Good Morning! Get ready for some Sky Sox baseball with “Quick Scribbles” the newest dual-threat blog to hit the market. Due to the early start (10:35 pregame show/11:05 a.m. first pitch) this will contain the Quick Hits from last night and the Sox Scribbles to get you ready for today’s tilt.
The Sox had to battle back twice en route to their 4-3 win over the Sounds last night in Nashville. They’re sitting at .500 through the first six games and look to take another step forward this morning in the Music City.
Pitching Matchup: RHP Junior Guerra (0-1, 3.00) at RHP Jesse Hahn (0-0, 0.00)
Sky Sox Pitcher: RHP Junior Guerra gets his second turn in the rotation after taking the loss against the Redbirds on Friday. The 31-year old veteran gave up 2 earned runs on 4 hits and 2 walks while striking out 8 Redbirds in his 2016 debut. His eight Ks match Zach Davies’ eight strikeouts from Opening Night as a team-high from starting pitchers this season. He threw 89 pitches and put 57 of them in the strike zone.
Guerra’s 2016 Game Log:
Redbirds Pitcher: RHP Jesse Hahn makes his second start with the Sounds in 2016 against the Sox today. The righty is no stranger to high-level competition as he continues to strive towards getting back to the big leagues for the third time. Hahn, originally drafted by the Rays in the sixth round of the 2010 draft, has a career record of 13-10 with a 3.23 ERA in 30 MLB games. He last pitched for the Oakland A’s last season. He’s actually logged more innings in The Show (170.0) than he has in his MiLB career (169.1).
Hahn features a very good, powerful sinking fastball, curve, and circle change. Originally projected to fill the number three spot in the A’s rotation, another good performance for the righty could land him back in the bigs before too long.
Hahn’s 2016 Game Log:
Tune in! Dan Karcher (@SkySoxKarch) continues his 27th season behind the mic for Sky Sox games, he’ll have the call this morning from First Tennessee Park. Coverage begins with Sky Sox Warmup at 10:30 on XTRA Sports 1300 with me (@Dan_Acheson).
QUICK HITS FROM LAST NIGHT’S GAME AGAINST THE SOUNDS
The Sky Sox fell behind early 1-0 for the second night in a row, but bounced back to take a 3-1 lead in the fourth and notched the game-winning run in the top of the eighth inning on Michael Reed’s RBI single. The 4-3 win brought the Sox back to .500 on the season as they near the end of the first road trip of the 2016 campaign.
The top three in the order (Presley, Arcia, Reed) all got two hits in the tilt. Hernan Perez picked up the other base hit for the Sox in the win.
OF Michael Reed has hit safely in the six games he’s played in this season and extended his PCL on-base streak to 18 games dating back to 8/27/15. Over that span, Reed is 21-for-61 (.344). His streak the second-longest active streak behind Salt Lake’s Kyle Kubitza who has reached in 46-straight PCL games dating back to 7/19/15.
SS Orlando Arcia has reached safely in the first six games of his Triple-A career. He’s picked up a hit in five of the six games and is 6-for-13 over his last three.
OF Alex Presley led off the three-run fourth with a BIG FLY the first of the season for both him and the Sky Sox. Presley’s solo shot was his first in the Brewers system and 58th-career minor-league blast. He’s also tallied 16 bombs in 329 MLB games.
Zach Davies got the start for the Sox and tossed four innings on 68 pitches, 43 of which were strikes. A little perplexing why Davies only went four frames, but he did so effectively allowing 1 run on 2 hits while walking 1 and striking out 3.
Mitch Lambson looked great again in his third appearance of 2016 as he struck out four in two innings of work. The southpaw has logged 3 1/3 innings and struck out five while allowing just one hit.
Damien Magnifico pitched the final two innings in scoreless fashion for the Sox and locked down his first save of the season. He allowed two hits, a walk and struck out a pair in the effort.
Play of the Game: Michael Reed is making this a regular occurrence for himself. The outfielder had two hits on the night, but the bigger knock of the two came in the form of an RBI 1B in the 8th inning which plated Eric Young, Jr. from 3rd and put the Sox in front for good at 4-3.
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