CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (June 3, 2018) - The Mobile BayBears, the Double-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels, tallied five runs in the eighth inning but it was not nearly enough in a 13-5 loss to the Chattanooga Lookouts in the series opener Sunday evening at AT&T Field.Zach Gibbons and Riley
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (June 3, 2018) - The Mobile BayBears, the Double-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels, tallied five runs in the eighth inning but it was not nearly enough in a 13-5 loss to the Chattanooga Lookouts in the series opener Sunday evening at AT&T Field.
Zach Gibbons and Riley Unroe both had two-hit games with RBIs and runs scored in the eighth. The BayBears (29-26) sent 11 batters to the plate in the frame and plated five runs on three hits, four walks, and one error.
However, a nine-run fifth inning for Chattanooga (33-23) was too much to overcome. The Lookouts drew six straight walks and had four timely hits, including a LaMonte Wade Jr two-run homer to start the scoring.
Jesus Castillo (4-4) matched his season-high with seven runs allowed and walked a career-high four batters in 4 1/3 innings pitched. Lewis Thorpe (2-3) pitched six scoreless innings for the Lookouts, giving up three hits with six strikeouts. He has not allowed a run in 10 innings pitched against Mobile.
The BayBears continue the five-game road series against Chattanooga Monday at 6:15 p.m. CDT. Right-handed pitcher Luis Pena (2-4, 5.03 ERA) is scheduled to make the start against righty Kohl Stewart (3-3, 6.60 ERA) for the Lookouts. Live coverage can be heard on the BayBears Broadcast Network, the TuneIn Radio App, and the MiLB First Pitch App, with the Countdown to First Pitch starting at 6:00 p.m. CDT.
The BayBears return home Friday 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].