Game Day Central (Monday April 9)
TODAY’S GAME:The Generals (3-1) and Birmingham Barons (1-3) wrap up this five-game opening series this morning at 11:05 a.m. at Pringles Park. The two teams will not meet again until July 29 at Birmingham’s Regions Park. Today the Mariners No. 1 prospect, according to
Baseball America, Taijuan Walker is on the mound. He ranks as the No. 18 prospect in all of baseball.
GENERALS RECAP: – After starting the season 3-0, the Generals were stymied on Easter Sunday by the Barons 9-2. Nick Franklin smacked a two-RBI double in the bottom of third, giving Jackson a 2-0 adnvantage, but Birmingham scored nine-straight runs to win their first game of the season. Franklin was 1-for-3, extending his hitting streak to four games. Danny Hultzen suffered the loss for the Generals in his much anticipated minor league debut. Hultzen surrendered five runs on four hits over four innings Sunday. He struck out seven and walked three in the start. The Barons plated two in the top of the fourth inning knotting the game at 2-2, and four in the fifth. Andy Wilkins belted a three-run homer to right that pushed the Birmingham advantage to 6-2. The Barons added three more runs in the eighth inning to make the final 9-2.
Opponent: vs. Birmingham Barons (Chicago White Sox)
Site: Pringles Park
Pitching Match-up: RHP Taijuan Walker (0-0, 0.00) vs. LHP Pedro Hernandez (0-0, 0.00)
Time: 11:05 a.m.
Promotions: School Day #1
Radio: The game will be broadcast online by clicking HERE and on NewsTalk 101.5 FM
Live Stats: Live pitch-by-pitch coverage will be available on the Generals website by clicking HERE.
Game Information: | Game Notes 4-9 vs Barons