Generals Game Central (Tuesday, May 8)
TODAY’S GAME: With the series tied 1-1, the Generals take on the Huntsville Stars again tonight at Pringles Park. Jackson leads Huntsville by two games in the Southern League North Division. Jackson leads the season series, 4-3.
GENERALS RECAP: The Generals scored 3 runs in the bottom of the 9th inning, but it wasn’t enough as Jackson lost 5-6 to Huntsville on Monday night. LH Steve Garrison, who was reinstated from the DL prior to the game, allowed 1 run on 4 hits with 1 walk and 1 strikeout in 2.2 innings. Steven Hensley struck out 3 in 1.1 scorelss innings, while LH Bobby LaFromboise extended his scoreless inning streak to 13.2 innings. SS Nick Franklin (3×5, 2 2B, 2 RBI) led the team with 3 hits and 2 RBI, while 3B Francisco Martinez (1×5, R, 2B, RBI) and DH Joe Dunigan (1×3, R, 2B, 2 BB) each hit recorded a double.
WHO’S HOT?: In his last 14 games, SS Nick Frankin is batting .373 (22×59) with 8 runs scored, 6 doubles, 1 home run and 9 RBI. Since April 19, he has raised his season average from .236 to .314. Franklin currently leads the Generals in average.
– After allowing 2 runs in his 2nd relief appearance on April 8, LH Bobby LaFromboise has not allowed a run in his last 13.2 innings. During this stretch he limited opponents to a .174 average (8×46) while walking 2 and striking out 16. LaFromboise has lowered his ERA from 7.71 to 1.13 in his last 8 relief appearances.
– OF Joe Dunigan has hit safely in 11 of his last 12 games, batting .370 (17×46) with 11 runs scored, 5 doubles, 2 home runs and 8 RBI.
– LH Brian Moran has allowed only 1 run (0 ER) in 13.2 innings in relief. He has limited opponents to a .226 (12×53) average, while walking 3 and striking out 13.
Today’s Matchup: Jackson Generals (SEA) 20-12, 1st North +2.0 vs. Huntsville Stars (MIL) 18-15, 2nd North, -2.0
Site: Pringles Park, Jackson, TN
Pitching Match-up: LHP James Paxton (3-0, 2.51) vs. RHP Evan Anundsen (1-1, 2.63)
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 MILB GAMEDAY
Game Information: | Game Notes 5-8 vs Huntsville
Generals Blog: Inside the Jackson Generals