In front of another big Dollar Monday crowd, your Bees snapped their four-game winning streak with a 4-1 win over Kane County last night.
Mario Santiago (3-7) picked up his second straight win, giving up just one run over seven innings, and Josh Cribb allowed one hit over the final two frames to get his third save.
Outfielders Jamar Walton and Joe Dickerson stayed hot at the plate, chasing franchise marks set by Irving Falu in 2005. Walton doubled and walked twice, extending his hitting streak to 19 games. This is the longest in the Midwest League this season and the second-longest streak in Bees history, trailing only Falu’s 24-gamer from two years ago. Dickerson, who collected two hits and two RBI last night, has now reached base safely in 33 straight games, one shy of Falu’s team record.
The Bees are 6-0 at home against Kane County this season, and 10-3 overall in the season series. They play one last home game against the Cougars tonight at 7 before the series shifts to suburban Chicago for the final two games between the Bees and the Cougars in 2007.
Two new faces join pitching staff
Right-hander Daniel Gutierrez makes his Bees debut tonight. The Moreno Valley, California, native has made one start with the Arizona Royals this season after going 0-4 with a 6.57 ERA with Idaho Falls.
Gutierrez is not the only new right arm in the Bees’ staff. George Biddle has joined the team after Kansas City signed him as an undrafted free agent out of Eastern Michigan University. Biddle resides in Newark, Ohio.