MOBILE, Ala. (July 22, 2017) - The Mobile BayBears, the Double-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, suffered their fifth straight loss, being shut out 7-0 by the Chattanooga Lookouts Saturday night at Hank Aaron Stadium.
The BayBears (42-65 overall, 12-16 second half) tallied eight hits in the game but left 13 runners on base. Matt Thaiss , Zach Houchins , and Sherman Johnson had multi-hit games, but the team went just 1-for-9 with runners in scoring position.
Chattanooga (65-34, 23-6) began the game by scoring three runs on three hits in the first inning and added two more runs in the third off Grayson Long (5-6). Long exited the game after just three innings pitched. Jonathan Rodriguez added to the lead with a two-run homer in the sixth inning, his third of the series. The Lookouts have hit 10 home runs in the last four games.
Fernando Romero (9-6) pitched five scoreless innings, only gave up three hits, and struck out six batters in the win. Randy LeBlanc and Raul Fernandez both pitched two scoreless innings of relief.
The BayBears wrap up the five-game home series against Chattanooga Sunday at 5:05 p.m. CT. Right-handed pitcher Alex Klonowski (4-5, 4.01 ERA) is slated to make the start against righty Felix Jorge (8-1, 3.56 ERA) for the Lookouts. 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 4:45 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 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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