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Farm Report: Bees walloped, lose by 15 as season nears end

Although most of the Angels’ affiliates have already finished up, the Salt Lake Bees still have a couple weeks left to close out their 2021 season.

The Reno Aces celebrated an offensive onslaught against the Bees Tuesday night
Reno Aces

Triple-A Salt Lake

The lone game of the evening on Tuesday, Triple-A Salt Lake Bees had a rough go in Reno, Nev. against the Aces. The Bees lost 19-4 as Reno picked up a record-breaking six triples in the game.

The Bees actually got out to a 2-0 lead in the top of the first inning after catcher Chad Wallach crushed a 2-run home run, but it was all Reno from there. The Aces tacked on four in the bottom half of the frame, four in the second inning and three in the fourth to make the score 11-2 Aces after four innings.

Bees RF Michael Stefanic hit a 2-run home run in the fifth inning to bring the score to 11-4, but that would be the last time Salt Lake scored.

Reno added a run in the bottom of the fifth, a run in the sixth, poured on five more in the seventh, and added another run in the eighth. The aces scored at least one run in every inning except for the third and the ninth (because they obviously didn’t need it).

24-year-old RHP Davis Daniel (0-1, 15.68 ERA) was roughed up in his third start for the Bees. He finished with a final line of 3.1 IP, 11 H, 11 R (10 ER), 2 BB, 2 SO and 1 HR.

RHP Elvis Peguero (11.57 ERA), who the Angels obtained in the Andrew Heaney trade with the New York Yankees, also struggled in his outing in this one. He finished with 1.2 IP, 7 H, 6 R and no strikeouts or walks.

Former Angels callups Matt Thaiss and Taylor Ward each went 1-4 with doubles and a strikeout.

Player of the Day

Angels fans in the know have been clamoring for a September callup of Stefanic due to his hot-hitting. In addition to hitting a 2-run home run on Tuesday, he’s hitting .397 this month with a .470 OBP.

The Angels want to give him time to develop while playing everyday, but he’s been impossible to ignore this season.

What’s Next

The Bees are off Wednesday but will take on the Sacramento River Cats on Thursday, Sept. 23 at 5:35 p.m. PDT in Salt Lake City.