Sky Sox Lineup 7/16 vs Salt Lake Bees (3rd Place team in Pacific Northern Division):
1 – #17 Tim Wheeler – LF
2 – #32 DJ LeMahieu – 2B
3 – #12 Andrew Brown – RF
4 – #40 Matt McBride – C
5 – #8 Charlie Blackmon – CF
6 – #29 Brendan Harris – 3B
7 – #28 Chad Tracy – 1B
8 – #23 Brandon Wood – DH
9 – #5 Tommy Field – SS
SP – #45 Nick Schmidt – LHP
BROWN ON BASE: Sox outfielder Andrew Brown now owns the longest active on-base streak in the Pacific Coast League, extending it to 32 games with a 1-for-3 performance with three walks yesterday, and the streak is the longest on-base streak for the Sox this season. The previous long on-base streak was 23 games set by outfielder Tim Wheeler. It is the fourth longest on-base streak by any player in the PCL this season, and the longest for the Sky Sox since Matt Murton had a 38-game streak during the 2009 season.
TWO OUTS SO WHAT: Sox outfielder Charlie Blackmon’s game-deciding three-run homer (his 12th hits in his last five games) in the 11th came with two outs in the inning, and during the series with Tacoma the Sox knocked in 14 of the 21 runs they scored in the four-game set with two outs. The Sky Sox are hitting .268 with runners in scoring position with two outs this season, which ranks seventh best in the league but last in the Pacific Northern Division (Tacoma is second in the PCL at .284, while Reno and Salt Lake are tied for the fourth best average at .269).
BETTER SCORE MORE THAN FOUR AGAINST SOX: With yesterday’s 7-4 win in Tacoma, the Sky Sox are now 38-7 when their opponent scores four or less runs in a game.
ROX SYSTEM LEADS THE WAY: With a combined record of 253-213 (.543), the Rockies Minor League system currently has the best record in baseball with a slight edge on the Mets who have a combined record of 266-225 (.542).