TODAY’S GAME: Jackson plays game two of their 5-game series at Smokies Park tonight against Tennessee. The Generals are 8-3 against the Smokies this season and 4-2 against the Cubs AA affiliate at Smokies Park.
GENERALS RECAP: Bobby LaFromboise struck out the final 2 batters stranding runners on second and third to secure Jackson’s 2-1 win over Tennessee on Friday night. LaFromboise earned his first save of the season and helped snap the Generals 4-game losing streak. Starter Danny Hultzen (7.0,2,0,0,4,2,WP) earned his 3rd win, allowing only 2 hits in career-high 7.0 scoreless innings. The Generals scored their 2 runs on RBI singles from CF Denny Almonte (1×4, RBI) and C Jesus Sucre(3×4, 2B, RBI) in the top of the fourth inning.
WHO’S HOT?: C Jesus Sucre has recorded 5 hits in his last 8 at-bats (.625) with 1 double and 2 RBI.
– LH Bobby LaFromboise has allowed only 1 earned run in his last 16.2 innings in relief (0.53 ERA). During his last 10 reliel appearances he has limited opponents to a .181 average (10×55), while walking 3 and striking out 19. 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 14 of his last 17 games, batting .323 (21×65) with 12 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 9 stolen bases in his last 17 games and is currently leads
all Mariners Minor Leaguers in steals.
HULTZEN ON A ROLL: After allowing 5 runs in 4.0 inning in his first start of the season, Danny Hultzen has allowed only 3 earned run in 33.2 innings (0.78 ERA), lowering his ERA from 11.25 to 1.91 ERA. During this stretch he has limited opponents to a .117 average (14×111), while walking 20 and striking out 29. Overall in 7 starts this season, Hultzen is 3-3 with a 1.91 ERA (8 ER, 37.2 IP). He has limited opponents to a .134 average (17×127), which is the lowest in the Southern League, while walking 23 and striking out 36.
CARRAWAY STRONG IN TRIPLE-A DEBUT: RH Andrew Carraway (7.1,1,0,0,1,4) allowed only 1 hit over 7.1 innings in his Triple-A debut to lead the Rainiers to a 4-0 victory over Albuquerque on Friday. Carraway retired the first 18 Isotopes batters he faced over 6.0 perfect innings before giving up a lead-off single to third baseman Elian Herrera in the top of the 7th. He ended the night striking out 4 batters and walking 1 in the contest.
IN A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN: The Generals pitching staff lead the league with a 2.40 ERA. RH Taijuan Walker (1.71) ranks 2nd in the league in ERA, Danny Hultzen (1.91) ranks 3rd and James Paxton (2.60) ranks 8th.
Today’s Matchup: Jackson Generals (SEA) 21-15, T-1st North, — at Tennessee Smokies (CHC) 15-21, T-4th North, -6.0
Site: Smokies Park, Kodak, TN
Pitching Match-up: LHP Steve Garrison (1-1, 1.29) vs. RHP Nick Struck (4-2, 3.49)
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 MILB GAMEDAY
Game Information: | Game Notes 5-12 at Tennessee
Generals Blog: Inside the Jackson Generals
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