Update: Former Lookouts' Outfielder Yasiel Puig

Puig Homers In 10th To Help Surging Dodgers Win Again

Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Yasiel Puig went 3-for-5 with 2 RBI while his average moved to .376.
Yasiel Puig went 3-for-5 with 2 RBI while his average moved to .376.
- photo by Tim Evearitt

Down to their last strike in the ninth inning Wednesday night in Toronto, the Dodgers somehow finished off a perfect road trip coming out of the All-Star break with an 8-3 victory over the Blue Jays, as Mark Ellis and Yasiel Puig homered to trigger a five-run 10th inning.

Ellis, who was 11-for-25 while the Dodgers were going 6-0 against Washington and Toronto, homered off Juan Perez in the 10th after a walk to Juan Uribe.

One out later, Puig homered into the Blue Jays' bullpen, his ninth of the season, but first since July 2. 

Brandon League picked up his second win in as many games after the Dodgers rallied to tie the game with two outs in the ninth and ex-Lookout Kenley Jansen pitched a scoreless 10th as the Dodgers won their 10th consecutive road game for the first time since 1954. The franchise record of 12 was set in 1924.

The Dodgers are in first place in the National League West with a 1.0 lead over second-place Arizona.

---- Source: MLB.com


Lookouts Snap Losing Streak With 8-4 Win Over Smokies

Homeruns by Edgar Corcino and Mitch Garver helped lead the Lookouts over the Tennessee Smokies by a score of 8-4. Tennessee jumped out to an early 3-1 lead against Lookouts starting pitcher Kohl Stewart.  Though his ERA went up a little bit to 3.38, Stewart improved to 5-4 on the season. The right-hander gave up three runs (two earned) on seven hits over five innings. He ... (click for more)

Dalton State Basketball Assistant John Redman Accepts Job In Mobile

Mobile, Al. – St. Paul’s Episcopal School in Mobile announced on Thursday that John Redman has been hired as their Head Men’s Basketball Coach. St. Paul’s is located on property bought from Spring Hill College, where Redman played basketball in college. Dr. Mark Foley, Headmaster, and Coach Steve Mask, Athletic Director, made the announcement. The move ends Redman’s successful ... (click for more)

Baylor School Tennis Coach Charged With Buying Meth In Whitfield County, Ga.

A Baylor School tennis coach has been arrested on charges of buying meth in Whitfield County, Ga. Phillip Johnson, 51, of Ooltewah, was taken into custody on Thursday and charged with attempt or conspiracy to violate the Georgia Controlled Substance Act, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, and use of a communication facilities during drug transactions. ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Whiskey Company To Construct Large Distillery At Former Site Of Newton Chevrolet

The Chattanooga Whiskey Company has begun construction on a larger production distillery in the former Newton Chevrolet property at the corner of MLK Boulevard and Riverfront Parkway near the Tennessee River. Once fully operational, the Riverfront Parkway facility will be capable of producing upwards of 14 (53-gallon) barrels per day, making it one of the largest craft bourbon ... (click for more)

Judge Steelman Was Unfairly Criticized In Handling Of School Bus Driver Rape Case - And Response

We are blessed to have freedom of speech in our society, but I am always amazed at the number of folks who voice such strong antagonistic opinions about things without any apparent first-hand knowledge.   As any who wish to criticize the system should know, people get arrested and charged for criminal offenses every day.  The ultimate charge and penalty which results ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Vote For Rhonda Thurman

After studying the Hamilton County School Board quite harshly during the last seven most-tumultuous months in its history, it is only proper that I share my belief that Rhonda is its Most Valuable Player. Four of the school board’s nine members are up for re-election, with Rhonda facing capable opponents in Jason Moses and Dr. Patti Skates in District 1, but let’s never forget that ... (click for more)