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Gazette Premium Content Sky Sox preview box with video spotlight on Matt McBride

by name Newspaper - Published: June 9, 2013

Colorado Springs vs. the Salt Lake Bees (Triple-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels) at Security Service Field, 7:05 p.m. Monday, 7:05 p.m. Tuesday; 12:35 p.m. Wednesday; 7:05 p.m. Thursday

Top Salt Lake prospects to watch

Kole Calhoun, RF: Ranked as the No. 11 prospect in the Angels' organization by "Baseball America," Calhoun is hitting like a future big-leaguer. His average stands at .354 and he was recently named the Pacific Coast League's batter of the week.

A.J. Schugel, RHP: The son of an Angels scout, Schugel emerged last year with a 2.89 ERA in 140 innings in Double-A. He has struggled to replicate that this year, posting a 6.79 ERA through 13 starts.

Luis Jimenez, 3B: He hit .309 for Salt Lake last year and earned a 24-game look from the Angels this year where he hit .232.

Pacific Coast League ramifications

The Sky Sox have won three of five after their roughest skid of the year. Sitting in second place in the Pacific Northern Division (2+ games behind Tacoma).

Names you might know

Peter Bourjos, OF: The speedy center fielder was hitting .313 with the Angels when he strained his left hamstring April 29. He's four games into a rehab assignment with the Bees and could be recalled at any point.

Chad Cordero, RHP: The onetime Washington Nationals closer who led the NL with 47 saves in 2005 has appeared in nine games in the majors since 2008.

Trent Oeltjen, OF: His major league career has included just 99 games, but he's been a mainstay in Triple-A, where he has played 682 games over seven seasons.

Stadium promotions

Monday: Kids Eat Free Monday (kids 12 & under eat free with a paid ticket)

Tuesday: $2 Tuesday ($2 Tickets, $2 Parking and $2 Coors & Coors Light)

Wednesday: Kids Day Matinee

Thursday: Disney Night (a trip to Disneyland will be given away) and MicroBrew Thursday ($3 MicroBrews)

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