Sky Sox 8/8 Notebook
CULBERSON FITTING RIGHT IN: New Sky Sox infielder Charlie Culberson, who was acquired by the Colorado Rockies in exchange for Marco Scutaro nearly two weeks ago, has a hit in all of his first seven games with the Sky Sox since July 31. Since his first game against his former team the Fresno Girzzlies on July 31, Culberson leads the team with 10 hits (tied with Brendan Harris and Tim Wheeler) and is batting .313 (10-for-32). In his last 23 games with the Grizz before the trade, Culberson totaled 14 hits in 90 at-bats.
SOX THE PCL BEST SINCE JULY: Even with last night’s loss, the Sky Sox have won the most games in the Pacific Coast League since the start of July at 22 wins. Unfortunately the team the Sky Sox are chasing down for the Pacific Northern Division crown, the Reno Aces, ranks second in the league in wins during that time frame with 21. Reno holds the best winning percentage at .600 (21-14) since July, barely edging out the Sox at .595 (22-15).
2ND HALF SOX: Since the All-Star Break ended and the second half began on July 12th, a Sky Sox player leads the PCL or is tied for the lead in virtually every offensive category. Sox outfielder Charlie Blackmon leads the PCL since the second half started in batting average (.411), runs scored (32), hits (44), while amassing the most total bases at 69, being the only player with an on-base percentage of .500. Sox infielder Brendan Harris has been an extra-base hit machine with 17 since the break and has the most doubles with 15. Matt McBride is tied for the lead in all of the PCL during that time frame in RBI at 28 (he has not appeared with Sox since August 2).