The Sky Sox have had their string of bad luck on the road this season, there is no doubt. Following their win in the series opener on Tuesday, the Sky Sox have been shutout 2-0 on Wednesday and fell 2-1 on Thursday night at First Tennessee Park. The starting pitching in the series has been outstanding and that trend continued last night with Brent Suter earning a quality start. The southpaw gave up two runs over 6 2/3 innings and struck out eight. The Sounds opened the scoring with an RBI single from Arismendy Alcantara in the second inning and capped it off with Renato Nunez’s solo homer in the fourth, while Colorado Springs got back-to-back doubles from Kyle Wren and Orlando Arcia in the sixth for their lone run. Former Brewer Chris Smith spun a beauty in his own right with six innings of one-run ball. It was the quickest game of the season at 2:10, five minutes faster than the previous mark of 2:15 set against Memphis earlier this season. It marks Colorado Springs’ 13th loss in its last 14 road games.
Hitting Notes –
The Sox have gone silent over the last two games notching just one run over the 18 innings. Thursday, it was a run on five hits with one multiple hit game.
Orlando Arcia was the shining offensive star as he picked up three hits and the lone RBI in the 2-1 affair. His 3-for-4 night led all batters and upped his average to .272.
Kyle Wren doubled and scored the Sox lone run and Yadiel Rivera had the other hit for the Sky Sox.
Pitching Notes –
Brent Suter had been outstanding over his last eight outings entering play Thursday night, and that trend continued for the Sky Sox lefty. He pitched into the seventh inning and certainly gave his team a chance win the game. The southpaw scattered 6 hits and 2 runs over 6 2/3 innings, he didn’t walk anyone and struck out 8 Sounds. He threw a season-high 95 pitches, 66 for strikes. Over his last nine outings Suter has gone 31 2/3 innings and has allowed 5 earned runs! Nice work, Brent!
Austin Ross and Damien Magnifico muted the Sounds with the final four outs in scoreless, hitless innings.
Play of the Game –
Orlando Arcia stepped in with a runner at second and one out and took a Chris Smith pitch over the head of the centerfielder Billy Burns for an RBI double. It was the second extra-base hit for the Sox and one of two hits with runners in scoring position.
Pregame Interview with Dan Karcher and Pitcher Aaron Wilkerson –
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