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2012 SEASON REVIEW: The Sky Sox have already posted the seventh most wins in team history at 75, and the 12th winning season in the Sky Sox 25-year history. The Sky Sox set team records for strikeouts in a season with 1070 and counting, while also setting a new high in team doubles 344 and counting (good for the most in the PCL this season). Andrew Brown (98, tied for 9th most in Sox history) and Matt McBride (87) have combined for the most RBI of any two players on a PCL team with 185 between the two PCL All-Stars (while the Sox will likely be the only team to have three players with 80 or more RBI this season with Chad Tracy’s 81 RBI). The Sky Sox set a new team record with five players with 30 or more doubles this season, and McBride and Tracy became only the second pair of teammates to both collect at least 38 doubles in the same season in Sox history.
SCAHILL THE TRUE SKY SOX: Sky Sox starting pitcher Rob Scahill has been the only pitcher for Colorado Springs that has been on the roster from the start of the 2012 season until today. Scahill set the new individual record for strikeouts in a season with 151 and counting, the first time a Sox pitcher has eclipsed more than 140 strikeouts in a season. Scahill will tie the record of 29 starts set by Joe Skalski in the Sox inauguaral season with today’s outing, and Scahill can become the 23rd pitcher in Sox history to win ten games in a season if he can pull off the win in today’s season finale.
BIG MAC: Sky Sox utility player Matt McBride can become the tenth player in team history to post a season average of .340 or more if he can notch one hit in today’s season finale (even if he goes 1-for-5), and his batting average no matter the outcome of today’s game will be the highest since Garrett Atkins posted the highest average in team history at .366 during the 2004 season. McBride is just the seventh player in team history to collect 40 or more doubles in a season in Sox history. McBride leads the Sox in doubles (40) and is tied for the team lead in triples with Tommy Field (6), and could become only the second player in team history to lead both categories in a season (Geronimo Berroa in 1991).
HUMIDOR REVIEW: The Sky Sox 2012 season started with the installation of the Minor League’s first humidor, and this season the Sox will allow less than 130 homers for the first time since 1995, they could post a top ten team ERA in franchise history (they are currently tenth in team history with a 5.07 ERA). Dating back to the 2005 season, the Sky Sox have given up more than 63 homers at Security Service Field (they are currently at 49 homers allowed at home). The Sox are currently at their fourth lowest homer total in team history at 107.
SOX SET ATTENDANCE RECORDS: With the 8,798 fans in attendance for yesterday’s win, the largest crowd of the season, the Sky Sox have already set a new average attendance record with their 68 total openings this season. The crowds for the last two games, 8,790 and 8,798 respectively, have been the largest back-to-back crowds in team history. Also from 1988-2009 there were a total of 20 games over 8,000, but over the last three seasons there have been 19 games over 8,000 (nine this season, a new team record).
BROWN’S STREAKS AT SECURITY SERVICE: Sky Sox outfielder Andrew Brown has the longest active home-hitting streak in the league at 18 games, which he started on June 9 against Sacramento. It is the second longest home hitting streak by any player this season in the Pacific Coast League, trailing only Reno’s Jake Elmore who had a 21-game streak that was snapped on July 12. Brown also has the second longest active home on-base streak at 18 games (trailing only Adam Rosales’ 22-game streak, who is currently with the Oakland A’s). During this 18-game home hitting and on-base streak, which started on the same day, Brown is batting .481 (37-for-77) with eight homers, 32 RBI, nine doubles and 23 runs scored.
STARTING OFF RIGHT AT HOME: The Sky Sox have currently won nine consecutive home series openers, with the streak starting in their series with the Tucson Padres on June 2. The all-time Sky Sox record is 10 consecutive home series opener wins, set during the 1994 season (the final game of that streak was a five-inning game against Phoenix called due to rain on September 2nd of that season). The Sox are 11-3 overall this season in home series openers.
TRACY BRINGING ‘EM HOME: Sky Sox first baseman Chad Tracy will be facing his former team today in the Round Rock Express, where last season he tied for the PCL lead in RBI at 109. Tracy has totaled 69 RBI this season for the Sox, third most on the team behind Andrew Brown (88) and Matt McBride (77), but since June 1st Tracy has the most RBI on the Sox with 53 and trails only Jerry Sands (54) from Albuquerque in the PCL during that time span. Tracy also became the third Sox player to double-digit homers with a solo shot in Wednesday’s win.
Sky Sox 8/10 Lineup vs Round Rock (Last place in American Southern Division):
1 – Tim Wheeler – LF
2 – Tommy Field – SS
3 – Charlie Blackmon – CF
4 – Andrew Brown – RF
5 – Charlie Culberson – 2B
6 – Hernan Iribarren – 3B
7 – Chad Tracy – 1B
8 – Brandon Wood – DH
9 – Omir Santos – C
SP – Cory Riordan – RHP
HOT SOX AND ACES: The Sky Sox have the most wins of any team in the PCL in the month of July at 14, while owning the second best winning percentage behind Albuquerque who is 13-7 this month, but the Aces have been equally as hot posting a 13-8 record in July. Colorado Springs has the second most hits in the league this month at 248 trailing only Oklahoma City at 252, and Reno ranks third with 237 hits. The Sky Sox and the Aces are one of three teams (the other Las Vegas) who have hit above .300 as a team for the months of June and July.
SCAHILL’S SIMILAR STARTS VS RENO: Sky Sox starter Rob Scahill has won both of his two starts against the Aces this season, including earning his first career Triple-A win on April 8 in his first 2012 start. In both starts Scahill has had almost the exact same stat line, and has allowed exactly seven hits and two runs while striking out five. Scahill is 4-1 against the Pacific Northern Division this season with a 3.48 ERA (31 IP, 12 ER) and is 4-8 with a 6.07 ERA (72.2 IP, 49 ER) against all other PCL teams.
