Salt Lake Bees - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/cat/Bees Stories from The Salt Lake Tribune &copy; 2014 The Associated Press, The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Learn more about our privacy policy: http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy. en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) PCL: Salt Lake Bees win final home game thanks to homer by Boesch http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58344735-77/boesch-bees-batting-lake.html.csp The Bees’ home season has ended, but Brennan Boesch’s pursuit of the Pacific Coast League’s batting title continues. Boesch went 2-for-4 including a tie-breaking home run in the eighth inning Wednesday, giving Salt Lake a 6-5 win over New Orleans in its final game of the year at Smith’s Ballpark. Boesch started the night in a three-way battle for the PCL batting championship. He was hitting .331, just behind Reno’s Andy Marte (.335) and Matt den Dekker of Las Vegas (.334). Asked if he’s ever led... The Bees’ home season has ended, but Brennan Boesch’s pursuit of the Pacific Coast League’s batting title continues. Boesch went 2-for-4 including a tie-breaking home run in the eighth inning Wednesday, giving Salt Lake a 6-5 win over New Orleans in its final game of the year at Smith’s Ballpark. Boesch started the night in a three-way battle for the PCL batting championship. He was hitting .331, just behind Reno’s Andy Marte (.335) and Matt den Dekker of Las Vegas (.334). Asked if he’s ever led... <img src="http://mngislctrib.112.2O7.net/b/ss/mngislctrib/1/H.17--NS/0?&pageName=RSS" height="1" width="1" border="0" alt=""/> 58344735@www.sltrib.com Wed, 27 Aug 2014 22:34:01 MDT PCL baseball: Green leads Salt Lake to 11-2 win over New Orleans http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58341246-77/green-lake-salt-11-2.html.csp Grant Green went 4-for-5 including a two-run homer, leading the Bees to a cruise-control 11-2 victory over New Orleans on Tuesday night at Smith’s Ballpark. Brennan Boesch also went 4-for-5 with two doubles as Salt Lake tied a season-high with 18 hits against three Zephyr pitchers. Down from the parent Los Angeles Angels on an injury rehab assignment, Green is now 8-for-17 in Salt Lake. His homer in the first inning gave the Bees a quick 2-0 lead and helped them snap a three-game losing streak. ... Grant Green went 4-for-5 including a two-run homer, leading the Bees to a cruise-control 11-2 victory over New Orleans on Tuesday night at Smith’s Ballpark. Brennan Boesch also went 4-for-5 with two doubles as Salt Lake tied a season-high with 18 hits against three Zephyr pitchers. Down from the parent Los Angeles Angels on an injury rehab assignment, Green is now 8-for-17 in Salt Lake. His homer in the first inning gave the Bees a quick 2-0 lead and helped them snap a three-game losing streak. ... 58341246@www.sltrib.com Tue, 26 Aug 2014 22:26:02 MDT Salt Lake Bees’ season a bust? Not for contending L.A. Angels http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58339578-77/bees-lake-salt-season.html.csp You can’t always judge the quality of a Triple-A baseball season by a quick check of the league standings. Good thing for the Salt Lake Bees. With one week left in the 2014 season, including Wednesday night’s home finale against New Orleans, the Bees are certain to finish with one of the three worst records in the franchise’s 20-year history. It’s a stark contrast for a team that finished over .500 in eight of the previous nine seasons and played for the Pacific Coast League championship last ye... You can’t always judge the quality of a Triple-A baseball season by a quick check of the league standings. Good thing for the Salt Lake Bees. With one week left in the 2014 season, including Wednesday night’s home finale against New Orleans, the Bees are certain to finish with one of the three worst records in the franchise’s 20-year history. It’s a stark contrast for a team that finished over .500 in eight of the previous nine seasons and played for the Pacific Coast League championship last ye... 58339578@www.sltrib.com Tue, 26 Aug 2014 22:22:43 MDT PCL baseball: Shawn O’Malley shines as Bees split doubleheader http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58330106-77/malley-bees-lake-salt.html.csp