May 7, 2017 - Pacific Coast League (PCL) - Fresno Grizzlies
The Fresno Grizzlies (13-18) fell short 7-3 against the Colorado Springs Sky Sox (18-8) in the second matchup of a four-game series at Security Service Field. Derek Fisher extended his hit streak to 12 games (April 25 - May 7) for the Grizzlies, a new club-high, surpassing that of Preston Tucker which stood at 11. During the streak Fisher is 23-for-56 (.411) with three home runs, six doubles, and nine RBI with his first walk in that span occurring on Sunday.
Former Grizzlies catcher Andrew Susac (2-for-4) got the scoring started for the Sky Sox in the second with a two-run single to center that scored Ivan De Jesus (2-for-4) and Yadiel Rivera. The score became 3-0 for Colorado Springs when Eric Sogard (2-for-3) reached on a bunt single that scored Kyle Wren.
After a rain delay that lasted just 19 minutes in the top of the fourth with two outs, the Sky Sox got out of the inning and added to their lead with three home runs in the bottom of the fourth. Susac hit a two run shot to left for his second of the season, followed by a solo shot to right from Sogard, his third of 2017. Garrett Cooper (2-for-3) joined the long ball club two batters later with a solo homer to center for his sixth of the season to make the score 7-0.
The fourth was all Fresno starter Edison Frias (1-3) would get through after allowing seven runs on nine hits and three walks with three strikeouts. Brian Holmes made his first relief appearance for the Grizzlies in the fifth after five starts for the club this season. He allowed one hit in four scoreless innings with two walks and five strikeouts.
The Grizzlies got on the board in the eighth when Jack Mayfield (3-for-4) led off with a double and scored on a Jon Kemmer sacrifice fly. Tucker then made the score 7-2 with a solo homer to right, his sixth of the season. Mayfield kocked his second double of the game in the ninth to score Andrew Aplin who walked to get on, but the extra run was not enough and the Sky Sox came away with the 7-3 victory.
Colorado Springs starter Brandon Woodruff (5-0) did not allow a run on two hits and a walk with seven strikeouts in six innings.
Fresno will continue their four-game series in Colorado Springs on Monday. Probable starters are RHP Francis Martes (0-0, 2.92) for the Grizzlies and LHP Josh Hader (3-2, 4.40) for the Sky Sox. First pitch is scheduled for 5:40 PT.