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BRIAN GOMEZ Updated: April 11, 2012 at 12:00 am

VS. LAS VEGAS 51s

Friday at 6:05 p.m. (magnet schedules, postgame fireworks)

Saturday at 1:05 p.m. (magnet schedules, 25th anniversary card set for first 1,000 fans)

Sunday at 1:05 p.m. (magnet schedules, 50-cent hot dogs, Sox the Fox birthday party)

Monday at 6:05 p.m. (children 12 and under eat free)

 

Parent club: Toronto Blue Jays

PCL titles: 1986, 1988 (member since 1983)

Notable alumni: Roberto Alomar, Eric Gagne, Ozzie Guillen, Tony Gwynn, John Kruk

To know: Named after a military base thought to house UFOs, their logo is an alien head

Manager: Marty Brown (second season)

Best hitter: Adeiny Hechavarria, off to a fast start after he collected 57 RBIs last season

Best pitcher: Jerry Gil, had recorded the team’s only win heading into Wednesday night

Top prospect: Travis d’Arnaud, Toronto’s future catcher can hit for power and average

Keep an eye on: Anthony Gose, Toronto’s fastest prospect is sound in centerfield

You may recall: Ryota Igarashi, went 5-2 the past two seasons with the New York Mets

 

VS. TUCSON PADRES

Tuesday at 6:05 p.m. ($2 parking, $2 tickets, $2 Coors and Coors Light)

Wednesday at 11:05 a.m.

April 19 at 11:05 a.m.

April 20 at 6:05 p.m. (postgame fireworks)

 

Parent club: San Diego Padres

PCL titles: None (member since 2011)

Notable alumni: None

To know: Were the now-defunct Portland Beavers, who helped open the PCL in 1903

Manager: Terry Kennedy (third season)

Best hitter: Yasmani Grandal, picking up where he left off after batting .305 last season

Best pitcher: Joe Wieland, has tallied 11 strikeouts and a 3.52 ERA in his first two starts

Top prospect: Casey Kelly, a starter with the best curveball among San Diego prospects

Keep an eye on: Beamer Weems, can be counted on to play stellar defense at shortstop

You may recall: Everth Cabrera, had 53 RBIs the past three seasons with San Diego

 

SKY SOX UPDATE

They’re hot: Hernan Iribarren and Matt McBride entered Wednesday with .400 averages

They’re cold: Chad Tracy and Tim Wheeler have struggled coming off productive years

The ace: Christian Friedrich has posted a 1-1 record, a 2.92 ERA and 12 strikeouts

Mr. Reliability: Edgmer Escalona entered Wednesday with a 1-0 record and two saves

Getting a shot: Jimmy Cesario is with the club in place of the injured Brandon Roberts

The rotation: Rob Scahill on Friday, Alex White on Saturday, Friedrich on Sunday

 

TOP GAMES TO ATTEND

1. Friday vs. Las Vegas: The home opener + fireworks = a whole lot of fun for everyone

2. Saturday vs. Las Vegas: Todd Helton and Jim Thome are included in the card set

3. Tuesday vs. Tucson: For $6, you can park, get a ticket to the game and score a beer

Contact Brian Gomez: 719-636-0256 or brian.gomez@gazette.com. Facebook: Brian Gomez. Twitter: @gazetteskysox. Google+: Brian Gomez. For the Sky Sox homepage, visit http://www.gazette.com/sections/roxsox

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