MOBILE, Ala. (August 8, 2019) - Greg Mahle pitched a complete-game shutout to lead the Mobile BayBears, the Double-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels, to a 6-0 victory over the Pensacola Blue Wahoos Thursday night at Hank Aaron Stadium.
Mahle (1-2) gave up five hits, did not issue any walks, and struck out five batters on 96 pitches, 71 strikes. He retired 16 consecutive hitters from the third to the eighth. Mahle's previous career-high was 5 2/3 innings pitched. It was the first nine-inning complete game for the BayBears since Josh Taylor shut out Pensacola on July 5, 2016.
Brandon Marsh drove in two runs with a double in the bottom of the second to get the BayBears (43-71 overall, 16-30 second half) on the board and open the scoring in a three-run inning against Bryan Sammons (4-5). Jordan Zimmerman added his first Double-A home run to lead off the third. Mobile has tallied 11 unanswered runs over the past two games, holding Pensacola (61-55, 23-23) scoreless for 17 consecutive frames.
Twins top pitching prospect Brusdar Graterol retired five of six batters and recorded three strikeouts in his first appearance since returning from Pensacola's injured list.
The BayBears continue the five-game home series against Pensacola Friday at 7:05 p.m. 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 6:45 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. Partial plans are also available, featuring a 7-game plan and a 12-game option to 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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