Salt Lake City Bee’s vs. Colorado Springs Sky Sox
4th game of series, My 4th game in the Springs this season and second of this series.
As far as total amounts of goes this year I lost count about 3 weeks ago!
When I got into the stadium Christian Fredrich who pitched Friday’s game I was at was doing his bull-pen session.
So as the players came out and warmed up I got a few autographs, I got Kyle Parker to sign a PCL ball and also got Delta Cleary Jr. on a ball. He was just called up to the Sky Sox on Saturday from Tulsa. I also got 3 others including Ben Paulson and Angelys Nina in my spring training program.
Brett Tomko was the starting pitcher for the Sky Sox today and pitched terrible. There is just no other way to explain it He walked the first Bee’s batter he face and than gave up a single to the second Ex-Rocky Tommy Field. After striking out the next 2 batters things looked like they where coming together. That did not happen and He walked Brennan Boesch and then Luis Jimenez single that scored the Bee’s first run.
Paul Janish made an attempt at the ball and missed it to give Jimenez the single.
After the run scored, Manager Glenallen hill came out and took Tomko out of the game. He pitched 37 pitches in 2/3rds of an inning, he is responsible for 3 runs on 2 hits, walked 2 and well he did strike out 2 batters.
Greg Burke came in to pitch the rest of the inning for the Sky Sox and 2 of the 3 runs scored on a ball hit to Tim Smalling at first who made an error that scored the 2 runs. Jimenez was then thrown out at home trying for the 4th run to end the first inning.
Now if you noticed earlier I put a photo of Kyle Parker up playing first and then Smalling made the error. It was because during the pitching change Glenallen Hill removed Kyle Parker from the game because he got called up to join the Rockies in L.A. It was interesting to see him come up to bat on T.V. in L.A. when I saw him start a game in the Springs at 12:30.P.M. That night he struck out during his first MLB at bat. The Above photo is Greg Burke trying to get Zach Borenstein out at first after the Smalling error.
Justin Thomas started for the Bee’s he also started the inning with a walk to the first batter he faced Rafael Ynoa.
Ynoa tossing the bat and heading to first.
With 2 runners on Angelys Nina hit a scoring the Sky Sox first run of the game. (3-1 Bee’s)
Jackson William then hit a to score Drew Garcia and Nina to tie the game at 3. Both teams would go down in order in the 2nd.
The Sky Sox would score again in the 3rd. The first run of the inning was on a second Williams single and the 2nd on this bunt by Delta Cleary Jr. that was fielded by the Bee’s pitcher.
Which he flipped with his glove high to the first baseman Grant Green for a bunt RBI single. Ben Paulsen score the Sky sox 5t run and gave them a 2 run lead.
Burke did give up a run to the Bee’s in the 4th inning a solo lead off home run to Brennan Boesch. (5-4 Sox)
Wilton Lopez came into pitch for the Sky Sox in the 6th inning. Grant Green would hit a double and then score on a double by Efren Navarro. That run tied the game at 5.
The bee’s score a second run in the 6th, a Borenstein single that scored on a Luis Martinez single to give the Bee’s a 7-5 lead. Borenstein was tagged out at home for the 3rd out of the inning. In the bottom of the 6th the bee’s brought in relief pitcher Jeremy Berg who was a side arm pitcher which is always crazy to watch I could not imagine trying to hit off the motion of these guys. Berg pitched the rest of the 6th inning and the whole 7th inning. He struck out 3 batters in his 1 1/3rd inning.
Ynoa gets tagged on a Nina hit to Tommy field at short for the second out at 3rd.
Well that answers that Question Scooby-doo where are you?! He was at Security Service field for this game! He also announced the batters during an inning.
The Bee’s scored a 7th run in the 8th inning to extend there lead to 7-5.
Jackson Williams takes a swing in the bottom of the 9th with 2 outs and a runner on…
That was caught by the Bee’s right fielder Efren Navarro for the final out of the game and the final was 7-5 Bee’s. That is it for this game from the Springs.
The Rockies return home this weekend against the Milwaukee Brewers and next week against the St. Louis Cardinals.
Se you at Coors!
I am also planning my 2014 road Trip which should be interesting!
Check back for where I will be going!