Lineup 7/5 vs Reno Aces:
1 – #32 DJ LeMahieu – 3B
2 – #17 Tim Wheeler – RF
3 – #41 Ramon Hernandez – C
4 – #12 Andrew Brown – LF
5 – #8 Charlie Blackmon – CF
6 – #40 Matt McBride – 1B
7 – #2 Hernan Iribarren – 2B
8 – #23 Brandon Wood – SS
9 – #26 Alex White – RHP
Last Night’s Game: 19-4 Win in Series Opener Against 1st Place Reno
BROWN’S BIG NIGHT: Sox slugger Andrew Brown went 5-for-5 with two homers in last night’s blowout win, the first multi-homer game for a Sky Sox player this season as well the first five-hit game for a Sox player at home in 2012. The Sky Sox had gone 84 games to start this season without a multi-homer game, when the previous record was 64 games during the 2004 season. Brown ranks second in the PCL with 75 RBI, and leads all of Triple-A in RBI since the start of May with 68 RBI (seven more than any other player), while leading the league with 45 extra-base hits this season (39 since the start of May). Brown is the team leader in runs at 61 and is second in hits at 90, trailing only Matt McBride who leads the team with 91 hits. Brown has four homers in his last three games.
RECORDS VS RENO: Last night’s 19-4 win on 21 Colorado Springs hits was the most runs the Sky Sox have scored against the Reno Aces, with the previous record occuring last season at 18 runs on April 14th, 2011, as well as the most hits the Sky Sox have totaled in a game against the Aces (the Sox had reached 20 hits twice against Reno, April 22, 2010 at Reno and April 14, 2011 at Security Service Field last season). The 8,721 fans in attendance was the largest home crowd against the Aces, breaking the previous record of 7,783 set on June 9th, 2011.
BROWN ON BASE: Brown’s five hits extended his on-base streak to 24 games, the longest on-base streak for the Sox this season. The previous long on-base streak was 23 games set by outfielder Tim Wheeler, and Brown’s streak is tied for the second longest active streak in the PCL behind New Orleans’ Mike Cervanek’s 27 game streak.
POSITION PLAYER PITCHER VS SKY SOX: Aces shortstop Taylor Harbin pitched 1.1 innings against the Sky Sox last night, the first time an opposing position player has pitched more than one inning at Security Service Field since August 29, 1991, when Gregg Ritchie pitched 1.2 innings for Phoenix in a doubleheader game. It was also the second time a position player has pitched against the Sky Sox this season (Salt Lake’s Paul McAnulty pitched one inning in the Sox 22-8 win at Salt Lake on May 30th).