KODAK, Tenn. (May 31, 2018) - The Mobile BayBears, the Double-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels, were defeated by the Tennessee Smokies 4-2 in the first game of Thursday's doubleheader at Smokies Stadium. The second game was postponed due to rain and will be made up as part of
KODAK, Tenn. (May 31, 2018) - The Mobile BayBears, the Double-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels, were defeated by the Tennessee Smokies 4-2 in the first game of Thursday's doubleheader at Smokies Stadium. The second game was postponed due to rain and will be made up as part of a doubleheader Friday, beginning at 4:30 p.m. CDT.
Jose Rodriguez (4-5) faced the minimum 12 batters and gave up just one hit through the first four innings. However, the Smokies (27-24) tagged him for four runs on four hits in the bottom of the fifth. Yasiel Balaguert tied the game 1-1 with a solo homer. Later in the frame, Trey Martin hit a two-run double and scored on a Charcer Burks single.
Luis Rengifo went 1-for-3 with an RBI groundout in the third inning. He doubled and scored a run in the sixth to cut Tennessee's lead to 4-2, but the BayBears (27-24) could not get any closer.
Duncan Robinson (2-1) recorded a quality start, giving up two runs on five hits in six innings pitched. Dakota Mekkes retired the side in order in the seventh with a pair of strikeouts to earn his seventh save.
Live coverage of Friday's doubleheader can be seen on MiLB.tv (Tennessee 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 4:15 p.m. CDT.
The BayBears return home Friday, June 8, and host a total of 70 home dates through Labor Day, September 3. Single-game tickets and ticket packages are currently on sale. Group and hospitality offerings for the 2018 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 Angels and play their games at Hank Aaron Stadium in Mobile, Ala. 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 González, 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 [email protected].