Generals Game Central (Thursday, April 12)
TODAY’S GAME: The first place Generals look for their second straight series tonight at Smokies Park in game three of the five-game series. Jackson leads the series 2-0 and will look for a season best, four-game win streak. Jackson leads Tennessee by two games in the North Division.
GENERALS RECAP: – Eric Campbell belted a solo homer in the top of the ninth inning on Wednesday afternoon, helping Jackson to their third straight win, 2-1. The Generals, now 6-1 are off to the best start in franchise history. Jackson now has a two game lead over the Smokies in the Southern League north standings. Starter James Paxton was lifted after 88 pitches and 4 2/3 innings on the mound. Paxton surrendered one run on four hits, striking out seven and walking just one. Paxton has only allowed one run in his first 9 2/3 innings, striking out 17 and walking one. Reliever Steve Garrison tossed 2 1/3 scoreless frames and Bobby LaFromboise (1-0) picked up the win, blanking the Smokies in the final two innings.
WHO’S HOT?: 1B Rich Poythress has hit safely in 6 of 7 games this season, batting .409 (9×22) with 4 runs scored, 3 doubles, 5 RBI and 5 BB. SS Nick Franklin went 0x2 in the game ending his hit streak at 6 games.During his streak, he is batting .391 (9×23) with 3 runs scored, 2 doubles, 1 home run and 4 RBI.
Today’s Matchup: Jackson Generals (Mariners) (6-1) at Tennessee Smokies (Cubs) (4-3)
Site: Smokies Park, Kodak, TN
Pitching Match-up: RHP Brandon Maurer (1-0, 0.00) vs. RHP Dallas Beeler (0-0, 1.80)
Time: 6:15 p.m. CT
Radio/TV: Online GAMEDAY AUDIO is available / MILB.TV is also available
Live Stats: Live pitch-by-pitch coverage will be available on the GENERALS WEBSITE
Game Information: | Game Notes 4-12 at Smokies