Lookouts Game Notes 7/22/16
CHATTANOOGA (16-11, 52-45) vs JACKSON (13-13, 59-37)
8:05 pm @ THE BALLPARK – 96.1 FM The Legend, WWW.LOOKOUTS.COM
Omar Bencomo (R, 2-5, 4.50) vs. Andrew Moore (R, 4-1, 3.23)
News & Notes
Last Time Out: David Hurlbut grinded out six innings despite allowing six runs and nine hits in a 6-0 loss to the Generals. Brandon Peterson and Ryan Eades both threw hitless innings while Peterson struck out a pair and Eades K’ed one. The Lookouts offense managed to walk five times but had just two hits, both belonging to DJ Hicks. Niko Goodrum had two of the five walks.
D-E-F-E-N-S-E: The Lookouts defense finished another game without an error Thursday, and lead the league with a .984 team fielding percentage and lowest error total with 60 in 97 games.
Welcome Back: Brandon Peterson returned 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. Peterson threw a scoreless, hitless inning and struck out two in his first game back Thursday.
Closing Time: Trevor Hildenberger picked up his 16th save of the season Monday with a perfect 1-2-3 inning. He went 3-for-3 in the Mobile Series in save opportunities and has blown just one all year. Even more impressive, Hildenberger has allowed just three runs in 34 innings pitched for an eye-popping 0.79 ERA. Trevor’s 16 saves are the most by a Lookout since 2013 when Yimi Garcia finished with 19.
Streaking: The Lookouts won their 10th straight series with a clutch 3-1 rubber match win against the Bay Bears. The last time Chattanooga lost a series was two months ago in Jackson.
Missing Bats: Stephen Gonsalves was fantastic for the Lookouts in the series finale against Mobile. The LHP allowed just two hits and one run in a pitchers’ duel Monday, while walking two and striking out nine. Gonsalves has now Ked 39 Southern League batters in 27.2 innings pitched, while opposing teams are hitting .212 against him.
In-the-Clutch: Mitch Garver drove in 9 runs in the last series, backed by two four RBI performances. Since, he’s moved up to third in the Southern League with 57 runs driven in and is currently hitting .349 with runners in scoring position.