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Salt Lake Bees stung by Sky Sox (+Angels prospects update)

SALT LAKE CITY — The Salt Lake Bees lost their third straight game, falling 8-1 to the Colorado Springs Sky Sox at Smith’s Ballpark on Saturday night. Salt Lake committed three errors on the night and couldn’t get a lot going offensively, going 2 for 8 with runners in scoring position and leaving seven on base. The Bees only had two extra-base hits. On the defensive side, starting pitcher Luis Diaz was handed his 10th loss of the season, dropping his record to 4-10 on the year. Diaz gave up seven hits, five runs (all earned), walked two and struck out six in five innings pitched.

MAYBIN REHAB: In Angels outfielder Cameron Maybin’s second night of rehab action with the Bees, the Asheville, North Carolina, native went 0 for 3, reaching on an error and hitting a sacrifice fly to score Michael Hermosillo, who tripled earlier in the bottom of the eighth inning.

ANGEL UPDATE: A swarm of Bees who played for Salt Lake in the 2017 season have been called up to chase their dreams in the big leagues. Pitcher Parker Bridwell, who pitched six games for Salt Lake in 2017, is 5-1 with a 3.20 ERA. Pitcher Troy Scribner, who pitched 18 contests for the Bees and went 10-3, made his first start for the Angels on Friday night. Scribner pitched four innings, giving up two hits, two earned runs (five total), striking out three and walking four.

Shane Robinson, a Salt Lake mainstay for much of the season, was called up and has played 13 games for the Halos, batting .208 with one RBI and two stolen bases. C.J. Cron, who has bounced between Los Angeles and Salt Lake, has settled in with the Angels, and is currently batting .232 with six home runs and 24 RBIs. Infielder Kaleb Cowart, called up on July 25, has played 10 games with the Halos and is hitting .438 with four RBIs, four doubles, a triple and a home run.

PROSPECT CHECK-IN: Of the top 30 Los Angeles Angels prospects ranked by, two are currently playing with the Salt Lake Bees. Shortstop David Fletcher, ranked No. 12, has played 19 games for Salt Lake in 2017, hitting four doubles and six RBIs on the season. No. 13 on the list, Michael Hermosillo, has played two games coming into Saturday’s contest, with a run to his name so far in the 2017 season.

LIGHTS OUT: For the second game this season, a power surge caused some of the lights in Smith’s Ballpark to go out, this time in the top of the seventh inning, with Colorado Springs up 5-0. Both teams were pulled off of the field for approximately 20 minutes. Another delay happened in the top of the seventh inning when pitcher Jose Alvarez was apparently injured with no one in the bullpen. Pitcher Adam Hofacket was allowed to throw warmup pitches until he was ready.


Sky Sox — 8

Bees — 1

In short: The Sky Sox jumped all over Bees starting pitcher Luis Diaz to hand Salt Lake its third straight loss.

Record: 58-55

Up next: Colorado Springs RHP Taylor Jungmann (7-1, 3.13 ERA) at Salt Lake LHP Andrew Heaney (1-0, 5.40 ERA), Sunday, 1:05 p.m.