April 25, 2017 - Pacific Coast League (PCL) - Fresno Grizzlies
The Fresno Tacos (9-11) lost 9-7 in the series finale against the Salt Lake Bees (13-7) on the second Taco Tuesday of 2017. Fresno falls to 1-6 against Salt Lake this season.
The Bees put two runs on the board early, but the 2-0 lead did not last long when Derek Fisher (3-for-5) crushed a solo home run to left to cut Salt Lake's lead 2-1 in the second. His fourth homer of the season tied Teoscar Hernandez for the club lead.
Consecutive RBI from Sherman Johnson, Matt Williams and Bo Way (2-for-4) put the Bees ahead 5-1 in the fourth. The Tacos tacked on two more in the fifth to put them within two. An Andrew Aplin (2-for-3) sacrifice fly scored Max Stassi who doubled to get on and a Colin Moran RBI double scored Tony Kemp (2-for-5) to make the score 5-3.
A Williams RBI single and a bases loaded walk to Carlos Perez gave the Bees a 7-3 lead in the sixth. In the home half of the inning Reid Brignac (2-for-4) knocked a RBI single to score Fisher who doubled to get on. Fisher was a triple shy of the cycle with a homer in the second, a single in the fourth and a double in the sixth. A pair of sacrifice fly's in the seventh and eighth put the Bees ahead of the Tacos 9-4.
Three runs in the Tacos eighth closed the gap on the Bees. Brignac smashed his first triple of the season to right for two-RBI, and a RBI single from Aplin put the Tacos within two, 9-7, but that would be it for the day. Edison Frias (1-2) pitched five innings for the Tacos and allowed five runs on four hits and four walks with three strikeouts in his fourth start.
Luis Diaz (1-0) earned the win in his Triple-A debut for Salt Lake, going five innings and allowing three runs on six hits and a walk with seven strikeouts. Keynan Middleton recorded his second save in a four-batter ninth.
Fresno hits the road for a five-game series against the Reno Aces beginning on Thursday April 27, at 6:35 p.m. at Greater Nevada Field.