Pensacola Blue Wahoos Shutout Chattanooga, 1-0, In Game One. Lookouts Win Game Two In 5-4 Walk-Off

Chattanooga And Pensacola Meet Again Tuesday Evening At 7:15 P.M.

Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Ibandel Isabel sparked an incredible comeback in game two with his bases loaded grand slam that tied the game.
Ibandel Isabel sparked an incredible comeback in game two with his bases loaded grand slam that tied the game.
- photo by Tim Evearitt

The Chattanooga Lookouts were shutout in game one, 1-0, and were behind 4-0 in game two when lightning struck on Ibandel Isabel's grand slam homer that tied the game at 4-4 sending the contest to extra-innings.

Lookouts' center fielder Jose Siri smacked an RBI single to give the Chattanooga the 5-4 walk-off win in game two over the Pensacola Blue Wahoos. 

In game one of the doubleheader, Chattanooga was shutout and held to only three hits in the 1-0 loss.

Pensacola pitcher Jorge Alcala, only surrendered two hits in 5 2/3 innings while striking out four batters.

The Blue Wahoos scored the only run of the game in the fourth inning on a Tanner English sacrifice fly.

Lookouts RHP Jordan Johnson was tagged with his fifth loss of the year, despite earning his first quality start of the season. He gave up one earned run in six innings.

Game one Lookouts highlights (from redsminorleagues.com)

  • Alfredo Rodriguez went 1-3.
  • Taylor Trammell went 1-3 with a double.
  • Jose Siri went 1-2 with a double, walk, and a steal (10).
  • Jordan Johnson allowed a run in 6.0 innings with 2 walks and 4 strikeouts.
  • Victor Payano threw a shutout inning with a strikeout.
  • Box Score

    In what started as a repeat of the first game, the Blue Wahoos controlled on the mound as Pensacola was staked to a 4-0 lead over Chattanooga.

    Joe Cronin and Jaylin Davis had consecutive RBI singles with two out in the fifth inning to give the Blue Wahoos a 2-0 lead.

    The Blue Wahoos then loaded the bases with one out in the last inning, the seventh. Lookouts reliever Ty Boyles gave up two runs when the Southern League's leading hitter, Luis  Arraez hit a two-out, two RBI single to provide a four-run cushion.

    The Blue Wahoos late-inning bullpen has been a backbone of the team's strong start but they experienced their worst outing of the season. With one out in the bottom of the seventh, reliever Alex Phillips issued a pair of walks and a single by Taylor Trammel to load the bases. 

    Tyler Jay, the Minnesota Twins' first round of the 2015 First-Year Player Draft, was summoned to replaced Phillips.

    On a one-strike pitch, Isabel blasted a grand slam over the right-center fence to tie the game to tie the game at 4-4. Jay then avoided worse damage at the time, following a single by Brantley Bell and double by Gavin LaValley, he forced extra innings by retiring Chris Okley.

    With the MILB rules placing a runner on second to start an extra inning, both teams failed to score in the eighth. The Blue Wahoos were retired in order in both the eighth and ninth inning, stranding a go-ahead run on second.

    In the bottom of the ninth Jose Siri came to bat with Michael Beltre on second. He lined a 2-2 pitch into center field for the game-winner. The walk-off was Siri's second of the homestand and the win was the Lookouts' 15th win out of their last 19 games.  

    Game two Lookouts highlights (from redsminorleagues.com)

  • TJ Friedl went 1-3 with a walk, was hit by a pitch,  and scored a run.
  • Alfredo Rodriguez went 1-3.
  • Mitch Nay walked twice and scored a run (no at-bats).
  • Taylor Trammell went 1-5 with a run.
  • Ibandel Isabel went 1-5 with a grand slam (8).
  • Jose Siri went 3-5 with an RBI.
  • Brantley Bell went 2-4 with a double.
  • Gavin LaValley went 1-3 with a walk and a double.
  • Chris Okey went 1-4 with a double.
  • Alberti Chavez went 0-2 with 2 walks.
  • Alex Powers threw 2.0 perfect innings with 3 strikeouts.
  •  Box Score

    On Tuesday evening, Chattanooga build on the momentum of their walk-off win as they send RHP Rob Wooten to the mound against Pensacola's RHP Brusdal Graterol. Game time is set for 7:15 p.m. at AT&T Field.

    Alex Kirilloff, 21-year old Blue Wahoos first baseman, is the Minnesota Twins No. 2 Major League prospect.
    Alex Kirilloff, 21-year old Blue Wahoos first baseman, is the Minnesota Twins No. 2 Major League prospect.
    - photo by Tim Evearitt

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