Hi-A Visalia already had the scheduled day off on Sunday, but with weather postponing games at both Triple-A Reno and Low-A South Bend, the Mobile squad was the only active team on the farm for Arizona. The BayBears had a memorable game, though, stealing an extra-innings victory from Chattanooga in the bottom of the tenth. As he has been all year long, the star of the day on offense for Mobile was Matt Davidson, who knocked his seventh and eight home runs of the season.
Snakelet BayBear of the Day:
Matt Davidson (Double-A): 2-4, 2 HR, 2 R, 4 RBI, BB, K
Mobile 7, Chattanooga 5. (21-14) (ten innings) Well, the BayBears must have seen that they were the only active team in the organization on Sunday, so they made it count with an extra-inning victory. The star of the day - by a wide margin - was Davidson, who has all but cemented his status as the best position player prospect on the farm. Davidson whacked a pair of two-run home runs in this one, including a two-out walk-off shot in the bottom of the tenth inning. The spectacular day from Davidson put his OPS on the year over the 1.000 mark, at 1.017. For a kid who has been able to legally consume alcohol for about a month and a half, those are some utterly ridiculous numbers.
Oh, and he wore pink cleats for Mother's Day. When you hit two home runs, including a walk-off, in a game with a new pair of shoes, you have to keep wearing them, right?...
Right-hander Derek Eitel effectively chewed innings for Mobile on the bump, getting through seven but perhaps working one inning too many. Eitel struck out two with just one walk, but allowed five runs (four earned), including a three-spot in the seventh that tied things up at five apiece. However, two scoreless innings from Matt Gorgen and another scoreless frame from Evan Marshall helped hold off the Lookouts until Davidson struck again. Also chipping in at the plate were Marc Krauss with a double and David Nick with a two-hit day.