The Salt Lake Bees were swept 6-0 by the Albuquerque Isotopes during their series from June 14th-19th. It ended up being a rough six-game series on the road.
There were many developments in the careers of different players including Jo Adell, David MacKinnon, and Kenny Rosenberg.
Adell was optioned back down to the Salt Lake Bees on June 11th. This was not surprising as Taylor Ward was on the 10-day injured reserve and returned to play for the Los Angeles Angels against the Los Angeles Dodgers on June 15th.
MacKinnon played for the Los Angeles Angels on June 18th. MacKinnon has played well during recent months and was finally given a chance in the majors.
Rosenberg, a left-handed pitcher, made his major league debut with the Angels on June 19th against the Seattle Mariners. He has an ERA of 2.34 this year with the Salt Lake Bees.
Game 1 – Isotopes 5-1
The Bees were held to one run in the fourth inning. Jose Rojas, Bees left fielder, hit an impressive home run via a line drive to right field on his first pitch.
Game 2 – Isotopes 20-8
Albuquerque caused an avalanche of 20 runs. The Bees had a good scoring game, but it was no match for the innings four and six with seven runs scored in the fourth and six runs in the sixth.
Jake Palomaki, the Salt Lake Bees shortstop, recorded two infield errors in the fourth inning. Due to the first error, the Bees lost the opportunity to score four runs. During this prolonged inning, two home runs led to six runs.
Game 3 – Isotopes 8-6
The Bees fell behind early in this game. By the top of the ninth inning, the score was 4-8 at the top of the ninth. Magneuris Sierra tripled to start the inning. Then, Monte Harrison walked on a full count.
A throwing error trying to pick off Sierra went awry, which allowed him to score from third base. Jake Gatewood struck out 2-3, and Jake Palomaki attempted to make up for his previous performance and hit an RBI single which allowed Harrison to run in.
The following two batters failed to get on base bringing the final score 8-6 in favor of the Isotopes.
Game 4 – Isotopes 6-5
Due to a rain delay, games four and five were played on the same day.
It was a close game, with the score tied through eight innings 5-5. Unfortunately for the Bees, Jonathan Morales, Isotope’s third baseman, hit an RBI single to end the game.
Game 5 – Isotopes 4-0
In game five, the Bees were shut out. Due to the continued bad weather, the game did not last nine innings, stopping at just seven.
Salt Lake was unable to get consecutive hits out of the players. While they got on base four times, they scored no runs.
Game 6 – Isotopes 11-5
Each team scored at least one run in innings three through five, however, the Isotopes scored five runs in the fifth inning.
After the sixth inning, the game was delayed due to severe weather. It was eventually canceled after the weather failed to clear.
These games never felt extremely competitive. The Bees continued to fall early, plus the intense rain and winds, led to a wipeout series for the Bees. The Bees also had 10 errors compared to the Isotopes’ four. The Isotopes consistently found ways to score which led to the Bees extending their losing streak to eight games. The Salt Lake Bees are now 1-9 in their last 10 games.
The Salt Lake Bees are now 1-9 in their last 10 games.
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