April 2012

Game Central (Saturday, April 21) Pettit Joins Club

TODAY’S GAME: Tonight the Generals play game two of their five-game road series at Joe Davis Stadium against the Huntsville Stars (Brewers). The matchup features the team with the best batting average, (Huntsville .288) and best ERA (Generals, 2.37) in the Southern League. The Generals face RH Tyler Thornburg today, who is ranked as the No. 4 prospect for the Milwaukee Brewers. LH James Paxton is rated as the No. 4 prospect for the M’s, according to Baseball America.

GENERALS RECAP: – Huntsville’s Jeff Beianchi singled against Carter Capps in the bottom of the ninth, driving in two runs giving Huntsville a 5-4 walkoff win over Jackson (10-6). The Stars (9-7) trimmed the Generals division lead to just one game with the victory at Joe Davis Stadium. Nick Franklin broke a 3-3 tie in the top of the eighth inning with a solo homer to right, giving Jackson a 4-3 edge. The homer was Franklin’s second of the year. Jason Jaramillo doubled to open the bottom of the  ninth for Huntsville and Domnit Bolivar singled placing runners on the corners. After Josh Prince struck out Beianchi delivered the game winning single to right. Beianchi was 4-for-5 with four singles and four RBI for Huntsville, Capps (0-1) suffered the loss giving up two runs on three hits in one inning and struck out two. Jesus Sanchez picked up the win for Huntsville. Johermyn Chavez led the Generals collecting a 2-for-4 night at the plate with his first home run and two RBI.

Chris Pettit made his MLB debut for Angels in 2009

TRANSACTIONS: Today the Generals transferred OF Mario Yepez to Low-A Clinton of the Midwest League and pending physical will add OF Chris Pettit. On January 31, Pettit signed a minor league contract with the Dodgers. He was released from his minor league contract by the Dodgers March 29th. He then signed with the Bridgeport Bluefish of the Atlantic league. Pettit played in one game for the Angels last season and 10 games for the Angels in 2009. Pettit singled in his first major league at-bat on 9/9/09 with Angels. Pettit played his college baseball at Loyola Marymount. He was originally drafted by the Angels in the 19th round during the 2006 draft.

DOMINATING THE LEAGUE: The Generals pitching staff has struck out a league-best 154 batters so far this season and also lead the league with a 2.34 team ERA. The next closest is Mobile with a team ERA of 3.16.

ORGANIZATIONAL RANKINGS: The Mariners were recently ranked by Baseball America No. 6 in their annual organizational talent ratings…this is a drastic improvement from when the Mariners were ranked 18th prior to last season

TRACKING THE BIG 3: The trio of RH Taijuan Walker, LH Danny Hultzen and LH James Paxton are all ranked amongst the best prospects in the game by Baseball America…the trio is off to a solid start with their combined pitching line: 8 GS: 42 IP, 9 ER, 21 H, 1.93 ERA, 0 HR, 19 BB, 57 SO.

Today’s Matchup: Generals (10-6, 1st North +1.0) at Huntsville Stars (9-7, 2nd North, -1.0)
Site: Joe Davis Stadium – Huntsville, AL
Pitching Match-up: LHP James Paxton (1-0, 1.20) vs. RHP Tyler Thornburg (1-0, 0.98)
Time: 6:43 p.m. CT
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Live Stats: Live pitch-by-pitch coverage will be available on the MILB GAMEDAY
Game Information:  | Game Notes 4-21 at Huntsville
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Generals Game Day Central (Friday, April 20)

Ahh good ole Huntsville.

TODAY’S GAME:Tonight the Generals open a five-game road series at Joe Davis Stadium against the Huntsville Stars (Brewers). Jackson is 2-1 in series openers this season. The matchup features the team with the best batting average, (Huntsville .283) and best ERA (Generals, 2.19) in the Southern League.

