KODAK, Tenn. (July 12, 2019) - The Mobile BayBears, the Double-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels, used three home runs and lights out relief pitching to come back for a 5-3 win over the Tennessee Smokies Friday night at Smokies Stadium.Jo Adell led the way at the plate, going
KODAK, Tenn. (July 12, 2019) - The Mobile BayBears, the Double-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels, used three home runs and lights out relief pitching to come back for a 5-3 win over the Tennessee Smokies Friday night at Smokies Stadium.
Jo Adell led the way at the plate, going 3-for-4 with two home runs and three RBIs. He had a solo shot in the first, a game-tying dinger in the eighth, and a fifth-inning RBI single. It was the third multi-homer game of Adell's career, and he became the first BayBears (37-52 overall, 10-11 second half) player to hit two home runs in a game this year.
After Adell tied the game in the eighth, Bo Way launched a two-run homer in the ninth off Jake Stinnett (1-1) to put Mobile in front 5-3. It was Way's fourth long ball of the year to match his career-high set in 2014, his first professional season.
The BayBears bullpen kept the Smokies (41-50, 8-14) off the board for the final seven frames. Isaac Mattson increased his scoreless streak to 20 1/3 straight innings and hitless streak to 13 1/3 consecutive innings. Joe Gatto (4-3) got Mobile out of a jam with two runners on in the eighth by fanning the last two batters. Adam Hofacket became the third BayBears pitcher to earn his sixth save.
The BayBears continue the six-game road series against Tennessee Saturday at 6:00 p.m. CDT. Right-handed pitcher Tyler Carpenter (0-0, 2.93 ERA) is scheduled to make the start against righty Alex Lange (2-1, 3.52 ERA) for the Smokies. Live coverage can be seen on MiLB.tv (Tennessee 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 5:45 p.m. CDT.
The BayBears return home Thursday 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 González, 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 [email protected].