Twin Shutouts Give Lookouts Sweep

Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Miguel Rojas and Rafael Ynoa celebrate  with a happy Joc Pederson following his three-run homer.
Miguel Rojas and Rafael Ynoa celebrate with a happy Joc Pederson following his three-run homer.
- photo by Tim Evearitt
The Chattanooga Lookouts had weeks of frustration released in one fell swoop Monday night when they pulled off back-to-back shutouts of the Jacksonville Suns, 2-0 and 7-0, in a pair of seven-inning games at AT&T Field.

A brilliant two-hitter by the club's hard-luck starter, Andres Santiago, was backed by Joc Pederson's 19th homer and three RBIs in the nightcap after Chris Reed threw his best game of the season, a crisp six-hitter, in the opener. The Lookouts, who were eliminated from postseason contention the night before, are still 20 games below .
500 with eight home games remaining in 2013.

The Lookouts managed only three hits in the opener, but one of them was a first-inning solo homer by J.T. Wise, his eighth, to put Reed on track for his seven-inning complete game. The big left-hander out of Stanford walked only one while striking out eight in improving his record to 4-10 for the season.  He also helped himself with a fifth-inning single, scoring the important second run on Rafael Ynoa's double.

Pederson's three-run homer in the first inning of the nightcap relaxed everybody, as the Lookouts piled up 10 hits in seven innings. Miguel Rojas had three, while Pederson added a double to his homer. Sean Burroughs got in the mix with a triple and two RBIs.

Santiago allowed only two singles while walking a pair and striking out three to improve to 4-12 for the season.

The teams continue their six-game series Tuesday night at 7:15.

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