managed one run out of two bases loaded situations in yesterday’s loss, and for the season Colorado Springs has only one hit (McBride triple in the ninth inning against Tacoma on April 12) and are batting .091 (1-for11) with the bases loaded this season.
- DOUBLE-DIGIT RUNS: The Sky Sox have given up double-digit runs three times this season, tied for second most in the Pacific Coast League, but are one of four PCL teams that has yet to score double-digit runs this season (Memphis, Nashville, Reno).
Tonight’s Sky Sox Starter: RHP Alex White (0-1, 4.32 ERA)
- Only Sky Sox starter yet to record a win, starter in Sky Sox first home win on 4/14 vs Las Vegas
- Has allowed two earned runs in each of his first two starts
- Made seven starts for the Rockies at the end of last season, going 2-4 with a 8.42 ERA (36.1 IP, 34 ER) with 24 strikeouts and 16 walks