MOBILE, Ala. (May 13, 2019) - The Mobile BayBears, the Double-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels, dropped both games of a doubleheader Monday night at Hank Aaron Stadium against the Jackson Generals, falling 5-1 in game one and 11-8 in game two.GAME ONE:Jesus Castillo gave up just one run
MOBILE, Ala. (May 13, 2019) - The Mobile BayBears, the Double-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels, dropped both games of a doubleheader Monday night at Hank Aaron Stadium against the Jackson Generals, falling 5-1 in game one and 11-8 in game two.
Jesus Castillo gave up just one run in five innings pitched, but the BayBears offense provided just one run of support. Mobile left five runners on base and went 0-for-4 with runners in scoring position. The lone Mobile run came on a Julian Leon sacrifice fly in the bottom of the first.
With the game tied 1-1 through six innings, former BayBear Jamie Westbrook delivered a three-run homer for the Generals. It was his fourth home run at Hank Aaron Stadium in the past three seasons with Jackson.
Riley Smith (2-3) pitched a complete game, allowing the one first-inning run on six hits with four strikeouts.
Kaleb Cowart (1-1) struck out four straight batters but departed after allowing a pair of walks in the seventh.
After going 11 consecutive innings without scoring and falling behind 10-0 in the middle of the sixth, the BayBears (15-22) erupted with eight runs in the final two frames.
Jhoan Urena drew a bases-loaded walk in the bottom of the sixth to get Mobile on the board. Bo Way followed with a two-run double, and Urena scored on a double play to cut Jackson's lead to 10-4.
Trailing 11-4 in the seventh, the BayBears loaded the bases with no outs for the second straight inning. Jack Kruger plated a run with a groundout, Connor Justus hit a two-run single with two outs, and Brendon Sanger hit an RBI double off former BayBear Damien Magnifico. With the tying run at the plate, Magnifico induced a groundout to end the game.
Jason Alexander (1-1) gave up five runs, four earned, in the first three frames and took the loss in a four-inning start. The Generals (20-16) added five more runs in the top of the sixth and one in the seventh against a trio of BayBears relievers.
The BayBears continue the five-game home series against Jackson Tuesday at 6:35 p.m. Live coverage can be seen on MiLB.tv (subscription required, promo code: BAYBEARS) and heard on MobileBayBears.com, the TuneIn 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 2. The new BayBears Pass is available, featuring a general admission ticket to every BayBears game at Hank Aaron Stadium for only $19.97 per month. Season ticket packages and partial plans are also available, featuring a 7-game plan and a 12-game option to guarantee bobbleheads and receive tickets to select fireworks nights. Individual game tickets can be purchased online at MobileBayBears.com or by calling 251-572-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, 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 175 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) 572-BEAR (2327), or contact Steve Goldberg via email at [email protected].