Danny Hultzen earned first pro win yesterday. (AP Photo)

GENERALS RECAP: Danny Hultzen allowed just two hits over 6 1/3 innings Thursday night helping Jackson (10-5) shutout the M-Braves (5-10) at Pringles Park, 2-0. The Generals won the series 3-2. Rich Poythress smacked a two-run homer to left in the fourth inning and that was all the offense Jackson needed. Hultzen (1-2) (6.1,2,0,0,2,5) earned his first professional victory on Thursday night after dropping his first two decisions. Nick Franklin (2×4, 2B, R) scored on the Poythress homer in the fourth inning and has reached base in 11 of 12 games he has played. Rich Poythress (1×4, HR, 2 RBI) now leads the team with 10 RBI on the season. Jesus Sucre (0x2, BB) saw his 7-game hitting streak come to an end. Stephen Pryor (1.0,0,0,1,1) locked down his fourth save in four chances this season with a scoreless ninth inning. Stephen Hensley (1.1,0,0,0,0,2) relieved Hultzen in the seventh and earned his first hold.

WHO’S HOT?: C Jesus Sucre saw his team best 7-game hitting streak come to an end. During the streak he batted .360 (9×25) with 5 runs scored, 1 double and 5 RBI. RH Carter Capps (7.2 IP), LH Brian Moran (6.1), RH Moises Hernandez (4.2), LH Steve Garrison (4.1) and RH Jandy Sena (3.0) have yet to allow a run this season. The bullpen is a combined 4-2 with 6 saves and a 1.35 ERA (9 ER, 60.0 IP) while walking 21 and striking out 61 strikeouts this season.

DOMINATING THE LEAGUE: The Generals pitching staff has struck out a league-best 142 batters so far this season and also lead the league with a 2.19 team ERA. The next closest is Mobile with a team ERA of 3.10.

Today’s Matchup: Jackson Generals (10-5, 1st North +2.0) at Huntsville Stars (8-7, 2nd North, -2.0)
Site: Joe Davis Stadium – Huntsville, AL
Pitching Match-up: RHP Andrew Carraway (1-0, 2.00) vs. RHP Brandon Williamson (0-0, 4.50)
Time: 6:43 p.m. CT
Radio:  NewsTalk 101.5 FM | GAMEDAY AUDIO and TuneIn Radio App. is available
Live Stats: Live pitch-by-pitch coverage will be available on the MILB GAMEDAY
Game Information:  | Game Notes 4-20 at Huntsville
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Generals Game Day Central (Thursday, April 19)

TODAY’S GAME: The Generals and Braves meet for the finale of the five-game series today at Pringles Park. The Braves lead the all-time series 75-72. The two teams will meet 13 total times this season, 10 times at Pringles Park.

GENERALS RECAP:  – Mississippi scored 2 runs in the top of the 8th inning to break a 1-1 tie and went to beat Jackson 3-2 on Wednesday afternoon. RH Yoervis Medina picked up his second loss of the season, allowing 2 runs on 2 hits in 0.1 innings of work. Starter Brandon Maurer (6.0,4,1,1,1,2) allowed only 1 run on 4 hits in 6.0 innings, but didn’t figure into the decision. Braves starter David Hale took a no-hitter into the fifth before F rancisco Martinez doubled to left and reached third on an error by LV Ware on the play. The double broke up Hale’s streak of 10.1 straight hitless innings. RH Carter Cappstossed a scoreless 7th inning, allowing 2 hits and a walk, to extend his scoreless innings streak to 7.2 innings to start the season.

Jesus Sucre is on a team-best 7-game hit streak

WHO’S HOT?: C Jesus Sucre, who had a day off yesterday, has a team best 7-game hitting streak, batting .360 (9×25) with 5 runs scored, 1 double and 5 RBI. RH Carter Capps (7.2 IP), LH Brian Moran (6.0), RH Moises Hernandez (4.2), LH Steve Garrison (4.1) and RH Jandy Sena (3.0) have yet to allow a run this season. The bullpen is a combined 4-2 with 5 saves and a 1.41 ERA (9 ER, 57.1 IP) while walking 20 and striking out 58 strikeouts this season.

