MOBILE, Ala. (June 12, 2018) - The Mobile BayBears, the Double-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels, shut out the Jackson Generals 2-0 in the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader at Hank Aaron Stadium. The second game was halted in the top of the second inning and canceled due to
MOBILE, Ala. (June 12, 2018) - The Mobile BayBears, the Double-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels, shut out the Jackson Generals 2-0 in the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader at Hank Aaron Stadium. The second game was halted in the top of the second inning and canceled due to heavy rain. It will not be resumed at a later date, since the teams do not play again in the first half of the season.
Griffin Canning pitched 5 2/3 scoreless innings and only allowed a pair of singles. He retired 13 straight Jackson (35-29) batters from the first inning until the fifth. He issued one walk, hit a batter, and recorded six strikeouts.
Matt Custred (2-3) earned the win with 1 1/3 of scoreless relief to complete the shutout.
Luis Rengifo provided the only offense with a two-run homer in the bottom of the sixth inning. Ryan Atkinson (2-6) held the BayBears (35-28) to just two hits in the game.
The BayBears begin a five-game road series against the Pensacola Blue Wahoos Wednesday at 6:35 p.m. CDT. Right-handed pitcher Jason Alexander (0-0, -.-ERA) is scheduled to make the start against southpaw Seth Varner (3-0, 2.78 ERA) for the Blue Wahoos. Live coverage can be seen on MiLB.tv (Pensacola 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 6:15 p.m.
The BayBears return home next Thursday 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].