TRACY TEARING IT UP: Sky Sox first baseman Chad Tracy only had one at-bat in last night’s loss as a pinch hitter, but still notched his 41st RBI since June 1st in that lone at-bat. Since the beginning of June, Tracy ranks fourth in the PCL in RBI behind RBI machines Andrew Brown (45) and Ryan Wheeler (42) as well as Tucson’s Jedd Gyorko (45) while posting a .340 batting average in the last two months after posting a .209 average in April and May combined. Tracy also ranks second in XBH at 27 and in doubles at 20 since the beginning of June.
McBRIDE AND BLACKMON SHUT OUT: Sky Sox outfielder Charlie Blackmon and utility man Matt McBride went a combined 0-for-9 in last night’s loss after coming in to the game ranking second and third in hits in the PCL in the month of July. It was the first time since Blackmon rejoined the Sky Sox on July 4 that both hitters had been held without a hit in the 17 games they had both been in the lineup this month. Blackmon and McBride have both been held hitless only three times this season when they both have an at-bat in a game. Since Blackmon rejoined the Sox on July 4, the two hitters lead the PCL with 30 hits apiece.
ROX SYSTEM LEADS THE WAY: The Colorado Rockies Minor League system has the highest combined winning percentage of any MLB team’s farm system at .549 (289-237), just ahead of the Houston Astros system which has a combined winning percentage of .546 (301-250). The Rockies system has the sixth most combined wins behind Seattle (326), Houston (301), the Yankees (301), Philadelphia (296) and the Mets (295). Arizona’s system ranks seventh in winning percentage (.525) and in wins (288).
Sky Sox 7/7 Lineup vs Reno
1 – #17 Tim Wheeler – RF
2 – #32 DJ LeMahieu - 2B
3 – #12 Andrew Brown – LF
4 – #40 Matt McBride – C
5 – #8 Charlie Blackmon – CF
6 – #28 Chad Tracy – 1B
7 – #2 Hernan Iribarren – SS
8 – #29 Brendan Harris – 3B
9 – #16 Edwar Cabrera – LHP
SOX STARTER NOTES: Left-hander Edwar Cabrera makes his Security Service Field debut, after setting a record for most striekouts in a Sky Sox debut with 13 against Sacramento on July 2nd which was part of the team record 17-strikeout performance for the Sky Sox. The 13 K’s were tied for the second most by a Sky Sox player in a game, one shy of the record set by John Thompson on May 5th, 1997 when he struck out 14 batters in 7 innings pitched at Tucson. Cabrera tied the mark for second place held by Mark Brownson, who struck out 13 batters in a complete game win at New Orleans on May 11th, 1999. Earlier in the 2012 season, Cabrera led theTulsa Drillers in strikeouts (82), starter’s ERA, innings (98.0), WHIP (0.90) and batting average against (.186) and made his Major League debut for the Rockies on 6/27 at Coors Field against the Washington Nationals and gave up seven runs (five earned) in 2.1 innings.
DOUBLING UP: The Sky Sox are currently tied with Las Vegas and Albuquerque for the second most doubles in the PCL at 197, trailing Reno’s 217 doubles on the year. Since the start of June, Colorado Springs leads the PCL with 97 doubles (87 in June, 12 more than any other team) with Reno totaling 89 during that same time frame (the Aces have already totaled 18 doubles this month). Sox first baseman Chad Tracy leads the PCL with 16 doubles since June 1st, and is tied with teammates Andrew Brown and Matt McBride for the third most doubles in the league at 26 while Aces outfielder Adam Eaton ranks second with 29 doubles trailing only Albuquerque’s Luis Cruz’ 31 for the league lead.
HOME SWEET HOME?: The Sky Sox have lost four of their last five home games against the Aces, and in those four losses Colorado Springs has been outscored 39-14 and outhit 53-36 by Reno.
1 – #5 Tommy Field – SS
2 – #17 Tim Wheeler – CF
3- #2 Hernan Iribarren – 2B
4 – #12 Andrew Brown – RF
5 – #28 Chad Tracy – 1B
6 – #24 Jimmy Cesario – DH
7 – #23 Brandon Wood – 3B
8 – #6 Brandon Roberts – LF
9 – #38 Wilkin Castillo – C
Starting Pitcher – #13 Tyler Chatwood – RHP
- CURRENT STREAKS: The Sky Sox enter tonight’s game with five players who have hitting streaks of at least four games, with Sky Sox first baseman Chad Tracy leading the way with a team-high seven game hitting streak, his longest of the season, and has collected a RBI in six of the seven games while scoring seven runs. Colorado Springs outfielders Hernan Iribarren and Andrew Brown both have six game hitting streaks, and Iribarren has reached base safely in 26 of his last 29 games. Sox catcher Dallas Tarleton has a five game hitting streak, and has collected a hit in all six of his Triple-A starts, while Tim Wheeler has yet to go hitless in a game at Security Service Field (Wheeler missed the first 19 home games due to injury).
- HAVING A FIELD DAY: Since Sky Sox shortstop Tommy Field was moved to the leadoff spot in the lineup during the second game of Colorado Springs’ doubleheader with Oklahoma City on May 24, Field has put together seven multi-hit games during that span. From the top spot in the lineup, Field is batting .375 (18-for-48) with 11 runs and seven RBI. Field has either collected a run scored or a RBI in ten of the 12 games he has batted in the leadoff spot this season.