Lookouts Game Notes 4/15/16
JT Chargois moved to a perfect 21/21 in career save opportunities, DJ Hicks hit HRs in back to back games for the sixth time in his career and Zack Granite stole home! Check out these and all the other notes from last night’s 11-8 comeback win and today’s 7:15 match-up with Jackson.
News & Notes
Last Time Out: Going into the bottom of the 6th, the game seemed out of reach for the Lookouts down 8-2. That was before Chattanooga rattled off 9 unanswered runs and stormed back to win their third game of the season 11-8. The offensive contributions were across the board as only one player in the lineup finished without a hit (TJ White in his first SL game) and all but two had an RBI. The comeback was capped by Zack Granite stealing home in the bottom of the seventh even after being hit in the leg by a pitch to get on base. The 6th inning deficit came from 5 runs allowed by SP David Hurlbut (though only 2 were ER) and an out-less outing by Mike Strong (3 ER 1 H 2 BB). The pitching was lights out after the sixth though as Corey Williams, Jake Reed and JT Chargois combined for 5 shutout innings.
Power in Bunches: DJ Hicks homered in back to back games for the sixth time in his career when he took Ryan Yarbrough deep in the 4th inning. The 2-run shot vaulted Hicks into a tie for the league lead in RBI with 7.
Free Passes: Jackson and Chattanooga combined for 16 walks last night, 8 by each team. Lookouts batters were also hit by 4 pitches, which ties the team record and fell just one HBP short from tying the Southern League record.
Catching Fire: After starting the season 0-5 through the first two games, OF Daniel Palka has since hit .409 (9-22) with 3 runs scored, 2 doubles, a HR and 6 RBI over 5 games.
Closing Time: JT Chargois has dominated out of the bullpen to start 2016. In 3 appearances, Chargois has yet to allow a base runner while striking out six batters, all swinging, in three innings pitched. He also picked up his first save of the year, making him a perfect 21-for-21 in career save opportunities.