Generals Game Central (Friday, May 11)
TODAY’S GAME:The Generals open a 5-game series at Smokies Park tonight looking to break their season long 4-game losing streak. Tonight’s game is the 11th meeting between the two teams and Jackson leads the season series, 7-3.
GENERALS RECAP: The Generals dropped their 4th straight to the Stars 3-2 in 11 innings on Thursday night. The Generals stranded 12 base runners in the game with 11 in scoring position. Starter Brandon Maurer allowed 2 runs on 7 hits, while walking 0 and striking out 7 in 6.0 innings, but left with a 2- 2 tie. RH Jandy Sena (2.0,2,0,0,0,1) and RH Carter Capps (2.0,1,0,0,0,3) each tossed 2.0 scoreless innings in relief. RH Yoervis Medina (1.0,3,1,1,1,1) allowed 1 run on 3 hits, while walking 1 and striking out 1 in the top of the 11th inning to pick up his 3rd loss of the season. DH Joe Dunigan (2×5, RBI) and C Jesus Sucre (2×4, RBI) each had 2 hits and 1 RBI, while 2B Eric Campbell (2×3, 2 BB) also recorded a multi-hit game. LF Chris Pettit recorded Jackson’s only extra-base hit with a leadoff triple in the 4th inning and would later score on a RBI single by Sucre.
WHO’S HOT?: In his last 17 games, SS Nick Frankin is batting .387 (24×62) with 8 runs scored, 7 doubles, 1 home run and 9 RBI. Since April 19, he has raised his season average from .236 to .318. Franklin currently leads the Generals in average.
– OF Joe Dunigan has hit safely in 13 of his last 16 games, batting .323 (20×62) with 11 runs scored, 5 doubles, 1 triples, 2 home runs and 10 RBI.
– RH Carter Capps has not allowed a run in his last 4.1 innings in relief (4 games). This season he is 1-2 with 2 saves and a 2.65 ERA. He has limited opponents to a .239 (16×67) average, while walking 4 and striking out 24. Capps has held opponents scoreless in 10 of 13 relief appearances this season.
– 3B Francisco Martinez has recorded 8 stolen bases in his last 16 games and is currently tied with Jamal Austin (Clinton) for the organizational lead. Martinez leads the Southern League in steals.
TRANSACTIONS: RHP Andrew Carraway was promoted to AAA Tacoma yesterday, while INF Rich Poythress was placed on the disabled list with a sprained left foot. To take Poyhtress’ place on the roster, INF Steven Proscia was promoted to Jackson from A High Desert. Proscia hit .347 (42×121) with 19 runs scored, 9 doubles, 5 home runs and 20 RBI in 31 games with the Mavericks. He went 0x5 in his Double-A debut last night.
Today’s Matchup: Jackson Generals (SEA) 20-15, 2nd North -1.0 at Tennessee Smokies (CHC) 15-20, 5th North, -8.0
Site: Smokies Park, Kodak, TN
Pitching Match-up: LHP Danny Hultzen (2-3, 2.35) vs. LHP Brooks Raley (1-1, 3.68)
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
Lineup will be sent out via twitter @jacksongenerals
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