Lookouts Game Notes 9/1/16
CHATTANOOGA (35-30, 71-64) vs JACKSON (37-27, 83-51)
8:05 pm @ The Ballpark at Jackson – 96.1 FM The Legend, WWW.LOOKOUTS.COM
Stephen Gonsalves (L, 8-1, 1.64) vs. Brett Ash (R, 12-8, 4.52)
News & Notes
Last Time Out: The Lookouts fell 6-2 Wednesday in the rubber match of the series with the M-Braves. Mississippi hit Lookouts starter Felix Jorge early, often and hard touching the righty for 14 hits with four runs scored in the second inning and another two in the eighth. Brandon Peterson pitched the last two innings and finished them scoreless but the Lookouts offense couldn’t mount a comeback. Engelb Vielma (3-for-5 K) and Edgar Corcino (2-for-3 2B BB) were the only Chattanooga players with multiple hits.
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 went 4-0 with a 0.28 ERA in 5 GS in August.
Heating Up: Edgar Corcino has caught fire in his last 10 games, hitting .385 (15-for-39) with seven runs scored and 14 driven in.
August Wrap Up: Zach Granite, Stuart Turner and TJ White all finished with .300 batting averages or higher in August with Granite at .316 with 20 runs scored, 14 driven in and 15 bases stolen. Turner hit 303 in 21 games, driving in 12 and scoring seven times, while White hit exactly .300 through 19 games.
Hey Now, You’re an All-Star: Zach Granite and Daniel Palka were selected as post-season all stars in the Southern League as announced by the league Tuesday. Granite is currently the leader for the league batting title and remains in the top three in several offensive and defensive categories, while hitting .321 in the second half to lead a Lookouts offense depleted by call-ups. Palka left the Southern League two weeks into the second half but hit 21 homers with 65 RBI with the Lookouts through July 7 to earn the honor.
Zach the Flash Granite: Zach Granite stole his 53rd base of the season Tuesday which moved the speedster into a tie for 4th in the Lookouts single season record book. He passed with Dwight Taylor (1982) and Wally Dashiell (1929) for fifth last weekend and now sits tied with Dee Gordon for fourth (53, 2010).