MOBILE, Ala. (April 16, 2019) - The Mobile BayBears, the Double-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels, stayed within striking distance for the first six innings, but a four-run seventh made the difference in a 7-3 loss to the Montgomery Biscuits Tuesday night at Hank Aaron Stadium.
Jesus Castillo (0-2) struck out seven batters in a four-inning start. He worked out of a bases-loaded jam in the top of the first but gave up runs in the second and fourth. Castillo has taken a loss in two of his first three outings.
Trailing 2-0 in the fourth, the BayBears (4-7) got on the board when Jahmai Jones scored on a Roberto Baldoquin RBI double. Jones drove in a run of his own in the bottom of the ninth with a groundout. Brandon Marsh also plated a run with a ninth-inning single and recorded his third multi-hit game of the season, going 2-for-4.
However, the Biscuits (7-4) had their second four-run inning of the series and stretched their lead to 6-1 in the seventh. Dalton Kelly hit a two-run homer, Tristan Gray scored on an error, and Robbie Tenerowicz crossed home on a double steal.
Brendan McKay struck out seven batters for Montgomery in a four-inning start, allowing one run on three hits. Sam McWilliams (1-0) pitched the final five innings and earned the win in his first appearance of the season.
The BayBears continue the five-game home series against Montgomery Wednesday at 6:35 p.m. Right-handed pitcher Jeremy Beasley (0-1, 9.45 ERA) is scheduled to make the start against righty Arturo Reyes (2-0, 3.00 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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