MOBILE, Ala. (September 1, 2017) - The Mobile BayBears, the Double-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, could not bounce back after giving up four unearned runs in a 5-2 loss to the Biloxi Shuckers Friday night at Hank Aaron Stadium.
Jesus Castillo (0-2) did not give up an earned run in five innings pitched and struck out five batters. However, he took the loss for the second straight outing.
In the fourth inning, a fielding error on a fly ball to left field led to four Biloxi (69-65 overall, 33-32 second half) runs. Tyrone Taylor hit a two-out RBI single, and Troy Stokes, Jr. followed with a three-run homer. It was Stokes' second consecutive game with a long ball.
Alberto Triunfel hit a solo home run to lead off the fifth, and Abel De Los Santos tossed two scoreless, hitless frames of relief. However, the BayBears (63-73, 33-34) did not come closer than 4-2.
Forrest Snow (6-4) earned the win in relief, giving up two runs on just two hits with five strikeouts in 4 2/3 innings pitched. Matt Ramsey recorded his league-high 26th save with a scoreless, hitless ninth inning.
The BayBears continue the five-game series against Biloxi Saturday at 7:05 p.m. CT. Right-handed pitcher Tyler Warmoth (1-2, 3.66 ERA) is scheduled to make the start against righty Freddy Peralta (3-3, 2.18 ERA) for the Shuckers. Live coverage can be seen on MiLB.tv (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.
Tickets are available as low as $7 (advance) and $8 (day of the game). Kids, active and retired military, and senior citizens receive $2 off the day-of-game ticket price. Single-game tickets are available online or by calling (251) 479-BEAR (2327).
The 2018 BayBears schedule has been released and is available by clicking here. Game times and promotions will be announced at a later date.
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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