Bees Fall to Express for Third Time

Chris Jones - Photo Rob Gray

Chris Jones – Photo Rob Gray

SALT LAKE CITY (August 14, 2016) – The Salt Lake Bees dropped game three of the four game series to Round Rock Sunday evening by a score of 6 to 2. Chris Jones got the start on the mound for the Bees, delivering seven innings while striking out six. The left-hander scattered six hits and allowed five runs. Jones put up four scoreless innings before allowing five in the in the top of the fifth. Back-to-back doubles by Hanser Alberto and Brett Nicholas gave the Express all the runs would need. The loss sends the Bees to 55-64 on the season and 28-31 at Smith’s Ballpark.

Kaleb Cowart - Photo Rob Gray

Kaleb Cowart – Photo Rob Gray

Kaleb Cowart led the way for the Salt Lake offense going 3-4 with two doubles and a homerun. Cowart’s blast in the bottom of the fourth inning traveled an estimated 420 feet ricocheting off the scoreboard. Cowart leads all Salt Lake players with nine homeruns on the season. As a team, Salt Lake has it 13 homeruns in the month of August, tying June for their best homerun month of the season still with 17 games left to play. The Bees have hit 11 of their August homeruns at Smith’s Ballpark.

Former three-time World Series champion and two-time Cy Young winner Tim Lincecum will take the mound for the Bees tomorrow night. Derek Holland will start for Round Rock, completing a MLB rehab assignment. Tickets can be purchased online at www.slbees.com, the Smith’s Ballpark box office, Smith’s Tix outlets. Group outings, picnics or suites can be purchased by calling the Bees group sales office at 801-325-BEES (2337).

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Round Rock Express
Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG*
Drew Robinson CF 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .241
Hanser Alberto SS 4 2 3 1 1 0 2 0 1 .259
Brett Nicholas C 4 0 2 1 0 0 3 0 0 .298
Ryan Rua LF 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .462
Joey Gallo 1B 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .253
Jared Hoying DH 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .281
Matt Duffy 3B 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .218
Preston Beck RF 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 .283
Doug Bernier 2B 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .273
Totals 34 6 9 2 1 0 6 2 7 .256
BATTING
2B: Alberto (10, Jones, C); Nicholas (26, Jones, C).
3B: Alberto (1, Roenicke).
TB: Bernier; Gallo; Nicholas 3; Alberto 6; Rua; Beck, P.
RBI: Beck, P (6); Alberto 2 (28); Nicholas 3 (54).
2-out RBI: Alberto 2; Nicholas 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Robinson, D 2; Rua; Hoying.
GIDP: Rua.
Team RISP: 4-for-11.
Team LOB: 4.

BASERUNNING
CS: Bernier (6, 2nd base by Jones, C/Graterol).
PO: Bernier (1st base by Jones, C).

FIELDING
DP: (Bernier-Alberto-Gallo).
Pickoffs: Gonzalez, Ch (Berry at 1st base).

Salt Lake Bees
Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Rafael Ortega CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .307
Daniel Nava LF 4 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 .382
C.J. Cron 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000
Kaleb Cowart 3B 4 1 3 2 0 1 1 0 1 .289
Quintin Berry DH 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .272
Sherman Johnson 2B 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .228
Cal Towey RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .231
Juan Graterol C 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .296
Brendan Ryan SS 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .231
Totals 34 2 9 3 0 1 2 1 5 .270
BATTING
2B: Nava (3, Gonzalez, Ch); Cowart 2 (33, Gonzalez, Ch, Valdespina).
HR: Cowart (9, 4th inning off Gonzalez, Ch, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Ryan, B 2; Graterol; Johnson, S; Nava 2; Cowart 8; Berry.
RBI: Nava (4); Cowart (57).
2-out RBI: Nava.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Cron; Johnson, S; Ortega; Berry.
GIDP: Graterol.
Team RISP: 1-for-6.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
SB: Graterol (2, 2nd base off Gonzalez, Ch/Nicholas).
PO: Berry (1st base by Gonzalez, Ch).

FIELDING
E: Cron (2, throw).
DP: 2 (Ryan, B-Johnson, S-Cron; Cron).
Pickoffs: Jones, C (Bernier at 1st base).

Round Rock Express
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA*
Chi Chi Gonzalez (W, 7-8) 7.0 7 2 2 1 5 1 4.93
Jose Valdespina 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.00
Jimmy Reyes 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4.18
Totals 9.0 9 2 2 1 5 1 4.30
Salt Lake Bees
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Chris Jones (L, 5-10) 7.0 6 5 5 2 6 0 6.88
Josh Roenicke 0.0 3 1 1 0 0 0 13.50
Lucas Luetge 2.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 5.25
Totals 9.0 9 6 6 2 7 0 5.20
Roenicke pitched to 3 batters in the 8th.

Game Scores: Gonzalez, Ch 59; Jones, C 57.
WP: Gonzalez, Ch.
HBP: Duffy (by Luetge).
Pitches-strikes: Gonzalez, Ch 97-66; Valdespina 10-7; Reyes 6-5; Jones, C 102-74; Roenicke 6-4; Luetge 20-12.
Groundouts-flyouts: Gonzalez, Ch 9-3; Valdespina 2-1; Reyes 1-0; Jones, C 7-4; Roenicke 0-0; Luetge 2-1.
Batters faced: Gonzalez, Ch 28; Valdespina 4; Reyes 3; Jones, C 28; Roenicke 3; Luetge 6.
Inherited runners-scored: Luetge 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Brett Terry. 1B: J.J. January. 3B: Tom Woodring.
Weather: 93 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 2 mph, Varies.
First pitch: 7:05 PM.
T: 2:26.
Att: 3,340.
Venue: Smith’s Ballpark.
August 14, 2016

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