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Wilkerson Excited For New Chapter

By Aaron Cheris Thursday, July 7 was shaping up to be another ordinary game day for Pawtucket Red Sox starting pitcher Aaron Wilkerson. The 27-year-old Texan was getting ready to start for the PawSox in Durham, N.C., when he got news that would change the course of his career. “I was getting stretched out, getting…

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Sky Sox Having A Blast On And Off Diamond

By Aaron Cheris Team chemistry can often be the difference between a winning team and a losing team. The Colorado Springs Sky Sox feel the same way. Just ask any one of the players, and he will tell you how much fun this team is. “We’re having a blast inside and out. It’s awesome,” pitcher…

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The Magnificent Closer

By Aaron Cheris The challenge of pitching in altitude in Colorado Springs can be difficult for many pitchers. Sky Sox closer Damien Magnifico is no different, but he has taken the challenge and done his best to succeed despite the perceived obstacles. “When I come out here and pitch, I don’t think about it,” Magnifico…

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Wren Running Free For Sky Sox

By Aaron Cheris After getting off to a slow start in Colorado Springs after his call up from Double-A Biloxi, Kyle Wren has found his groove at the plate. The 25-year-old Sky Sox outfielder is in the middle of one of the best streaks of his career. Wren currently has a 13 game hitting streak…

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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…