Chattanooga Lookouts End Current Homestand With 8-4 Win Over Birmingham Barons

Lookouts Have Off-Day Monday Before Facing Jackson Generals On Tuesday

Monday, May 27, 2019
Shortstop Alfredo Rodriguez is now second in hitting in the Southern League after going 4-for-4 in Sunday's game.
Shortstop Alfredo Rodriguez is now second in hitting in the Southern League after going 4-for-4 in Sunday's game.
- photo by Tim Evearitt

The Chattanooga Lookouts (25-22) rang in the series finale right, as they took the final game from the Birmingham Barons, 8-4. 

The Lookouts finished the homestand strong as they captured four of their last five games.

There were a total of 25 hits in the contest.

Chattanooga had 13 of those hits.

Birmingham (19-30) got on the board first leading 1-0 as CF Luis Gonzalez belted his third home run of the year.

After that it was all Lookouts as they combined for five exta-base hits and 13 overall. Two of those hits were homers as 1B Mitch Nay slugged his fourth of the year, going 3-for-4, and falling a double short of the cycle.

May didn’t play much in April, racking up just 17 at-bats as he played in a part-time role. That’s changed a bit in May as the infielder has gotten into 24 games.

That playing time helped him as he’s gone wild on the Southern League. In those 24 games the 25-year-old has hit .344/.406/.754 with 9 doubles, 2 triples, and he’s hit 4 home runs. On the season he’s now hitting .282/.370/.603 for the Lookouts in 34 games.

OF Taylor Trammell smacked his fourth homer as he extended his on-base streak to 15 games as he went 2-for-5.

Reds top pitching prospect Tony Santillan dazzled earning his second win of the year. Santillan tossed six solid innings, giving up two earned as he fanned six.

Shortstop Alfredo Rodriguez has turned into a hitting machine as of late.Rodriguez went 4-4 with a double and a walk.

It was a big night at the plate for Rodiguez. The four hits pushed his average on the season up to .312, which is now the second best in the Southern League. He’s one of only two hitters in the league over the .300 mark for the season (who happen to be qualified for the batting title).

Catcher Tyler Stephenson added a pair of RBIs as he went 1-for-3.

Unfortunately Ibandel Isabel did not hit another home run in Sunday's victory ending his five-game consecutive home run streak. Hitting DH, Isabel went 0-for-3 in the game, but did score a run.

Lookouts game highlights (from redsminorleagues.com

  • Alfredo Rodriguez went 4-4 with a walk, double, and he had an RBI.
  • Jose Siri went 1-5 with a steal, a run, and an RBI.
  • Taylor Trammell went 2-5 with a home run (4), a steal (11), and he scored 2 runs.
  • Tyler Stephenson went 1-3 with a double, he was hit by a pitch, and he had 2 RBI.
  • Mitch Nay went 3-4 with a triple, home run (4), and he scored 2 runs.
  • Calten Daal went 1-3 with an RBI.
  • TJ Friedl went 1-4 with an RBI and he scored 2 runs.
  • Tony Santillan allowed 2 earned in 6.0 innings with a walk and 6 strikeouts.
  • Cory Thompson threw a shutout inning with a walk and a strikeout.
  • Ty Boyles threw a perfect inning with 2 strikeouts.
  • Box Score

    Monday is an off-day. Chattanooga is back out on the road for five against the Jackson Generals starting Tuesday, May 28.

    LHP Scott Moss (2-2, 3.95 ERA) gets the nod against lefty Kevin McCanna (2-1, 1.50 ERA) with first pitch starting at 7:05 PM ET.

    Taylor Trammell, Cincinnati Reds' top Minor League hitting prospect, went 2-for -5 - including his fourth homer of the season
    Taylor Trammell, Cincinnati Reds' top Minor League hitting prospect, went 2-for -5 - including his fourth homer of the season
    - photo by Tim Evearitt

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