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ACES TAKE SEASON SERIES: The loss by the Sox in extras last night seals the season series win for the Aces, and in the four seasons the Aces have been in the PCL Colorado Springs has only won the season series in 2010 at 9-7 (Reno took 11 of 16 last season and won the first season series 8-7 in 2009).
SOX AND SWEEPS: The Sky Sox are on the verge of being swept for the first time this season and are one of six teams in the PCL that have yet to be swept (Albuquerque, Las Vegas, New Orleans, Reno, Sacramento). The Sky Sox have been on the verge of a sweep only once this season before tonight’s game, losing the first three games to Oklahoma City at Security Service Field before winning the second game of a doubleheader on May 24. The Sox were swept six times during the 2011 season, including five times on the road.
HERNAN STREAKING: Sky Sox infielder/outfielder Hernan Iribarren not only forced extra innings with his RBI single in the ninth inning, but also extended his team-high hitting streak to 13 games. It is the longest hitting streak for Iribarren in his four seasons in Triple-A, passing his previous career high of 12 games set in 2009 while he was with the Nashville Sounds. The streak is tied for the third longest by a Sky Sox player this season (Matt McBride and Tim Wheeler had 17-game streaks and Andrew Brown had a 13-game streak).
2ND HALF SOX: Since the beginning of the second half, Sky Sox players rank at or near the top in nearly every major offensive category: Matt McBride, Brendan Harris and Chad Tracy ranked first, second and third respectively in RBI (22, 16, 15). Charlie Blackmon and McBride rank first and second in hits at 28 and 26 respectively. Blackmon and Tommy Field rank first and second in runs scored at 20 and 16. Blackmon and McBride are two of eight players with an average above .400 since the All-Star Break. Harris is tied for the lead in the PCL with 11 XBH since the second half began, and has the second most doubles at nine. McBride is tied for the second most total bases since the break at 40, trailing Round Rock’s Brad Nelson at 44.
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.
Observations from last night’s game: 5-2 Loss to Reno Aces
- Christian Friedrich, Stephen Dodson and Jared Wells combined for 12 strikeouts, the most team strikeouts on a Sky Sox Opening Day as far back as 1990 (Box Score records for 1989 and 1988 season Opening Days unavailable). The 12 strikeouts also matched the season high for the Sky Sox all of last season, a number Colorado Springs reached nine times in 2011.
- Shortstop Tommy Field went 2-for-4 with an RBI in his Triple-A debut (Field had made his MLB debut in 2011, jumping straight from Double-A Tulsa, and batted .271 (13-for-48) with 3 RBI in 16 games replacing injured Troy Tulowitzki in September)
- Right-hander Jared Wells struck out side in the sixth inning in first Triple-A action since 4/16/10
Tonight’s Starter: Guillermo Moscoso
- The Sky Sox are Moscoso’s third Pacific Coast League team Moscoso has appeared with (Sacramento 2011, Oklahoma City 2009-10). Moscoso has a career record in the PCL of 15-14 and a 4.09 ERA (239.2 IP, 109 ER) with 44 career starts (47 appearances).
- He began last season at Triple-A Sacramento, but then was called up in May and made first Major League start on May 24th. Moscoso ranked second among AL rookies in ERA (3.38) and third in opponents batting average (.212), based on a minimum of 81.0 innings pitched, while also ranking fifth among AL rookies in wins (8)and tied for eighth in strikeouts (74).
- In the first transaction of the 2012 season for the Sky Sox, the Rockies have added right-handed pitcher Adam Ottavino to the Colorado Springs roster and moved infielder Brendan Harris to the Tri-City Dust Devils roster. Ottavino was claimed off waivers from the St. Louis Cardinals on April 3, 2012.