MOBILE, Ala. (May 7, 2019) - Jason Alexander had a career night to lead the Mobile BayBears, the Double-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels, to a 2-0 shutout victory over the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp Tuesday night at Hank Aaron Stadium.
Alexander (1-0) faced just one over the minimum in a career-high eight-inning start. For the second straight night, the BayBears (14-17) retired 13 consecutive Jacksonville batters to open the game. Joe Dunand was the first to reach with a one-out single in the fifth, but Alexander continued to dominate by setting down the next 11 hitters. He also recorded a career-high in strikeouts, fanning nine.
Jahmai Jones provided the only offense with his first home run of the season off McKenzie Mills (1-5). In the bottom of the sixth with Jack Kruger on first, Jones belted a two-run homer to left-center field. He has driven in four runs with two extra-base hits in the first two games of the series.
The Jumbo Shrimp (10-22) threatened to score in the ninth with two hits and a walk against Kaleb Cowart . However, Cowart induced a double play and struck out Justin Twine with runners on the corners to end the game. It was the third shutout win of the season for Mobile and Cowart's first professional save.
The BayBears continue the 10-game homestand and five-game home series against Jacksonville Wednesday at 6:35 p.m. Right-handed pitcher Matt Ball (1-1, 2.74 ERA) is scheduled to make the start against righty Robert Dugger (1-5, 4.88 ERA) for the Jumbo Shrimp. 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 Gonzalez, 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 Steve@MobileBayBears.com.
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