Lookouts Game Notes 8/24/16
CHATTANOOGA (30-27, 66-61) vs JACKSONVILLE (28-28, 69-58)
7:05 pm @ Baseball Grounds – 96.1 FM The Legend, WWW.LOOKOUTS.COM
Kohl Stewart (R, 7-6, 3.04) vs. Matt Tomshaw (L, 3-3, 3.71)
News & Notes
Last Time Out: The Lookouts fell 3-2 Tuesday to the Jacksonville Suns, losing a 2-2 tie with two outs in the bottom of the ninth. Zach Jones took the loss in his third inning of work, walking for batters in the last inning, allowing the Suns to score and even the series at one. Aaron Slegers started on the mound and picked up a quality start with 6.1 innings of two run ball. Slegers walked two, struck out three and gave up seven hits. Chattanooga’s offense managed just six total hits and only one for extra bases. Engelb Vielma and Travis Harrison were the only batters with more than one hit (both finishing with two).
Decisions, Decisions: RHP Kohl Stewart has received a decision in every game since his Lookouts debut, earning his seventh win Friday, with eight one-run innings (7-6). Stewart is 5-2 in his last seven starts with a 2.08 ERA in 43.2 innings pitched during that stretch.
Caught Ya: Stuart Turner gunned down another runner in the Tuesday’s game to raise his caught stealing percentage to .421 (16-for-38) on the year, best in the Southern League. Chattanooga leads the league as a team in CS% as well with a .450 figure (41-for-91).
Pitcher of the Week: Stephen Gonsalves earned Southern League pitcher of the week honors for 8/15-22 after throwing six dominant no-hit innings Wednesday against Montgomery.
Missing Bats: Stephen Gonsalves has K’ed 78 batters in 65.2 innings pitched across 11 starts for the Lookouts, capped by 6 in a quality start Monday. The LHP allowed eight runs in his first two starts lasting just 8.2 combined innings, but has thrown 57 innings with 24 hits and seven runs allowed in eight starts since, with a 1.10 ERA during that span. Southern League batters are hitting just .163 against Stephen in 221 total AB. Gonsalves has allowed just one earned run since July 30th (27 IP since).
How May I Assist You?: Zach Granite picked up another two outfield assists Sunday and narrowly missed a third, running his season total to 12, the most in league. Granite also leads the league in putouts, total chances, and sports a fantastic .996 fielding % in CF. List of other things Granite is top three in the league in: H (1st), R (2nd), 3B (2nd), AB (2nd), AVG (3rd), and SB (1st).