TODAY’S GAME:The 1st place Generals play game 2 of the 5-game series against Mobile tonight at Pringles Park, with first pitch at 7:05. The Generals and BayBears are tied for the best record in the Southern League at 24-17.
GENERALS RECAP: In a game touted as a potential pitching clinic, LHP Danny Hultzen (4-3) did not disappoint in front of 3,344 Generals fans. Hultzen allowed only three hits and struck out eight in the Generals’ 4-2 win over the Mobile BayBears at Pringles Park. Leading the Generals offensively was Jesus Sucre going 2-for-3 with an RBI and run scored. Steven Proscia and Denny Almonte also collected two hits, finishing 2-for-4 each. Carter Capps earned his fourth save of the season tossing a scoreless 1 1/3 innings striking out two. Mike Bolsinger, making the start in place of the promoted Trevor Bauer suffered the loss despite striking out seven over 6 2/3 innings for Mobile.
WHO’S HOT?: INF Eric Campbell has hit safely in 9 of his last 11 games with 4 multi-hit contests. During this stretch he is batting .341 (14×41) with 9 runs scored, 2 doubles, 2 home runs and 8 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.
– 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).
JUST HOW GOOD IS HE?: Lefty starter Danny Hultzen has allowed only 16 hits and 4 earned runs over his last 7 starts, a span of 40 2/3 innings pitched. Hultzen is now the active leader in the Southern League with a 1.81 ERA. After last night’s game he lowered his league best opponents batting average figure to an amazing .132. He ranks 2nd in the league in WHIP at 0.99 and is now T-3rd with 4 wins.
CAPPING OFF GAMES: After last night’s game, RH Carter Capps has not allowed a run in his last 7 innings in relief (6 games). This season he is 1-2 with 4 saves and a 2.29 ERA. He has limited opponents to a .224 (17×76) average, while walking 4 and striking out 27. Capps has held opponents scoreless in 12 of 15 relief appearances this season. His 12.36 strikeouts per 9.0 innings currently ranks 2nd amongst relievers in the Southern League.
TOP PITCHING STAFFS FACE OFF: The Generals pitching staff has a league best, 2.78 ERA and 328 strikeouts. The BayBears have the second best ERA in the league at 3.20.
Today’s Matchup: Jackson Generals (SEA) 24-17, 1st North vs Mobile BayBears (ARI) 24-17, 1st South
Site: Pringles Park, Jackson, TN
Pitching Match-up: LHP Steve Garrison (2-1, 0.75) vs. RHP Derek Eitel (3-2, 3.73)
Time: 7:05 p.m.
Radio: NewsTalk 101.5 FM / GAMEDAY AUDIO and TuneIn Radio App. is available / MILB.TV is also available
Promotions: Postgame Fireworks, Disney Themed, presented by JEA, Memphis Jones Pregame Concert, Crawdads Classics Crawfish Boil, Boy Scout Campout, Honor Roll Night
Live Stats: Live pitch-by-pitch coverage will be available on MILB GAMEDAY
Game Information: | Game Notes 5-18 vs Mobile
Generals Blog: Inside the Jackson Generals