Generals Game Central (Saturday, May 19)
TODAY’S GAME:The 1st place Generals play game 3 of the 5-game series against Mobile, with first pitch at 6:05. Jackson leads the series 2-0 and look to win the series tonight. The Generals have the best record in the Southern League at 25-17.
GENERALS RECAP: The Generals scored 13 runs combined between the 4th and 6th innings, while setting season highs in runs and hits defeating Mobile 13-5 on Friday. Jackson recorded 17 hits including 9 extra base hits. SS Nick Franklin fell a home run short of hitting for the cycle, going 4×4 with 3 runs scored, 1 double, 2 triples and 2 RBI. DH Eric Campbell (3×4, 3 R, 2 2B, 3B, 3 RBI) recorded 3 hits, including 3 extra-base hits, while leading the team with 3 RBI. 1B Steven Proscia hit his 4th home run in 8 games and has recorded 4 hits over his last 9 at-bats since being promoted to Jackson from High Desert. LF Chris Pettit (1×4, R, 2B, 2B, 2 RBI) and DH Denny Almonte (1×5, R, 2 RBI) each recorded 2 RBI, while 3B Francisco Martinez (2×5, R) and Daniel Carroll (2×4, 2 R, 2B, BB) each recorded 2 hits. RH Moises Hernandez (2.0,3,2,2,2,1) recorded his 2nd win in relief, allowing 2 runs on 3 hits in 2.0 innings.
WHO’S HOT?: INF Eric Campbell has hit safely in 6 straight games with 3 multi-hit games, batting .400 (10×25) with 8 runs scored, 2 doubles, 1 triple, 1 home run 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 20.1 innings in relief, going 1-2 with a 0.44 ERA in 15 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 (0.93).
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: RH Carter Capps has not allowed a run in his last 7.0 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 .236 (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.
Today’s Matchup: Jackson Generals (SEA) 25-17, 1st North vs Mobile BayBears (ARI) 24-18, 1st South
Site: Pringles Park, Jackson, TN
Pitching Match-up: LHP James Paxton (3-1, 2.60) vs. RHP Chase Anderson (2-1, 2.19)
Time: 6:05 p.m.
Radio: NewsTalk 101.5 FM / GAMEDAY AUDIO and TuneIn Radio App. is available / MILB.TV is also available
Promotions: Postgame Fireworks, Patriotic Themed, presented by Kilgore Flares, World’s Largest Barbecue Sandwich and Rib Fest, presented by Southern Pride. National Guard Night
Live Stats: Live pitch-by-pitch coverage will be available on MILB GAMEDAY
Game Information: | Game Notes 5-19 vs Mobile
Generals Blog: Inside the Jackson Generals