Lookouts Game Notes 8/25/16
CHATTANOOGA (31-27, 67-61) vs JACKSONVILLE (28-29, 69-59)
7:05 pm @ Baseball Grounds – 96.1 FM The Legend, WWW.LOOKOUTS.COM
Ryan Eades (R, 6-5, 4.38) vs. Patrick Johnson (R, 6-7, 3.54)
News & Notes
Last Time Out: The Lookouts offense exploded for 13 hits to power Chattanooga to a 9-3 win over the Jacksonville Suns. Stuart Turner led the way with a 4-for-5 night including his sixth homer of the season. He drove in two and scored once. Zach Granite finished 3-for-5 with two runs scored and two stolen bases to run his season total to 50. Edgar Corcino and Levi Michael also had multi-hit nights with two apiece. Corcino drove in three and Michael hit his second home run of the year. Kohl Stewart got the win allowing three runs in six innings but he walked five and struck out only two. Brandon Peterson and Luke Bard finished the game with three scoreless innings combined.
Zach the Flash Granite: Zach Granite stole his 49th and 50th bases of the season Wednesday which moved the speedster into a tie for 5th in the Lookouts single season record book. He is tied with Dwight Taylor (1982) and Wally Dashiell (1929) and sits three behind Dee Gordon (53, 2010).
Decisions, Decisions: RHP Kohl Stewart has received a decision in every game since his Lookouts debut, earning his eighth win Wednesday, with six three-run innings (8-6). Stewart is 7-2 in his last seven starts with 49.2 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).
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).