The first four innings played out as anticipated with the two highly-regarded pitching prospects, Nathan Eovaldi (6-5) and Jarrod Parker (8-6), pitching sublimely; however, both pitchers fell victim to their respective pitch count limits before the end of the sixth inning.
The Lookouts broke the ice by finally scoring in the fifth inning. After recording two strikeouts, Parker walked Travis Denker. Jaime Pedroza then singled to put runners on the corners. Pedroza then stole second, forcing a hurried throw by catcher Ed Easley to second. The off-the-bag throw allowed Denker to score and Pedroza to reach second safely.
Eovaldi was cruising throw Mobile's lineup until he encountered some self-inflicted turbulence in the sixth inning. After notching two quick outs, Eovaldi walked Marc Krauss and Easley, which prompted his exit from the game. Scott Rice then entered the game and proceeded to yield back-to-back singles to Jacob Elmore and Daniel Kaczrow to put the score at 2-1.
Mobile continued to feast off of the Lookouts' bullpen, scoring four runs in the seventh inning. Paul Goldschmidt led the charge by blasting his league-leading 26th homer of the season. The two-run shot, combined with an Elmore sacrifice fly and Kyle Greene RBI single, gave Mobile a 6-1 lead.
Scott Van Slyke ripped a two-RBI double in the eighth inning, but the Lookouts could not muster another run.
Ryan Cook pitched a perfect ninth to earn his 12th save of the season for the BayBears.
The Chattanooga Lookouts and Mobile BayBears will continue their five-game series at 7:15 tonight.