MOBILE, Ala. (May 26, 2017) - The Mobile BayBears, the Double-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, clinched a series victory with a 2-1 win over the Birmingham Barons Friday night at Hank Aaron Stadium.Grayson Long (3-2) took a no-hitter into the sixth inning before finally allowing an
MOBILE, Ala. (May 26, 2017) - The Mobile BayBears, the Double-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, clinched a series victory with a 2-1 win over the Birmingham Barons Friday night at Hank Aaron Stadium.
Grayson Long (3-2) took a no-hitter into the sixth inning before finally allowing an infield single to Eddy Alvarez with one out in the frame. Long worked into the seventh inning for the first time in his career but did not record an out, allowing one run on two hits before departing. He matched his season-high with eight strikeouts.
Mobile (22-26) scored both of its runs in the bottom of the sixth inning. With runners on second and third, Forrestt Allday broke the scoreless tie with an RBI single to left field. David Fletcher came home behind Michael Hermosillo , courtesy of a fielding error. Allday extended his on-base streak to 29 straight games with the hit.
Following Abel De Los Santos ' inning of scoreless relief, Adam Hofacket earned his second save with the BayBears. Hofacket recorded six outs, and the final one came after Birmingham (15-32) loaded the bases in the ninth.
Like Long, Jordan Guerrero (0-7) also notched a quality start. He struck out nine batters, one shy of his season-high, in six-plus innings pitched.
With the victory, the BayBears have now won a season-high five consecutive home games and two straight series wins at Hank Aaron Stadium.
The BayBears continue a five-game home series against Birmingham Saturday at 7:05 p.m. CT. Right-hander Osmer Morales (2-0, 2.23 ERA) is slated to make the start against righty Spencer Adams (2-6, 4.30 ERA) for the Barons. Live coverage can be seen on MiLB.tv (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. CT.
The BayBears host a total of 70 home dates through Labor Day, September 4. Single-game tickets and ticket packages are currently on sale. Season tickets and group and hospitality offerings for the 2017 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 of Anaheim 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 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].