Lookouts Game Notes 8/30/16
CHATTANOOGA (35-28, 71-62) vs MISSISSIPPI (34-28, 68-63)
7:15 pm @ AT&T Field – 96.1 FM The Legend, WWW.LOOKOUTS.COM
Ryan Eades (R, 6-5, 4.44) vs. Max Povse (R, 4-0, 2.47)
News & Notes
Last Time Out: The Lookouts dominated the M-Braves Monday night to the tune of a 13-0 shutout victory. Randy Leblanc was stellar in his debut, throwing seven innings with just five hits allowed, two walked and five struck out while Randy Rosario closed out the game with two perfect innings. The Lookouts were not short on big offensive performances in a 13 run, 13 hit game, but Niko Goodrum and DJ Hicks topped the list. Goodrum went 4-for-5 with a homer, run scored and five RBI while Hicks had two hits, scored three times and drove in three.
Playoff Break Down: The Lookouts remain in the hunt for the second half playoff spot in the North Division. Chattanooga would need to take over first place in the second half or, should the Jackson Generals win both halves, finish with the next best overall record. MTG took over first place Monday after sweeping a double header. The Lookouts sit two games back in the half standings and tied with MTG for second in the overall.
The Highest Highs: Niko Goodrum went 4-for-5 with a home run, run scored and five driven in Monday to set new career highs in hits and runs driven in.
Randy^2: Two Randy’s combined for a pitching gem for the Lookouts Monday night, as Randy Leblanc and Randy Rosario teamed up to throw a five-hit shutout. Leblanc went seven innings and allowed the only five hits the M-Braves collected Monday while walking two and striking out five in his Lookouts Debut. Rosario closed out the game with two perfect innings with three punch outs.
Zach the Flash Granite: Zach Granite stole his 52nd base of the season Monday 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 just one steal behind Dee Gordon for fourth (53, 2010).
League Leader: Zach Granite leads the league in OF assists, 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).
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).