JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (April 13, 2018) - The Mobile BayBears, the Double-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels, scored two runs in the sixth inning but fell 9-2 to the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp Friday night at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville.
Trailing 4-0, Hutton Moyer drove in Taylor Ward with a triple to left-center field. Two batters later, Moyer crossed home on a Connor Justus single to center.
However, for the second straight night, Jacksonville (4-4) extended its 4-2 lead in the eighth inning. The Jumbo Shrimp scored five runs, with four walks and a Colby Lusignan double highlighting the frame. Lusignan finished the game with four RBIs.
Ivan Pineyro (0-1) took the loss for the BayBears (3-5), giving up four runs on four hits with nine strikeouts. Jeff Brigham (2-0) matched his career-high with 10 strikeouts in five innings without allowing a run. Brigham has tossed 10 straight scoreless frames to begin the season.
Brennon Lund had his second multi-hit game of the series, going 2-for-4. Zach Gibbons extended his hit streak to eight games with a single in the fifth.
The BayBears continue the five-game road series against Jacksonville Saturday at 5:35 p.m. CDT. Right-handed pitcher Jose Rodriguez (1-0, 0.00 ERA) is scheduled to make the start against righty Merandy Gonzalez (0-0, 0.00 ERA) for the Jumbo Shrimp. Live coverage can be seen on MiLB.tv (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 5:20 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 MobileBayBears.com, call (251) 479-BEAR (2327), or contact Steve Goldberg via email at Steve@MobileBayBears.com.
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