LEADING THE LEAGUE: The Generals pitching staff has struck out a league-best 138 batters so far this season and also lead the league with a 2.34 team ERA.

25 STRAIGHT GAMES: The Generals are in the midst of the longest stretch of games without a day off. Jackson plays everyday from April 5 to April 29, having their first day off finally on April 30.

Today’s Matchup: Jackson Generals (Mariners) (9-5) vs. Mississippi Braves (Braves) (5-9)
Site: Pringles Park – Jackson, TN
Pitching Match-up: LHP Danny Hultzen (0-2, 4.66) vs. LHP Chris Masters (0-0, 4.82)
Time: 7:05 p.m. CT
Promotions: Dollar Thursday’s: ($1 GA tickets, hot dogs, popcorn, 12 oz soda’s and 12 oz beer), Memphis-Lambuth Night, Crawdads Classics Night, Postgame Concert by Nothing.
Radio:  NewsTalk 101.5 FM | GAMEDAY AUDIO and TuneIn Radio App. is available
Live Stats: Live pitch-by-pitch coverage will be available on the MILB GAMEDAY
Game Information:  | Game Notes 4-19 vs Braves
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Generals Game Day Central (Wednesday, April 18)

TODAY’S GAME: The Generals and Braves play game four of the five-game series today at Pringles Park. The Braves lead the all-time series 74-72. The two teams will meet 13 times this season, 10 times at Pringles Park.

GENERALS RECAP:  – The first place Generals (9-4) blanked the Mississippi Braves (4-9) on Tuesday night at Pringles Park, 7-0. Taijuan Walker and Jandy Sena combined for the three-hit shutout, the first of the 2012 season for Jackson. The Generals are the first to nine wins in the Southern League. Walker (2-0) tossed six shutout innings, allowing just two hits while striking out seven and walking one. Sena earned a three inning save and surrendered just one hit and struck out one in his 2012 Generals debut. Joe Dunigan was 2-for-4 with a homer, two RBI and two runs. Jesus Sucre was 2-for-4 with a double, run and three RBI. Rich Poythressfinished the night 2-for-3 with a double, RBI and run scored.

Joe Dunigan has homered in back-to-back games

WHO’S HOT?: Jesus Sucre has a team best 7-game hitting streak. Joe Dunigan has recorded back-to-back games with a homer and 8 hits in the current series, batting .533 (8×15) with 5 runs scored, 2 doubles, 2 home runs and 3 RBI. The Generals pitching staff has struck out a league-best 128 batters so far this season and also lead the league with a 2.29 ERA. RH Carter Capps (6.2 IP), LH Brian Moran (6.0), RH Moises Hernandez (4.2) and LH Steve Garrison (4.1) have yet to allow a run this season. The bullpen is a combined 4-1 with 5 saves and a 1.19 ERA (7ER, 54.1 IP) while walking 19 and striking out 56 strikeouts this season.

Today’s Matchup: Jackson Generals (Mariners) (9-4) vs. Mississippi Braves (Braves) (4-9)
Site: Pringles Park – Jackson, TN
Pitching Match-up: RHP Brandon Maurer (0-0, 5.00) vs. RHP David Hale (1-1, 7.04)
Time: 11:05 a.m. CT
Promotions: School Day #2
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Game Information:  | Game Notes 4-18 vs Braves
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Generals Game Day Central (Tuesday, April 17)

TODAY’S GAME: The Generals and Braves play game three of the five-game series today at Pringles Park. The Braves lead the all-time series 74-71. The two teams will meet 13 times this season, 10 times at Pringles Park.

