Lookouts Game Notes 4/26/16
Travis Harrison and Daniel Palka have had monstrous performances so far in the series against the Barons. After going 3-for-4 and 2-for-3 respectively yesterday the pair is hitting a combined 14-29 (.483, 7 hits a piece) with 2 homeruns, 7 doubles, 7 runs, 9 RBI, 3BBs and just 6Ks in 4 games against Birmingham.
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News & Notes
Last Time Out: Travis Harrison send Lookouts fans home happy when his third double of the day found a gap in the OF with two outs in the bottom of the ninth for Chattanooga’s first walk-off win of the year. Harrison finished the day 3-for-4 with 2 RBI, a walk and a run scored as the big bat for the Lookouts. Daniel Palka and Levi Michael also played big roles in the scoring. Palka went 2-for-3 with a double and a run scored and Michael drove in three with a triple in the fourth inning while scoring the game winning run after walking in the 9th. SP Aaron Slegers allowed 4 runs but pitched through six innings, while RPs Mike Strong and Jake Reed each pitched scoreless innings out of the bullpen. Nick Burdi blew the save in his second outing of the season, but still picked up his first win thanks to Harrison’s heroics.
Dynamic Duo: Travis Harrison and Daniel Palka have had monstrous performances so far in the series against the Barons. After going 3-for-4 and 2-for-3 respectively yesterday the pair is hitting a combined 14-29 (.483, 7 hits a piece) with 2 homeruns, 7 doubles, 7 runs, 9 RBI, 3BBs and just 6Ks in 4 games against Birmingham.
Moving Pieces: The Minnesota Twins announced 4 roster moves impacting the Lookouts Tuesday morning. They are as follows: RP Alex Wimmers transferred to Triple-A Rochester, RP Brandon Peterson transferred to High-A Ft. Myers and RPs Trevor Hildenberger and Luke Westphal transferred to Double-A Chattanooga.
New Faces: The Lookouts bullpen picked up two new arms Tuesday with the arrival of Trevor Hildenberger and Luke Westphal from Ft. Myers. Hildenberger, Baseball America’s 27th best Twins prospect, had a dominating season closing across two levels in 2015. He was a combined 3-2 with a 1.83 ERA with a Twins minor league-leading 17 saves and a stellar 11.43 strikeout to walk ratio. Westphal had a successful transfer from independent ball to the pros in 2015, going a combined 6-8 with a 2.74 ERA in 29 games, including 17 starts for Cedar Rapids and Ft. Myers.