Game Central (Saturday, April 14) and Walker Update
WALKER SCRATCHED: Taijuan Walker has been scratched from tonight’s start at Tennessee and is being pushed back to Tuesday night. Taijuan woke up yesterday with a stiff neck and as a precaution they have chosen to give him a few days rest. The Generals rotation will go like this for the next series. Opposing Walker on Tuesday will be the Braves No.5 prospect according to Baseball America, LH Sean Gilmartin
Sun: RH Andrew Carraway
Mon: LH James Paxton
Tues: RH Taijuan Walker
Wed: RH Brandon Maurer
Thur: LH Danny Hultzen
TODAY’S GAME: The Geneals and Smokies wrap up the 5-game series tonight at Smokies Park, with first pitch at 5:15 p.m. CT. Jackson leads the series 3-1. Righty Yoervis Medina makes a spot start tonight for the Generals in place of scheduled starter Taijuan Walker(stiff neck). Medina made 4 starts for the Generals in 2011, going 0-1, with a 4.68 ERA. In 2 relief outings this season he is 0-0, with a 2.45 ERA in 3 2/3 innings.
GENERALS RECAP: – The Generals lost 4-1 to Tennessee on Friday night snapping a 4-game win streak. Danny Hultzen (5.2,1,2,0,3,9) picked up the loss despite allowing 1 hit and striking out 9 in 5.2 innings of work. Daniel Carroll (1×4, R, HR, RBI) broke a scoreless tie in the top of the 6th inning with a leadoff solo homer to left that gave Jackson an early 1-0 advantage. Tennessee plated 2 runs in the bottom of the 6th inning on a 2-run double off reliever Steven Hensley. Hultzen left the game with 2 outs and runners on second and third in the 6th inning. Denny Almonte (3×4) recorded his 1st multi-hit game of the season leading the team with 3 hits in the game.
WHO’S HOT?: The Generals pitching staff has struck out a league-best 91 batters so far this season and ranks 2nd in ERA at 2.36… 2B Eric Campbell has hit safely in all 5 games he has appeared this season, batting .400 (6×18) with 2 runs scored, 1 double, 1 home run and 2 RBI… SS Nick Franklin, who had a day off yesterday, has reached base in all 8 of the Generals games this season. He is currently batting .321 (9×28) with 3 runs scored, 2 doubles, 1 home run and 4 RBI.
Today’s Matchup: Jackson Generals (Mariners) (7-2) at Tennessee Smokies (Cubs) (5-4)
Site: Smokies Park, Kodak, TN
Pitching Match-up: RHP Yoervis Medina (0-0, 2.45) vs. LHP Brooks Raley (0-0, 2.84)
Time: 5:15 p.m. CT
Radio/TV: NewsTalk 101.5 FM, GAMEDAY AUDIO and TuneIn Radio App. 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 4-14 at Smokies