Generals Game Central (Wednesday, May 23)
Today’s Matchup: Jackson Generals (SEA) 27-18, 1st North at Montgomery Biscuits (TB) 23-22, 2nd South
Site: Riverwalk Stadium, Montgomery, AL
Pitching Match-up: LHP Danny Hultzen (4-3, 1.81) vs. RHP Joseph Cruz (2-5, 7.07)
Time: 7:05 p.m.
Radio: 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 5-23 at Montgomery
Generals Blog: Inside the Jackson Generals
Lineup will be sent out via @jacksongenerals later today
TODAY’S GAME:After a day off on Tuesday, the Generals begin a 5-game road series in Montgomery tonight at 7:05. The Generals and Biscuits are meeting for the first time this season and will play 21 times this season, including 13 at Riverwalk Stadium.
GENERALS RECAP: The Generals split a double-header with Mobile on Monday afternoon, dropping game 1, 2-1 and winning game 2 on a Francsico Martinez walkoff 2-run home run in the bottom of the 7th, 4-2. The Generals won the series, taking 4 of the 5 games. In game 1, starter Brandon Maurer (5.1,6,2,2,2,6,HR), recorded his first loss of the season, allowing 2 runs on 6 hits in 5.1 innings. LF Chris Pettit (3×4, 2B) led the team with 3 hits, while 3B Eric Campbell (2×2, 2 BB) picked up the only other multi-hit game for Jackson. RH Taijuan Walker (5.0,4,2,2,1,6) started game 2, but recorded a no decision, allowing 2 runs on 4 hits in 5.0 innings. He allowed the first 2 batters faced in the 6th inning to reach base before being pulled from the game. Reliever Brian Moran (0.0,1,0,0,0,0) allowed a 2-run double to the only batter he faced. 3B Francisco Martinez led the team going 2×4, 2 runs scored, 1 home run 3 RBI.
TOPS IN THE LEAGUE: The Generals have the best record in the Southern League, 27-18 and also lead the league with a 2.77 ERA. The next closest to Jackson is Mississippi with a 3.33 ERA
WHO’S HOT?: INF Eric Campbell went 0x2 with 1 BB in game 2 Monday, ending his hitting streak at 8 games. During the streak he hit .406 (13×32) with 8 runs scored, 2 doubles, 1 triple, 1 home run and 6 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 16 games. Moran has limited oppnents to a .231 average (18×78) with 3 walks and 21 strikeouts. He currently leads all relievers in the Southern League with the lowest walk per 9.0 innings ratio (0.89).
HE’S ONLY 19: RH Taijuan Walker has tossed at least 5.0 innings in 5 of his 8 starts, while allowing 2 runs or less in all 8 starts. He is currently is 3-1 with a 2.06 ERA (9 ER, 39.1 IP) in 8 starts. Walker has limited opponents to a .224 (32×143) average, while walking 12 and striking out 41. He currently ranks 4th in the Southern League with a 2.06 ERA.
CAPPING OFF GAMES: Generals closer 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