GENERALS RECAP:  – The Generals pounded out 14 hits and defeated the M-Braves 7-1 on Monday night. The win evened the series at 1 game each and increased the Jackson lead in the Southern League North Division to 2 games. LH James Paxton allowed 1 run on 2 hits, while walking 8 and striking out 4 in 4.2 innings, but didn’t figure into the decision. RH Moises Hernandez walked 1 and struck out 3 over 2.1 shutout innings for the win. Four Generals recorded multi-hit games Monday: DH Joe Dunigan (3×4, 2 R, 2B, HR, RBI), 3B Francisco Martinez (3×4, 2 R), RF Johermyn Chavez (2×4, 2 R) and CF Denny Almonte(2×3, 2 RBI).

Taijuan Walker makes 2nd start for Jackson tonight

WHO’S HOT?: Joe Dunigan has recorded back-to-back 3 hits games, batting .545 (6×11) with 3 runs scored, 2 doubles, 1 home run and 1 RBI. 2B Eric Campbell went 0x4 with 1 run and 1 BB yesterday, ending his hit streak at 6 games. During the streak he hit .389 (7×18) 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 10 he has appeared this season, while recording a hit in 8 games. He is currently batting .275 (11×40) with 3 runs scored, 3 doubles, 1 home run and 5 RBI. The Generals pitching staff has struck out a league-best 120 batters so far this season and also lead the league with a 2.47 ERA. RH Carter Capps (6.2 IP), LH Brian Moran (6.0), RH Moises Hernandez (4.2) and LH Steve Garrison (4.1) have yet to allow a run this season. The bullpen is a combined 4-1 with 4 saves and a 1.23 ERA (7ER, 51.1 IP) while walking 19 and striking out 55 strikeouts this season.

Today’s Matchup: Jackson Generals (Mariners) (8-4) vs. Mississippi Braves (Braves) (4-8)
Site: Pringles Park – Jackson, TN
Pitching Match-up: RHP Taijuan Walker (1-0, 3.60) vs. LHP Sean Gilmartin (0-1, 1.50)
Time: 7:05 p.m. CT
Radio: NewsTalk 101.5 FM, GAMEDAY AUDIO and TuneIn Radio App. is available
Live Stats: Live pitch-by-pitch coverage will be available on the MILB GAMEDAY
Game Information:  | Game Notes 4-17 vs Braves
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Generals Game Central (Monday, April 16) After a very long night

TODAY’S GAME: The Generals and Braves play game two of a five-game series today at Pringles Park. The Braves lead the all-time series 74-70. The two teams will meet 13 times this season, 10 times at Pringles Park.

GENERALS RECAP:  – Ian Gac homered against Generals infielder Eric Campbell in the top of the 16th inning Sunday night at Pringles Park, giving the M-Braves a 4-3 win. The series opener lasted 5 hours, 3 minutes and 13 pitchers were used, including 2 position players. It was the 3rd straight loss for the Generals who dropped to 7-4 on the season, but still hold a 1 game ahead of Tennessee in the North division standings. Campbell took the loss, allowing just 1 run in 3.0 relief innings, the first of his career. LH Brian Moran (2.0,0,0,0,0,1), RH Stephen Pryor (2.0,0,0,0,0,5), LH Bobby LaFromboise (3.0,1,0,0,2,2) and RH Carter Capps (1.0,0,0,0,1,2) combined to toss 8.0 innings of shutout baseball on 1 hit. Starter Andrew Carraway (5.0,10,3,3,2,3) was lifted after 5.0 innings, giving up 3 runs on 10 hits. LF Daniel Carroll led the Generals going 4×7 with a game tying RBI in the 6th inning. DH Joe Dunigan (3×7, R, 2B, 3B) and 2B Gabriel Noriega (2×4, RBI, 2 BB) each finished with multi-hit games.

