Lookouts Let Jumbo Shrimp Off The Hook Monday, Losing To Jacksonville, 9-6

Lookouts On The Road Returning Home On July 25th

Monday, July 17, 2017
Felix Jorge had one of his worst starts of the season giving up six runs on nine hits in 4 1/3 innings.
Felix Jorge had one of his worst starts of the season giving up six runs on nine hits in 4 1/3 innings.
- photo by Tim Evearitt

The Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp appeared to be on their way to losing all five games to the Chattanooga Lookouts after falling way behind early in the game. The Shrimp bounced back in the fifth in defeating the Lookouts by a 9-6 score at AT&T Field on Monday afternoon.

The loss snapped the Lookouts winning streak at four games.

Jacksonville trailed 6-0 after the first two innings, but stormed back with nine runs across the middle innings to win the final game of the series. 

Lookouts starting pitcher, Felix Jorge, got into some trouble in the top of the first inning, when the Jumbo Shrimp loaded the bases with no outs. Jorge found a way to work himself out of the jam without allowing any runs.

The Lookouts built their lead first with a pair of runs in the bottom of the first against Jacksonville starter and former Lookout, Omar Bencomo. With two outs in the bottom of the second, Chattanooga designated hitter Andy Wilkins blasted a grand slam home run to put the Lookouts ahead 6-0.

Jacksonville's comeback started in the top of the fourth, when Taylor Ard brought in a run on a groundout to third to cut the deficit to 6-1. 

The Jumbo Shrimp erupted for five runs in the top of the fifth to tie the game. After Austin Dean's two-RBI double made it a 6-3 game, Dustin Geiger collected an RBI double of his own to make it 6-4. David Vidal followed with an RBI single to make it 6-5, then Ard tied the game with his RBI single.

An inning later in the top of the sixth, Jacksonville loaded the bases and Geiger cleared them, bringing in three runs on a double to put the Jumbo Shrimp ahead 9-6, which would be the final score. 

Chattanooga reliever Randy LeBlanc (3-4) took the loss, allowing three runs to the Shrimp in the top of the sixth inning that would be the difference in the game.  

The Lookouts did not score during their last seven innings at the plate.

Despite Monday's loss, the Lookouts still came away with their thirteenth series victory of the season after defeating the Jumbo Shrimp 4-1 in the series.

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Chattanooga will travel to Mobile, AL for a five game road series against the Mobile BayBears at Hank Aaron Stadium beginning on Wednesday, July 19th. Wednesday's first pitch between the Lookouts and the BayBears will be at 7:35 PM.

Chattanooga will send LHP, Stephen Gonsalves (5-3, 2.86) to the mound to kick off the series.


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