Lookouts Game Notes 6/25/16
CHATTANOOGA (1-1, 37-35) vs JACKSON (1-1, 47-25)
7:15 pm @ AT&T Field – 96.1 FM The Legend, WWW.LOOKOUTS.COM
Stephen Gonsalves (L, NR) vs. Sam Gaviglio (R, 4-3, 3.86)
News & Notes
Last Time Out: The Lookouts found themselves on the wrong end of a lopsided scoreboard Friday night, falling to the Generals 8-2. Starting pitcher Ryan Eades entered the day with 13 straight scoreless innings, but surrendered a run in the opening frame last night, before giving up 8 total runs through five innings. Eades took the loss and fell to 4-3. Raul Fernandez and Luke Westphal each threw two scoreless innings to finish the game for Chattanooga. Daniel Palka hit his 17th home run while Mitch Garver was the only Lookouts hitter with multiple base knocks, going 2-for-4 with an RBI.
Highly-Touted: #6 Twins Prospect Stephen Gonsalves makes his Lookouts debut tonight. Gonsalves passed recent-Miracle teammate Kohl Stewart as the highest ranked prospect on the Chattanooga roster and was also ranked #99 overall in the top 100 prospects and listed as the #10 best LHP prospect (all per MLB Pipeline). Gonsalves joins the Lookouts after going 5-4 with a 2.33 ERA and 66 strikeouts in 11 games started and 65.2 innings pitched for Ft. Myers.
Chicks Dig the Long Ball: Daniel Palka went deep for the 17th time this season last night and remains at the top of the southern league in homers. He’s on pace for 33 home runs and 107 RBI, which would surpass the Lookouts single season home run record set by Adam Brett Walker II (whose bobble-head is being given out at today’s game).
Closing Time: Trevor Hildenberger was a huge highlight for the Lookouts in the first half and has been absolutely lights out for the Lookouts since getting called up from Ft. Myers, April 26th. He has allowed just two runs all year and is scoreless in 19.1 straight innings, allowed just eight hits, two walks and has struck out 22 over that span. Hildenberger blew his first save with the Lookouts when he plunked a batter with the bases loaded Thursday night, but wasn’t charged with a run and earned the win when the Lookouts took the lead in the bottom of eighth.
Hey Now, You’re An All Star: Trevor Hildenberger, DJ Baxendale, Travis Harrison, Daniel Palka, & Mitch Garver represented the Lookouts in Pearl, MS for the 2016 Southern League All Star Game. Palka and Garver both started for the North Division team, while Harrison got a hit after subbing in off the bench. Baxendale and Hildenberger each had scoreless outings.