Salt Lake Bees Fall Short Against New Orleans Zephyrs

Kyle McGowin - Photo Rob Gray

Kyle McGowin – Photo Rob Gray

Salt Lake City, Utah (August 17, 2016) – The Salt Lake Bees fell to the New Orleans Zephyrs 4-3 on Wednesday night. The Zephyrs scored their four runs on three solo home runs and a RBI single. New Orleans slugger Xavier Scruggs hit two of the three solo homers, both coming off starter Kyle McGowin. McGowin (5-11) was given the loss after giving up four runs over six innings of work. Justin Nicolino (7-5) picked up the win for the Zephyrs, after giving up three runs over six and two-thirds innings.

Outfielder Rafael Ortega – Photo Rob Gray

Outfielder Rafael Ortega – Photo Rob Gray

New Orleans struck first with a run in the top of the first inning, but the Bees answered with a pair in the third on a Rafael Ortega single and C.J. Cron sacrifice fly. The Zephyrs would take the lead back with a single run in the fourth, fifth and sixth, all coming off solo home runs. Salt Lake would score one in the seventh to cut the deficit to one run, but left the tying run stranded at second in the bottom of the ninth. Salt Lake did not hit a home run at home for the first time in six games. The loss combined with an El Paso win dropped the Bees to 8.5 games back of first place with 20 games left to play.

New Orleans Zephyrs
Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG*
Cole Figueroa 2B 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 .250
Tomas Telis 1B 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .297
Xavier Scruggs DH 4 2 2 0 0 2 2 0 2 .290
Destin Hood LF 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 .272
Matt Juengel 3B 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 .261
Cole Gillespie RF 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .213
Austin Nola SS 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .256
Francisco Arcia C 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .273
Isaac Galloway CF 4 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 1 .261
Totals 33 4 10 2 0 3 4 3 7 .247
BATTING
2B: Figueroa (4, McGowin); Juengel (25, McGowin).
HR: Scruggs 2 (21, 4th inning off McGowin, 0 on, 0 out; 6th inning off McGowin, 0 on, 0 out); Galloway (10, 5th inning off McGowin, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Galloway 5; Scruggs 8; Juengel 2; Nola; Figueroa 2; Arcia, F; Hood; Gillespie.
RBI: Hood (77); Scruggs 2 (50); Galloway (35).
2-out RBI: Hood.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Nola; Juengel.
GIDP: Telis; Arcia, F; Nola.
Team RISP: 1-for-6.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
CS: Galloway (9, 2nd base by Luetge/Graterol).
PO: Galloway (1st base by Luetge).

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Hood (Towey at 2nd base).
DP: (Figueroa-Nola-Telis).

Salt Lake Bees
Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Rafael Ortega LF 5 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 .302
Daniel Nava DH 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 .417
C.J. Cron 1B 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .118
Kaleb Cowart 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .283
Quintin Berry CF 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 .270
Sherman Johnson 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .226
Juan Graterol C 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .298
Cal Towey RF 4 2 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 .247
Brendan Ryan SS 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .229
    a-  Todd Cunningham PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .293
Totals 35 3 10 2 0 0 3 1 9 .271
a-Singled for Ryan, B in the 9th.
BATTING
2B: Berry (12, Nicolino); Towey (8, Nicolino).
TB: Ortega 2; Towey 4; Berry 2; Graterol; Cunningham; Nava 2.
RBI: Ortega (30); Cron (2); Nava (6).
2-out RBI: Nava.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Graterol; Cron 2; Ortega.
SF: Cron.
GIDP: Cron.
Team RISP: 3-for-11.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
SB: Berry (35, 3rd base off Nicolino/Arcia, F); Ortega (11, 2nd base off Nicolino/Arcia, F); Cunningham (19, 2nd base off Rienzo/Arcia, F).

FIELDING
DP: 3 (Johnson, S-Ryan, B-Cron 2; Ryan, B-Johnson, S-Cron).
Pickoffs: Luetge (Galloway at 1st base).

New Orleans Zephyrs
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA*
Justin Nicolino (W, 7-5) 6.2 9 3 3 1 6 0 3.70
Nefi Ogando (H, 4) 1.1 0 0 0 0 2 0 4.19
Andre Rienzo (S, 7) 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2.79
Totals 9.0 10 3 3 1 9 0 4.05
Salt Lake Bees
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Kyle McGowin (L, 5-11) 6.0 6 4 4 1 4 3 6.14
Lucas Luetge 1.1 2 0 0 1 0 0 5.11
Andrew Bailey 0.2 0 0 0 1 2 0 0.00
Cody Ege 1.0 2 0 0 0 1 0 4.34
Totals 9.0 10 4 4 3 7 3 5.16
Game Scores: Nicolino 57; McGowin 36.
WP: Nicolino 2.
Pitches-strikes: Nicolino 109-70; Ogando, N 14-9; Rienzo 21-16; McGowin 102-61; Luetge 20-10; Bailey 13-8; Ege 16-10.
Groundouts-flyouts: Nicolino 9-2; Ogando, N 0-1; Rienzo 0-0; McGowin 8-4; Luetge 2-0; Bailey 0-0; Ege 1-0.
Batters faced: Nicolino 29; Ogando, N 4; Rienzo 4; McGowin 24; Luetge 5; Bailey 3; Ege 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Ogando, N 2-0; Bailey 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Alex Ortiz. 1B: Travis Eggert. 3B: Matthew Czajak.
Weather: 88 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 1 mph, Varies.
First pitch: 7:09 PM.
T: 2:56.
Att: 6,188.
Venue: Smith’s Ballpark.
August 17, 2016

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