PENSACOLA, Fla. (May 19, 2017) - The Mobile BayBears, the Double-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, out-hit the Pensacola Blue Wahoos but dropped the second game of the series 3-2 Friday night at Blue Wahoos Stadium.
After giving up three runs on three hits in the second, Alex Blackford (0-2) settled in and retired the last eight batters he faced in a five-inning start. Justin Anderson and Ivan Hernandez combined to set down nine consecutive hitters in relief. Pensacola (24-18) did not have a runner reach base after Josh VanMeter singled with one out in the third.
However, despite the pitching performance, the BayBears (17-25) left 10 men on base in the game. Despite scoring runs on bases loaded walks by Wade Wass and Andrew Daniel in the third and fifth, respectively, the Blue Wahoos managed to hold their lead.
Domingo Tapia (2-2) relieved Austin Ross in a 3-2 game with the bases loaded in the fifth. Alberto Triunfel grounded out to end the threat, and Tapia retired the side in order in each of the next two frames. Jimmy Herget notched a six-out save, his 11th of the season.
Forrestt Allday went 1-for-3 with a walk and a hit-by-pitch, extending his on-base streak to 24 games.
The BayBears continue the five-game road series against the Blue Wahoos Saturday at 6:35 p.m. CT. Right-hander Grayson Long (1-2, 3.12 ERA) is slated to make the start against righty Luis Castillo (1-2, 3.07 ERA) for Pensacola. Live coverage can be seen on MiLB.tv (Pensacola feed, subscription required, promo code: BAYBEARS) and heard on the BayBears Broadcast Network, the TuneIn Radio App, and the MiLB First Pitch App. The Countdown to First Pitch starts at 6:15 p.m. CT and will feature an interview with Mike LaCassa, the Angels Director of Minor League Operations.
The BayBears return home Wednesday 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 MobileBayBears.com, call (251) 479-BEAR (2327), or contact Steve Goldberg via email at Steve@MobileBayBears.com.
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