Sox Scribbles: Sky Sox Look for Third-Straight W on Friday the 13th in New Orleans

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Taylor Jungmann hasn’t gotten off to the best start in 2016, but looks to turn it around tonight against the Zephyrs in the Big Easy. (Bobby Stevens/MiLB.com)

Colorado Springs trailed 2-1 after the sixth inning, but as we have become accustomed to, that didn’t faze them as they tied it in the ninth and won it with two in the 12th, taking the 4-2 win over New Orleans. The victory marked the seventh of the season for the Sky Sox when trailing after 6 innings…They are now 7-15 when trailing heading to the final three innings, no other team in the PCL has more than three wins in the same situation. Jaye Chapman scooped up the win out of the ‘pen with three perfect innings. Andy Wilkins collected three hits and Nate Orf delivered the game-tying single in the 9th.

It’s Friday the 13th and the Sky Sox will look to extend their winning streak to a season-high three games in the city of…New Orleans. Could be a spooky night at Zephyr Field down in the Bayou, but we certainly hope the Sky Sox get out of there with a win. In hopes of doing so the Sky Sox will send righty Taylor Jungmann to the hill and the Zephyrs look to stop their brief losing streak by countering with right-hander Jarred Cosart. Both of these pitchers have not had the best starts to their campaigns and are looking to figure things out in order to get back to the big leagues.

Today’s Game Notes / Listen Live at 5:30 MDT / Lineups  

Colorado Springs Sky Sox (14-18) at New Orleans Zephyrs (15-18) – 6:00 p.m. – Zephyr Field – Metairie, Louisiana

Pitching Matchup: RHP Taylor Jungmann (0-2, 14.63) at RHP Jarred Cosart (1-1, 3.14)

Sky Sox Pitcher: RHP Taylor Jungmann looks to figure things out in his third start with the Sky Sox this evening. The righty has tossed eight innings through his first two starts (both at home) and allowed 14 runs (13 earned) on 14 hits, 1 homer, 3 hit batters, 10 walks, and 8 strikeouts. He’s thrown a total of 200 pitches with Colorado Springs and only 102 have crossed the strike zone. Jungmann joined the Sky Sox after making 5 starts with the Brewers and compiling an  record of 0-4 and a 9.15 ERA through 20 2/3 big-league innings.

Last Time Out: 5/8/16 vs. OKC Dodgers – Jungmann got the start on Mother’s Day Sunday and struggled to get through four innings as he was greeted by the Dodgers with a four-run first inning. Rob Segedin took him deep to left-center in the first. He settled in and pitched a scoreless second, but was tagged for three more runs over the 3rd and 4th innings. Jungmann took his second loss in a row and the Sky Sox fell 8-2.

2016 Game Log:

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Zephyrs Pitcher: RHP Jarred Cosart gets the call for the Zephyrs in the battle of two starters trying to get back to the big leagues. Cosart began the season with the Marlins and made three starts taking home a 0-1 record with 7.98 ERA his walks, like Jungmann’s, were high as he gave out 15 free passes in 14 2/3 innings. In three starts with the Zephyrs, Cosart has cooled things down and compiled a 1-1 record with a 3.14 ERA allowing just 5 runs on 16 hits, 7 walks, and 19 strikeouts. His best outing with New Orleans came two starts ago with where his went 6-scoreless innings against the Dodgers in OKC. He was originally selected by the Phillies in the 38th round of the 2008 draft, moved to the Astros in the Hunter Pence trade, and then acquired by the Marlins in the trade that sent Jake Marisnick, and Colin Moran to the Astros. Cosart features a cutter, sinker, knuckle curve and change up.

Last Time Out: 5/8/2016 at Jackson – Cosart took the loss on Mother’s Day against Round Rock lasting just 3 1/3 innings allowing 4 runs on 7 hits, 3 walks, and 1 strikeout. He threw 88 pitches, 53 for strikes. His ERA in the PCL jumped from 0.82 to 3.14 in the one start.

2016 Game Log:

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Dan Karcher (@SkySoxKarch) continues his 27th season behind the mic for Sky Sox games, he  will have the call of the first pitch from Zephyr Field at 6:00 p.m. I’ll get Sky Sox Warmup fired up at 5:30 MDT on XTRA Sports 1300.

Brewers Family Roundup

Due to all the day and weekend games it’s been a minute since we last did the roundup, but it makes its triumphant return to the blog today…The Brewers fell 3-0 to the San Diego Padres at Miller Park last night…Jimmy Nelson was great allowing just two runs on five hits in eight innings of work…The ‘Crew picked up eight hits, but all were singles…Gennett, Nieuwenhuis, and Villar tallied two hits apiece…Junior Guerra gets the start against the Friars tonight…Biloxi needed four runs in the eighth, but improved to 21-12 with the 8-6 win over Jacksonville…Nick Shaw turned in a 4-for-4 performance, while Javier Betancourt and Victor Roache both went deep…Brevard County blanked the Daytona Tortugas 2-0 at Jackie Robinson Ballpark…Eric Hanhold got the win with five-scoreless frames…Wisconsin took 10 innings to down the Cedar Rapids Kernals last night…Mitch Ghelfi hit a solo shot to send it to extra innings in the bottom of the ninth and Isan Diaz collected the game-winning hit, an RBI single in the 10th.

Thanks for reading – See you on the Radio,

Dan

@Dan_Acheson

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