The Rays system had just one minor league game on tap after the Renegades’ playoff game was rained out, and unfortunately the Biscuits had themselves a rough night.
Double-A Southern League Playoffs Game 3: Mobile BayBears (ARI) 10, Montgomery Biscuits 2 (BayBears Lead Series 2-1)
When you get horrific pitching and no offense until the end of the game, you’re in control. The frustration only increases when that happens in the postseason. Jacob Thompson‘s frustrating year continued into the playoffs as he went just 4 innings allowing 5 runs on 8 hits, striking out just 1 while walking 2. D-Backs prospects Chris Owings and Matt Davidson tagged him for home runs. Nick Barnese came into the game in relief and was even worse, going 2.1 innings allowing 5 more runs on 6 hits, striking out 1 while walking 2. Shane Dyer finally gave the Biscuits some pitching in the 8th and 9th, going 2.2 innings allowing no runs on just 3 hits, striking out 2 while walking none and posting a 4-0 groundout to flyout ratio. Dyer’s performance was one of the game’s few highlights for the Biscuits. Mikie Mahtook did hit a garbage-time RBI double in the 8th while a Craig Alberaz RBI groundout made it 10-2 in the 9th. Mahtook had himself a nice game, going 2 for 4 with a double, an RBI, and an outfield assist on the defensive end, while Shawn O’Malley went 1 for 3 with a walk and a run scored. Bryan Hagens earned the win for Mobile, going 7 innings allowing no runs on just 6 hits, striking out 5 while walking 2, and Davidson had 4 RBI in the game.