The Sky Sox and Sounds sent two big leaguers to the hill in the form of Wily Peralta and Ross Dewiler, respectively, in what looked to have the makings of a pitcher’s duel Friday night. That would not be the case as Nashville came away with the 12-7 victory. Peralta was tagged for two runs in the first inning, but the Sky Sox bounced back with three of their own in the bottom of the second and took a 3-2 lead. The Sox starter left with the lead after three innings, but Tyler Cravy was greeted by a five run attack in the fourth and the Sounds never looked back. Joey Wendle’s leadoff single fired the inning up and Matt Olson’s two-run single capped off the five-run frame and gave the visitors the 7-3 lead. Josmil Pinto greeted Detwiler with a solo home run in the bottom of the fourth and a Chad Pinder error gave the Sox another run in the fram and cut the deficit to 7-5. Sam Freeman pitched a perfect sixth, but walked three in the seventh and gave up four more runs which made it 11-5. Two in the 7th for Colorado Springs and another in the 9th for Nashville made it the final score of 12-7.
Hitting Notes –
The Sox picked up 7 runs on 9 hits, four of which went for extra bases, three doubles and a homer.
Lewis Brinson was up to his old tricks again and went 2-for-5 with two doubles and an RBI. His second two-bagger was a blooper down the first base line that everyone thought was foul, but it tracked fair into the Sox bullpen. Nate Orf scored all the way from first.
Josmil Pinto went two hits including a home run and scored a pair as well. The homer was a solo shot that came against Detwiler in the fourth inning and marked his 6th blast of the season.
Kyle Wren had a productive 2-for-5 night at the dish and drove in three runners with two singles.
Garin Cecchini picked up a double, his 19th of the season, scored a run and plated one as well.
Andrew Susac and Nate Orf singled and scored a run and Michael Reed walked and scored one of the seven Sox tallies as well.
Pitching Notes –
The Sky Sox staff doled out eight free passes in the nine innings and Nashville cashed in six of them leading to the 5-run victory.
Wily Peralta lasted just three innings in his 10th start, sixth at Security Service Field. He gave up two runs in the first inning and finished with two scoreless. His final line read 3 innings pitched, 3 hits, 2 runs (both earned), 2 walks and 3 strikeouts. He threw 60 pitches, 36 of which went for strikes.
Tyler Cravy took the loss allowing 5 runs on 4 hits in two innings of work. He walked a pair, both of which scored, and struck out four.
Sam Freeman retired the first three he faced, but was tagged for 4 runs on 2 hits, 3 walks, and 1 strikeout in his second inning of work. He threw 38 pitches, 22 for strikes.
Rob Scahill pitched a scoreless eighth.
Ariel Pena came off the disabled list and pitched for the first time since June 27th and gave up a run on two doubles in the ninth.
Play of the Game –
Lewis Brinson’s RBI double in the seventh inning brought the Sky Sox to within five at 11-6 and provided the team with some comedic relief as everyone thought it was foul and he didn’t start running until it was in the bullpen. Look at the guys in the bullpen throwing their arms up in disbelief!
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