WHO’S HOT?: 2B Eric Campbell, who did not have an at-bat yesterday, has hit safely in all 6 games he has appeared this season, batting .389 (7×18) with 2 runs scored, 1 double, 1 home run and 2 RBI. SS Nick Franklin has reached base in all 10 he has appeared this season, while recording a hit in 8 games. He is currently batting .275 (11×40) with 3 runs scored, 3 doubles, 1 home run and 5 RBI. The Generals pitching staff has struck out a league-best 112 batters so far this season and ranks 2nd in ERA at 2.60. RH Carter Capps (6.2 IP), LH Brian Moran (6.0), LH Steve Garrison (4.1) and RH Moises Hernandez (2.1) have yet to allow a run this season. The bullpen is a combined 3-1 with 4 saves and a 1.30 ERA (7 ER, 47.0 IP) while walking 17 and striking out 49 strikeouts this season.

TRANSACTIONS: LHP Steve Garrison and OF Daniel Carroll were both placed on the 7-day disabled list. OF Kalian Sams was reinstated from the disabled list and transferred from High Desert to Jackson. RHP Jandy Senawas also promoted from High Desert.

James Paxton

PAXTON SL PITCHER OF THE WEEK: LHP James Paxton was named Southern League Player of the Week, April 5-15. Paxton went 1-0 with a 0.87 ERA (1 ER, 10.1 IP), while walking 1 and striking out 17 in his first 2 start this season. He has limited opponents to a .167 (6×36), while allowing only 1 extra-base hit (2B). He currently ranks T2nd in the league in strikeouts (17) and T5th in ERA (0.87). The 23-year-old lefty is rated as the No. 3 prospect for the Seattle Mariners, according to Baseball America. He was drafted by Seattle in the fourth round of the 2010 draft out of the University of Kentucky.

Today’s Matchup: Jackson Generals (Mariners) (7-4) vs. Mississippi Braves (Braves) (4-7)
Site: Pringles Park – Jackson, TN
Pitching Match-up: LHP James Paxton (1-0, 0.87) vs. RHP Zeke Spruill (1-0, 1.64)
Time: 6:05 p.m. CT
Radio: NewsTalk 101.5 FM, GAMEDAY AUDIO and TuneIn Radio App. is available
Live Stats: Live pitch-by-pitch coverage will be available on the MILB GAMEDAY
Game Information:  | Game Notes 4-16 vs Braves
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Generals Game Day Central (Sunday, April 15)

TODAY’S GAME:The Generals open a five-game series at Pringles Park tonight against the Mississippi Braves. The first place Generals will look to snap their current two-game losing streak against the 3-7 Braves. The M-Braves lost in 13 innings last night to the Montgomery Biscuits.

Andrew Carraway starts tonight for Jackson

GENERALS RECAP:  – Tennessee used a 5-run bottom of the 5th inning to defeat the Generals 5-2 on Saturday night. Jackson dropped their 2nd straight game for the first time this season. The Generals won the series 3 games to 2 and despite the back-to-back losses Jackson remains in 1st place in the Southern League North standings. RH Yoervis Medina (5.0,7,5,5,2,4,2HR) suffered the loss, giving up 5 runs on 7 hits in 5.0 innings. CF Denny Almonte (2×3, R, HR, RB) and C Jesus Sucre (2×3, R) each recorded 2 hits in the games, while Almonte hit his first home run of the season, a solo shot in the 5th. Almonte picked his 4th multi-hit game of the season and has recorded 5 hits in his last 7 at-bats (.714, R, HR, RBI) were 2-for-3 in the game.

WHO’S HOT?: 2B Eric Campbell has hit safely in all 6 games he has appeared this season, batting .389 (7×18) with 2 runs scored, 1 double, 1 home run and 2 RBI. SS Nick Franklin has reached base in all 9 of the Generals games this season, while recordin a hit in 7 games. He is currently batting .313 (10×32) with 3 runs scored, 3 doubles, 1 home run and 5 RBI. The Generals pitching staff has struck out a league-best 99 batters so far this season and ranks 2nd in ERA at 2.66.

