BayBears drop third straight as Shrimp pull away late

Gibbons and Moyer have multi-hit games, Ward extends hit streak

By Mobile BayBears | April 12, 2018 11:10 PM

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (April 12, 2018) - The Mobile BayBears, the Double-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels, plated a pair of early runs but dropped the second game of the series 7-2 to the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp Thursday night at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville.


Brendon Sanger and Zach Gibbons both drove in runs with singles in the second and fourth innings, respectively. Gibbons extended his hit streak to seven games, going 2-for-3. Hutton Moyer also had a multi-hit game.


However, a two-run Eric Jagielo home run off Luis Pena (0-1) in the first gave Jacksonville (3-4) a lead they maintained for the entire game. The Jumbo Shrimp matched the BayBears (3-4) with runs in the second and fourth, and they added three runs of insurance in the eighth.


Nick Neidert (1-0) earned his first win, giving up two runs on six hits with four strikeouts in five innings. A trio of Jacksonville relievers held the BayBears scoreless for the final four frames and only allowed two hits.


Justin Anderson was sharp out of the bullpen for the BayBears, pitching 1 2/3 scoreless, hitless innings with four strikeouts.


Taylor Ward singled in the first inning to extend his hit streak to seven games.


The BayBears continue the five-game road series against Jacksonville Friday at 6:05 p.m. CDT. Right-handed pitcher Ivan Pineyro (0-0, 4.15 ERA) is scheduled to make the start against righty Jeff Brigham (1-0, 0.00 ERA) for the Jumbo Shrimp. Live coverage can be seen on (Jacksonville 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. CT.


The BayBears return home Monday 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 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 Gonzalez, and Justin Upton. For more information on the Mobile BayBears and Hank Aaron Stadium, please visit, call (251) 479-BEAR (2327), or contact Steve Goldberg via email at


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