BayBears Drop Game One of Doubleheader, Game Two Rained Out
KODAK, Tenn. - The Mobile BayBears, the Double-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels, were defeated by the Tennessee Smokies 4-2 in the first game of Thursday's doubleheader at Smokies Stadium. The second game was postponed due to rain and will be made up as part of a doubleheader Friday, beginning at 4:30 p.m. CDT.
Jose Rodriguez (4-5) faced the minimum 12 batters and gave up just one hit through the first four innings. However, the Smokies (27-24) tagged him for four runs on four hits in the bottom of the fifth. Yasiel Balaguert tied the game 1-1 with a solo homer. Later in the frame, Trey Martin hit a two-run double and scored on a Charcer Burks single.
Luis Rengifo went 1-for-3 with an RBI groundout in the third inning. He doubled and scored a run in the sixth to cut Tennessee's lead to 4-2, but the BayBears (27-24) could not get any closer.
Duncan Robinson (2-1) recorded a quality start, giving up two runs on five hits in six innings pitched. Dakota Mekkes retired the side in order in the seventh with a pair of strikeouts to earn his seventh save.
Live coverage of Friday's doubleheader can be seen on MiLB.tv (Tennessee 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 4:15 p.m. CDT.
The BayBears return home Friday, June 8, 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).
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