The Bees series here in Cedar Rapids on the 4th of July ended with a fireworks celebration. Unfortunately the Bees offense just did not have any spark on Monday. The offense scored just three hits over the first five innings. RHP Sean Murphy did not pitch bad. He allowed two runs on three hits in the first inning and just one run the rest of the way in innings two through five. It was a great performance, just not good enough for the victory.
Sometimes baseball can be cruel. It was cruel for the Bees on Monday.