The difference was day and night. With the sun shining Saturday afternoon, the Salt Lake Bees celebrated a walk-off triple to beat the Round Rock Express. But early pitching struggles and difficulties getting base runners back to home plate left the Bees to walk off losers in the second game of a weekend doubleheader at Smith’s Ballpark. With the split, Salt Lake moved to 57-78 on the season. Shortstop Shawn O’Malley was one of the brightest spots in the Bees’ lineup Saturday. The infielder went... The difference was day and night. With the sun shining Saturday afternoon, the Salt Lake Bees celebrated a walk-off triple to beat the Round Rock Express. But early pitching struggles and difficulties getting base runners back to home plate left the Bees to walk off losers in the second game of a weekend doubleheader at Smith’s Ballpark. With the split, Salt Lake moved to 57-78 on the season. Shortstop Shawn O’Malley was one of the brightest spots in the Bees’ lineup Saturday. The infielder went... 58330106@www.sltrib.com Sun, 24 Aug 2014 16:10:57 MDT Salt Lake Bees: Friday night game rained out; double-header slated for Saturday http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58326874-77/game-lake-salt-bees.html.csp The Salt Lake Bees’ Pacific Coast League game against Round Rock on Friday night at Smith’s Ballpark was rained out. The Bees and Express will play a double-header on Saturday. The first seven-inning game begins at 4:30 p.m. Salt Lake is scheduled to conclude its home season with the four-game series against New Orleans, starting Sunday night. The Salt Lake Bees’ Pacific Coast League game against Round Rock on Friday night at Smith’s Ballpark was rained out. The Bees and Express will play a double-header on Saturday. The first seven-inning game begins at 4:30 p.m. Salt Lake is scheduled to conclude its home season with the four-game series against New Orleans, starting Sunday night. 58326874@www.sltrib.com Sat, 23 Aug 2014 10:44:52 MDT Salt Lake Bees: C.J. Cron continues to produce since return from L.A. Angels http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58323464-77/cron-bees-lake-salt.html.csp The third time has been a charm for C.J. Cron. After shuttling back-and forth between the Salt Lake Bees and Los Angeles Angels twice earlier this season, the 24-year-old first baseman was sent down again on Aug. 10. Cron, however, has quickly re-established himself as one of the top prospects in the organization. In 11 games since returning to the Bees, he is hitting .343. Before Round Rock scored a 9-8 win in 11 innings over Salt Lake on Wednesday night at Smith’s Ballpark, Cron suggested his ... The third time has been a charm for C.J. Cron. After shuttling back-and forth between the Salt Lake Bees and Los Angeles Angels twice earlier this season, the 24-year-old first baseman was sent down again on Aug. 10. Cron, however, has quickly re-established himself as one of the top prospects in the organization. In 11 games since returning to the Bees, he is hitting .343. Before Round Rock scored a 9-8 win in 11 innings over Salt Lake on Wednesday night at Smith’s Ballpark, Cron suggested his ... 58323464@www.sltrib.com Thu, 21 Aug 2014 23:35:02 MDT Minor league baseball: Round Rock snaps Bees’ winning streak http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58319077-77/bees-rock-round-lake.html.csp Like Utah’s recent weather, the Bees cooled off Wednesday night. Round Rock starter Robbie Ross Jr. pitched effectively for eight innings and Jared Hoying homered, leading the Express to a 5-2 victory over Salt Lake in front of 10,518 fans at Smith’s Ballpark. In the opener of their final home stand of the season, the Bees had a four-game winning streak snapped. They had won eight of their previous 10. Salt Lake starter Caleb Clay allowed two hits and faced only one batter over the minimum throu... Like Utah’s recent weather, the Bees cooled off Wednesday night. Round Rock starter Robbie Ross Jr. pitched effectively for eight innings and Jared Hoying homered, leading the Express to a 5-2 victory over Salt Lake in front of 10,518 fans at Smith’s Ballpark. In the opener of their final home stand of the season, the Bees had a four-game winning streak snapped. They had won eight of their previous 10. Salt Lake starter Caleb Clay allowed two hits and faced only one batter over the minimum throu... 