BOX SCORE ODDITIES – TWO IS BETTER THAN ONE: In last night’s game versus Nashville the Sky Sox had four players record multi-hit games. Curiously, Jackson Williams had two singles, Kyle Parker had two doubles (and a singleO, Angelys Nina had two triples, and Jason Pridie had two homers. It was the Sox’ first two triple game since Ben Paulsen did it on 6/21/13.
VS OKLAHOMA CITY: This current four-game road trip to Oklahoma’s capital is the first stint for the Sky Sox at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark in 2014. Earlier this season the Sox and RedHawks split a four-game series in Colorado Springs with the Sky Sox taking the final two games of the series in walk-off fashion. Oklahoma City leads the all-time head-to-head match up 50-70 including an 18-42 mark in OKC.
STREAKS SNAPPED: Despite going 3-for-4 with two doubles last night, Kyle Parker’s streak of five straight games with an RBI came to an end. In addition, Ben Paulsen saw his PCL-leading 15-game hit-streak come to an end with an 0-for-3 night.
TWIN KILLINGS: In the Sky Sox recent eight-game home stand, the club turned an impressive 17 double plays, including at least one in every single game. In addition, the Sox have now turned two in 14 straight games dating back to April 25 vs Iowa for a total of 23 twin killings. Before the streak started, Colorado Springs had turned 14 double plays in the first 20 games.
A SKY SOX FIRST: Thursday’s game marked the first time the Sky Sox had ever gone to extra innings at home with the game scoreless. It was the 1,858th home game for the Sox. It was also the first time ever for the Sky Sox (home or away) that they went into the 13th inning scoreless.
HE’S THE MAN: With his outstanding start Thursday, RHP Christian Bergman (left) now has tossed 16.1 consecutive scoreless innings. He tossed his second straight start with eight scoreless innings and has also set the record for most consecutive scoreless innings at home by a Sox hurler with 16.0 IP. In his last four starts, Bergman has an ERA of 1.24 (4 er, 29 ip) with 14 punchouts and five walks. In his first three starts of the season, Bergman had an ERA of 9.39 (16 er, 15.1 ip) while fanning 12 against two walks.
DON’T MIND THE ALTITUDE: The 1-0 win on Thursday in Colorado Springs was the second such victory of the home stand for the Sky Sox which at Security Service Field (6,531 feet above sea level) is an incredible rarity. Before the home stand, the last time the Sky Sox had won a 1-0 home game was 18 years ago when the club accomplished it on April 27, 1996. They’ve now done it twice in the last five days. Both games were started by Christian Bergman.
WALK IT OFF: Thursday’s game was the fifth time in eight wins at home that the Sky Sox had won on a walk-off this season — the most walk-offs in the PCL this season. Kyle Parker joined, Drew Garcia, Jackson Williams, Matt McBride and Jason Pridie as the players to hit walk-offs for the Sox. The Sox are 8-10 at home this season.