MOBILE, Ala. (June 9, 2018) - The Mobile BayBears, the Double-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels, plated a pair of runs in the ninth to force extra innings but fell to the Jackson Generals 6-4 in 10 innings Saturday night at Hank Aaron Stadium.
Michael Barash , who hit a game-tying solo home run in the second, came through with the BayBears (34-27) trailing 4-2 in the ninth. Barash drove in Brennon Lund and Jose Rojas with a double to left-center field.
However, Jamie Westbrook lifted the Generals (34-28) to victory in extras. Following a go-ahead home run in the eighth, Westbrook hit another one off Matt Custred (1-3) in the 10th to give Jackson a 6-4 lead. The former BayBear drove in four of the six runs for the Generals.
After blowing the save in the ninth, former BayBear Yoan Lopez (2-4) struck out the side in the bottom of the 10th to earn the win.
Neither starter factored in the decision. Luis Pena gave up one run on five hits with four strikeouts in a five-inning start. Joel Payamps recorded a quality start, allowing two runs on three hits in six innings pitched.
The BayBears continue the five-game home series against Jackson Sunday at 5:05 p.m. CDT. Right-handed pitcher Jose Rodriguez (5-5, 4.58 ERA) is scheduled to start for Mobile, and Shelby Miller (0-0, 1.93 ERA) is slated to make a Major League rehabilitation start for the Generals. 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 4:45 p.m. CDT.
The BayBears 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 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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