Lookouts Game Notes 7/18/16
CHATTANOOGA (14-10, 50-44) vs MOBILE (13-11, 45-49)
7:15 pm @ AT&T FIELD – 96.1 FM The Legend, WWW.LOOKOUTS.COM
Stephen Gonsalves (L, 3-1, 3.48) vs. Billy Buckner (R, 2-4, 3.43)
News & Notes
Last Time Out: Felix Jorge went 7.2 solid innings in his AT&T Field debut, but the Lookouts fell 6-5 to the Bay Bears after Jake Reed allowed two runs in relief. Jorge gave up four runs on just five hits and Raul Fernandez pitched a scoreless ninth with a pair of strikeouts. Mitch Garver drove in four for the second day in a row while Zack Granite and Ryan Walker each had two hits (Granite scored twice and Walker once).
Missing Bats: Stephen Gonsalves improved to 3-1 with the Lookouts, dominant in his last start, going six shutout innings while striking out 11 without a walk. One thing he has undoubtedly done well is strike batters outs. The LHP has Ked 30 Southern League batters in 20.2 innings pitched.
Welcome Back: Brandon Peterson returns to the Lookouts after a call-up Monday morning. Peterson started the year with Chattanooga but was sent down to Fort Myers after allowing five runs in eight innings. He went 3-0 with a 2.65 ERA and 44 Ks in 34 innings with the Miracle to earn a promotion after Luke Westphal was sent down.
Scoring In Bunches: Mitch Garver picked up four RBI Saturday night to move into the top five in the league in runs driven in. A three run homerun, his ninth of the season did the bulk of the damage in what was his fifth game with four runs driven in this season. He followed that up with back-to-back 4RBI nights, driving in four again Sunday.
Streaking: The Lookouts clinched a series win against the Smokies, winning 11-1 in the rubber match. The series victory was the Lookouts ninth straight. Chattanooga’s last series loss was to the Jackson Generals in May. They need one win in the final two games against Mobile to make it 10 straight
Mr. 100: Zack Granite took the Southern League lead in hits with a 3-for-5 day Wednesday, while also becoming the first SL batter to the 100 hit mark. His .383 July average has elevated his overall numbers (.306) into the top five batting averages in the league as well.
POW: Mitch Garver earned Minnesota Twins minor league player of the week honors after going 10-22 (.455) with a homer, four doubles, seven runs scored, five driven in and six drawn walks through six games last week.
Quality Work: Aaron Slegers won his sixth straight game and threw his ninth consecutive quality start Saturday night. Slegers is 6-0 with a 2.62 ERA through that stretch and is 8-4 with a 3.39 overall. He’ll have to wait a bit longer than expected to go for his seventh straight as he was placed on the Disabled List with right biceps tendinitis, retroactive to 7/10