58319077@www.sltrib.com Thu, 21 Aug 2014 11:06:00 MDT Salt Lake Bees: Team beats Iowa 4-2 for rare road sweep http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58314843-77/bees-lake-salt-inning.html.csp Des Moines, Iowa • The Salt Lake Bees completed their first series sweep of the season with a 4-2 win over the Iowa Cubs on Tuesday. Salt Lake hadn’t swept a road series since June 2012 at Tacoma. The Bees trailed 2-0 in the fourth inning but cut the deficit in half in the sixth, when J.B. Shuck’s sacrifice fly drove in Shawn O’Malley. The Bees pulled ahead 3-2 in the seventh inning, with RBIs by John Buck and Vance Albitz. C.J. Cron, who had three hits, capped the scoring in the ninth inning ... Des Moines, Iowa • The Salt Lake Bees completed their first series sweep of the season with a 4-2 win over the Iowa Cubs on Tuesday. Salt Lake hadn’t swept a road series since June 2012 at Tacoma. The Bees trailed 2-0 in the fourth inning but cut the deficit in half in the sixth, when J.B. Shuck’s sacrifice fly drove in Shawn O’Malley. The Bees pulled ahead 3-2 in the seventh inning, with RBIs by John Buck and Vance Albitz. C.J. Cron, who had three hits, capped the scoring in the ninth inning ... 58314843@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 21:42:02 MDT Bees’ rally falls short vs. Omaha http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58301792-77/bees-omaha-runs-chasers.html.csp The Salt Lake Bees lost 7-4 Friday night in Omaha, after scoring two runs in the ninth inning in a comeback attempt that ultimately fell short. J.B. Shuck and Roberto Lopez both went 2 for 4 with an RBI for the Bees. Caleb Clay (3-4) took the loss, allowing six earned runs on six hits, with only one strikeout, in three innings. The Storm Chasers outhit the Bees 12-9. Omaha got off to a fast start with four runs in the first inning. After the Bees scored their first runs in the third, the Stor... The Salt Lake Bees lost 7-4 Friday night in Omaha, after scoring two runs in the ninth inning in a comeback attempt that ultimately fell short. J.B. Shuck and Roberto Lopez both went 2 for 4 with an RBI for the Bees. Caleb Clay (3-4) took the loss, allowing six earned runs on six hits, with only one strikeout, in three innings. The Storm Chasers outhit the Bees 12-9. Omaha got off to a fast start with four runs in the first inning. After the Bees scored their first runs in the third, the Stor... 58301792@www.sltrib.com Sat, 16 Aug 2014 17:51:51 MDT PCL baseball: Omaha rallies to snap Salt Lake Bees’ winning streak http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58294320-77/bees-run-grube-chasers.html.csp Francisco Pena belted a two-run homer in the sixth inning to help the Omaha Storm Chasers defeat Salt Lake 5-3 in PCL baseball Wednesday night, snapping the Bees’ three-game winning streak. The Bees led 3-2 when Salt Lake starter Jarrett Grube hit Carlos Peguero with one out in the sixth. On Grube’s next pitch, Pena launched his 25th home run of the season over the left-field berm to give Omaha a 4-3 lead. The Storm Chasers added an insurance run in the eighth. John Hester hit a three-run homer... Francisco Pena belted a two-run homer in the sixth inning to help the Omaha Storm Chasers defeat Salt Lake 5-3 in PCL baseball Wednesday night, snapping the Bees’ three-game winning streak. The Bees led 3-2 when Salt Lake starter Jarrett Grube hit Carlos Peguero with one out in the sixth. On Grube’s next pitch, Pena launched his 25th home run of the season over the left-field berm to give Omaha a 4-3 lead. The Storm Chasers added an insurance run in the eighth. John Hester hit a three-run homer... 