Smith’s Ballpark in Salt Lake City is known as a great hitter’s park. High elevation combined with deep outfield fences create additional home runs and extra-base hits.
Taylor Trammell absolutely loves it here.
The Tacoma Rainiers outfielder has homered in each of the first two games of the current series, continuing his run of success in this ballpark. He has now played in eight games in his career at Salt Lake, and he has homered in six of them.
For his career, Trammell is batting .514 (18-for-35) at Smith’s Ballpark, with six home runs and 16 RBI.
Tuesday was his first game at his personal happy place since early in the 2021 season, and he greeted it like a long lost friend, blasting the first pitch of the game 443 feet for a home run. Yesterday he was slower to get started, not homering until the ninth inning, but he still enjoyed another scenic tour of the Salt Lake City bases.
Next up: we need a banner guy to take down Trouty, and replace him with Trammell.
(photo courtesy of Kraig Williams/Salt Lake Bees)
YESTERDAY: Salt Lake cracked 17 hits, including five in a row with two outs in the first inning, and rolled to a 9-3 win over Tacoma on Wednesday night to even the series, 1-1. The Rainiers had 11 hits of their own, but didn’t string them together like the Bees did. Derek Hill and Taylor Trammell hit solo homers for Tacoma. The game was played after a 1 hour, 9 minute rain delay prior to first pitch.
TODAY: Tacoma Rainiers (54-65) at Salt Lake Bees (56-63), 5:35 (Pacific).
OPPONENT AFFILIATION: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.
OPPOSING MANAGER: Lou Marson
SEASON SERIES: Salt Lake leads, 14-12.
PITCHERS: LHP Austin Warner (2-2, 4.63) at RHP Jake Lee (0-0, 7.71)
Jake E. Lee (born Jakey Lou Williams, February 15, 1957) is an American guitarist signed to Frontiers Records. He is best known for playing with Ozzy Osbourne between 1982 and 1987.
ROSTER MOVES: Left-handed reliever Anthony Banda opted out of his contract and became a free agent. He pitched in just four games for Tacoma and allowed one run in four innings.
HOT HITTERS: Erick Mejia saw both hit 12-game hitting streak and his streak of reaching base safely in 17 straight games end with an 0-for-4 last night… Jarred Kelenic has reached base safely in nine straight games, getting at least one hit in eight of them… Mason McCoy has a six-game hitting streak, going 11-for-19 with three homers during the six games, and he has homered six times over his last 13 games… Taylor Trammell has a five-game hitting streak… Evan White has hit safely in four straight games.
OPPONENT NEWS: Salt Lake has returned home from Reno, where the Bees lost four of six games including the last three in a row… Matt Thaiss has a six-game hitting streak, and he has reached base in 16 straight games… Salt Lake has former Rainiers Dillon Thomas, Mike Ford, Jonathan Aro, and Brian Moran… Federal Way native Janson Junk is still with the Bees.
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