Lookouts Game Notes 6/10/16
CHATTANOOGA (30-30) vs TENNESSEE (26-34)
7:05 pm @ Smokies Stadium – 96.1 FM The Legend, WWW.LOOKOUTS.COM
DJ Baxendale (R, 5-5, 3.49) vs. Brady Markey (R, 5-1, 2.41)
News & Notes
Last Time Out: The Chattanooga Lookouts clubbed a season-high six home runs in a 15-1 over the Jacksonville Suns. The win moves the Lookouts to .500 for the first time this season. Not to be overshadowed by the Lookouts offense was starting pitcher Kohl Stewart. In his home debut the righty dazzled, only allowing three hits while fanning five batters. The performance earned the former first round pick his first career Double-A win. Zack Granite set the tone for the Lookouts in the first inning with a leadoff homer. In the fourth Travis Harrison hit the team’s second dinger of the day to give the team the 2-0 lead. The flood gates opened in the fifth as Leo Reginatto hit a two-run homer followed by a Daniel Palka solo shot. An inning later Jairo Rodriguez hit a two-run single to make it 7-0. Palka then smacked his second of the game, a three-run shot, to make it 11-0. Jacksonville scored their only run in the seventh, but Mitch Garver capped off the scoring with a grand-slam in the eighth.
Getting Even: The win yesterday moved the Lookouts to .500 for the first time this season. They improved to 20-15 at AT&T Field with last night’s win, moved up to 21-23 against right handed starting pitchers and advanced to 7-2 in June. Chattanooga has won 8 of their last 10 and have been 29-25 since starting the season 1-5.
Hit Parade: All nine of the Lookouts batters finished with a hit with seven of them putting up multi-hit performances. Leo Reginatto and Engelb Vielma led the way with three hits apiece. The Lookouts combined for 6 Home Runs as well, falling one shy of tying the Southern League record of long balls in a game.
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 Monday. They’ll represent the Lookouts in Pearl, MIS over the All Star Break June 20-22. Palka will DH and bat clean-up while Garver will start behind the plate in the All Star Game, as announced this morning.
HR Race: This year’s and last year’s Southern League Home Run leaders are in a neck-&-neck battle for the lead in long balls for the Twins organization. Adam Brett Walker hit his 12th of the season Tuesday night to tie Daniel Palka, before Palka retook the lead with a pair of homers yesterday (his third multi-HR game of the season.
All Good Things Must End: Leo Reginatto’s hitting streak came to an end Tuesday with a 0-for-4 night at 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 was 22-for-57 (.386) with eight runs and 10 driven in during the streak.
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.