MOBILE, Ala. (May 22, 2019) - The Mobile BayBears, the Double-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels, scored in just one inning, and it was more than enough in a 3-0 shutout victory over the Biloxi Shuckers in the series opener Wednesday night at Hank Aaron Stadium.Luis Madero (2-2) earned
MOBILE, Ala. (May 22, 2019) - The Mobile BayBears, the Double-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels, scored in just one inning, and it was more than enough in a 3-0 shutout victory over the Biloxi Shuckers in the series opener Wednesday night at Hank Aaron Stadium.
Luis Madero (2-2) earned his second win with five scoreless innings. He allowed just three hits and left a pair of runners in scoring position. Biloxi (24-22) went 0-for-9 with runners in scoring position in the game, and left 11 men stranded.
Joe Gatto , Adam Hofacket , Adrian Almeida , and Ryan Clark combined to keep the Shuckers off the board for the final four innings. It was Mobile's sixth shutout win this season, and Gatto has pitched in five of them. Clark earned his team-high fourth save, and the BayBears are now 13-of-15 in save situations, the best save percentage in the Southern League.
With two outs and no score in the bottom of the fifth, Connor Justus got the BayBears (19-26) on the board with an RBI double off Alec Bettinger (1-4). Jahmai Jones drove him in with a single and scored two batters later on a Jack Kruger base hit.
Jhoan Urena extended his on-base streak to 19 games with a single in the second inning. He has the longest active streak in the league and is just one game shy of tying the longest overall streak this season.
The BayBears continue the five-game home series against Biloxi Thursday at 6:35 p.m. Southpaw Max Herrmann (0-0, 1.50 ERA) is scheduled to make the start against righty Johan Belisario (3-0, 2.08 ERA) for the Shuckers. 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].