MOBILE, Ala. (May 15, 2017) - The Mobile BayBears, the Double-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, hit two home runs Monday night but came up two runs short in a 4-2 loss to the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp at Hank Aaron Stadium.
Wade Wass and Michael Hermosillo both hit long balls for Mobile (15-23). With a solo shot in the fourth, Wass has now hit five homers in the last three series and is the first BayBear to homer in consecutive games this year. Hermosillo's blast off Tyler Higgins (1-3) tied the game 2-2 in the bottom of the eighth.
However, Cody Buckel (1-2) gave up a two-out, two-run homer to former BayBear Alex Glenn in the top of the ninth to put Jacksonville (15-23) ahead for good. Both of Glenn's home runs this season have come against Mobile.
BayBears starter Grayson Long struck out a season-high eight batters in five innings. He allowed runs in the third and fifth innings and took no decision.
Forrestt Allday went 2-for-4 to extend his on-base streak to 20 games. He leads the team with 10 multi-hit games.
The BayBears continue the five-game home series Tuesday at 6:35 p.m. CT. Right-hander Osmer Morales (1-0, 2.82 ERA) is slated to make the start against righty Chris Mazza (0-2, 3.82 ERA) for Jacksonville. 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 6:15 p.m. CT.
The BayBears 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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