MOBILE, Ala. (April 15, 2019) - The Mobile BayBears, the Double-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels, could not bounce back from a four-run first inning for the Montgomery Biscuits and dropped the series opener 6-2 Monday night at Hank Aaron Stadium.
After the first four batters reached and scored in the top of the first, the BayBears (4-6) settled in and allowed just two runs the rest of the game. Jason Alexander pitched four scoreless, hitless innings out of the bullpen and faced the minimum.
The BayBears got on the board in the bottom of the sixth. Following four hitless innings, three against Blake Bivens (1-0), Erick Salcedo hit a one-out triple and scored on a Jahmai Jones single. It was Jones' first RBI and third hit of the season. However, Mobile left runners on first and second in the frame.
In the bottom of the ninth, Julian Leon hit a two-out RBI double. Once again, the BayBears left two runners on base.
Jesus Sanchez led the way for Montgomery (6-4), going 3-for-4 at the plate with three RBIs and a run scored. Lucius Fox scored a pair of runs, and Kevin Padlo hit his first home run of the season off Jose Rodriguez (0-1) in the second.
The BayBears continue the five-game home series against Montgomery Tuesday at 6:35 p.m. Right-handed pitcher Jesus Castillo (0-1, 7.04 ERA) is scheduled to make the start against southpaw Brendan McKay (0-0, 5.79 ERA) for the Biscuits. 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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