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Angels Farm Daily 6/7: Pestano Loses Down Here Too

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Salt Lake Bee reliever Vinnie Pestano gave up the go-ahead run in the top of the tenth. Some things never change.

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Box Scores for Friday, June 5, 2015 here. Barry Zito (yes, that Barry Zito) pitched brilliantly, as the Nashville Sounds (OAK) shut out the Salt Lake Bees. Starter Albert Suarez pitched quite well for the Travelers, going six innings and only giving up one earned run. His ERA on the year is now 2.49. Burlington beat the Lansing Lugnuts (TOR) rather soundly, crossing the plate 10 times before the game was over.

Box Scores for Saturday, June 6, 2015 here. Kody Eaves (2B) hit his fourth homer of the year for Inland Empire. Inefficiency continued to plague Sean Newcomb, as he threw 86 pitches over only three innings. He also only struck out two, yet he walked four and gave up five hits. Reliever Danny Reynolds pitched horribly in the ninth for the Salt Lake Bees, ultimately leaving the tying and go-ahead runs on base for Kurt Spomer to try to clean up. Kurt forget his mop. Ugly loss for the Bees. How about an ugly loss for the opposition, though? The DSL Angels got you covered. They walloped the DSL Nationals, 22-9. With only one dinger! That's some nice situational hittin', boys!

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Triple-A: Salt Lake Bees

What a waste. Alex Yarbrough (2B) finally goes off, smacking five hits and scoring three runs, yet it's all for naught. Catcher Jett Bandy went 2-for-5, as well, with a double and an RBI, raising his batting average to an even .300.

Sure, Vinnie Pestano gave up the go-ahead run in the top of the tenth, but starter Tyler DeLoach took the brunt of the loss by giving up five runs. The crafty lefty struck out nine and only walked two over 6.2 IP, but the top of the third would be a rough one. He was almost out of the inning with only two runs crossing the plate, but catcher Dustin Garneau of the Albuquerque Isotopes (COL) hit a three-run shot on a line drive to left field. The Bees fought back to tie it and take DeLoach off the hook, but the tight rope of extra innings proved too thin for our boys in Salt Lake City last night.

Full Game Story here.

Double-A: Arkansas Travelers

Remember that one time someone compared reliever Nate Hyatt to a young Craig Kimbrel? (It's really happened, like, more than once.) Well, I'm going to go out on a limb and say that's probably not a very good comp. Sure, relievers are volatile as all get out, but Nate looks pretty terrible thus far in his Angels career. It's a pity, too, because starter Nate Smith looked solid, striking out three and walking one over five innings of work.

Of course, it's always difficult to win when your offense only scores one run. Catcher Anthony Bemboom hit an RBI single in the second and that about sums it up. Sure, the rest of the lineup had eight hits, including two apiece from Raywilly Gomez (DH) and Jared Mitchell (CF), but the team went 1-for-6 with runners in scoring position.

Full Game Story here.

Class A Advanced: Inland Empire 66ers

Offense was certainly not a problem for the 66ers yesterday. Nine hits, three home runs and 14 runs total. Very nice. Pretty much everyone got into the action. DH Tyler Palmer may have gone hitless, but he walked twice and scored two runs. The only 66er without a hit was replacement shortstop Juan Moreno. Starter Jordan Kipper earned the win, going five innings and allowing four earned runs.

Not to belabor the point too much, but Jose Rondon (SS) of the Lake Elsinore Storm (SDP) had a perfect night, going 4-for-4 with three runs scored, a double, a BB and two RBI. Maybe we wouldn't have to target Blake Trahan in this year's draft if this dude were still in our system. Just sayin'.

Full Game Story here.

Class A: Burlington Bees

Look at the dinger line! Five different Bees went yard yesterday, but Burlington still succumbed to the Great Lakes Loons (LAD). What a bunch of Loons (fair warning: probably not the last time I'm going to make this joke). Reliever Ronny Muck took the loss, giving up three earned runs in an inning of work, but a lot of damage had already been inflicted up to that point. Garrett Nuss went six innings, giving up four runs, and Keynon Middleton only went one inning and gave up a two-run dinger before he was yanked. He quickly struck out the side after the home run, so I'm not entirely sure why he was pulled. As far as I can tell, an injury wasn't involved.

The Bees' offense looked great yesterday, highlighted by five home runs from five different guys, as well as Andrew Daniel's (2B) 3-for-5 night, where he hit a double.

Full Game Story here.