58294320@www.sltrib.com Wed, 13 Aug 2014 22:04:02 MDT Salt Lake Bees: Three pitchers lead Bees to 8-1 win over Omaha http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58289868-77/inning-bees-omaha-lake.html.csp Three Salt Lake pitchers combined to throw a four-hitter as the Bees rolled to an 8-1 win over the Omaha Storm Chasers on Tuesday night for their third consecutive victory. Starter Wade LeBlanc (9-3) went seven innings and allowed just one first-inning run on four hits while striking out four with no walks. Michael Kohn and Cam Bedrosian each worked a scoreless inning to close out the game. Omaha took a 1-0 lead in the first inning, but Salt Lake responded in the second inning. With two outs, Jo... Three Salt Lake pitchers combined to throw a four-hitter as the Bees rolled to an 8-1 win over the Omaha Storm Chasers on Tuesday night for their third consecutive victory. Starter Wade LeBlanc (9-3) went seven innings and allowed just one first-inning run on four hits while striking out four with no walks. Michael Kohn and Cam Bedrosian each worked a scoreless inning to close out the game. Omaha took a 1-0 lead in the first inning, but Salt Lake responded in the second inning. With two outs, Jo... 58289868@www.sltrib.com Tue, 12 Aug 2014 23:09:01 MDT Ay, Chihuahuas! El Paso hits four HRs, routs Bees http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58280445-77/bees-decker-goebbert-inning.html.csp It was a slugfest at Smith’s Ballpark on Saturday, but fireworks did not come from the Bees. El Paso hammered four home runs — two coming from Cody Decker — and the Bees fell to the Chihuahuas, 11-7. Once again, the Bees got on the board first, but the Chihuahuas’ Decker tied it with a solo shot a half inning later. He would go on to hit his second home run of the game in the fourth, giving him a total of six against the Bees for the year. “He’s locked in against us. I mean, what else can you sa... It was a slugfest at Smith’s Ballpark on Saturday, but fireworks did not come from the Bees. El Paso hammered four home runs — two coming from Cody Decker — and the Bees fell to the Chihuahuas, 11-7. Once again, the Bees got on the board first, but the Chihuahuas’ Decker tied it with a solo shot a half inning later. He would go on to hit his second home run of the game in the fourth, giving him a total of six against the Bees for the year. “He’s locked in against us. I mean, what else can you sa... 58280445@www.sltrib.com Mon, 11 Aug 2014 09:57:02 MDT Minor league baseball: Bees’ rally falls short against El Paso http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58277067-77/bees-innings-paso-chihuahuas.html.csp On a night when the fans would later kick back and watch the classic baseball film “Angels in the Outfield,” the Bees had their share of close plays. However, close is never enough as they fell to the El Paso Chihuahuas 6-5 at Smith’s Ballpark. There would be no Al the Boss Angel to hold up a deep shot to center that snuck just past a streaking Tony Campana’s glove. Luis Jimenez also missed a game-changer by inches as the Chihuahuas’ Jake Goebbert made a shoestring catch to rob him of an RBI in... On a night when the fans would later kick back and watch the classic baseball film “Angels in the Outfield,” the Bees had their share of close plays. However, close is never enough as they fell to the El Paso Chihuahuas 6-5 at Smith’s Ballpark. There would be no Al the Boss Angel to hold up a deep shot to center that snuck just past a streaking Tony Campana’s glove. Luis Jimenez also missed a game-changer by inches as the Chihuahuas’ Jake Goebbert made a shoestring catch to rob him of an RBI in... 58277067@www.sltrib.com Sun, 10 Aug 2014 10:19:50 MDT Minor league baseball: El Paso dominates Salt Lake, 13-2 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58273276-77/bees-chihuahuas-paso-bunt.html.csp The El Paso Chihuahuas attacked with a big bite, punishing the Salt Lake Bees in a dominating 13-2 victory. Regardless of the Bees’ season-long shortcomings — sitting at the bottom of the PCL Pacific Southern division with a .403 record — they have managed to move players up and down the pipeline to the big leagues. Salt Lake has played 67 different players, and 30 of them have spent time with an MLB team in 2014. The Chihuahuas started off blazing with five runs in the first four innings, a... The El Paso Chihuahuas attacked with a big bite, punishing the Salt Lake Bees in a dominating 13-2 victory. Regardless of the Bees’ season-long shortcomings — sitting at the bottom of the PCL Pacific Southern division with a .403 record — they have managed to move players up and down the pipeline to the big leagues. Salt Lake has played 67 different players, and 30 of them have spent time with an MLB team in 2014. The Chihuahuas started off blazing with five runs in the first four innings, a... 58273276@www.sltrib.com Thu, 07 Aug 2014 23:37:01 MDT