Lookouts Game Notes 6/7/16
CHATTANOOGA (27-30) vs JACKSONVILLE (26-31)
7:15 pm @ AT&T Field – 96.1 FM The Legend, WWW.LOOKOUTS.COM
David Hurlbut (L, 3-3, 4.53) vs. Austin Brice (R, 3-4, 2.02)
News & Notes
Last Time Out: Leo Reginatto and Zack Granite powered the Lookouts offense yesterday both going 3-for-4 with a run scored for Granite and an RBI for Reginatto, but it was Levi Michael who played the hero role, driving in Ryan Walker to win the game in the 11th. DJ Hicks, Mitch Garver and Michael also finished with multiple hit games. Ryan Eades pitched well in his return from the DL, starting the game with four innings of one run ball before the Lookouts bullpen put on a show. Raul Fernandez, Mason Melotakis, Jake Reed and Trevor Hildenberger all combined for seven innings of one run baseball, walking one and striking out seven collectively. Reed and Hildenberger were particularly sharp both pitching a pair of perfect innings, while Hildenberger struck out four of the six batters he faced swinging.
Going Streaking: Leo Reginatto went 3-for-4 with a RBI last night to give him hits in his last 14 games, the longest streak by a Lookouts player and tied for second longest in the Southern League this season. Engelb Vielma had a ten game streak earlier this season, while Reginatto passed DJ Hick’s nine games Thursday. Reginatto is 22-for-57 (.386) with eight runs and 10 driven in during the streak.
Zack the Flash: Zack Granite went 3-for-4 last night and has a team leading 19th multi-hit games. Granite is 17-for-43 (.395) with nine runs and two RBI in his last 10 G. He also has 26 swiped bags on the season (earned 1 after a scoring change last night), good for second in the Southern League, and putting him on pace for roughly 63 over the year. Should he reach that total, it would be good for fourth all time on the Lookouts single season records list, behind Donnell Nixon (102 in 1984), Kevin Rhomberg (74 in 1981), Jeff Cox (68 in 1977) and ahead of Dee Gordon who stole 53 bases in 2010.
Closing Time: Trevor Hildenberger earned his first Southern League win last night with two 1-2-3 innings with four strikeouts and hasn’t allowed a run in his last 10 outings (14 IP, 7 H, 2 BB, 15 K). The righty has used his deceptive delivery (changing arm angles) to keep hitters off balance in the Southern League, allowing just two runs in 20 innings (0.90 ERA) with a .164 average against. Hildenberger was named Twins minor league player of the week yesterday and named a Southern League Midseason All Star today.
Hey Now, You’re An All Star: Trevor Hildenberger, DJ Baxendale, Travis Harrison, Daniel Palka, & Mitch Garver were all named Southern League Midseason All Stars yesterday. They’ll represent the Lookouts in Pearl, MIS over the All Star Break June 20-22.
Moving Pieces: The Twins announced a flurry of moves recently impacting the Lookouts including sending Joe Maloney and TJ White down to High A Ft. Myers with reliever Raul Fernandez and SS Engelb Vielma coming to Chattanooga. Fernandez made his Lookouts debut last night throwing two innings and allowing three hits and a run while Vielma returns to where he started the 2016 season and will look to pick up where he left off, currently hitting .283 with Chattanooga.