On the mend: Charlie Blackmon (above) is practicing again while he recovers from turf toe in his left foot that has him on the disabled list. Matt McBride didn’t take batting practice as he had hoped, having been sidelined for the past six games with an injured left wrist.
Short hops: The win in the second game of the doubleheader snapped a four-game losing streak for the Sky Sox. … Seven of the eight RBIs by the Sky Sox in the second game came with two outs, and all eight Sky Sox starting position players notched a hit. … Guillermo Moscoso gave up one run on six hits with three strikeouts in six innings in the second game. He has relinquished only seven runs in four starts since the Rockies sent him to the Sky Sox. … Drew Pomeranz hadn’t allowed a run in 26 innings the past two seasons with the Sky Sox and Double-A Tulsa. … Andrew Brown went 3-for-7 in the doubleheader, with a two-run home run in the first game and two doubles bringing in three runs in the second game. He leads the Sky Sox with four homers and 33 RBIs, including 26 this month, the most in Triple-A, and he has 15 extra-base hits (11 of them doubles) in May. … Sky Sox pitchers lead the Pacific Coast League with 379 strikeouts, an average of 8.1 per game. … Rockies general manager Dan O’Dowd was in attendance to watch Pomeranz. Sky Sox pitching coach Bo McLaughlin was out of town, so Sky Sox manager Stu Cole worked with the pitchers. … Carlos Torres (2-1) starts Friday against Shawn Sanford (no record) of Fresno as the Sky Sox begin an eight-game road trip.
Pomeranz on his struggles: “I’m usually pretty good at making pitches when I need to. I guess they weren’t there. I couldn’t get anything really right out there. … Obviously, I’d like to be up there (with the Rockies). Who wouldn’t like to be up there? But it’s not up to me. If they want me down here, then I’m here doing what I’m told to do.”
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