PENSACOLA, Fla. (May 16, 2019) - The Mobile BayBears, the Double-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels, fell behind early but bounced back to defeat the Pensacola Blue Wahoos 5-4 in 10 innings and snap a six-game losing streak Thursday night at Blue Wahoos Stadium.
Erick Salcedo came through with a pair of critical run-scoring hits to boost the BayBears (16-24). Trailing 2-0 in the fifth, Salcedo cut Pensacola's lead in half with an RBI triple and scored on a Jahmai Jones sacrifice fly. After the Blue Wahoos (26-15) jumped ahead again on Travis Blankenhorn's second home run of the game, Salcedo delivered again with a two-out, two-run single in the sixth.
Luis Madero settled down after allowing two runs on three hits in the first. He retired the next 10 batters and despite giving up a pair of home runs, recorded his second quality start. Madero gave up three runs on five hits with eight strikeouts in six innings pitched.
Adam Hofacket (1-0) retired all six batters he faced to send the game to extra innings. In the top of the 10th, Brandon Sandoval came through with a two-out RBI single off Tom Hackimer (0-1) to give the BayBears a 5-4 lead. With two runners on and no outs, Zac Ryan set down the final three batters to earn his third save.
The BayBears continue the five-game road series against Pensacola Friday at 6:35 p.m. Southpaw Max Herrmann (0-0, 2.45 ERA) is scheduled to make the start against righty Sean Poppen (2-2, 3.27 ERA) for the Blue Wahoos. Live coverage can be seen on MiLB.tv (Pensacola feed, 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 return home Wednesday and 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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