SALT LAKE CITY — The Bees managed to pick up a 6-4 victory Thursday night in front of 3,449 fans, and in doing so earned a 3-1 series win over visiting Reno.
The win also leveled the Bees' all-time series record versus the Aces at 34-34.
Truth be told, Salt Lake got a giant boost in the series Wednesday night when the home team swept a doubleheader to take a 2-1 series lead.
On Wednesday, Bees pitcher Barry Enright not only earned his first win of the season, but also picked up his first win against his former team, Reno, since being traded to the Angels organization from Arizona on July 23, 2012.
"I love nothing more," said Enright, referring to beating his former mates. "I've got a lot of friends over there, a lot of good guys, but I'm on this side now and I'm a competitor and so I love nothing more than beating everybody."
It didn't come easy for the 26-year-old, who gave up four runs in the first inning, including a home run that put the visitors up 4-0.
"Obviously, they know everything I've got but I didn't make great pitches. Coming out of there I was proud that I was able to keep it together and throw some zeros up. It was easier that our guys answered right back."
Answer back the Bees did.
Although his team managed to unleash nine runs in the following innings to win 9-4, Enright had to shrug off some frustration.
"I was (frustrated)," said Enright. "Wasn't too happy, but obviously it's easy at times to kind of cave in and let it snowball on you at that point."
Enright was able to go just over five innings, and gave Salt Lake manager Keith Johnson some breathing room in a bullpen that was likely to be tested in the doubleheader.Comment on this story
"(Enright) had a rough first inning, then a few innings in a row that were very clean, so for him to get deep in that game was huge a big boost for our bullpen," said Johnson.
NOTEBOOK: Chris Snyder earned player of the game honors Thursday night, going 4-for-4 with a pair of home runs and five RBIs. Snyder was also able to cross home plate twice in the Bees' win.
JIMENEZ STREAKING: After Thursday night's 1-for-3 outing, Luis Jimenez now has an eight-game hitting streak. During the streak, Jimenez has recorded 11 hits, three doubles, four RBIs and a home run.
Conner has worked on the Sports Desk for five years now working as a Scoreboarder/Reporter covering HS Sports, Salt Lake Bees and Real Salt Lake.