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Garcia Filling In Well Behind Plate

By Aaron Cheris When the Colorado Springs Sky Sox lost their top catcher, Manny Pina, they had to turn to Double-A Biloxi to find a replacement. Rene Garcia arrived in Colorado Springs on June 16, and immediately had an impact. In his Sky Sox debut that night, Garcia drove in the tying run with a…

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Nichols Recalls Sky Sox Days

By Aaron Cheris Rod Nichols has seen his share of good, bad, and ugly days in Colorado Springs. Now the pitching coach for the Iowa Cubs, Nichols spent parts of four seasons with the Sky Sox from 1988-92 when they were the Triple-A affiliate for the Cleveland Indians. Over those four seasons, Nichols compiled a 25-19 record…

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Consistency A Key For Burgos

By Aaron Cheris The Colorado Springs Sky Sox have had many roster moves this season. Players have accomplished their dreams and were called up to the Brewers, and others took the next step toward that dream with a promotion to the Sky Sox from Double-A Biloxi. For many players, Colorado Springs became a place to…

Brent Suter has been one of the Sky Sox best pitchers over the past few weeks. (Paat Kelly)

Suter Showing Strength On Mound

By Aaron Cheris In order to be a successful team, you need to have a southpaw starter in their rotation to switch things up and keep hitters off-balance. The Colorado Springs Sky Sox have their lefty in 26-year-old Brent Suter. In his second season with the Sky Sox, Suter has spent time in the bullpen and…

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Will Finding A Way In Return

By Aaron Cheris Sky Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks got off to a rocky start to his season. Just five games into the season, Middlebrooks found himself on the disabled list with an oblique injury that took nearly two weeks to heal. Since then, Middlebrooks has had a tough time finding his rhythm on the…

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Barnes Excited For Shot In The Show

By Aaron Cheris Every ballplayer dreams of the moment they get the call to the Major Leagues. It’s the culmination of a lifetime of hard work, dedication and sacrifice. For Sky Sox relief pitcher Jacob Barnes, that call came on Wednesday afternoon at Security Service Field. For Barnes, the moment began with a meeting with…

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Healthy Peterson Producing In Return

By Aaron Cheris Less than two weeks into the 2016 season, Sky Sox outfielder Shane Peterson hit a major bump in the road. He had to be sent to the disabled list with an injury. The injury hobbled Petereson, but  he knew what had to happen to get back on the field. “It’s frustrating because you…

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Sky Sox Recall Team’s Longest Night

By Aaron Cheris “That was a miserable day.” “That was horrible.” “It wasn’t very fun.” Those are just a couple descriptions of the longest game in Sky Sox history from the people who lived it. The game was truly one for the ages. In five hours and 29 minutes, the Sky Sox defeated the Bees…

Pitcher Jorge Lopez helped his own cause with two hits on Friday night. (Paat Kelly)

Pitchers Helping Themselves At The Plate

By Aaron Cheris Sky Sox shortstop Orlando Arcia is currently on an 11 game hitting streak, but that is definitely not the most unlikely hitting streak on the Sky Sox at the moment. In their last five games against National League affiliates, Sky Sox pitchers have gotten six hits during a current five game hitting…

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Dillard’s Homer Provides Unlikely Spark

By Aaron Cheris For most relief pitchers, at-bats are few and far between. When they rarely happen, rarely do they provide a moment that can provide the spark that a team needs to begin a winnings streak. So when Colorado Springs Sky Sox relief pitcher Tim Dillard strolled to the plate with two outs and…