BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WRCB) -- With each passing day, Chattanooga's offense disappears a little bit more.
The Lookouts mustered just one hit and were shut out for a third time in their last five games in Friday night's 1-0 loss to Birmingham. Chattanooga has scored just four runs in that five-game span, and has now lost seven of its last eight overall.
Sean Burroughs' second-inning double saved the Lookouts from a no-hitter.
Lookouts' starter Duke van Schamann (2-2) scattered seven hits and struck out three in 5.2 innings, but took the loss after giving up the game's lone run on Trayce Thompson's RBI-single in the first.
Michael Thomas and Carlos Marmol kept the Barons off the scoreboard the rest of the way with 2.1 scoreless innings of relief.
Marmol was a standout closer for the Cubs the past few seasons, but was designated for assignment late in June and then traded to the Dodgers after struggling in 2013. The hard-throwing right-hander accepted a minor league assignment from the Dodgers, starting with Single-A Rancho Cucamonga in the first week of July.
He allowed two runs total in three one-inning appearances last week for the Quakes before being moved up to Double-A during the Southern League all-star break. He walked one and struck out one in a hitless ninth inning in his Lookouts' debut Friday night.
Stephen McCray (9-6) tossed seven shutout innings for the Barons with four strikeouts and no walks.
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