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Observations from yesterday’s 3-4 Loss in Series Finale at Fresno:
- STELLAR STARTERS: Sky Sox starters have given up two earned runs or less in 18 of the 24 games this season (and only ten combined earned runs in their last six games). Christian Friedrich, Carlos Torres and Alex White all have made at least four starts (with Torres making five starts) and in those starts they have all given up less than 10 earned runs.
- PITCHING PROWESS: The Sky Sox pitching staff continues to be the story of the Sox 13-11 start, with Colorado Springs becoming the first team in the PCL to reach 200 strikeouts (currently totaling 204 coming in to tonight’s game) giving up the least home runs at 11 while also being tied for the most shutouts as a team with three and the fewest walks issued at 62. The Colorado Springs staff has also allowed the fifth fewest earned runs at 88 (Sacramento has allowed the four fewest earned runs at 87).
- PACHECO’S HOT STARTS WITH SKY SOX: In his first twelve games with the Sky Sox this season catcher/infielder Jordan Pacheco has collected a hit in ten of the twelve games he has started (including eight multi-hit games) and is hitting .438 (21-for-48) with two doubles, two home runs and seven runs scored. During the 2011 season, Pacheco also collected a hit in ten of his first twelve games with the Sky Sox as well as scoring seven runs during those twelve games last year.
- SERIES STREAK ENDS: The Sox had not lost a series this season until losing three of four to Fresno over the weekend, and now the only PCL teams yet to lose a series in 2012 are Fresno, Omaha and Sacramento.
Tonight’s Sky Sox starter: Rob Scahill (2-2, 7.11 ERA)
- Has won both of his road starts for the 2012 season, allowing only two earned runs in each start.
- Collected his first Triple-A win his first Triple-A start, the only Sky Sox starting pitcher to win their first start of the 2012 season.
- Set a Sky Sox record for strikeouts in a loss, striking out 11 Tucson Padres in the Sky Sox 10-2 loss, their only loss in the series with Tucson. Scahill allowed only one earned run in the game, but was saddled with the loss.
Jordan Pacheco has started at third base in all four appearances with the Sky Sox in 2012, as well as playing either third base or first base in his four starts for the Rockies before being optioned down to Colorado Springs, but Pacheco will return to catcher for tonight’s homestand finale against the Tucson Padres.
Pacheco started 86 of his 97 games with the Sky Sox as a catcher, and led the Pacific Coast League in fielding percentage for catchers at .991. He also posted the fifth best caught stealing percentage in the league at 20.5%, or throwing out 25 of the 122 steal attempts. Pacheco’s last appearance as a catcher was in the September 28th Season Finale for the Rockies when he enjoyed a late season callup, and his last appearance behind the plate for the Sky Sox was on September 3rd, 2011.
Tonight’s Lineup against Tucson is as followed:
1 – 2B DJ LeMahieu
2 – C Jordan Pacheco
3 – CF Charlie Blackmon
4 – LF Andrew Brown
5 – RF Matt McBride
6 – SS Tommy Field
7 – 3B Brandon Wood
8 – 1B Chad Tracy
9 – SP Alex White
The red-hot Sky Sox completed a four-game sweep of the Las Vegas 51s Tuesday night with a dominating 17-3 victory. The win marked the sixth in a row for the Sox who have now won eight of their last ten games.
There were no shortage of offensive stars for the Sox on this night. Charlie Blackmon led the way with a 3-for-5 performance including two home runs, three runs scored and five RBI. It marked the first multi home run game for the Sox season. Josh Fields (3), Ian Stewart (2) and Chris Nelson (2) each added home runs for the Sox. Stewart (4-for-4, R, 4RBI) crushed a three-run shot to give the Sox a 3-0 lead in the first, Fields (3-for-5, 3R,3RBI) hit a two-run blast to make it 5-1 in the third and Nelson (3-for5, 3R, 2RBI) added a solo shot in the seventh.
Jordan Pacheco returned to the lineup after sitting out the previous two games and finished the night 5-for-5 with four runs scored and two RBI. It was the second five-hit game for the Sox this season (Mike Jacobs, at Tacoma on 4/21) and the first for Pacheco in his Sky Sox career.
Alfredo Amezaga finished 2-for-6 and extended his hitting streak to 14 games.
Josh Muecke (1-2, 4.40) picked up his first win of the season allowing two runs on eight hits in 5.1 innings.
