SALT LAKE CITY, UT (April 16, 2017) – Ryan LaMarre drew a walk-off balk to give the Bees back-to-back walk-off wins, taking a 5-4 victory on Easter Sunday. The victory was the 151st walk-off win in Salt Lake history and the first by a walk-off balk. The Bees had not won on consecutive walk-off victories since April 21 and 22 of 2015, beating Fresno on walk-off errors both nights.
Salt Lake trailed 4-2 entering the bottom of the ninth when Shane Robinson led off the inning with a single. After a Kaleb Cowart fly out, Dustin Ackley drew a walk to put the tying run on base. Ryan LaMarre followed Ackley with a broken back single to score Robinson. The tying run then scored on an errant pickoff throw, moving LaMarre to second base. LaMarre then moved to third base on a wild pitch and with Rey Navarro at the plate Fresno pitcher Reymin Guduan made his move home before attempting a pick off to bring in the winning run.
“I took a couple hard steps… He took a step towards home, but then held onto the ball and ran at me,” LaMarre said. “It looked funny, I thought it looked like a balk. It was and it worked out for us.”
LaMarre and Shane Robinson finished with identical box scores, collecting two hits, a run scored and a RBI to lead the Bees offense. Dustin Ackley saw his nine game hitting streak come to an end, but walked a season-high three times. Alex Meyer got the start for the Bees giving up three runs over five innings, but received his third no-decision of the season. Jose Valdez took home the victory with a perfect ninth inning to improve his record to 1-1.
The Bees will finish out the homestand on Monday night against the Grizzlies. First pitch is scheduled for 6:35 p.m. Every Monday is Smith’s Family Night, fans can purchase four hot dogs and four tickets for $20 at Smith’s Tix locations.
2B: Tucker (3, Meyer).
TB: Kemmer; White 2; Centeno; Tucker 4; Kemp, T 2; Hernandez, T.
RBI: Kemmer (3); White (3); Tucker (8).
2-out RBI: Kemmer.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Reed; Kemmer; Hernandez, T; Kemp, T 2.
Team RISP: 3-for-13.
Team LOB: 7.BASERUNNING
SB: Hernandez, T 2 (3, 2nd base off Meyer/Sanchez, T, 2nd base off Ege/Sanchez, T); Kemp, T (3, 2nd base off Meyer/Sanchez, T); Fisher (1, home off Meyer/Sanchez, T); White (1, 2nd base off Meyer/Sanchez, T).
CS: Centeno (1, 2nd base by Meyer/Sanchez, T).
E: Guduan (1, pickoff).
|Salt Lake Bees|
|1- Eric Young Jr.||PR||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.318|
2B: Sanchez, T (2, Perez, T).
3B: Johnson, S (1, Perez, T).
TB: Johnson, S 3; LaMarre 2; Sanchez, T 2; Flores, R; Robinson, S 2; Cowart.
RBI: Johnson, S (4); Robinson, S (6); LaMarre (5).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Fontana; Robinson, S 2; Navarro, R; Ackley.
Team RISP: 3-for-11.
Team LOB: 10.BASERUNNING
SB: Flores, R (2, 2nd base off Martes/Centeno); Cowart (5, 2nd base off Diaz/Centeno).
CS: Robinson, S (1, 2nd base by Diaz/Centeno).
E: Navarro, R (2, throw).
Outfield assists: Robinson, S (Tucker at 2nd base).
|Dayan Diaz (H, 3)||1.2||1||0||0||1||1||0||1.93|
|Reymin Guduan (BS, 2)(L, 0-2)||1.2||2||3||2||1||1||0||18.00|
|Salt Lake Bees|
|Jose Valdez (W, 1-1)||1.0||0||0||0||0||0||0||4.05|
Pitches-strikes: Martes 93-51; Perez, T 24-15; Diaz 24-12; Guduan 27-15; Meyer 83-55; Middleton 30-16; Adams, A 2-0; Ege 11-9; Valdez, Jo 8-6.
Groundouts-flyouts: Martes 3-2; Perez, T 2-0; Diaz 0-2; Guduan 3-1; Meyer 5-2; Middleton 2-1; Adams, A 0-0; Ege 0-0; Valdez, Jo 0-1.
Batters faced: Martes 21; Perez, T 6; Diaz 6; Guduan 8; Meyer 23; Middleton 8; Adams, A 1; Ege 3; Valdez, Jo 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Perez, T 1-0; Diaz 1-1.
Umpires: HP: Junior Valentine. 1B: Clint Vondrak. 2B: Billy Cunha. 3B: Ramon De Jesus.
Weather: 61 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 4 mph, Out to LF.
First pitch: 1:08 PM.
Venue: Smith’s Ballpark.
April 16, 2017