CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (June 4, 2018) - The Mobile BayBears, the Double-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels, let a two-run lead slip away but rallied with four runs in the ninth to defeat the Chattanooga Lookouts 6-4 Monday night at AT&T Field.After back-to-back hits against Williams Ramirez (2-2) to put
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (June 4, 2018) - The Mobile BayBears, the Double-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels, let a two-run lead slip away but rallied with four runs in the ninth to defeat the Chattanooga Lookouts 6-4 Monday night at AT&T Field.
After back-to-back hits against Williams Ramirez (2-2) to put runners on second and third, Luis Rengifo plated a run with a groundout and Brennon Lund tied the game with a bloop single. Two batters later, Jared Walsh gave the BayBears (30-26) a 6-4 lead with a two-run homer to right field. It was his third long ball with Mobile and 16th of the season.
Luis Pena pitched 5 2/3 scoreless innings and did not allow a hit until a pair of fifth-inning singles. He walked two batters and struck out six. Pena has only allowed one run in his last three starts, spanning 17 1/3 innings. Tyler Stevens (1-0) earned the win, pitching 2 1/3 scoreless innings of relief to finish the game.
Despite taking a 2-0 lead into the seventh, Chattanooga (33-24) came back with four runs on four hits and two walks in the frame.
Rengifo had four hits in the game, just one shy of his career-high, with two RBIs and a run scored. Lund went 3-for-5, while Zach Gibbons and Riley Unroe both had their second straight multi-hit games. Unroe scored twice and Gibbons drove in a run.
The BayBears continue the five-game road series against Chattanooga Tuesday at 6:15 p.m. CDT. Right-handed pitcher Jose Rodriguez (4-5, 4.31 ERA) is scheduled to make the start against righty Sean Poppen (0-1, 5.79 ERA) for the Lookouts. Live coverage can be heard on the BayBears Broadcast Network, the TuneIn Radio App, and the MiLB First Pitch App, with the Countdown to First Pitch starting at 6:00 p.m. CDT.
The BayBears return home Friday 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].