For the second night in a row the Salt Lake Bees scored first only to watch their lead disappear. The Bees dropped their fifth straight in an 8-5 loss to the El Paso Chihuahuas in from of an announced 3,696 at Smith's Ballpark on Thursday night. The Bees set a franchise record with 17 men left on base. The previous record of 16 was set twice, the most recent time came at Colorado Springs on Aug. 19, 2001.
Bees manager Keith Johnson got ejected for the first time this season after arguing with home plate umpire Clayton Hamm about a close play where Eric Young Jr. was called out trying to score in the sixth inning. Bees starting pitcher Troy Scribner (5-1) took his first loss of the season. He allowed six runs on seven hits and four walks in five innings. El Paso smacked three home runs (one off of Scribner) with Diego Goris (1-for-4), Franchy Cordero (2-for-3, two runs) and Jose Pirela (2-for-3, three RBIs) all going deep.
Turning Point • El Paso scored five second-inning runs against Scribner. Four of those runs scored with two outs, including a two-run single by Jose Pirela and an RBI triple from Rafael Ortega. El Paso never trailed after the second inning.