Generals Game Central (Thursday, May 31)
Today’s Matchup: Jackson Generals (SEA) (31-22, 1st North) vs Pensacola Blue Wahoos (CIN) (25-28, 3rd South)
Site: Pringles Park, Jackson, TN
Time: 7:05 p.m.
Pitching Match-up: RHP Brandon Maurer (2-1, 4.38) vs. RHP Daniel Corcino (2-2, 3.50)
Promotions: Dollar Night, Honoring 2011 Henry County State Championship Football team, Sarge’s Reading Program Night
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 5-31 vs Pensacola
Generals Blog: Inside the Jackson Generals
TODAY’S GAME:The Generals continue their 5-game homestand tonight at 7:05 against the Pensacola Blue Wahoos. This is Pensacola’s first ever trip to Pringles Park. Jackson and Pensacola have split the first 8 games this season.
GENERALS RECAP: The Generals had their 3-game winning streak snapped on Wednesday to Pensacola, 7-3 at Pringles Park. The Wahoos scored all 7 runs in the first 3 innings and coasted to their first victory of series. Pensacola scored a run in the 1st, 2 in the second and 4 in the third against Generals starter Taylor Stanton (0-1). The righty, making his Jackson debut tossed 2.2 innings and allowed 7 runs (6 earned) on 9 hits. Relievers Mauricio Robles and Brian Moran combined to hold Pensacola scoreless over the final 6 1/3 innings. The Generals scored 2 runs in the fouth inning on an RBI triple by Chih-Hsien Chiang and an RBI groundout by Steven Proscia. Jackson trimmed the margin to the final tally of 7-3 in the ninth with a double by Chris Pettit that scored Kalian Sams. Chih-Hsien Chiang was 2-for-4 in the game, scoring a run and Nick Franklin was 2-for-4 with a double. Kyle Lotzkar (2-1) picked up the win for the Blue Wahoos striking out 8 over 6 innings on the mound.
TOPS IN THE LEAGUE: The Generals are tied with Mobile for the best record in the Southern League, 31-22 on the year. The Generals also lead the league in ERA at 2.98. The next closest is Mississippi with a 3.30 ERA.
WHO’S HOT?: INF Nick Franklin has hit safely in 10 of his last 12 games, batting .400 (18×45) with 5 runs scored, 6 doubles, 4 triples and 6 RBI…Franklin has recorded an extra-base hit in each of his last 5 games.
MARINERS SCORE 21 RUNS: The 21 runs scored were tied for 2nd-most in a game in club history, equaling the record for most runs in a road game, and just the 3rd time to score 20 runs in a game (first since 9/30/00 at ANA). It was the most runs scored by an MLB team this season (prev: 18 by Colorado & Texas), and most runs scored since the Yankees beat the A’s 22-9 on Aug. 25, 2011.
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 52.2 innings (0.85 ERA), lowering his ERA from 11.25 to 1.59 ERA. During this stretch he has limited opponents to a .153 average (27×177), while walking 24 and striking out 54. Overall in 10 starts this season, Hultzen is 5-3 with a 1.59 ERA (10 ER, 56.2 IP). He has limited opponents to a .155 average (30×193), which is the lowest in the Southern League, while walking 27 and striking out 61. Hultzen currently leads the Southern League in ERA (1.59), strikeouts (61), opponents average (.155) and WHIP (1.01), while leading all starters with the fewest baserunners per 9.0 innings (9.37).
THE VETERAN CAMPBELL REACHING: 27-year-old utility man Eric Campbell has reached base in 21 straight games, the 2nd longest active streak in the Southern League (1 behind Mobile’s Mark Krauss). During the streak Campbell is batting .307, with 2 home runs and 13 RBI.