MOBILE, Ala. (July 21, 2017) - The Mobile BayBears, the Double-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, plated a pair of ninth-inning runs but dropped the third game of the series 4-2 to the Chattanooga Lookouts Friday night at Hank Aaron Stadium.The BayBears (42-64 overall, 12-15 second half)
MOBILE, Ala. (July 21, 2017) - The Mobile BayBears, the Double-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, plated a pair of ninth-inning runs but dropped the third game of the series 4-2 to the Chattanooga Lookouts Friday night at Hank Aaron Stadium.
The BayBears (42-64 overall, 12-15 second half) entered the final frame trailing 4-0, but the first two batters reached base. Troy Montgomery broke up the shutout bid with his first Double-A RBI on a single to right field. Zach Houchins followed with an RBI single off new pitcher Nick Anderson. However, Anderson struck out the final two batters to earn his third save.
For the second time in the series, Chattanooga (64-34, 22-6) scored all of its runs on homers. Andy Wilkins hit a solo home run in the sixth inning to break a scoreless tie, and LaMonte Wade Jr added to the lead with a three-run homer in the seventh.
Tyler Carpenter (1-5) allowed just one run on four hits with three strikeouts, but he was handed the loss. Dereck Rodríguez (4-1) pitched five scoreless innings for the Lookouts, giving up four hits and striking out six batters.
The BayBears continue the five-game home series against Chattanooga Saturday at 7:05 p.m. CT. Right-handed pitcher Grayson Long (5-5, 2.76 ERA) is slated to make the start against righty Fernando Romero (8-6, 2.82 ERA) for the Lookouts. 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 6:45 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].