MONTGOMERY, Ala. (April 27, 2018) - The Mobile BayBears, the Double-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels, plated a pair of runs in the eighth inning but were edged by the Montgomery Biscuits 3-2 Friday afternoon at Riverwalk Stadium.Brendon Sanger went 3-for-4 and came through with a two-run double in
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (April 27, 2018) - The Mobile BayBears, the Double-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels, plated a pair of runs in the eighth inning but were edged by the Montgomery Biscuits 3-2 Friday afternoon at Riverwalk Stadium.
Brendon Sanger went 3-for-4 and came through with a two-run double in the eighth to get the BayBears (10-11) on the board and cut Montgomery's lead to 3-2. However, Kyle Bird got six straight outs following the two-bagger to earn his second save of the season.
Jose Rodriguez (1-2) gave up just four hits over 5 2/3 innings, but the Biscuits (8-14) scored three runs in the bottom of the second to take an early lead. Brandon Lowe scored on a fielding error, and then Mike Brosseau hit a two-run homer, his first of the year. After Rodriguez departed, Jeremy Rhoades retired all seven batters he faced in relief.
Taylor Ward recorded his team-high ninth multi-hit game, going 2-for-4. He extended his hit streak to eight games and his on-base streak to 11.
Montgomery starter Zach Lee (3-0) pitched six scoreless innings and struck out six batters in the win.
The BayBears continue a five-game road series against Montgomery Saturday at 6:05 p.m. CDT. Right-handed pitcher Griffin Canning (0-0, 5.63 ERA) is scheduled to make the start against righty J.D. Martin (0-3, 7.23 ERA) for the Biscuits. Live coverage can be seen on MiLB.tv (Montgomery 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 5:45 p.m.
The BayBears return home Wednesday and host a total of 70 home dates through Labor Day, September 3. Single-game tickets and ticket packages are currently on sale. Season tickets and 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].