A few minutes ago, the Colorado Springs Sky Sox started an early afternoon game against the Reno Aces. Besides the interesting Drew Pomeranz v. Trevor Bauer pitching matchup, this game is notable because SS Troy Tulowitzki will be in the Sky Sox starting lineup as part of a minor league rehab assignment. Sadly, I cannot attend the game due to work obligations. But I've been there before.
I attended the June 17, 2008 Sky Sox game against the Salt Lake Bees. It was another rehab assignment for Tulo and also the first AAA game in his career. He went 2 for 4 with an RBI double as the Sox beat the Bees 4-2. After the game, he stayed for a long time to sign autographs for the fans, including a ball on the sweet spot for me. Troy Tulowitzki is a class act. This season has been rough for Rockies fans, but players like Tulo can keep even the most lousy season interesting and fun for the fans.
And, to the surprise of nobody, Tulo has hit a two run HR in his first plate appearance today!