Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw To Make Rehab Start With Lookouts Wednesday

Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Los Angeles Dodgers left-handed pitcher and two-time NL Cy Young Award Winner Clayton Kershaw is scheduled to make a rehab start with the Chattanooga Lookouts on Wednesday, April 30 against the Tennessee Smokies at 7:15 p.m.

The former first round pick was placed on the 15-day disabled list on March 23 with lower back inflammation for the first time in his career after striking out seven Arizona Diamondbacks’ batters in 6.2 innings on Opening Day in Australia.

Last Friday, Kershaw pitched in his first game since Opening Day when he made his first major league rehab start of his career with the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes.
  The southpaw put forth a dominant performance on the mound for the Quakes, striking out six Lancaster Jet Hawks in five innings.

This Wednesday will mark Kershaw’s second rehab start and first time ever pitching in AT&T Field.  In 2007 and 2008 the lefty spent time with the Jacksonville Suns and posted a record of 3-5 with an ERA of 2.40 and 88 strikeouts in a combined 18 games over those two years.

“This is a great opportunity for the people of Chattanooga to see one of the game’s most dominant pitchers,” said President and General Manager of the Lookouts Rich Mozingo. “Kershaw’s appearance will end up being a banner day at AT&T Field and we are excited to have him visit the Scenic City.”

After his two seasons with the Suns in Double-A, Kershaw made it to the Majors in 2008 and made his Major League Debut on May 25 against the St. Louis Cardinals. Since his ML debut, he has been named to the All-Star Team three times and led the league in strikeouts in 2011 (248) and 2013 (232).

Chattanooga begins a five-game series against the Tennessee Smokies on Wednesday.  Fans who want to see Kershaw pitch can purchase tickets online, at our box office in person or over the phone by calling 423-267-4TIX.  For more information fans can visit the team’s website at www.lookouts.com or follow the team on Twitter (@Chattlookouts) or Facebook.



McCallie's Leo Procise To Become Head Diving Coach At GPS

McCallie football and track and field coach Dr. Leo Procise will become the varsity head diving coach at GPS in 2018-19. Dr. Procise, who also teaches AP biology at McCallie, previously coached diving at several high schools in Indiana and was the assistant coach at Indiana International School of Diving. While at IISD, Procise taught diving skills to athletes of all ages and skill ... (click for more)

Georgia Northwestern Signs Gracie Goode For Volleyball

Teams at Georgia Northwestern have signed athletes from Dade County High School in previous years for basketball, golf, and cheerleading.   Now they have completed the full set as the Lady Bobcats have their first-ever volleyball player from the Trenton school.   Senior Gracie Goode became the newest member of the GNTC spike squad after recently signing ... (click for more)

City Stormwater Board Approves Water Quality And Development Fee Increases

The city Stormwater Regulations Board on Monday recommended that the city approve water quality and land development increases sought by the Berke administration, though board members said there had not been enough time for the board and the public to study the fee hikes. Bill Payne, city engineer, said the water quality fee increase would amount to an average $11 per year per ... (click for more)

Blakemore Gets 23-Year Prison Term For Selling Heroin That Caused Death Of Red Bank Man

Federal Judge Sandy Mattice on Monday sentenced Darius Jermaine Blakemore to 23 years in federal prison for selling heroin to a Red Bank man who overdosed and died.   Blakemore, 29, had gone to trial on the case, but it was announced in the middle of the trial that both sides had agreed to the 23-year term. Blakemore had faced 30 years to life.   Blakemore ... (click for more)

Liberal Conspiracy Afoot

According to Roy Exum’s Sunday column, there are now upwards of six or seven Democrats in Hamilton County, and all of them have secretly maneuvered their way onto the boards of a couple of dozen local organizations. Unlike Republicans, some of them serve on multiple boards and some of them serve with one another on the same boards. This is outrageous. We all know that boards and ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Is This Civil War II?

Jack Minzey, by all accounts, was a beloved professor at Eastern Michigan and, as the head of the university’s School of Education, wrote many books and papers. Some were on the Civil War – he was an avid student of our nation’s worst moment – and his beliefs how to better public education will be quoted for years. Dr. Minzey died at age 89 last month and just last week, the ... (click for more)