Lookouts Game Notes 7/26/16
CHATTANOOGA (16-14, 52-48) vs TENNESSEE (12-17, 40-59)
7:15 pm @ AT&T FIELD – 96.1 FM The Legend, WWW.LOOKOUTS.COM
Kohl Stewart (R, 4-4, 3.35) vs. Tyler Skulina (R, 3-9, 5.69)
News & Notes
Last Time Out: The Lookouts fell 4-3 in 12 innings to the Generals for their longest losing streak of the season and their first series loss in two months. Edgar Corcino, DJ Hicks and Engelb Vielma all had a pair of hits while Corcino drove in two, Hicks scored once and Vielma also walked. Stephen Gonsalves was the starter for the Lookouts on the mound and held Jackson to two runs in five innings despite walking seven batters without a strikeout. Trevor Hildenberger took the loss on an unearned run, actually still lowering his ERA to 0.72.
Just In Time: Zack Granite and Leo Reginatto combined to go 1-for-20 against Jackson but look to turn it around against a team they’ve had strong success against in 2016. Granite is hitting .345 with 13 runs scored, two triples and two homeruns, with seven RBI in 14 games against TNS, while Reginatto is batting .373 with five runs scored and seven driven in through 14.
Closing Time: Trevor Hildenberger allowed an unearned run and suffered a loss Sunday, but still lowered his ERA and struck out three in 2.1 innings pitched. Even more impressive, Hildenberger has allowed just three earned runs in 36 innings pitched for an eye-popping 0.72 ERA. Trevor’s 16 saves are the most by a Lookout since 2013 when Yimi Garcia finished with 19.
Streaking: The Lookouts fourth loss in a row to the Generals ensured the end of their series victory streak. Chattanooga had won 10 straight sets of games, last losing a series the last time they were in Jackson back in May.
D-E-F-E-N-S-E: The Lookouts defense committed an error Sunday but still lead the league with a .984 team fielding percentage and lowest error total with 61 in 100 games. Chattanooga also leads the league in double plays turned with 109, six more then the next closes team.
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.