Quick Hits: Sky Sox Fall 3-2, Arcia Shines in Defeat

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Orlando Arcia turned in a great performance on both sides of the ball Wednesday night. The all-star shortstop went 2-for-4 with a homer and two outstanding plays defensively. (Jim Redman/MiLB.com)

The Sky Sox dropped another one-run heartbreaker, 3-2 to the OKC Dodgers in the series finale Wednesday night at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark. They had the tall task of facing righty Jose De Leon and were silenced over the first five innings against the young pitching prospect. Trailing 2-0 in the sixth, Orlando Arcia stepped in with a man on an unleashed a two-run homer off of De Leon to tie the game 2-2. That would be the lone offensive strike for Colorado Springs despite loading the bases in the seventh. Not scoring there would prove pivotal as OKC bounced back with a two-out tally in the next half inning. David Goforth got the first two men out in the inning, but Micah Johnson and Austin Barnes extended the inning with singles and Goforth let loose a wild pitch to Andrew Toles which allowed Johnson to score the decisive run for the Dodgers. The Sky Sox lost their fourth straight, OKC won its seventh and extended its divisional lead to seven over Colorado Springs with the win.

Hitting Notes – 

Two men collected four hits between them in Wednesday’s game as the Sky Sox in total scored the two runs on four hits.

Orlando Arcia had a great game in the loss. He went 2-for-4 with the game-tying two-run homer in the sixth. He picked up his seventh blast of the year and upped his RBI total to 39. He also made two very slick defensive plays in the loss.

Who else, but Josmil Pinto picked up the other two hits for the Sox. The red-hot catcher also went 2-for-4 and had a double in the loss. He’s now hitting .361 with the Sky Sox.

Hiram Burgos turned in a great start on the mound, but also drew a walk in the sixth inning and scored on Arcia’s blast.

Pitching Notes – 

Hiram Burgos certainly pitched well enough to win as he turned in six innings and limited the Dodgers to 2 runs on 6 hits, 2 walks, and struck out 5. He gave up a lone run in the first and another in the third before settling in for three scoreless frames to end his outing. He threw 85 pitches, 56 for strikes.

David Goforth pitched one inning and gave up the deciding run on a wild pitch in the seventh. He allowed two, two-out singles in the inning and was hung with the loss.

Damien Magnifico turned in a scoreless eighth.

Play of the Game – 

Orlando Arcia’s two-run homer –

Pregame Interview with Dan Karcher and Charlie Culberson – 

Thanks for reading – See you on the radio,

Dan

@Dan_Acheson

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