It was just not a good night for the homestanding Lookouts (14-19) as they fell to the visitors from Montgomery for the second time in three games. This time the score was 6-1 at AT&T Field and not even one of the Dodgers top prospects could stem the tide.
The two teams face off again Wednesday morning in an 11:15 contest.
Nathan Eovaldi, recently up for a quick cup of coffee with the parent Dodgers, gave up seven hits, four runs, two walks and struck out seven in taking his second loss of the season
The Biscuits scored early as they plated a run in the first inning against Chattanooga. Tyler Bortnick survived on a fielder's choice and moved to second on an Eovaldi throwing error on a pick-off attempt. He then scored on Henry Wrigley's single to give Montgomery an early 1-0 lead.
The Lookouts got themselves back into the contest in the third when they tied the score after Jake Lemmerman worked a one-out base on balls, took second on an error by the Biscuit shortstop and scored on a throwing error by the pitcher.
In the Biscuit fourth Michael Sheridan drew a one-out base on balls and then raced home on Mark Thomas' two-out triple to allow Montgomery to re-take the lead, 2-1.
Montgomery added to that lead, picking up two more runs in the fifth frame. Hak-Ju Lee led off with a double and two batters later Kyeong Kang doubled home Lee and then scored himself off of a single by Wrigley to make the score 4-1.
Relief pitcher Luis Vasquez found himself in a jam with Biscuit batters as he came on in the sixth in place of Eovaldi. Brad Coon drew a lead-off walk and stole second. Thomas walked and Emeel Salem racked up two RBIs as he buttered the bases for a stand-up triple, running the score to 6-1.
Shane Dyer (4-2) was the winning hurler for th Biscuits.
Montgomery 100 122 000 6 8 3
Chattanooga 001 000 000 1 5 1
Time: 2:40 Attendance: 3,421
Box Score: http://www.milb.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?sid=milb&t=g_box&gid=2012_05_08_monaax_cngaax_1
Current series: The Biscuits lead the series two games to one. The two teams face each other through Thursday night. Wednesday's game is a Businessman's Special with the first pitch at 11:15 a.m. Gates open at 10 a.m. Wednesday's Probable Starters: Montgomery - LHP Kyle Lobstein (1-2, 7.52); Chattanooga - RHP Allen Webster (1-4, 6.34).
Lookouts Field Notes: In Tuesday night's 5-3 win, Lookouts pitchers combined for 155 total pitches. 78 of those pitches were balls, while 77 were for strikes.
(Contact Staff Writer Dennis Norwood at firstname.lastname@example.org)
The first of three Montgomery double-plays.
- Photo2 by Tim Evearitt