Salt Lake City, Utah (August 15, 2016) – The Bees fell 5-4 in the series finale against the Round Rock Express on Monday night in front of 12,752 fans at Smith’s Ballpark. Three-time World Series Champion and two-time Cy Young award Winner Tim Lincecum made his Salt Lake debut tonight. Lincecum went four and one-third innings, striking out four, walking four and allowed four earned runs. Both offenses jumped out to early runs, with the Express tagging Lincecum for three runs in the top of the first, but the Bees quickly struck back as Todd Cunningham hit a three-run homer off Round Rock starter Derek Holland. The two teams were tied at four after five innings, and remained that way until the top of the 11th inning when Matt Duffy hit a solo shot off of reliever Greg Mahle that proved to be the winning run.
The Bees offense was led by former University of Utah standout C.J. Cron who is currently on a MLB rehab assignment after a broken hand suffered on July 8th. The big right-hander went two-for-four with a double and a walk, his first two hits as a Bee this season. Daniel Nava also added three hits on the evening, raising his Salt Lake average to .400. In 40 at-bats, Nava has recorded 16 hits, three of the double variety. The Bees bullpen chipped in for six and two-thirds innings of relief, allowing just three hits and one run while striking out seven.
Salt Lake will take on the New Orleans Zephyrs tomorrow night at 7:05 pm and will finish up the homestand with four games highlighted by a Friday night throwback Buzz Night. Players will wear Buzz jerseys and the first 2,000 fans will receive a David Ortiz Buzz Bobblehead. 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).
|Round Rock Express|
|a- Matt Duffy||PH-1B||3||1||1||0||0||1||1||1||1||.220|
2B: Hoying (19, Middleton).
3B: Robinson, D (8, Lincecum).
HR: Rua (1, 1st inning off Lincecum, 0 on, 2 out); Gallo (23, 1st inning off Lincecum, 0 on, 2 out); Duffy (7, 11th inning off Mahle, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Robinson, D 3; Rua 4; Bernier; Gallo 4; Duffy 4; Alberto; Hoying 2.
RBI: Alberto (29); Rua (2); Gallo (59); Bernier (40); Duffy (38).
2-out RBI: Rua; Gallo; Bernier.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Gallo; Beck, P.
Team RISP: 1-for-9.
Team LOB: 5.
SB: Robinson, D (13, 2nd base off Lincecum/Graterol); Hoying (17, 2nd base off Lincecum/Graterol).
CS: Guzman, R (1, 2nd base by Lincecum/Graterol); Hoying (4, 2nd base by Mahle/Perez, C).
|Salt Lake Bees|
|b- Angel Rosa||PH-DH||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.203|
|a- Cal Towey||PH||1||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||.235|
2B: Cron (1, Holland).
HR: Cunningham (5, 1st inning off Holland, 2 on, 2 out).
TB: Ortega; Ryan, B; Towey; Cron 3; Cunningham 4; Graterol; Nava 3.
RBI: Cunningham 3 (36); Cron (1).
2-out RBI: Cunningham 3.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Berry; Cunningham 2; Ortega; Cowart 2.
GIDP: Johnson, S.
Team RISP: 3-for-13.
Team LOB: 12.
DP: (Graterol-Johnson, S).
|Round Rock Express|
|John Fasola (W, 1-0)||1.2||3||0||0||0||1||0||2.00|
|Salt Lake Bees|
|Greg Mahle (L, 1-1)||1.0||1||1||1||1||2||1||5.20|
HBP: Berry (by Holland).
Pitches-strikes: Holland 75-49; Mendez, Y 68-39; Fasola 22-17; Lincecum 81-49; Ege 6-5; Middleton 24-17; Bailey 12-9; Achter 22-14; Mahle 17-11.
Groundouts-flyouts: Holland 9-2; Mendez, Y 7-3; Fasola 2-1; Lincecum 3-2; Ege 0-0; Middleton 4-0; Bailey 1-0; Achter 5-0; Mahle 0-0.
Batters faced: Holland 23; Mendez, Y 19; Fasola 7; Lincecum 20; Ege 2; Middleton 8; Bailey 3; Achter 6; Mahle 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Fasola 2-0.
Umpires: HP: J.J. January. 1B: Brett Terry. 3B: Randy Upton.
Weather: 87 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 9 mph, Out to RF.
First pitch: 7:07 PM.
Venue: Smith’s Ballpark.
August 15, 2016