SALT LAKE CITY — What started out as a promising game of baseball turned into a one-sided affair for visiting Reno in an 11-3 Salt Lake loss on a frigid Tuesday night.
Luis Jimenez hit an RBI double to score the Bees' first run, and two-batters later Chris Snyder smacked a two-run homer to put the Bees in front 3-1 in the first inning.
It was all Reno from that point of the game moving forward, as the Aces were able to score in nearly every inning to zip past the Bees. Salt Lake was held scoreless through the final eight innings.
"We had some runners on base earlier in the game, but we weren't able to execute to get ourselves back on top. Reno did," said Bees manager Keith Johnson. "We allowed them some extra opportunities to score some runs, and we just cant do that. We know it, and it'll be corrected."
Snyder led the Bees' batting attack, finishing the game 2-for-4 with a home run and a pair of RBIs. Jimenez also went 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles.
Reno third basemen Matt Davidson was a thorn in the Bees' side, as the slugger went 2-for-3 with a pair of RBIs, including a home run.
"When we walk out of the clubhouse tonight, we'll let this one lie and look forward to tomorrow," Johnson said.
NOTEBOOK: Orangel Arenas made his Triple-A debut Tuesday night, tossing 77 pitches for 44 strikes and 33 balls. Arenas spent the entire 2012 season with Double-A Arkansas. Salt Lake manager Keith Johnson had to reach into his bullpen three times, giving David Carpenter a shot on the mound before calling on Robert Coello and Elvin Ramirez to finish the game.
CALHOUN UPDATE: Bees outfielder Kole Calhoun underwent successful surgery Tuesday to repair a fracture of his right hamate bone. Calhoun has been placed on the Disabled List, and is expected to be out for six weeks.
ROUNDTRIPPER: Chris Snyder put some good wood on the ball in the first inning, and sent the Bees first home run of the season over the left-field wall. Snyder hit seven home runs last year for the Houston Astros. The 32 year old signed with the Angels as a free agent on March 18, 2013.
WEDNESDAY'S DOUBLEHEADER: Courtesy of Monday's postponed game, Spring Mobile Ballpark will play host to a doubleheader with the first game going live at 5:05 p.m. Barry Enright, who started 42 games for Reno between 2011-2012, will send out the first pitch as the RHP seeks his first win of the 2013 season. The second game will almost immediately follow the completion of the first game.
Aces 11, Bees 3
Bees manager Keith Johnson's take: "Obviously, we weren't as clean as we would like to have been."
Up next: Doubleheader vs. Reno, Wednesday, 5:05 p.m. Aces RHP Randall Delgado (0-0, 5.79 ERA) vs. Bees RHP Barry Enright (0-0, 1.59 ERA)
Next homestand: April 20-23 vs. Tacoma (Mariners)
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