For quite a while this season the Chattanooga Lookouts were winning a lot more games than they were losing. Through 63 games they were 36-27. They got there by winning their 3rd consecutive game. The date was July 18th. They didn’t win back-to-back games again for more than a month. Chattanooga went 8-21 over the next month and three days, falling to 44-48 on the season.
Then they won three straight games, beginning with a win on a Sunday over Rocket City and two straight against the Tennessee Smokies to begin a new series. The Smokies, however, had a COVID-19 outbreak and the remainder of the series was cancelled and the Lookouts were stuck playing scrimmages against themselves for the next week. That didn’t phase Chattanooga, though, as they’ve now won the first three games of their series this week against Birmingham and moved to 50-48 thanks to a 6-game winning streak.
Austin Hendrick to the injured list
On Tuesday Austin Hendrick left the Daytona Tortugas game early, being pinch-hit for in the bottom of the 4th inning. In the top half of the inning he did field a single, but remained in the game. He didn’t play on Wednesday, but on Thursday afternoon he was placed on the injured list in Daytona with a sprained left wrist.
Dauri Moreta now has a 0.76 ERA
It’s to the point that it’s comical that Dauri Moreta is still in the minor leagues. Last night the right-handed reliever threw another shutout inning in Louisville. That dropped his ERA to 0.76 on the season in 36 games and 47.1 innings. His ERA in Triple-A is still 0.00 in 18 games (20.2 innings). Between his two stops this season he’s allowed just 26 hits, walked just nine batters, and he’s struck out 55.
Lorenzo Cedrola keeps on raking in Chattanooga
Last night Lorenzo Cedrola went 2-4 with a home run. It was his 7th homer of the year and it was just a continuation of much of what he’s done all season long. On the year he’s hitting .314/.344/.452. He’s not walking much, but he’s picking up a bunch of hits (career high 114 and counting) and he’s showing enough power to keep pitchers and defenses honest. But he’s really been on a roll over the last month plus. In the last 26 games, dating back to late July, he’s hitting .339/.362/.505 for the Lookouts.