Lookouts buzz Biscuits 6-3 in S.L.’s wild card race
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (biscuitsbaseball.com) – The Biscuits lost game one of a five-game series against the Chattanooga Lookouts on Wednesday night, dropping the opener by a score of 6-3 at AT&T Field.
Taylor Guerrieri (12-6) was on the mound for Montgomery making his first start since a July 31 loss to Jackson after pitching out of the bullpen behind Chase Whitley in back-to-back rehab starts, but the right-hander did not have his stuff, allowing an RBI-double to Niko Goodrum and an RBI-single to Travis Harrison in consecutive at-bats in the first inning to give Chattanooga a 2-0 lead.
The Lookouts would never relinquish that lead, as starter and Twins number four prospect Stephen Gonsalves held the Biscuits hitless for six innings before reaching his pitch limit. TJ White and Levi Michael would add RBIs in the bottom of the fourth to pad the lead.
The Biscuits would fire back in the seventh, however, as Cade Gotta broke up the no-hitter against reliever Alan Busenitz with an RBI-single in the top of the seventh, and a Jake DePew two-run double made it a 5-3 game. In the bottom of the seventh, Edgar Corcino would deliver a sacrifice fly to put the game out of reach, before a 44-minute rain delay came between the seventh and eighth innings.
The Biscuits now trail the Lookouts by a game in the Wild Card standings and will turn to Chih-Wei Hu (5-8) against Aaron Slegers (9-6) to try to tie Chattanooga in the standings on Thursday at 6:15 PM.