Lookouts Game Notes 8/29/16
CHATTANOOGA (34-28, 70-62) vs MISSISSIPPI (34-27, 68-62)
7:15 pm @ AT&T Field – 96.1 FM The Legend, WWW.LOOKOUTS.COM
Randy Leblanc (R, NR) vs. Michael Mader (L, 0-2, 0.90)
News & Notes
Last Time Out: The Lookouts fell 5-4 Sunday afternoon after leading until the ninth inning against the M-Braves. Zach Granite went 3-for-5 at the plate with two runs scored and his 51st stolen base of the season to lead the offense, while Edgar Corcino drove in a pair of runs with a double in the fourth. Aaron Slegers picked up a quality start, allowing two runs in seven innings but received a no decision after the Braves scored three runs in two innings off Zack Jones for the come-from-behind win.
Roster Shuffle: Kohl Stewart was placed on the DL 8/26 with Right Elbow Tendonitis, while RHP Randy Leblanc was called up from Ft. Myers to take his place in the rotation. Leblanc will make his debut tonight after going a combined 11-9 with a 2.84ERA in 22 starts with Cedar Rapids and Ft. Myers in 2016.
Clutch Corcino: In his last seven games, Edgar Corcino has scored four runs and driven in 13, capped by two driven in with a double Sunday. Corcino is hitting .345 (10-for-29) in those seven games.
It’s Been Awhile: The Lookouts and the M-Braves will square off this weekend for just the second series between the two teams this season. Chattanooga and Mississippi last saw each other in Mid-April, when the Braves won three of five at home.
Zach the Flash Granite: Zach Granite stole his 51st base of the season Sunday which moved the speedster into sole possession for 5th in the Lookouts single season record book. He passed with Dwight Taylor (1982) and Wally Dashiell (1929) and sits two behind Dee Gordon (53, 2010).
Missing Bats: Stephen Gonsalves has K’ed 84 batters in 71.1 innings pitched across 12 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 62.2 innings with 29 hits and seven runs allowed in nine starts since. Southern League batters are hitting just .170 against Stephen in 241 total AB. Gonsalves has allowed just one earned run since July 30th (32.2 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).