The Sox have an off-day today before heading to Tucson, Arizona to face the Padres on Thursday. RHP John Maine (0-1, 9.72) will be looking for his first win of the year. He’ll face off against RHP Will Inman (0-2, 7.94). These two teams split four games to open the season from April 7th – 10th. First pitch on Thursday is scheduled for 8:00 PM PT.
- For the first time since 2006, no Sky Sox home games were postponed in the month of April. It’s only the fourth time in franchise history that the Sox have avoided postponing a game in the season’s first month. The other two occurrences were in 1992 and 1994. If the Sox avoid any postponement in Tucson, it will be only the second time in franchise history that no games, home or away, were postponed in the month of April joining the ’94 season.
- The Sox pitching staff has enjoyed significant success recently after a rocky start to the season. Coming into play on April 19th, the staff had combined for an ERA of 7.89 in 12 games. In eight games since then, the Sox have posted a combined ERA of 2.61 (20er/69.0ip) and have lowered their season ERA by over two runs to 5.79.
The Sky Sox lost their home opener Thursday by the robust score of 18-14. Lets empty the notebook and look at some of the highlights and tidbits from the night that was.
- The game marked the highest scoring season opener in Sky Sox history (home or away). The previous high was a 13-10 home opening loss to the now defunct Edmonton Trappers on April 6th, 1995.
- At 3:56 the game fell 6 minutes shy of the all-time high for a nine inning Sky Sox home game and 4 minutes shy of being the fifth 4-hour nine inning home game in Sox history.
- Two players collected their first ever Triple-A hits and both did it with the long ball. Jordan Pacheco connected on a solo home run in the fourth and Charlie Blackmon smacked a two-run shot off the scoreboard in the fifth.
- Every Tucson starter had at least one hit in the game and seven had two or more.
- Every Sox starter except Chris Nelson had at least one hit or reached base once.
- Tucson second baseman Logan Forsythe, who hit only three home runs in 392 at-bats last season hit two in seven at-bats last night. He also walked four times.
- The Sky Sox scored at least one run in eight of nine innings.
- On the night, the two teams combined for 32 runs, 38 hits, 16 walks, and 23 men left on base.
- The game featured 86 at-bats and 392 total pitches, for an average of 4.6 pitchers per at-bat.
All told, it was a wild way to begin the season. The Sox will try to get in the win column tonight as last season’s wins leader Alan Johnson takes the bump against Tucson’s Wil Inman. First pitch is at 5:05 pm MT.
Welcome to another season of Sky Sox baseball! The 2011 campaign promises to be an exciting one and we look forward to bringing you a closer look at the happenings in Colorado Springs and beyond.
With the Rockies just a few days away from breaking camp, lets empty the notebook and recap some of the highlights from spring training.
- The surprise (to some) of the spring was catcher/infielder Jordan Pacheco. The budding star was hitting well over .400 for much of camp, finishing at .286 with one homer and 8 RBI, and so impressed the coaching staff that he was one of the final cuts of the spring, despite having never advanced past the Double-A level and playing only 21 games for the Tulsa Drillers last season. His performance has likely earned him the starting nod for the Sky Sox this season.
- The Pacheco situation was fascinating because his presence on the Rockies would have meant they would carry three catchers, a rather rare occurrence for Major League teams.
- Another strong performer from the spring who will begin the year with the Sky Sox is reliever Matt Daley. The decision was a difficult one for Rockies Manager Jim Tracey, who elected to carry a fifth starter instead of an extra reliever. Daley didn’t allow a single earned run all spring over seven appearances and will be a key member of the Sky Sox bullpen.
- The Sky Sox rotation will likely feature a mixture of established Major League veterans and up and coming players. Players with Major League service time including John Maine (Mets), Eric Stults (Dodgers), and Clayton Mortensen (Cardinals, Athletics) will anchor a rotation replete with veteran experience. Mortensen, who won 13 games last season with the Sacramento River Cats, enjoyed a great spring posting a 0.82 ERA over 11 innings.
- Former first round pick Greg Reynolds is rounding back into form after a serious shoulder injury sustained in 2009 and will also begin the season in the Sky Sox rotation.
- Potential outfielders Willy Taveras, Cole Garner and Charlie Blackmon hit .350, .364, and .314 respectively and could prove to be a potent trio for the Sox this season.
- Yesterday, the Rockies acquired third baseman Josh Fields from the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for a player to be named later or cash. Fields is expected to provide depth at the position for the organization and is slated to be the Sky Sox opening day starter at third.