CHATTANOOGA (WRCB) -- Chris Reed's best wasn't good enough Tuesday night.
Reed, a former No. 1 pick of the Los Angeles Dodgers, was in complete command against the Montgomery lineup most of the night, but was out-dueled by Biscuits' starter Michael Colla in Chattanooga's 3-0 loss.
Colla (3-0) allowed just four hits in seven shutout innings. He walked two and struck out four.
The Chattanooga offense managed just five hits and went 0-for-9 with runners in scoring position. Blake Smith's fifth-inning double was the team's only extra-base hit, but he was one of the eight Lookouts left on base.
Reed (3-7) worked a season-high eight innings, giving up two runs on six hits while striking out seven. He was aided by three double plays, but gave up tough-luck runs in the fifth and eighth frames.
The Biscuits loaded the bases with nobody out in the fifth, but mustered just a single run when Mark Thomas grounded into a double play.
Reed continued to cruise until the eighth when Riccio Torrez ripped a leadoff double off first baseman Angelo Songco's glove, then scored when Robi Estrada beat out an infield single that drifted between Songco and second baseman Ozzie Martinez.
Martinez was able to track the ball down, but his throw to first pulled a late-covering Reed off the bag.
Montgomery added an insurance run off Lookouts' reliever Onelki Garcia on Cameron Seitzer's RBI-single in the ninth. Seitzer's high chopper barely grazed the first-base line to stay fair, and drew an argument from Lookouts' manager Jody Reed.
The two teams have a quick turnaround with an early 11:15 a.m. ET start in game three Wednesday.
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