BayBears lead slips away late in series finale loss

Quality start for Gatto, Lund scores three of five Mobile runs

By Mobile BayBears | July 16, 2018 10:27 PM

JACKSON, Tenn. (July 16, 2018) - The Mobile BayBears, the Double-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels, took an early four-lead run but let it slip away in the seventh, dropping the series finale 6-5 to the Jackson Generals Monday night at the Ballpark at Jackson.


Joe Gatto recorded a quality start, giving up just two runs on four hits with six strikeouts in six innings. He retired the first nine batters of the game before allowing a run in the fourth and another in the sixth. Despite leaving in line to earn a win, Gatto did not factor in the decision.


Brennon Lund was the only BayBears (48-44 overall, 11-13 second half) player with a multi-hit game, and he matched his career-high with three runs scored. Lund and Jahmai Jones both came home on a fielding error in the first and a two-run Zach Gibbons double in the third.


The BayBears took a 5-2 lead into the bottom of the seventh, but Jackson (51-43, 12-13) tallied four runs in the frame against Adrian Almeida (2-4). Daniel Robertson led off with a solo home run, and Domingo Leyba hit a two-out RBI single to make the score 5-4. Jamie Westbrook followed with a two-run single to put the Generals in front.


The BayBears begin a five-game home series against the Chattanooga Lookouts Wednesday at 6:35 p.m. CDT. Right-handed pitcher Jose Rodriguez (6-7, 5.56 ERA) is scheduled to make the start for Mobile. Live coverage can be seen on (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 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, call (251) 479-BEAR (2327), or contact Steve Goldberg via email at


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