Lookouts Game Notes 5/12/16
DJ Hicks has bounced back from a rough patch at the end of April to hit .345 in his last 7 games. Read more below in today’s game notes.
News & Notes
Last Time Out: The Lookouts nearly doubled Pensacola starting pitcher Rookie Davis ERA tonight at AT&T but still fell short, losing to the Blue Wahoos 6-4.After Pensacola led off the game with three runs off Lookouts starter David Hurlbut, Chattanooga responded with a pair of runs off Davis, who entered the game with a 0.93 ERA. The runs came home on a big two-out double by 1B DJ Hicks that plated Travis Harrison and Leo Reginatto. The Lookouts tied the game in the bottom of the third when RF Daniel Palka took Davis deep to right center, but wouldn’t score again until picking up a fourth run in the bottom of the eighth on a Ryan Walker pinch hit RBI single. By then, Pensacola had seized the lead and ultimately held on to it until Palka struck out swinging to end the game.
Blooming Bats: Leo Reginatto and Travis Harrison have both put on quite a show so far in the month of May. In 10 games, Harrison is batting .415 (17-for-41) with 3 RBI and 6 runs, while Reginatto is 16-for-40 (.400) with 4 doubles, 7 runs and 4 RBI. Reginatto is also in the middle of a five game hitting streak with multiple hits in four of those five contests.
Thanks For the Memories: Electric closing prospect JT Chargois was called up to AAA Rochester, Tuesday, after picking up 7 saves (in 7 tries) with 14 strikeouts and a 1.54 ERA in 11.2 innings pitch. Chargois spent parts of the last two seasons with the Lookouts totaling a 2.44 ERA with 18 saves in as many tries, allowing just 12 earned runs and striking out 48 in 44.2 innings. He is a perfect 27/27 closing out save situations in his professional career.
Don’t Call it a Comeback: 1B DJ Hicks hit a 0-for-20 rough patch to close out April (4/25-5/1), but has turned a corner in the seven games since, hitting .345 (10-for-29) with three doubles, four runs and six RBI, two each in his last three games.
Versatility: After starting two games for the Lookouts (9R, 4ER in 11 IP), RHP Omar Bencomo made his bullpen debut last night, allowing one run and one hit in two innings, while walking and striking out two batters each.