Quick Hits: Former Sox McBride’s 8th-Inning HR Downs Sox 3-1

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Matt McBride, pictured in a Sky Sox uniform from 2013, hit a go-ahead two-run homer for the Sounds that downed the Sox 3-1 in Wednesday’s midweek matinee. (Kenny Karst/MiLB.com) 

Former Sky Sox catcher Matt McBride broke a 1-1 tie with a two-run homer in the Sounds’ portion of the 8th inning and sent Colorado Springs to the 3-1 loss in game three of the four-game series Wednesday afternoon in Nashville.

Hitting Notes:

The Sox offense was stymied by the Sounds’ starter RHP Jesse Hahn over the first six frames, notching just four hits against him.

OF Hernan Perez greeted Sounds reliever J.B. Wendelken with a leadoff solo home run that tied the game 1-1 in the seventh. The home run was the first of the season for Perez, the 31st of his minor-league career and the second of the season (second in as many games) for the Sox.

OF Michael Reed recorded an 0-fer for the first time this season, BUT drew a walk and stole a base in the Sky Sox loss, THUS his streak is still intact! Reed has reached in his last 19 PCL games dating back to 8/27/15. His streak is now the longest in the PCL as Kyle Kubitza’s 46-game streak came to an end on Tuesday. His four stolen bases also lead the league.

3B Garin Cecchini went 2-for-4 and upped his average to .316 (6-for-19) on the season.

Pitching Notes:

RHP Junior Guerra was outstanding in his second start for the Sky Sox. The 31-year old went seven innings allowed 1 run on 1 hit, walked 1 and struck out 7. He retired the final 16 Sounds hitters he faced. Guerra now has 15 strikeouts on the season which is tops in the Pacific Coast League.

Play of the Game: Matt McBride stepped in with a runner on second and two down in the bottom of the second and ripped a line drive to right. Shane Peterson tracked it and leapt at just the right moment to snare it on a spectacular diving catch which ended the frame. (We started out hot with team’s cutting video for these plays of the game, hopefully we’ll get back to this soon.)

Pregame interview with Dan Karcher and Eric Young, Jr. –

See you on the radio,

Dan

@Dan_Acheson

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