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TULO LOVES THE SPRINGS: Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki homered for the second time in as many games with the Sky Sox this season with his game-tying solo shot in yesterday’s loss, and in his five at-bats in Colorado Springs this year he has reached base in four (good for an OPS of 2.800 this season for the Sox). Since his first appearance with the Sky Sox in 2008, Tulowitzki has scored a run in five of the six games he has played in Colorado Springs and has a batting average of .500 (8-for-16) with 4 RBI.
SOX STRIKEOUT HISTORY: With Rob Scahill striking out eight River Cats in last night’s loss, the 2012 Sky Sox have now set a new franchise record for team strikeouts in a season with 1,049 on the year. Scahill continues to add to his own personal single season record for the Sky Sox, and became the first player in team history to top 150 strikeouts in a season with his 151 punch-outs this year. The Sky Sox rank fourth in the PCL with their strikeout total, while Sacramento became the first team in the PCL to reach 1,100 strikeouts with their five last night.
CULBERSON CONTINUES HOT STREAK: Sky Sox second baseman Charlie Culberson had two hits in last night’s loss, extending his team-high hitting streak to 11 games (tied with DJ LeMahieu for the fourth longest hitting streak by a Sky Sox player this season). In his 25 games with the Sky Sox this season, Culberson has reached base in 22 games, and his 31 hits in the month of August for the Sox rank second on the team behind Tim Wheeler’s 33 hits. Culberson has 32 hits since joining the Sox, after only having 14 hits in his final 24 games with the Fresno Grizzlies.
RARE LOSS FOR THE SOX: Last night’s ninth inning rally by the River Cats handed the Sky Sox only their second loss of the season when leading after the eighth inning, and only their second home loss this season when leading after the seventh inning. The Sky Sox came in to the game last night with a record of 54-9 when holding their opponent to four runs or less, and it was the first loss for the Sox this year against Sacramento when holding the R-Cats to less than five runs.
1 – #21 Hernan Iribarren – 2B
2 – #17 Tim Wheeler – CF
3 – #2 Troy Tulowitzki – SS
4 – #12 Andrew Brown – RF
5 – #40 Matt McBride – 1B
6 – #23 Brandon Wood – 3B
7 – #6 Brandon Roberts – LF
8 – #25 Omir Santos – C
9 – #51 Drew Pomeranz – LHP
TULO IN THE SPRINGS: Rockies All-Star shortstop Troy Tulowitzki will join the Sky Sox for today’s game as part of a Major League Rehab assignment for his injured groin he suffered on May 30 against the Astros. This will be Tulowitzki’s third appearance for the Sky Sox in his professional career, as he has completed rehabs in the 2008 season and the 2010 season. Tulowitzki made the jump from Double-A Tulsa to the Majors in 2006 as a prospect.
TOP PITCHING PROSPECTS: Today’s game features a matchup between the top pitching prospect from the Rockies organization in Drew Pomeranz and the top pitching prospect from the Diamondbacks organization in Trevor Bauer, according to both Baseball America and MLB.com prior to the 2012 season. Both pitchers were top-five picks in their respective drafts, with Pomeranz going third overall in the 2010 Draft to the Cleveland Indians and Bauer selected fifth overall in the 2011 Draft. Both are top-20 prospects in all of baseball according to MLB.com.
WHAT BROWN CAN DO FOR THE SKY SOX: Sky Sox outfielder Andrew Brown hit his team-leading eighth home run of the season in last night’s loss, and leads the team with 48 RBI this season. Since May 1st Brown has totaled the most RBI of any player in Triple-A with 41 (Reno’s Jake Elmore ranks second with 37 while Ryan Wheeler ranks third with 36). Brown also leads Colorado Springs in home runs, runs scored (35), total bases (107), at-bats (215) while ranking third in hits with 58 behind Matt McBride (64) and Hernan Iribarren (63).
Colorado Rockies All-Star shortstop Troy Tulowitzki, who has been working to get back to the Rockies since injuring his groin in a May 30th game with the Houston Astros, will take one of the final steps in his road of recovery as he is set to make his third career appearance at the friendly confines of Security Service Field on June 13.
Tulowitzki will complete a Minor League Rehab Assignment with the Colorado Springs Sky Sox in their series finale with the first-place Reno Aces on Wednesday June 13, the first appearance by the standout shortstop since July of 2010 when he appeared in two games for the Sky Sox against the Sacramento RiverCats, then will attempt to rejoin the Rockies sometime during their nine-game roadtrip which begins June 15.
Tulowitzki made the jump from Double-A Tulsa straight to the Major Leagues in 2006, and skipped Triple-A entirely when rising up the ranks as a top prospect. Tulowitzki has appeared in four total games with the Sky Sox in his professional career, and made his debut with the Sky Sox on June 17, 2008 against the Salt Lake Bees. He has notched at least one hit in three of the four games he has appeared in.
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The injury to Tulowitzki couldn’t have come at a worse time
for either club. The Rockies sit 4.0 games back
in the NL West and Wildcard race while the Sky Sox are likewise fighting to reclaim the
top spot in the Pacific North. At 3.0 games back in the division, the Sky Sox
are furiously trying to make up the ground lost on their disastrous 8-game
losing streak three weeks ago.
With his promotion, Nelson is likely to see significant time
at second base while also slotting in at shortstop to spell Clint Barmes.
Former Sky Sox standout Jonathan Herrera also stands to see an uptick in
playing due to the injury, as Herrera and Barmes were the final two true middle
infielders remaining on the Rockies roster prior to Nelson’s promotion. Super-utilityman Melvin Mora also figures to see increased at-bats.
Nelson will be sorely missed in his absence from the Sky Sox
roster, which judging by the severity of Tulowitzki’s injury, could be as long
as six weeks. Since being reinstated from the
disabled list on May 8, Nelson had compiled a .311 average with five home runs
and 20 RBI in 132 at-bats. Nelson will be replaced by Eider Torres, who was
called up from AA Tulsa after batting .272 in 103 at-bats.