BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (June 12, 2017) - After giving up four runs in the first two innings, the Mobile BayBears, the Double-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, nearly erased the deficit but fell 4-3 to the Birmingham Barons Monday at Regions Field.
The BayBears (28-36) plated a pair of two-out runs in the third and one more in the fourth. Forrestt Allday and Jose Briceno both had RBI singles to cut Birmingham's lead in half, and Michael Hermosillo hit an RBI double the following inning.
Mobile had men on base in seven of the nine innings but left 14 runners stranded. Brandon Brennan struck out the final four batters of the game to earn his sixth save of the season.
After scoring four runs, three earned, off Osmer Morales (3-2) in the first two frames, the BayBears held Birmingham (23-40) scoreless for seven straight innings. Tyler Warmoth and Conor Lillis-White both pitched two scoreless innings of relief. Lillis-White has not allowed a hit in his last 9 1/3 innings pitched.
The BayBears wrap up the five-game road series against Birmingham Tuesday at 7:05 p.m. CT. Right-hander Grayson Long (3-4, 3.31 ERA) is slated to make the start against southpaw Jordan Guerrero (1-7, 4.39 ERA) for the Barons. Live coverage can be seen on MiLB.tv (Birmingham 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 6:45 p.m. CT.
The BayBears return home Wednesday and 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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