Salt Lake City Bees vs. Colorado Springs Sky Sox
The Bee’s are a triple A affiliate of the Angels.
This was the first game of the series.
My 3rd game at the springs this year.
Christian Fredrich was the starting pitcher for the Rockies. Christian has been having a rough season on the mound tonight was no different. It did start out very well he struck out the first 2 batters he faced in the 1st and got the 3rd out on a ground ball.
Jarret Grube started for the Bee’s He also sat the 1st 3 batters he faced down in order.
John Hester in the 3rd inning hit into a double play to get Luis Jimenez out at second and himself out at first.
Turning the double play!
Evan Frey attempts a bunt base hit in the 3rd inning, but was thrown out at first.
He wasn’t out by much the ball just beat him to the first baseman Efran Navarro.
Rafael Ynoa Taking a swing during his 3rd inning at bat. seems like all the good photos in this post were outs! But since the 2 pitches did not allow many hits till the 4th inning most were early in the game.
Kyle Parker gets a single during his 4th inning at bat to get the Sky Sox on the board. Drew Garcia who lead off the 4th with a single and stole second during Jason Pridies at bat. 1-0 Sky Sox
The Sky Sox really got things going in the 5th inning. Ynoa hit a single that score the Sky sox second run of the game. Scoring Evan Frey from third. The Sky Sox scored 5 runs in the 5th 2 more from some small ball and 2 from a Ben Paulson home run.
The bee’s stung Christian Friedrich in the 6th after loading the base with 1 out. Efran Navarro hit a grand slam home run to cut into the Sky Sox 6 run lead to 6-4.
Navarro high fives the 3 batters that were on base for his home run.
After facing 4 more batters and giving up 4 more hits including doubles by Brennan Boesch and Luis Jimenez each scoring runs Christian was removed from the game. He gave up 7 runs in this inning on 7 hits just in this inning. For the game he gave up 7 runs on 11 hits striking out Striking out 3 and walked 1 which was also in the 6th inning.
He was replaced by Wilton Lopez. He got both batters he faced out in the 6th and pitched into the 7th. He pitched really well in the 7th got the first batter in the inning to pop out and then struck out the next 2 for a 1,2,3 inning.
Tommy Fields (yes, former Rocky) started the 8th inning with a triple and he would score on a Boesch single to give the Bee’s a 8-6 lead.
That would be the final score as well and after a good start Friedrich would continue with is not so good year. That is it for this one from Security Service Field.
I have another one from the final game of this series to come.
After the game like the do every Friday night they had fireworks!