BayBears blank Blue Wahoos in rain-shortened game

Fifth shutout win for Mobile, pitching staff holds Wahoos to two hits

By Mobile BayBears | May 20, 2017 10:42 PM

PENSACOLA, Fla. (May 20, 2017) - The Mobile BayBears, the Double-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, shut out the Pensacola Blue Wahoos 2-0 in a rain-shortened game Saturday night at Blue Wahoos Stadium.

After keeping Pensacola (24-19) off the board for six innings in his first Double-A start April 24, Grayson Long (2-2) tossed five more scoreless frames Saturday. He allowed just two hits and struck out five batters. Long opened the game by setting down the first eight batters, capping a stretch of 25 straight Pensacola batters retired by BayBears (18-25) pitching going back to the previous game.

On the other side of the pitchers' duel, Luis Castillo (2-2) allowed just one run in seven innings of work. Zach Gibbons doubled on the first pitch of the game and scored two batters later on a David Fletcher sacrifice fly.

For the second straight night, Mobile relievers held the Blue Wahoos scoreless and hitless. Two runners reached against Tyler Warmoth on a walk and an error, but he was able to escape the jam. Abel De Los Santos pitched the next two innings, with just one runner reaching on an error.

Tim Arakawa scored a run on a wild pitch in the top of the ninth, before the inning was interrupted by a rain delay with two outs. Play was unable to resume due to rain, and Mobile was awarded the 2-0 victory.

Saturday marked the fifth shutout win for the BayBears and the third in the month of May. It was also the second time Mobile blanked Pensacola this season.

Forrestt Allday went 1-for-4 with a single in the first inning, extending his on-base streak to 25 games.

The BayBears continue the five-game road series against the Blue Wahoos Sunday at 4:05 p.m. CT. Right-hander Osmer Morales (1-0, 2.63 ERA) is slated to make the start against righty Keury Mella (1-3, 3.92 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, with the Countdown to First Pitch starting at 3:45 p.m. CT.

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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