BayBears fall despite only giving up three hits

Bullpen does not allow a baserunner, retires 13 straight batters

By Mobile BayBears | July 20, 2017 11:09 PM

MOBILE, Ala. (July 20, 2017) - The Mobile BayBears, the Double-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, gave up just three hits but were defeated 4-1 by the Chattanooga Lookouts Thursday night at Hank Aaron Stadium.

The Mobile (42-63 overall, 12-14 second half) bullpen retired 13 straight batters to end the game, but the Lookouts held on to their 4-1 lead. Chattanooga (63-34, 21-6) plated four runs on three hits against Jake Jewell (5-7), before Greg Mahle entered the game with two outs in the fifth inning. Mahle got the final out of the fifth and all three in the sixth, Conor Lillis-White retired the side in order in the next two frames, and Tyler Warmoth pitched a 1-2-3 ninth.

The BayBears sent the tying run to the plate in the seventh and ninth inning but failed to score another run after Michael Hermosillo 's first-inning tally. Two straight fly outs left a pair of runners stranded in the seventh, and a strikeout and a double play ended the ninth after Mobile put two men in scoring position.

Kohl Stewart (4-4) gave up just one run on one hit in five innings pitched to earn the win.

In addition to scoring the only Mobile run, Hermosillo finished the game 3-for-4 with a double.

The BayBears continue the five-game home series against Chattanooga Friday at 7:05 p.m. CT. Right-handed pitcher Tyler Carpenter (1-4, 5.23 ERA) is slated to make the start against righty Dereck Rodriguez (3-1, 3.41 ERA) for the Lookouts. 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.

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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