Lookouts Staying Red Hot During the Second Half of the Regular Season
Chattanooga-(WDEF) Friday is ‘Super Hero’ night at the Lookouts game as Chattanooga entertains Birmingham.
You might think the Lookouts roster was made up of superheroes, given the way they are thrashing the competition.
Even with a first half title under their belt, manager Jake Mauer’s team shows no signs of slowing down.
They’re 24-9 in the second half of the season.
On June 9th, the Lookouts had a 33-27 record and were one game out of first.
Ten days later, they won the first half division crown by five games.
Said Mauer:”You go 9-1 on a ten-day road trip is tough to do. Going 9-1 period is tough to do. We kind of got hot at the right time, which was a lot of fun. We’ve kind of maintained that momentum.”
Talk about your momentum, Chattanooga won nearly 75-percent of their games in the second half of the regular season.
Said Mauer:”We were talking about momentum earlier. That has a lot to do with our mind-set. We never feel like we are quite dead.”
To win at a high clip in baseball, you’re obviously getting good pitching.
Chattanooga has the lowest team ERA in the Southern League at 2.98.
Said Mauer:”I think it all kind of goes back to our starting pitching has been pretty good. It has given us most times 7 innings. If you get seven innings every night out of your starters, then you’ve got a pretty good chance of putting some numbers up.”
Chattanooga has enjoyed an up-tick in homers as well.
Against Mobile last week, they set a club record with 6 homers in one game.
Said Mauer:”Yeah, we caught on fire down in Mobile. Really I think we scored 80-percent of our runs from the homerun down there.”
Given how well the Lookouts are going, will that translate into big success for the parent club in the future, the Minnesota Twins?
Said Mauer:”Well it’s tough to say. Baseball especially there are injuries unfortunately that come up. Some of these guys probably aren’t going to make the big leagues with Minnesota.”