Lookouts Game Notes 5/9/16
Leo Reginatto and the Starting Rotation have had tremendous May’s so far, Garver threw out another (this one to win the game!), Chargois is still perfect, and more in today’s edition of the game notes. Read more below:
News & Notes
Last Time Out: SP Ryan Eades cruised through seven innings in his best outing as a Lookout, allowing just four hits and shutting out the BayBears to win the series finale, 2-1. RPs Trevor Hildenberger and JT Chargois earned a hold and save respectively to seal the win, with a solo HR off Chargois the only speed bump along the way. Zack Granite and Ryan Walker drove in the runs of Chattanooga, while Mitch Garver and Leo Reginatto both finished with multiple hits (both 2-for-4).
Garver the Gunslinger: Mitch Garver had a solid day at the plate (2-for-4) yesterday, but what he did behind it was even more impressive. In the bottom of the ninth of a one-run game with his closer having just allowed a solo-shot HR and a single, Garver turned a strike-‘em-out throw-‘em-out DP to end the game and seal the win for the Lookouts. The caught runner was Garver’s eighth of the season, and he’s currently throwing them out at an 80% rate (8-for-10).
Heating Up: Leo Reginatto continued his torrid start to May with a 2-for-4 performance yesterday, bringing his month totals to a .385 average (10-for-26) with four runs and two driven with only four strikeouts in seven games, while raising his season average to .301.
Closing Time: JT Chargois continued his perfect run as a closer in professional ball Sunday afternoon, as Chargois earned his seventh save of the season and moved to a perfect 26-for-26 in save situations throughout his minor league career. The BayBears made him work for it though, as he allowed a solo HR and a single, before turning a strikeout throw-out DP with C Mitch Garver to end the game.
April Showers Bring May Flowers: Ryan Eades’ seven shutout innings continued a vast turn around for the Lookouts starting rotation between April and May. After going 5-9 with a 4.38 ERA in 23 starts in April, the Lookouts rotation is a combined 3-2 with five quality starts over 7 total games with a 2.20 ERA and 27Ks/8-BBs while averaging over six innings a start.
Firsts: Lookouts players had a series of statistical firsts yesterday including Ryan Eades’ 1st Southern League win, Ryan Walker’s 1st SL RBI, and Trevor Hildenberger’s 1st SL hold.