Generals Game Day Central (Tuesday, April 10)
TODAY’S GAME: The Generals (4-1) open a five-game series tonight against the Tennessee Smokies (4-1) at Smokies Park, in Kodak, TN. The Generals were 3-7 against Tennessee last season The two teams are tied atop the North Division standings.
GENERALS RECAP: – Taijuan Walker struck out eight batters over five innings and won his Double-A debut as Jackson defeated Birmingham Monday at Pringles Park, 3-2. Carter Capps and Stephen Pryor provided four scoreless innings of relief behind Walker to preserve the victory. The Generals took four of five from the Barons to open the season 4-1. Nick Franklin upped his hitting streak to five games with a double on Monday.
Today’s Matchup: Jackson Generals (Mariners) (4-1) at Tennessee Smokies (Cubs) (4-1)
Site: Smokies Park, Kodak, TN
Pitching Match-up: RHP Andrew Carraway (1-0, 0.00) vs. RHP Nicholas Struck (1-0, 1.50)
Time: 6:15 p.m. CDT
Radio/TV: NewsTalk 101.5 FM/Online broadcast available by clicking HERE / MiLB.tv is available by clicking HERE
Live Stats: Live pitch-by-pitch coverage will be available on the Generals website by clicking HERE.
Game Information: | Game Notes 4-10 vs Smokies
INF LEURY BONILLA TO AAA TACOMA, OF MARIO YEPEZ TO JACKSON
Yepez active for tonight’s game with the Tennessee Smokies
JACKSON, TENN. (APRIL 10, 2012) – The Seattle Mariners have made the following roster move that affects the Jackson Generals roster. INF Leury Bonilla has been promoted to AAA Tacoma today and OF Mario Yepez has been added to the Generals roster from AAA Tacoma.
Transferred to AAA Tacoma:
- INF Leury Bonilla
Transferred to Jackson:
- OF Mario Yepez
BONILLA, 27, played in two games for the Generals this season, batting .286 (2-for-7). Bonilla was signed by the Mariners in 2007 and has played at every level of the organization. Last season, Bonilla played in 24 games for AAA Tacoma, batting .205 with five RBI.
YEPEZ, 22, played in two games for Low-A Clinton this season and one for Tacoma, batting .300 (3-for-10) combined. Jackson will be already his third stop in the Mariners system this season. Signed as a non-drafted free agent in 2005 by Seattle he spent most of 2011 with Short-A Everett of the Northwest League. He appeared in 66 games with Everett, leading the team with 17 doubles and recorded 25 multi-hit games.