The Bees Report

Sitting three games above .500 entering Monday's game, the Salt Lake Bees sit atop the Northern Division with a 2.5 game lead over Colorado Springs. The team is, however, 4-6 over its last 10 contests.

The Bees are 17-2 when they take a lead into the six inning and are 20-0 on the year when leading after six frames.

On the flip side, Salt Lake has yet to win a game when trailing after six innings – going 0-18 in those contests.

The team has a 5-7 mark in 1-run games and a 13-7 record in games decided by three or more runs.

After going 15-10 in April, the team is 8-10 in May.

The team is tied for third in the Pacific Coast League in hitting with a .283 average and is first in runs scored with 237. They are third in the league in stolen bases with 51, sitting one behind the co-leaders. Salt Lake has, however, just 27 homers through 43 games – good for second to last in the league.

Nathan Haynes leads the league in hitting with a .401 average and a .479 on base percentage and paces the PCL in triples with six, is tied for first in hits with 59, and is fourth in the league with 13 stolen bases.

Other than Haynes, only Terry Evans and his 22 extra base hits are listed in the top five offensively. Evans' 13 doubles lead the team, as do his six homers. He plays second fiddle to Hayes (31) in RBIs with 26.

Salt Lake ranks sixth in the pitching department with a 4.39 ERA but the 429 hits allowed rank 14th in the 16-team league. They are one of just two teams not to toss a shutout this year and the 48 homers they have surrendered pace the league. Ironically, no single pitcher is in the top five in homers allowed. They do, however, lead the league in fewest walks issued at 112.

Kasey Olenberger is atop the leaderboard with 55.2 innings pitched. He is also tenth in the league in ERA at 3.40, among those who qualify.

Pedro Liriano is tied for the league lead in losses with five. Marcus Gwyn has allowed just one run over his last 12.2 innings.

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