Lookouts Game Notes 5/7/16
The Lookouts have a new reliever while an old one remained perfect. Read more below in today’s game notes:
News & Notes
Last Time Out: Omar Bencomo bounced back from a rough Southern League debut with a solid quality start, Friday night, going six innings with five strikeouts while allowing just three hits, one walk and one run. Bencomo’s control on the mound allowed the Lookouts offense to jump out to a 3-1 lead with RBI singles from Joe Maloney and Shannon Wilkerson. Mobile would make the game a one run affair by scoring a pair off Lookouts reliever Jake Reed over an inning and a third, before Chattanooga closer JT Chargois came in and slammed the door shut with a 1.2 inning save. Stuart Turner, Zack Granite and Travis Harrison all finished with multiple hits in the Lookout’s 12th win of the season.
As You Go, We Go: Lookouts lead-off hitter Zack Granite was all over the stat sheet and a huge reason his team took home the win, Friday night. Granite finished 2-for-5 at the plate, but generated a run almost single handedly by stealing third base in the fifth and then scoring on a throwing error by BayBears C Michael Perez. Granite also made a massive contribution in the field when he fielded a double in the bottom of the fourth and gunned out Stewart IJames with a perfect cut-off throw and an OF assist to keep the score 2-1 in favor of the Lookouts.
Moving Pieces: The Minnesota Twins placed RP Nick Burdi on the DL Thursday with bone bruising on his throwing arm, and left the Lookouts with a 24 man roster, before making an addition late Friday when the Twins singed LHP Nick Greenwood to Chattanooga on a minor league deal. Greenwood made 20 appearances in the Majors with the St. Louis Cardinals between 2014-15, going a combined 2-2 with a 5.25 ERA in 36 innings. Before signing, Greenwood was pitching for New Britain in Independent Ball, making three starts, totaling 19 innings pitched with 17 strikeouts and 4 walks without allowing a run.
Closing Time: JT Chargois continued his perfect run as a closer in professional ball last night, pitching 1.2 innings with one hit and one walk allowed while striking out a pair of Bay Bears batters. Chargois earned his sixth save of the season and moved to a perfect 25-for-25 in save situations throughout his minor league career.