Lookouts Game Notes 5/2/16
Daniel Palka gets honored, Mitch Garver mows down another and JT Chargois is still perfect. Read all about it below in today’s game notes!
News & Notes
Last Time Out: The Lookouts responded to being one hit a day earlier with a masterful pitching performance of their own as SP Aaron Slegers and closer JT Chargois combined for a 6 hit shutout to beat the Biscuits 1-0 Sunday afternoon. Slegers went 8 innings and earned the win while Chargois picked up his fifth save of the season. The Lookouts offense managed just four hits, but C Mitch Garver’s single down the first base foul line to drive in Zack Granite was all the offense they would need. Garver’s RBI was his ninth of the season while Granite finished the day 2-for-4 with his 10th stolen base.
The Long Outing: SP Aaron Slegers threw the longest outing by a Lookouts starting pitcher this season, and he did so in commanding fashion, holding the fifth highest ranked offense in the Southern League to just six baserunners through eight innings, while striking out five. Slegers earned the win with is performance moving him to 2-1 on the season.
Closing Time: JT Chargois might’ve been nervous yesterday after he loaded the bases in the bottom of the 9th with a one-run lead and a perfect career save percentage on the line. Chargois buckled down though and got Granden Goetzman to ground out to SS Leo Reginatto to end the game, earn his fifth save of the season and move to a perfect 25-for-25 in save opportunities in his career.
Seriously, Stop: Southern League baserunners will eventually learn not to run on C Mitch Garver, but Granden Goetzman apparently hasn’t gotten the memo, as Garver cut him down on the basepaths in the top of the 5th. Garver is now 7-for-9 in catching would-be base stealers.
Palka, Player of the Week: The Twins named Daniel Palka their minor league player of the week after the RF hit .619 (13-for-21) with 4 doubles, 2 home runs, 6 walks, 6 runs scored and 8 batted in over the last six Lookouts games.