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STARTING OFF RIGHT AT HOME: With last night’s win the Sky Sox collected their 11th straight home series opener win, setting a new franchise record for consecutive home series opener wins. The previous record was set in the 1994 season at ten games (the Sox also won their home opener in the playoffs that season) and had a streak of ten wins during the 1996 and 1997 seasons combined. The streak began on June 2 against Tucson, with their last series opening loss at Security Service Field coming against the Oklahoma City RedHawks. During the 11-game streak, the Sky Sox have outscored their opponent 115-43, and have scored double digit runs in five of their last six home series openers.
SOX SIMILAR SLAM HISTORY: With his grand slam yesterday, Brandon Wood became the 14th player in Sky Sox history to hit multiple grand slams in one season as he has hit two grand slams in last six home games and the 17th player with multiple slams in their Sky Sox career. The Sky Sox have now hit 101 grand slams in their 25-year history (including one playoff grand slam), and have also allowed exactly 101 grand slams. More strange is that the Sky Sox have hit 57 grand slams at Security Service Field all time and allowed 44 on the road, and have also allowed 57 grand slams at home and 44 on the road.
NEW STU RECORD: The Sky Sox notched their 65th win last night on the season, and with the win Sky Sox manager Stu Cole has now won the most games in one season as a Triple-A manager in his three seasons solely at the helm of the Sky Sox. Cole took over for former Sox manager and current Rockies coach Tom Runnels during the 2009 season with the Sox winning 73 games during that year (44-50). Cole moved in to second place all time in manager wins earlier this season (passing Runnels) and his 237 wins trails only Brad Mills’ 276 total wins for most all time in Sky Sox history.
Sky Sox 8/15 Lineup vs Albuquerque (1st in American Southern Division):
1 – Tim Wheeler – LF
2 – Charlie Blackmon – CF
3 – Michael Cuddyer – 1B
4 – Andrew Brown – RF
5 – Brendan Harris – SS
6 – Brandon Wood – 3B
7 – Charlie Culberson – 2B
8 – Omir Santos – C
9 – Cory Riordan – RHP
1 – #5 Tommy Field – SS
2 – #17 Tim Wheeler – RF
3 – #12 Andrew Brown – DH
4 – #40 Matt McBride – LF
5 – #23 Brandon Wood – 3B
6 – #28 Chad Tracy – 1B
7 – #29 Brendan Harris – 2B
8 – #6 Brandon Roberts – CF
9 – #38 Wilkin Castillo – C
SP – #13 Tyler Chatwood – RHP
SOX STARTER NOTES: Chatwood has never faced Salt Lake in his career, as he did not pitch in the first series between the two teams this season, but Chatwood was a member of the Bees for portions of the 2010 and 2011 seasons making five total starts, his only career Triple-A starts before this season. In his last start he recorded eight strikeouts, a Triple-A career high, and the most Chatwood has amassed in a game since 5/5/2010 (Totaled nine in a start with Advanced A Rancho Cucamonga). He is the only Sox starter with five or more starts to not have a win, but tossed four innings of one of the Sky Sox four shutouts this season against Fresno on April 27th.
DOUBLING UP: The Sox offense had three doubles in last night’s win, their fifth consecutive game with at least three doubles, and in the month of June the Sky Sox lead all teams in the Pacific Coast League with 61 doubles. First baseman Chad Tracy leads the team this month with 10 doubles, while utility player Matt McBride and outfielder Andrew Brown are tied for fourth most in the PCL with 22 doubles. Colorado Springs ranks fourth in the league in team doubles at 161.
WOOD ON THE BALL: Sox infielder Brandon Wood led the team with three RBI in last night’s win, and is tied with outfielder Andrew Brown for the team lead in RBI this month with 18 which ranks sixth in the PCL during that time frame. Wood has the second best average on the team in June at .349 (Tim Wheeler is batting .350) and has recorded a RBI in seven of his last nine games.
Observations from last night’s game: 4-2 loss in series opener to Tacoma
- The Sky Sox were held to one hit through the first seven innings by Tacoma left-hander Anthony Vasquez
- Infielder Brandon Wood was a lone bright spot offensively for the Sky Sox last night, notching his second consecutive two-hit game. The former first-round pick and Minor League Player of the Year in 2005 is currently riding a four-game hitting streak, hitting .462 (6-for-13) during that stretch with last night’s solo homer and a total of four RBI and five runs scored. Wood is one of two players along with Hernan Iribarren that has reached safely in the Sky Sox last four games
- The bullpen continued its streak without allowing an earned run to 13.2 innings, giving up only two unearned runs in the sixth inning on a two-out bloop single to right field made possbile by a dropped infield fly ball with one out
- Colorado Springs right-handed reliever Jared Wells struck out the side for the second consecutive outing in the bottom of the eighth to keep the Sky Sox within striking range. Wells has struck out six of the seven batters he has faced this season, and has the second most strikeouts of any reliever in the PCL with six
Tonight’s Sky Sox starter: Christian Friedrich
- Suffered the loss in his Triple-A debut in the 2012 season opener April 5th at Reno, going five innings giving up four earned runs while striking out six Aces
- Spent his entire fourth professional season in 2011 at Double-A Tulsa where he made 25 starts, going 6-10 with a 5.00 ERA (133.1 IP, 74 ER) along with 103 strikeouts
- 2011 Texas League Midseason All-Star