Lookouts Game Notes 8/26/16
CHATTANOOGA (32-27, 68-61) vs JACKSONVILLE (28-30, 69-60)
7:05 pm @ Baseball Grounds – 96.1 FM The Legend, WWW.LOOKOUTS.COM
Felix Jorge (R, 1-4, 4.38) vs. Matt Tracy (L, 2-5, 5.12)
News & Notes
Last Time Out: The Lookouts escaped with a one run win Thursday night against the Jacksonville Suns, their third of the series. Three Chattanooga hitters finished with multiple hits including Zach Granite’s three hit night to move him into first in batting average at .303. Edgar Corcino and Niko Goodrum both collected a pair of hits, while Corcino, DJ Hicks and Engelb Vielma all drove in two runs each. Ryan Eades started on the mound for the Lookouts allowing four runs on eight hits in 6.2 innings pitched. Raul Fernandez continued serving as the Lookouts closer with Trevor Hildenberger on the DL, and blew the save in the eighth but earned the win after Chattanooga took the lead with two runs in the ninth.
Roster Shuffle: The Twins announced Shannon Wilkerson was released from the Lookouts roster while Mason Melotakis was activated from the Disabled List.
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).
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 (1st), and SB (1st).