Generals Game Central (Thursday, May 17)
TODAY’S GAME: The Generals begin a homestand tonight at Pringles Park against the Mobile BayBears. The series features the two top teams in the Southern League. Mobile is 24-16 and leads the South Division by 5 games. Jackson leads the SL North by 1/2 game over Huntsville at the start of play today.
GENERALS RECAP: Jackson scored 8 runs Tuesday combined between the 3rd-5th inning to take an 8-5 lead, but it wasn’t enough as Tennessee came back to beat the Generals 10-8 on Tuesday afternoon. Each team notched a 5-run inning and the 2 teams combined for 6 errors and 10 unearned runs. Starter Brandon Maurer allowed 5 run on 7 hits in 2.0 innings, but didn’t figure into the decision. It was his 3rd consecutive start not lasting at least 3.0 innings. RH Steven Hensleyallowed 3 runs (2 ER) on 3 hits in 2.1 innings to pick up his 2nd loss of the season.
WHO’S HOT?: INF Eric Campbell has hit safely in 8 of his last 10 games with 4 multi-hit contests. During this stretch he is batting .351 (13×37) with 9 runs scored, 2 doubles, 2 home runs and 7 RBI.
– LH Bobby LaFromboise has allowed only 1 earned run in his last 17.0 innings in relief (0.53 ERA). During his last 11 relief appearances he has limited opponents to a .183 average (11×60), while walking 3 and striking out 21.
– RH Carter Capps has not allowed a run in his last 5.2 innings in relief (5 games). This season he is 1-2 with 3 saves and a 2.45 ERA. He has limited opponents to a .236 (17×72) average, while walking 4 and striking out 25. Capps has held opponents scoreless in 11 of 14 relief appearances this season. His 12.27 strikeouts per 9.0 innings currently ranks 3rd amongst relievers in the Southern League.
– LH Brian Moran has allowed only 1 earned run in 18.1 innings in relief, going 1-2 with a 0.49 ERA in 14 games. Moran has limited oppnents to a .239 average (17×71) with 3 walks and 18 strikeouts. He currently leads all relievers in the Southern League with the lowest walk per 9.0 innings (0.98).
D-BACKS NIX STAR PITCHING MATCHUP: Thursday’s scheduled starter for Mobile, RHP Trevor Bauer was promoted to Triple_A Reno. The promotion of Bauer nixed the matchup of Danny Hultzen, last year’s No. 2 overall pick in the MLB draft and Bauer, who was the No. 3 pick in the draft. .
TOP PITCHING STAFFS FACE OFF: The Generals pitching staff has a league best, 2.83 ERA and 318 strikeouts. The BayBears have the second best ERA in the league at 3.25.
MASH UNIT: The Generals have been struck with a number of injuries over the last two weeks. Generals’ regulars Johermyn Chavez (broken bone in hand), Rich Poythress (stress fracture in foot) and Joe Dunigan (sprianed right wrist) have all been placed on the DL. Nick Franklin has also missed the last 7 games with a thumb injury.
Today’s Matchup: Jackson Generals (SEA) 23-17, 1st North vs Mobile BayBears (ARI) 24-16, 1st South
Site: Pringles Park, Jackson, TN
Pitching Match-up: LHP Danny Hultzen (3-3, 1.91) vs. RHP Mike Bolsinger (0-0, 0.00)
Time: 7:05 p.m.
Radio: NewsTalk 101.5 FM / GAMEDAY AUDIO and TuneIn Radio App. is available / MILB.TV is also available
Promotions: Dollar Night, presented by MobileNation, JEA Customer Appreciation Night, $6,000 baseball game
Live Stats: Live pitch-by-pitch coverage will be available on MILB GAMEDAY
Game Information: | Game Notes 5-17 vs Mobile
Generals Blog: Inside the Jackson Generals