MOBILE, Ala. (June 5, 2017) - The Mobile BayBears, the Double-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, fell behind 5-0 early, cut the deficit to just one run, but ultimately lost 7-4 to the Pensacola Blue Wahoos Monday night at Hank Aaron Stadium.Zach Houchins ignited the comeback effort
MOBILE, Ala. (June 5, 2017) - The Mobile BayBears, the Double-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, fell behind 5-0 early, cut the deficit to just one run, but ultimately lost 7-4 to the Pensacola Blue Wahoos Monday night at Hank Aaron Stadium.
Zach Houchins ignited the comeback effort with a three-run triple in the fourth inning, cutting Pensacola's lead to 5-3. Houchins plated another run with a double in the sixth. He has driven in all six BayBears (24-33) runs in the first two games of the series.
After Alex Blackford (0-1) departed, allowing five runs on eight hits in four innings, Conor Lillis-White kept the Blue Wahoos (33-24) off the board for the next three frames. For the second straight outing, Lillis-White did not a hit in three innings pitched. He recorded five strikeouts.
Alex Blandino had another multi-hit game, going a perfect 3-for-3 with four RBI. Like Houchins, he has driven in six runs in the series as well.
José López (1-0) earned his first Double-A win, giving up four runs (one earned) on four hits with eight strikeouts in six innings. Ariel Hernández retired all nine batters he faced in a three-inning save.
Forrestt Allday went 0-for-3 but drew a walk in the fourth inning, extending his on-base streak to a league-best 34 games.
The BayBears continue the five-game home series against Pensacola Tuesday at 6:35 p.m. CT. Right-hander Grayson Long (3-3, 3.21 ERA) is slated to make the start against righty Luis Castillo (2-3, 3.00 ERA) for the Blue Wahoos. Live coverage can be seen on MiLB.tv (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. CT.
The BayBears host a total of 70 home dates through Labor Day, September 4. Single-game tickets and ticket packages are currently on sale. Season tickets and group and hospitality offerings for the 2017 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 of Anaheim 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 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].