The Chattanooga Lookouts began the weekend 0-5 on the season and were just one of two teams in minor league baseball who hadn’t notched a win yet. They got out of that one on Saturday by winning both games of a doubleheader. On Sunday they kept their winning streak alive with the help of Jack Rogers.

In the 3rd inning of the game he crushed a 438-foot home run for Chattanooga. That was his first home run of the season and he made it count. Here’s some video of it, though you can’t tell at all where it lands because Chattanooga continues to have camera operators who have no idea at all how to shoot a baseball game.

For Jack Rogers and the Lookouts, though, the fireworks weren’t over. They battled back in the bottom of the 9th inning to tie the game up when Eric Yang singled in Austin Hendrick. That brought Rogers back to the plate and he hit his second home run of the game for a walk-off win. Here’s what the second homer looked like. Sort of.

Hitting Streaks

Cam Collier wasted no time on Sunday extending his hitting streak to 10 games. In his first at-bat of the day he lined a single into left field. Collier has hits in all eight games this season with Dayton and he ended his 2023 campaign with hits in his final two games with Daytona. That’s the longest active hit streak in the farm system among players who are currently playing.

Dominic Pitelli did not play on Sunday. On Saturday his hit streak reached nine games in a 1-4 effort against Palm Beach. Like Collier, his hit streak dates back to last season as he finished 2023 with a 2-game hitting streak with Daytona. Back with the Tortugas this year he’s been on fire, picking up multiple hits in five of his seven games played and is hitting an absurd .467/.484/.833.

Conner Capel doesn’t exactly have a hit streak going on, but he did see a real fun streak come to an end on Sunday. But before that streak ended, it was extended. Capel hit his 6th home run of the season for Louisville before he singled later in the game. The home run gave him an extra-base hit for each of his last six hits.

Transactions

There were three moves this past week that saw players placed on the injured list. Dayton pitcher T.J. Sikkema was placed on the 7-day injured list with a shoulder strain. His Dragons teammate, Jay Allen II, also went on the injured list with knee inflammation. The Daytona Tortugas placed first baseman Carter Graham on the 7-day injured list with an unlisted injury.

8 Responses

  1. RedBB

    Connor Capel is solid. Looked at his MLB stats and he was a +0.5 bwar guy in 125abs with a 123OPS+ as well. Provides solid LHB depth should either Benson or Fraley go down in the OF or if Martini cools off.

  2. MK

    With Ford hitting .229 looks like management made the correct call between he and Martini.

  3. Optimist

    The Sikkema news is disheartenting. He’s a very interesting prospect – another 1st pick (though very late 1st round) who never quite developed and is likely past his chance as a MLB starter, but could still find a role. Well worth seeing what’s there, but he’s got to put together a few months of solid results.

    • Doug Gray

      Yeah, that’s my bad. I had written about Allen II going on the list earlier and just blanked it in my mind. I’ll add it in there.