If you were at Smith’s Ballpark for games 1 and 2 of this Fresno series, then you have seen our Salt Lake Bees walk-off the Grizzlies both times ….If you have been keeping track of the Bees’ record through the 14 games they’ve played this year, aside from throwing up in your mouth just a little, you have noticed those were only the third and fourth wins…. However, I am inclined to give them the benefit of the doubt simply because the Bees are essentially a brand new team. They need a minute to JIVE… to MESH…. to GET COMFY….. to PUT THE COOOOL HAT ON…..
Ok thats enough..
Last night Bees’ LF Roger Kieschnick was partly to blame for losing a 2-0 lead in the top of the ninth inning due to the classic “now you see it, now you don’t” play (the Rule Book calls it an Error…).
With a 2-2 tie in the bottom of the ninth, Alfredo Marte singled to LF and then advanced to scoring position after an Alex Yarbrough sacrifice bunt. This is when Kiecshnick came up and had a chance to make up for his defensive blunder a half inning before.
It was not to be as Kiecshnick struck out looking.
WHAT WAS TO BE was a sequence of events that ended with Daniel Robertson singling on a grounder stopped up the middle by the waiting Fresno 2B Joe Scalfani, who in turn committed a throwing error trying to catch baserunner Marte at 3B.
Marte scored on the errant throw, and just like the girl who named her car Brad on the Liberty Mutual insurance commercial…..
They broke into their happy dance…