Lookouts Fall To Jacksonville Monday, 2-1, On A Bases Loaded Walk
Chattanooga Opens At Home Tuesday At 6:15 p.m.
by Tim Evearitt
posted April 10, 2006
Chattanooga got a solid performance from another starting pitcher Monday. Eddy Perez who, like Steve Kelly Sunday, limited the Suns to just one hit. The Lookouts held a 1-0 lead until Jacksonville tied the game in the eighth, then won it, 2-1, in the ninth when Calvin Medlock walked in the winning run.
Four Jacksonville pitchers limited the Lookouts to only three hits, Meanwhile, Valdez, Mike Nannini, Jon Coutlangus, and Medlock gave up just two hits in a losing cause.
The Lookouts stranded six runners, and the Suns left seven men on base.
The Lookouts got their lone run in the second inning. Aaron Herr led off with a walk followed by Javier Colina's double to left sending Herr to third. Catcher Miguel Perez grounded out to short as Herr scored. After Anderson Machado walked, Eric Crozier grounded into a force out as Colina scampered to third. With runners at the corners, pitcher Eddy Valdez grounded into a force out to strand the runners.
Chattanooga held on to their 1-0 lead until the eighth inning when Jacksonville tied the game, 1-1, on a sacrifice fly off Lookouts' pitcher Calvin Medlock. Medlock (1-1) walked four hitters in the game.
After the Lookouts went down in order in the ninth inning, the Suns won the game in their last at bat when Medlock walked in the winning run.
- Matt Kemp grounded out leading off;
- Andy LaRoche followed with a walk;
- A. J. Zapp singled to right field, as LaRoche moved to third;
- Justin Ruggiano reached on a fielder's choice out;
- Anthony Raglani walked to load the bases;
- A.J Ellis walked plating LaRoche with the winning run.
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Although losing the final game of the their first five-game series, the Lookouts won the series, 3-2.
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There could be a roster change very soon. Chris Denorfia was optioned to Triple-A Louisville Monday which may result in Norris Hopper's return to Chattanooga. The Lookouts would have to clear a spot on their roster.
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Chattanooga opens at home Tuesday night at 6:15 p.m. A fireworks show follows the game between the Lookouts and the Carolina Mudcats.