Although the Colorado Springs Sky Sox lost today, they outhit the Reno Aces 11-10. Eric Young Jr. was 3-for-5, hitting a home run, and bringing his batting average up to nearly .300 for the season. (He also stole another base today.) Matt Murton also hit well, going 2-for-4 with a double, and Jonathan Herrera went 3-for-4.
Unfortunately, after Sky Sox rookie pitcher Jhoulys Chacin pitched so well in his last outing (as part of a no hitter) he didn’t have his best outing today. Chacin went only two innings and gave up five runs. However, the good news is that veteran pitcher Russ Ortiz pitched four solid innings and only allowed one run. With Ortiz playing well, it’ll be interesting to see if he can make it back up to the Biggs this year.
The Sky Sox never led in the game, and in the end, the Aces outscored the Sox 6-3. Ultimately, the Sox couldn’t get it done with runners in scoring position (RISP), going only 1-for-9 with RISP.
Luckily, the Sky Sox still lead the Pacific North division by 6 games over rivals Tacoma and Salt Lake. Tacoma still has yet to play this evening. The Sky Sox play the Aces again tomorrow night at home, starting at 6:05pm, hoping to increase their lead in the Pacific North.