Josh Hader put on a show for Biloxi Tuesday night at Hank Aaron Stadium. He dominated Mobile beginning with a strikeout against the first BayBear he faced.
Over five innings, the lefty gave up only one hit, walked one and struck-out nine BayBears. The 3-0 shutout gives Biloxi a league-leading 12 on the season and third in the last six games. Hader, Brooks Hall and Damien Magnifico combined for a three-hitter.
Center Fielder Brett Phillips, who was acquired in the trade between the Brewers and Astros, led off the game with a triple and scored on a double off the bat of Orlando Arcia giving the Shuckers an early lead. Phillips had 1 hit in 3 at-bats and Arcia was 2 for 4 with an RBI. Arcia extended his hitting streak to seven games and is 12-for-25. He now has 35 multi-hit games this season.
With the bases loaded in the top of the fifth inning, Nathan Orf belted a two-out, two run single. In the last three games, Orf has five RBI.
Brooks Hall, normally a starter for the Shuckers, came out of the bullpen in the sixth and pitched three scoreless innings. It was his second relief appearance of the season and he tossed two strikeouts.
Damien Magnifico picked up his 16th save attempt by working the ninth.
The Shuckers ended a two game losing streak to Mobile and get a chance to even the five-game series at two wins apiece tomorrow night at Hank Aaron Stadium at 7:05.
Right handed pitcher Tyler Wagner (8-5, 2.38 ERA) will be on the mound Wednesday. He has won two consecutive games and has allowed only two runs in the last 14 innings.
Mobile will send Blayne Weller (1-3, 5.61 ERA) on the mound.
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