PENSACOLA, Fla. (June 13, 2018) - The Mobile BayBears, the Double-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels, led 1-0 through seven innings but dropped the series opener to the Pensacola Blue Wahoos 2-1 Wednesday night at Blue Wahoos Stadium.Jason Alexander pitched six scoreless innings and gave up just one hit
PENSACOLA, Fla. (June 13, 2018) - The Mobile BayBears, the Double-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels, led 1-0 through seven innings but dropped the series opener to the Pensacola Blue Wahoos 2-1 Wednesday night at Blue Wahoos Stadium.
Jason Alexander pitched six scoreless innings and gave up just one hit in his Double-A debut. He walked two batters and recorded six strikeouts. Alexander retired 11 straight batters to finish his start and left in line for the win, following a Zach Gibbons home run in the seventh to break a scoreless tie.
However, the Blue Wahoos (28-36) came back with a pair of runs against Greg Mahle (3-1). Chris Okey hit a game-tying homer with two outs in the eighth inning. Shed Long led off the ninth with a double and scored the winning run two batters later on Brian O'Grady 's sacrifice fly.
The BayBears (35-29) pitching staff had combined for 16 consecutive scoreless innings before the Okey home run. It was also the first walk-off win for an opponent against Mobile this season.
The BayBears continue the five-game road series against Pensacola Thursday at 6:35 p.m. CDT. Right-handed pitcher Luis Pena (2-4, 4.27 ERA) is scheduled to make the start against righty Daniel Wright (2-4, 5.05 ERA) for the Blue Wahoos. 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 6:15 p.m.
The BayBears return home next Thursday 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].