Once again, relief was not there when the Salt Lake Trappers needed it.
For the second straight night at McDermott Field, the Trappers jumped to a lead against Idaho Falls only to have the Braves rally in the late innings to secure a 6-4 Pioneer League victory.The Trappers fell to 9-8 with the loss, with seven of those losses being largely attributed to shaky relief pitching.
The Trappers had a 4-2 lead going into the bottom of the eighth inning when starter Myron Gardner was replaced after walking a batter on four pitches. Bill Wenrick replaced him and walked the only batter he faced. Wenrick's replacement, Lee Carballo, walked another batter then gave up a bases-loaded double that provided the winning runs for the Braves.
The Trappers begin a five-game homestand Thursday night.