PEARL, Miss. (July 24, 2018) - The Mobile BayBears, the Double-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels, plated runs in five different frames but left 12 men on base in an 11-5 loss to the Mississippi Braves Tuesday night at Trustmark Park.Faced with an early 3-0 hole, the BayBears (48-51
PEARL, Miss. (July 24, 2018) - The Mobile BayBears, the Double-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels, plated runs in five different frames but left 12 men on base in an 11-5 loss to the Mississippi Braves Tuesday night at Trustmark Park.
Faced with an early 3-0 hole, the BayBears (48-51 overall, 11-20 second half) battled back and cut the deficit to 3-2. Jahmai Jones drew a bases-loaded walk in the second, and Sherman Johnson doubled in a run in the third. Jones finished the game 3-for-3 with a double, two singles, two walks, an RBI, and two runs scored.
However, Mississippi (46-55, 17-14) plated multiple runs in four different innings and pulled away. Tyler Marlette drove in four runs with a three-run homer off Jason Alexander (0-5) in the first and an RBI triple in the third. Tyler Neslony went 4-for-5 with an RBI double and four runs scored.
Despite getting 11 hits in the game, the BayBears went just 3-for-16 with runners in scoring position. Rex Brothers (2-0) earned the win in relief, and Enderson Franco limited the damage in a five-inning save.
With Tuesday's loss, the BayBears have now dropped a franchise-record 12 consecutive games.
The BayBears continue the five-game road series against Mississippi Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. CDT. Right-handed pitcher Jeremy Beasley (1-2, 3.94 ERA) is scheduled to make the start against righty Kyle Wright (6-7, 3.91 ERA) for the Braves. Live coverage can be seen on MiLB.tv (Mississippi 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.
The BayBears return home Saturday 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].