Today’s Matchup: Jackson Generals (SEA) 26-17, 1st North vs Mobile BayBears (ARI) 24-19, 1st South
Site: Pringles Park, Jackson, TN
Pitching Match-up: RHP Brandon Maurer (2-0, 4.39) vs. LHP Tyler Skaggs (1-3, 3.57)
Time: 6:05 p.m.
Radio: NewsTalk 101.5 FM / GAMEDAY AUDIO and TuneIn Radio App. is available / MILB.TV is also available
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Live Stats: Live pitch-by-pitch coverage will be available on MILB GAMEDAY
Game Information: | Game Notes 5-20 vs Mobile
Generals Blog: Inside the Jackson Generals
TODAY’S GAME:With the Generals having already taken the series, Jackson looks to win their 4th straight today over Mobile, with first pitch at 6:05 p.m. The Generals are 26-17 on the season and lead the North Division by 2 1/2 games.
GENERALS RECAP: LF Chris Pettit (1×5, R, HR, RBI) hit a walk off home run in the top of the 11th inning as Jackson defeated Mobile 2-1 on Saturday night. Starter James Paxton (6.0,4,1,1,2,6,HR) recorded his 3rd quality start of the season, but didn’t figure into the decision after allowing a solo home run in the 2nd inning. Jackson tied the game at 1-1 in the bottom of the 5th inning on an RBI single by 1B Steven Proscia (2×3, RBI, 2 BB) that brought home 3B Francisco Martinez (1×3, R, 2 BB). Relievers Mauricio Robles (1.1,1,0,0,1,0), Bobby LaFromboise (0.2,0,0,0,1,1), Carter Capps (2.0,1,0,0,0,1) and Steven Hensley (1.0,0,0,0,0,3) combined for 5.0 scoreless innings behind Paxton. Hensley struck out all 3 batters faced in the 11th inning to pick up his first win of the season.
TOPS IN THE LEAGUE: The Generals have the best record in the Southern League, 26-17 and also lead the league with a 2.78 ERA. The next closest to Jackson is Mississippi with a 3.23 ERA
WHO’S HOT?: INF Eric Campbell has hit safely in 7 straight games with 3 multi-hit games, batting .367 (11×30) 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 17.2 innings in relief (0.51 ERA). During his last 12 relief appearances he has limited opponents to a .175 average (11×63), while walking 4 and striking out 22.
– 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 .133. 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 9.0 innings in relief (7 games). This season he is 1-2 with 4 saves and a 2.08 ERA (5 ER, 21.2 IP). He has limited opponents to a .217 (18×83) average, while walking 4 and striking out 28. Capps has held opponents scoreless in 13 of 16 relief appearances this season. His 11.63 strikeouts per 9.0 innings currently ranks 5th amongst relievers in the Southern League.