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Gazette Premium Content Rains don't go away, Sky Sox will play another day

By Joe Paisley Updated: July 29, 2014 at 11:04 pm

Tuesday's scheduled game between the Nashville Sounds and the Colorado Springs Sky Sox was postponed to 12:35 p.m. Wednesday as part of a seven-inning doubleheader at Security Service Field.

The scheduled starters are lefthander Pedro Hernandez (6-6, 6-14 ERA) for the Sky Sox (45-64) versus righty Mike Fiers (8-5, 2.62) in Game 1 and Colorado Springs righthander Brett Tomko (2-3, 6.16) taking on righty Taylor Jungman (5-5, 5.13) in Game 2.

Tickets from Tuesday can be exchanged for admission to another game later this season at the ballpark's box office.

The Pacific Coast League contest never started because of rain that began about an hour before the 7:05 scheduled start. The postponement was announced about 2½ hours later.

 

Friedrich playing well

Former starter Christian Friedrich began playing as a reliever on July 7 and has performed well in his new role. In five outings, he has a 3.48 ERA in 101/3 innings with 12 strikeouts and four walks.

As a Sky Sox starter, Friedrich was 1-8 with a 7.89 ERA with 59 earned runs in 671/3 innings, with 55 strikeouts and 25 walks. His 67 strikeouts are a team high.

Back and forth

After one injury rehabilitation game, first baseman Justin Morneau (neck) and relief pitcher Boone Logan (illness) were both transferred back to the Rockies.

Infielder Cristhian Adames was called up the Rockies after Josh Rutledge fell ill with an upper respiratory infection.

First baseman Ben Paulsen and right-handers Chad Bettis and Brooks Brown reportedly were en route to the Springs from Chicago on Tuesday.

Power outage

This is the farthest into a season (109 games) the Sky Sox have gone without hitting a grand slam. Colorado Springs has had three seasons (1989, 1990 and 2009) with only one four-bagger. The Sky Sox have hit 74 homers (Ben Paulsen, 15) and allowed 109 (Brett Tomko, 11) so far this season

 

Vote Sox the Fox

The annual Mascot Mania contest in minor league baseball is underway and Sox the Fox is competing for PCL Mascot of the Year.

If Sox the Fox wins, he advances to the championship round (Aug. 4-11) against all the league champions.

 

Notes

With his double Saturday, Matt McBride, 29, has 99 extra-base hits as a Sky Sox. . Catcher Dustin Garneau hit his fourth home run of the month, a team high. . With a double play on Monday, the Sky Sox have recorded one in each of the past six games.

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