The Chattanooga Lookouts earned their fourth straight win Friday night at AT&T Field, beating the Pensacola Blue Wahoos 1-0 in a defensive duel. Four in a row is the Lookouts' longest win streak of the season.
Starter Chris Reed and three relievers combined to throw a three-hitter. Reed allowed two hits in five innings. Jose Dominquez pitched the ninth, getting two strikeouts. The first out came on a 98 mph fastball, and the final strike on the final out was clocked at 95.
The Lookouts (20-27) got on the scoreboard in the bottom of the sixth against left-hander Ryan Dennick. Second baseman Rafael Ynoa reached on an infield single that forced Pensacola's second baseman, Brodie Greene, to run down the ball far to his left.
Shorstop Migue Rojas then, with Ynoa running on the play, hit a slow roller through the gap on the right side of the infield. That put runners on the corners for Joc Pederson, who slapped a pitch through the middle of the infield, scoring Ynoa from third.
Pensacola (16-29) came close to answering in the top of the seventh. With two on and one out against reliever Rob Rasmussen, third baseman David Vidal hit a lazy fly ball to center. With Greene at the plate, the Blue Wahoos pulled off a double steal to put two in scoring position -- but a good, long throw to first on a ground ball to Rojas ended the inning,
Daniel Renken (1-3, 4.37 ERA) is the scheduled starting pitcher tonight for the Lookouts, with Andres Santiago (2-5, 6.31) set to go for the Blue Wahoos.
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