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Reed ejected as Lookouts' offensive woes continue

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CHATTANOOGA (WRCB) -- With his team already having enough trouble producing runs, Chattanooga manager Jody Reed wasn't about to stand for the umpires making it even tougher.

The Lookouts' manager erupted and was eventually ejected when Ozzie Martinez was called out at third in the bottom of the sixth inning, offering up the home team's most exciting moment in Tuesday night's lackluster 8-0 loss to Jackson.

Chattanooga has now been shut out in back-to-back games and five of its last nine outings overall. The Lookouts' offense has not scored a run in the last 21 innings and has just six hits in that span.

The visiting Generals jumped on Lookouts' starter Andres Santiago with single runs in the second, third and fourth innings. Ji-Man Choi capped the stretch with a mammoth home run to right-center that cleared the stadium and gave Jackson a 3-0 lead.

Santiago (3-9) allowed the three runs on three hits and five walks while striking out two in four innings.

J.T. Wise's second-inning single was Chattanooga's lone hit through the first five innings and one of only two Lookouts' baserunners.

Martinez reached with one-out in the sixth on an error Choi, then tried to advance to third on an infield single by Rafael Ynoa. Chris Taylor's throw led to a close play at the bag, but the umpires ruled Ramon Marlo's tag beat Martinez to the base.

Reed came unglued immediately, twice shoving Martinez away from home plate umpire Alex Ransom to take up the argument himself. He was soon ejected after an emboldened critique of the call, then gave Ransom one final "hats off" salute with his helmet as he began a slow exit to the Lookouts' clubhouse in right field.

The Generals put the game away with five more runs in the seventh, highlighted by Denny Almonte's towering three-run homer off Michael Thomas that cleared the scoreboard in left field.

The Lookouts finished with just four hits, all singles, en route to their tenth loss in the last twelve games. Chattanooga sits in last place in the Southern League's North Division with a 12-18 mark for the second half (47-53 overall).

The two teams will play game two of the five-game series Wednesday night at 7:15 p.m. ET.

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