Bees Fall Again to Express 7-3

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Cal Towey – Photo Rob Gray

SALT LAKE CITY (August 13, 2016) – The Salt Lake Bees lost their third straight game on Saturday night, falling 7-3 to the Round Rock Express in front of 12,553 fans at Smith’s Ballpark. Salt Lake collected 10 hits on the night, but scored all three runs via solo home runs. Kaleb Cowart hit his eighth of the season in the second inning, Cal Towey hit a monster shot off the scoreboard in the fifth and Carlos Perez cleared the berm in left field in the sixth to account for the Salt Lake scoring.

Round Rock did most of the damage in the third inning scoring four runs in the frame, including a pair on a Joey Gallo double to deep center field. Nate Smith (7-7) took the loss for the Bees allowing six runs over five and one-third innings. Geoff Broussard, Tyler DeLoach, Andrew Bailey and Javy Guerra would combine for three and two-thirds innings of relief allowing a single unearned run to keep the Bees in the game. Bailey became the 69th different Salt Lake player used by manager Keith Johnson this season, tying the franchise record. The Bees and Express will play game three of the series tomorrow at 7:05 and finish off the series on Monday night with Tim Lincecum making his Salt Lake debut for the Bees.

Nate Smith - Photo Rob Gray

Nate Smith – Photo Rob Gray

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CJ Cron - Photo Rob Gray

CJ Cron – Photo Rob Gray

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Geoff Broussard - Photo Rob Gray

Geoff Broussard – Photo Rob Gray

Lucas Luetge - Photo Rob Gray

Lucas Luetge – Photo Rob Gray

Andrew Bailey - Photo Rob Gray

Andrew Bailey – Photo Rob Gray

Javy Guerra - Photo Rob Gray

Javy Guerra – Photo Rob Gray

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Round Rock Express
Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG*
Doug Bernier 2B 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 .273
Hanser Alberto SS 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 .249
Brett Nicholas C 5 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 2 .296
Joey Gallo DH 5 1 1 1 0 0 2 0 3 .253
Ryan Rua LF 5 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 .556
Jared Hoying CF 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 2 .283
Matt Duffy 3B 4 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .220
Ronald Guzman 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .219
Alex Burg RF 3 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 .200
Totals 37 7 11 2 0 1 6 4 10 .255
BATTING
2B: Gallo (14, Smith, N); Duffy (15, Smith, N).
HR: Hoying (14, 6th inning off Smith, N, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Nicholas 2; Rua 2; Burg; Bernier; Gallo 2; Duffy 3; Alberto; Hoying 4.
RBI: Nicholas (51); Gallo 2 (58); Burg (3); Hoying (60); Alberto (26).
2-out RBI: Nicholas; Gallo 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Hoying; Alberto; Rua.
Team RISP: 4-for-10.
Team LOB: 7.BASERUNNING
SB: Bernier (5, 2nd base off Smith, N/Perez, C).

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Rua (Rosa, A at home).
Pickoffs: Alvarez, D (Towey at 1st base).

Salt Lake Bees
Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Rafael Ortega RF 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .312
Daniel Nava LF 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 .400
C.J. Cron DH 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000
Kaleb Cowart 3B 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 .284
Carlos Perez C 4 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 2 .359
Quintin Berry CF 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .272
Sherman Johnson 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .227
Cal Towey 1B 4 1 3 0 0 1 1 0 1 .236
Angel Rosa SS 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 .205
Totals 34 3 10 1 1 3 3 3 8 .270
BATTING
2B: Nava (2, Bibens-Dirkx).
3B: Rosa, A (1, Bibens-Dirkx).
HR: Cowart (8, 2nd inning off Bibens-Dirkx, 0 on, 0 out); Towey (7, 5th inning off Bibens-Dirkx, 0 on, 0 out); Perez, C (3, 6th inning off Alvarez, D, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Ortega; Rosa, A 3; Towey 6; Berry; Nava 2; Cowart 4; Perez, C 5.
RBI: Cowart (56); Towey (27); Perez, C (10).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Rosa, A 2; Cowart; Berry 2; Nava.
Team RISP: 0-for-7.
Team LOB: 8.BASERUNNING
SB: Towey (7, 2nd base off Bibens-Dirkx/Nicholas); Nava (1, 3rd base off Leclerc/Nicholas); Cron (1, 2nd base off Leclerc/Nicholas).
CS: Berry (10, 2nd base by Alvarez, D/Nicholas); Towey (4, 2nd base by Alvarez, D/Nicholas).
PO: Towey (1st base by Alvarez, D).

FIELDING
E: Perez, C (1, missed catch); Rosa, A (5, fielding).
Outfield assists: Nava 2 (Rua at 2nd base, Burg at 2nd base).

Round Rock Express
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA*
Austin Bibens-Dirkx (W, 2-1) 5.0 6 2 2 1 3 2 4.06
Dario Alvarez 2.0 3 1 1 0 3 1 8.38
Jose Leclerc (H, 4) 1.0 0 0 0 2 1 0 2.88
Andrew Faulkner 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 4.26
Totals 9.0 10 3 3 3 8 3 4.32
Salt Lake Bees
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Nate Smith (L, 7-7) 5.1 9 6 6 4 4 1 4.97
Geoff Broussard 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 7.82
Tyler DeLoach 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 4.11
Andrew Bailey 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.00
Javy Guerra 1.0 2 1 0 0 2 0 3.86
Totals 9.0 11 7 6 4 10 1 5.20
Game Scores: Bibens-Dirkx 41; Smith, N 26.
WP: Smith, N 2.
HBP: Rosa, A (by Faulkner).
Pitches-strikes: Bibens-Dirkx 92-55; Alvarez, D 34-22; Leclerc 19-9; Faulkner 21-12; Smith, N 93-57; Broussard 7-4; DeLoach 14-9; Bailey 10-8; Guerra, Ja 22-16.
Groundouts-flyouts: Bibens-Dirkx 5-2; Alvarez, D 0-1; Leclerc 1-0; Faulkner 0-1; Smith, N 1-3; Broussard 1-1; DeLoach 0-0; Bailey 1-0; Guerra, Ja 2-0.
Batters faced: Bibens-Dirkx 21; Alvarez, D 7; Leclerc 5; Faulkner 5; Smith, N 27; Broussard 2; DeLoach 3; Bailey 3; Guerra, Ja 6.
Inherited runners-scored: Broussard 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Tom Woodring. 1B: Brett Terry. 3B: J.J. January.
Weather: 89 degrees, clear.
Wind: 9 mph, Out to RF.
First pitch: 6:37 PM.
T: 2:57.
Att: 12,553.
Venue: Smith’s Ballpark.
August 13, 2016
* AVG and ERA indicate full-season averages for players and teams.

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