Today’s Matchup: Jackson Generals (Mariners) (7-3) vs. Mississippi Braves (Braves) (3-7)
Site: Pringles Park – Jackson, TN
Pitching Match-up: RHP Andrew Carraway (2-0, 0.69) vs. LHP Luis Avilan (0-2, 3.38)
Time: 6:05 p.m. CT
Radio: NewsTalk 101.5 FM, GAMEDAY AUDIO and TuneIn Radio App. is available
Live Stats: Live pitch-by-pitch coverage will be available on the MILB GAMEDAY
Game Information:  | Game Notes 4-15 vs Braves
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A Sit Down With Danny Hultzen

Today I had a chance to visit with the Mariners No. 2 pick in last years draft Danny Hultzen. He has started the season 0-2, but don’t let the record fool you. He is fine. Hultzen struck out 9 last night in 5 2/3 innings and allowed 2 unearned runs to score while walking 3.

The big difference between his game 2 start and his first start was that he just pitched. He was a little nervous during his first start last Sunday. He did not have good command of his secondary stuff, thus more fastballs. Fast forward to Friday night and it was a different pitcher. His slider was good and he was throwing it for strikes. His change up was better because he through it for strikes. Generals pitching coach Lance Painter has told him to work inside more with the fastball, especially to lefties and last night he did. You see the result.

He impressed with his athleticism, being able to field a perfectly placed bunt down the first base line and throwing the runner out.

His demeanor reminds you a lot of ironically, Dustin Ackley, the other No. 2 overall pick to play in Jackson during the last three years. Both are very quiet, but courteous and outstanding young men. The Mariners have done well in drafting talented players, but also solid human beings.

Hultzen does not remind you of anyone on the mound. He has his own style and it seems to work. Very well.

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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.

Danny Hultzen (AP Photo)

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

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Generals Game Day Central (Friday, April 13)

TODAY’S GAME: Lefty Danny Hultzen makes his second pro start tonight in game four of the five-game series against Tennessee. The Generals look for their fifth straight win and fourth in-a-row over the Smokies. Jackson leads the Southern League North Division by three games.

Danny Hultzen makes second pro start tonight (John Shadrick)

GENERALS RECAP:  – The Generals won on Thursday night over Tennessee, 4-1 at Smokies Park, clinching the series. Jackson, 7-1 on the season has the best record in the Southern League. The Generals won thanks to a three-run top of the eighth inning breaking a 1-1 tie. With two runners on base, Mario Yepez singled home pinch runner Daniel Carroll from second base to give the Generals a 2-1 edge. Jesus Sucre came in to score on a wild pitch and Yepez scored on a Francisco Martinez groundout to push the lead to 4-1. Eric Campbell put Jackson on the board in the second inning with an RBI single. Campbell was 2-for-2 with a double and is 3-for-3 in his last three at-bats with a homer, double, single and two RBI. Nick Franklin walked and extended his on-base streak to eight games. Stephen Pryor tossed 2 2/3 scoreless innings to finish the game and earned the win.

WHO’S HOT?: Generals Pitching has struck out a league best 81 batters so far this season and ranks 2nd in ERA at 2.50. SS Nick Franklin has reached base in all 8 of the Generals games this season. RHP Stephen Pryor is 1-0, with 3 saves in 4 outings to start the season. After 2 starts, RHP Andrew Carraway is 2-0, with a 0.69 ERA (1ER/13.0IP) with 10 strikeouts and just 1 walk.

BEST START IN FRANCHISE HISTORY: The Generals 7-1 start is the best start in franchise history. West Tenn started the 2006 season 5-1 and 9-3, the previous best start in franchise history.

Today’s Matchup: Jackson Generals (Mariners) (7-1) at Tennessee Smokies (Cubs) (4-4)
Site: Smokies Park, Kodak, TN
Pitching Match-up: LHP Danny Hultzen (0-1, 11.25) vs. RHP Dae-Eun Rhee (0-0, 4.76)
Time: 6:15 p.m. CT
Radio/TV: NewsTalk 101.5 FM, GAMEDAY AUDIO and TuneIn Radio App. is available / MILB.TV is also available
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Game Information:  | Game Notes 4-13 at Smokies

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