MOBILE, Ala. (July 22, 2018) - The Mobile BayBears, the Double-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels, got on the board first but dropped the series finale to the Chattanooga Lookouts 9-4 Sunday evening at Hank Aaron Stadium.The BayBears (48-49 overall, 11-18 second half) plated the first run of the
MOBILE, Ala. (July 22, 2018) - The Mobile BayBears, the Double-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels, got on the board first but dropped the series finale to the Chattanooga Lookouts 9-4 Sunday evening at Hank Aaron Stadium.
The BayBears (48-49 overall, 11-18 second half) plated the first run of the game on a Riley Unroe single off Lewis Thorpe (5-4) in the second. However, Chattanooga (48-51, 12-18) responded with five runs off Joe Gatto (3-4) in the top of the third.
Zander Wiel hit a three-run homer to put the Lookouts ahead for good. It was his third long ball of the series and extended his on-base streak to 20 games.
Jose Rojas ' on-base streak also stayed alive, courtesy of a leadoff single in the bottom of the ninth. Rojas has reached safely in 19 straight games, the second-longest active streak in the Southern League behind Wiel's.
Thorpe recorded a quality start, giving up two runs on four hits with five strikeouts in six innings pitched. His other run allowed came on a Brendon Sanger homer in the fifth.
With Sunday's loss, the BayBears have now been swept in back-to-back series. The 10-game losing streak is the third in team history and first since 2009.
The BayBears begin a five-game road series against the Mississippi Braves Monday at 7:00 p.m. CDT. Right-handed pitcher Jose Rodriguez (6-7, 5.29 ERA) is scheduled to make the start against righty Enderson Franco (4-7, 3.86 ERA) for the Braves. Live coverage can be seen on MiLB.tv (Mississippi feed, 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 6:45 p.m.
The BayBears return home Saturday and host a total of 70 home dates through Labor Day, September 3. Single-game tickets and ticket packages are currently on sale. Group and hospitality offerings for the 2018 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 Angels and play their games at Hank Aaron Stadium in Mobile, Ala. 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 González, 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 [email protected].