Generals Game Central (Friday, May 25)
Today’s Matchup: Jackson Generals (SEA) (28-19, 1st North) at Montgomery Biscuits (TB) (24-23, 2nd South)
Site: Riverwalk Stadium, Montgomery, AL
Time: 7:05 p.m.
Pitching Match-up: LHP James Paxton (3-2, 3.30) vs. RHP Jacob Thompson (1-4, 6.10)
Radio: NewsTalk 101.5 FM (pregame 6:50) / GAMEDAY AUDIO and TuneIn Radio App. is available
Live Stats: Live pitch-by-pitch coverage will be available on MILB GAMEDAY
Game Information: | Game Notes 5-25 at Montgomery
Generals Blog: Inside the Jackson Generals
Lineup will be sent out via @jacksongenerals later today
TODAY’S GAME:The Generals (28-19) continue their 5-game road trip tonight at Riverwalk Stadium in Montgomery. The series is tied at 1-1 and Jackson looks to win their 2nd straight over the Biscuits. Tonight’s game will be broadcasted on NewsTalk 101.5 FM.
GENERALS RECAP: The Generals scored single runs in five innings Thursday night and defeated Montgomery in game two of the five-game set, 5-4. The series is even at 1-1. Carter Capps (2-2) picked up the win for Jackson tossing a scoreless eighth innings, striking out four of six batters faced. The Generals (28-19) lead the division over Huntsville by two games. With two outs in the ninth Eric Campbell singled an 0-2 pitch to right scoring Francisco Martinez from second base and Jackson took the final lead of 5-4. Jesus Sucre led the Generals going 3-for-4 at the plate. Steven Proscia was 2-for-4 and scored two runs. Generals starter Steve Garrison did not factor in the decision allowing three runs on seven hits over five innings.
TOPS IN THE LEAGUE: The Generals have the best record in the Southern League, 28-19 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?: LH Bobby LaFromboise has allowed only 1 earned run in his last 19.2 innings in relief (0.45 ERA). During his last 13 relief appearances he has limited opponents to a .167 average (11×69), while walking 4 and striking out 24.
– 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).
THE INCREDIBLE HULTZ: After allowing 5 runs in 4.0 innings in his first start of the season, Danny Hultzen has allowed only 5 earned run in 46.2 innings (0.96 ERA), lowering his ERA from 11.25 to 1.78 ERA. During this stretch he has limited opponents to a .142 average (22×155), while walking 22 and striking out 48. Overall in 9 starts this season, Hultzen is 4-3 with a 1.78 ERA (10 ER, 50.2 IP). He has limited opponents to a .146 average (25×171), which is the lowest in the Southern League, while walking 25 and striking out 56. Hultzen is also the current active ERA in the Southern League.
THE VETERAN CAMPBELL REACHING: 27-year-old utility man Eric Campbell has reached base in 17-straight games, the 3rd longest current streak in the Southern League and 10th longest in the league this season. Over the streak, Campbell is batting .344 (22×64) with 2 home runs and 12 RBI.