BayBears blank Barons, Thaiss drives in only run

Long records eight strikeouts over six scoreless innings

By Mobile BayBears | July 11, 2017 11:41 PM ET

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (July 11, 2017) - The Mobile BayBears, the Double-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, allowed just three hits in a 1-0 win over the Birmingham Barons Tuesday night at Regions Field.

Matt Thaiss drove in the only run for the BayBears (39-48 overall, 9-9 second half). Michael Hermosillo got the first Mobile hit of the game, an infield single with one out in the sixth inning, and stole second base. Thaiss followed with an RBI double to left field.

Grayson Long (4-5) matched his season-high with eight strikeouts in six scoreless innings. He gave up just three hits and one walk, while striking out the side in two different frames.

Justin Anderson , Conor Lillis-White , and Michael Dimock each tossed 1-2-3 innings to preserve the shutout. Birmingham (33-55, 7-12) did not have a runner on base after a double with one out in the fifth.

Spencer Adams (7-8) was on the wrong side of the pitchers' duel, despite striking out a career-high 12 batters in 7 1/3 innings pitched. Adams took a no-hitter into the sixth inning before allowing one run on two hits.

The BayBears wrap up the four-game road series against Birmingham Wednesday at 7:05 p.m. CT. Live coverage can be seen on (Birmingham feed, subscription required, promo code: BAYBEARS) and heard on the BayBears Broadcast Network, the TuneIn Radio App, and the MiLB First Pitch App, with the Countdown to First Pitch starting at 6:45 p.m. CT.

The BayBears return home Wednesday, July 19, and host a total of 70 home dates through Labor Day, September 4. Single-game tickets and ticket packages are currently on sale. Season tickets and group and hospitality offerings for the 2017 season can be reserved by calling (251) 479-BEAR (2327).

About the Mobile BayBears

The Mobile BayBears are the Double-A affiliate of the Los Angeles of Anaheim and play their games at Hank Aaron Stadium in Mobile, Alabama. The BayBears were founded in 1997 and have won four Southern League titles in 1998, 2004, 2011, and 2012. Additionally, the 1998 and 2011 championship squads were named Minor League Team of the Year by Baseball America. More than 160 former BayBears have reached the Major League level, including All-Stars Max Scherzer, Paul Goldschmidt, Jake Peavy, Carlos Gonzalez, and Justin Upton. For more information on the Mobile BayBears and Hank Aaron Stadium, please visit, call (251) 479-BEAR (2327), or contact Steve Goldberg via email at


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