BIRMINGHAM, AL- For the second night in a row, the Barons pitching staff shut down the bats of the
Chattanooga Lookouts, as Stephen McCray dominated over 7.0 innings in a 1-0 win in front of 8,500 fans at
The Barons jumped out to an early 1-0 lead in the first after a leadoff double by Marcus Semien and an RBI
single by Trayce Thompson. The run scored was Semien’s league-leading 75th of the season. Thompson
would finish 2-for-4 on the night.
The run would be all Stephen McCray (9-6, 3.56) needed as he dazzled over 7.0 shutout innings, allowing just
one hit while striking out four. The lone hit came on a double by Sean Burroughs in the 2nd. McCray would
recover from the double to retire the final 17 batters he faced. His outing was the second-straight shutout start
by a Barons starter, following Spencer Arroyo’s four-hit effort in last night’s 4-0 win. The win also tied him with
teammate Scott Snodgress for the league lead.
Relievers Salvador Sanchez and Dan Remenowsky finished off the Barons’ second one-hit shutout of the
season with Remenowsky picking up his first save for the Barons on the year. The last combined one-hitter for
the Barons also came against the Lookouts on May 3rd, 2013.
For the second time this season, the Barons recorded back-to-back shutouts, having previously accomplished
the feat on May 25th-26th against the Jacksonville Suns. The shutout was the 11th of the season for the Barons,
the second-most in the Southern League this season.
Paul Konerko finished 0-for-4 with a strikeout in his second rehab start with the Barons and is now 1-for-6 in
two games with an RBI.
With the win, the Barons improved to 59-38 and 15-12 in the second half while the Lookouts fell to 46-50 and
11-15 in the second half.
The Barons will look to win their ninth in a row against the Lookouts tomorrow night as RHP Michael Nix (3-2,
3.23) takes the hill against LHP Chris Reed (3-7, 3.39). First pitch is scheduled for 6:30 PM CDT.