Generals Game Day Central (Wednesday, May 2)
TODAY’S GAME:Tonight the Generals look to snap a two-game losing skid in game two of the five-game set with the Blue Wahoos in Pensacola. This is the first of two trips to Pensacola for the Generals this season.
GENERALS RECAP: Pensacola’s Cody Puckett singled home Koyie Hill in the bottom of the 10th inning as the Blue Wahoos came-from-behind to beat Jackson 4-5 on Tuesday night. The Generals jumped out to a 4-0 lead with 2 runs scoring in the first on RBI doubles from SS Nick Franklin (1×4, R, 2B, RBI, BB) and 1B Rich Poythress (1×5, RBI). Jackson added a run in the 2nd on an RBI groundout from 2B Gabriel Noriega (0x4, RBI) and a RBI double from LF Chris Pettit (2×5, 2B, RBI) in the 3rd. Starter Andrew Carraway (5.0,7,3,3,2,4) left the game with a 4-3 lead after allowing 3 runs on 7 hits 5.0 innings, but didn’t figure into the decision. LH Brian Moran (0.2,2,1,0,0,0) suffered the loss allowing an unearned run in the 10th. DH Joe Dunigan (2×4, SB), 3B Francisco Martinez (2×5, R, 2B, SB) and C Jesus Sucre (2×4) also recorded 2 hits in the game.
WHO’S HOT?: After allowing 2 runs in his 2nd relief appearance on April 8, LH Bobby LaFromboise has not allowed a run in his last 11.2 innings. During this stretch he limited opponents to a .158 average (6×38) while walking 2 and striking out 14. LaFromboise has lowered his ERA from 7.71 to 1.29 in his last 6 relief appearances.
• In 5 starts this season, Danny Hultzen is 2-2 with a 2.05 ERA (6 ER, 26.1 IP). He has limited opponents to a .149 average (14×94), which is the lowest in the Southern League, while walking 12 and striking out 30. Of his 14 hits allowed only 3 have gone for extra-bases (2 2B, 3B).
• OF Joe Dunigan has hit in each of his last 6 games, batting .400 (10×25) with 6 runs scored, 3 doubles, 2 home runs and 4 RBI.
• OF Chris Pettit has hit safely in 7 straight games, batting .357 (10×28) with 3 runs scored, 4 doubles, 1 triple and 4 RBI.
DOUBLE YOUR GENERALS: The Generals are tied with Huntsville in 1st place in the Southern League with 50 doubles this season. Rich Poythress (9) ranks T-2nd, Joe Dunigan (8) T-3rd and Nick Franklin is T-4th in the league.
IN A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN: The Generals pitching staff has struck out a league-best 231 batters so far this season and also lead the league with a 2.47 ERA. The second best team in the league is Jacksonville at 3.34. 19-year-old Taijuan Walker ranks first in the league with a 1.64 ERA.
Today’s Matchup: Jackson Generals (SEA) 17-9, 1st North +2.0 at Pensacola Blue Wahoos (CIN) 11-14, 3rd South, -3.0
Site: Blue Wahoos Park, Pensacola, FL
Pitching Match-up: LHP James Paxton (2-0, 3.09) vs. RHP Pedro Villarreal (1-1, 3.38)
Time: 7:00 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 MILB GAMEDAY
Game Information: | Game Notes 5-2 at Pensacola
Generals Blog: Inside the Jackson Generals
Lineup to come shortly via @jacksongenerals on twitter