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Pregame notes: Galarraga gets Sky Sox start

Published: August 9, 2013, 5:56 pm, by Joe Paisley

Tonight’s schedule starters are Sky Sox righty Armando Galarraga (0-1, 9.39) versus Nashville lefty Aaron Laffey (1-2, 5.13). It is postgame fireworks night as the storm clouds gather.


The Sky Sox, once on pace to surpass the club record of 74 triples set in 1992 and flirt with breaking the PCL mark of 88 set in 2002 by the Salt Lake Stingers, have not hit for three bases since a Lars Davis triple on July 28 made it No. 68. … Colorado Springs has not held the lead for more than one inning over the past nine games. … The projected starters for Saturday are right-hander Chris Volstad (5-4, 4.95 ERA) vs. Nashville’s Johnny Hellweg (10-4, 2.44). The series finale Sunday pairs host righty Sean Gallagher (0-1, 4.00) taking on Jimmy nelson (2-4, 3.70). … Coming into Friday’s game the Sky Sox have scored seven more runs (315) at home despite playing 10 fewer games than on the road.