Jun 15, 2014 12:03 AM by Posted by Greg Smith
The Salt Lake City Bees (28-42) beat the Sky Sox again Saturday night, 12-4, to hand Colorado Springs (28-40) its fifth straight loss.
Newly acquired LHP Brian Burres (0-1) got his first start for the Sky Sox and cruised early on before surrendering three runs in the third, including two off of 2B Tommy Field's two-run triple.
The Bees added another three off Burres in the fifth thanks to three doubles from Field, SS Vance Albitz and 3B Grant Green. Albitz, who was a last minute addition to the lineup, led the way for the Bees going 5-for-5 with a double, triple and two RBI.
Burres finished with 4.2 innings, allowing six runs on seven hits with three strikeouts and two walks.
The Sox started their comeback in the bottom of the fifth when LF Drew Garcia smacked an RBI-double and CF Delta Cleary smacked a two-run double in his Sky Sox debut to cut the lead in half, 6-3.
Cleary finished 2-for-3 with two RBI in his Triple-A debut after being promoted from Double-A Tulsa when OF Jason Pridie was placed on the DL.
The Sox scored their only other run in the seventh when RF Tim Smalling scored on a wild pitch after his leadoff single and stolen base to cut the lead to 7-4. However, the Sox couldn't make up any ground while Salt Lake City tagged RHP Leuris Gomez for five runs in the top of the ninth. Gomez gave up the five runs on three hits (1B, 2B, 3B) and four walks.
Four Bees finished with multi-hit affairs (Albitz 5, John Hester 2, Grant Green 2, Tommy Field 2), while Field and CF Brennan Boesch joined Albitz with multi-RBI games with three RBIs apiece.
Manny Corpas tossed a scoreless eighth inning, allowing two hits with one strikeout. He now has tossed 14.2 consecutive scoreless innings. He hasn't allowed a run since May 7th, lowering his season ERA from 7.71 to 4.06, though he has allowed five of nine inherited runs to score.
The Sky Sox will be in action against the Bees at 1:35 p.m. (MT) Sunday when LHP Pedro Hernandez (4-3, 5.97 ERA) will take the mound for the Sox. The Bees have to yet name a starter.