Bees Split Double-Header with Isotopes

Ji-Man Choi - Photo Rob Gray

Ji-Man Choi – Photo Rob Gray

SALT LAKE CITY (August 31, 2016) – The Salt Lake Bees earned a split of double-header against the Albuquerque Isotopes on Wednesday night, falling 1-0 in the first game and winning 5-3 in game two. Kyle Kendrick got the start in game one tonight, his second in a Bees uniform since returning from the disabled list. The right-hander went five and one-third, allowing just one run on three hits. Lucas Luetge came on for Kendrick in the sixth inning. Luetge delivered recorded five outs on the evening to give the Salt Lake offense a chance in the seventh. Ji-Man Choi led off the bottom of the seventh inning with a line-drive to center field. Sherman Johnson struck out the following at-bat and Choi was thrown out attempting to steal second. The loss was the 12th shutout of the season for the Bees. 

Ji-Man Choi and Lou Marson - Photo Rob Gray

Ji-Man Choi and Lou Marson – Photo Rob Gray

The Salt Lake offense came to life in game two of the double-dip. Ji-Man Choi led the way, going 2-for-2 with 3 RBI, providing a crucial three run homer in the fifth inning. Troy Scribner (4-2) got the start on the on the mound and finished with five and one-third innings, allowing two runs on six hits. Scribner has allowed two or less runs in six of his seven starts. The win eliminated Albuquerque from playoff contention and clinched the Pacific Conference Southern Division for the El Paso Chihuahuas for the second consecutive year.

Albuquerque Isotopes
Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG*
Raimel Tapia LF 4 1 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 .340
Pat Valaika 2B 4 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 3 .226
Brandon Barnes RF 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .290
Jordan Patterson DH 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .294
Tom Murphy C 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .331
Ben Paulsen 1B 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .271
Rafael Ynoa 3B 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .262
Mike Tauchman CF 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .286
Joey Wong SS 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .229
Totals 27 3 8 2 1 0 3 1 10 .270
BATTING
2B: Wong (11, Scribner); Valaika (8, Scribner).
3B: Tapia, R (5, Scribner).
TB: Murphy, T 2; Valaika 2; Wong 2; Tauchman; Tapia, R 5.
RBI: Valaika 2 (11); Tapia, R (14).
2-out RBI: Tapia, R.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Patterson; Paulsen.
GIDP: Ynoa, R; Tapia, R.
Team RISP: 3-for-9.
Team LOB: 5.FIELDING
E: Paulsen (5, fielding).
Outfield assists: Barnes, B (Rosa, A at 3rd base).

Salt Lake Bees
Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Johnny Giavotella 3B 4 2 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 .429
Cal Towey DH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 .244
Todd Cunningham RF 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .286
Ji-Man Choi 1B 2 1 2 1 0 1 3 1 0 .351
Sherman Johnson 2B 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 .229
Anthony Bemboom C 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .245
Tim Arakawa LF 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .146
Forrestt Allday CF 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .212
Angel Rosa SS 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .211
Totals 23 5 7 2 0 1 5 4 4 .270
BATTING
2B: Giavotella (1, Butler, E); Choi, J (17, Butler, E).
HR: Choi, J (5, 5th inning off Butler, E, 2 on, 1 out).
TB: Giavotella 4; Arakawa; Rosa, A; Choi, J 6.
RBI: Johnson, S (45); Giavotella (1); Choi, J 3 (31).
2-out RBI: Giavotella.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Bemboom 2.
SF: Johnson, S.
Team RISP: 2-for-9.
Team LOB: 5.BASERUNNING
SB: Arakawa (1, 2nd base off Butler, E/Murphy, T); Rosa, A (5, 2nd base off Butler, E/Murphy, T); Cunningham (22, 2nd base off Butler, E/Murphy, T).
CS: Johnson, S (3, 2nd base by McCoy/Murphy, T).

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Johnson, S-Rosa, A-Choi, J; Choi, J-Rosa, A-Choi, J).

Albuquerque Isotopes
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA*
Eddie Butler (L, 7-3) 4.1 5 5 4 4 2 1 4.83
Patrick McCoy 1.2 2 0 0 0 2 0 6.65
Totals 6.0 7 5 4 4 4 1 4.51
Salt Lake Bees
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Troy Scribner (W, 4-2) 5.1 6 2 2 1 7 0 2.55
Cody Ege (H, 5) 0.2 0 0 0 0 1 0 4.56
Greg Mahle (S, 2) 1.0 2 1 1 0 2 0 6.68
Totals 7.0 8 3 3 1 10 0 5.11
Game Scores: Butler, E 29; Scribner 59.
HBP: Murphy, T (by Ege).
Pitches-strikes: Butler, E 95-58; McCoy 20-12; Scribner 75-53; Ege 10-6; Mahle 19-14.
Groundouts-flyouts: Butler, E 10-1; McCoy 1-0; Scribner 4-1; Ege 0-1; Mahle 1-0.
Batters faced: Butler, E 23; McCoy 5; Scribner 21; Ege 3; Mahle 5.
Inherited runners-scored: McCoy 1-0; Ege 1-0.
Ejections: Salt Lake Bees Manager Keith Johnson ejected by HP umpire Chris Gonzalez (6th)
Umpires: HP: Chris Gonzalez. 1B: Bryan Fields. 3B: Clay Park.
Weather: 86 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 7 mph, In from LF.
First pitch: 7:54 PM.
T: 2:18.
Att: 6,116.
Venue: Smith’s Ballpark.
August 31, 2016

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