Today’s Matchup: Jackson Generals (SEA) (6-5, 48-33 vs. Montgomery Biscuits (TB) (7-4, 43-36)
Site: Pringles Park, Jackson, TN
Time: 7:05 p.m.
Pitching Match-up: RHP Forrest Snow (0-2, 4.02) vs. LHP Kyle Lobstein (3-3, 4.75)
Radio: News Talk 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
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Game Information: | Game Notes 7-2 vs Montgomery
Generals Blog: Inside the Jackson Generals
TODAY’S GAME:The Generals will try to win their 12th series of the season tonight in game 2 of the 3-game set with Montgomery. The Generals play Montgomery 6 times in 9 days. The season series is knotted at 3-3 while Jackson holds the all-time advantage 65-62.
GENERALS RECAP: The Generals snapped a short 2-game losing streak Sunday with a 7-2 victory for the Montgomery Biscuits.Jackson got on the board in the first inning when CF Denny Almonte (3×4, RBI) came home after DH Chih-Hsien Chiang grounded into a double play. The Generals expanded their lead to 2-0 in the second inning on a balk by Montgomery starter Alex Colome. In the fifth inning, SS Gabriel Noriega scored on a double by Almonte (11). 2B Stefen Romero (2×4, RBI) doubled in Almonte with one out in the inning. Romero later crossed the plate on a wild pitch by Colome, making the score 5-0. 1B Chris Pettit blasted his 4th homer of the year in the sixth inning, scoring LF Joe Dunigan and making the lead 7-0. RHP Taylor Stanton (3-2, 5.84) tossed 5 shutout innings, allowing only 2 hits and striking out 2 in the win.
SUN-DAY OF TRANSACTIONS: Yesterday, LHP Steve Garrison was been promoted to Triple-A Tacoma, INF Rich Poythress and OF Johermyn Chavez were activated from the DL and rehab assignment with the AZL Mariners. LHP Jose Jimenez was activated from A+ High Desert. INF Jharmidy De Jesus was sent from Jackson to Low-A Clinton. INF Eric Campbell was released from his minor league contract.
FERNANDEZ MANIA: LH Anthony Fernandez became the first Jackson pitcher in franchise history to post back-to-back 9-inning complete games. Fernandez has allowed just 1 ER in 18.0 IP in his first two starts in Double-A, including a 2-hit, complete game shutout on Thursday night in Pensacola. Fernandez is 2-0, with a 0.50 ERA.
TOPS IN THE LEAGUE: The Generals 48-33 record is the best in the Southern League. Also, Jackson ranks first in pitching, with a 3.10 ERA. Jackson is 4th in the league in batting, with a .261 team average. The Generals lead the league with 62 home runs and rank 2nd in the league with 88 stolen bases.
VIVA LA ROMERO: INF Stefen Romero has hit safely 8 of 9 games with 6 multi-hit games with Jackson since his promotion. During this stretch he is batting .412 (14×34) with 6 runs scored, 4 doubles, 1 triple, 2 home runs and 12 RBI.
WHO’S HOT?: In his first 6 games since coming off the disabled list, 3B Nate Tenbrink is batting .400 (8×20), with 1 double, 2 home runs, 4 runs and 5 RBI.
-> LH Mauricio Robles did not allow a earned run run during 9 relief appearances during the month of June (0 ER/11.0 IP) In those 11.0 innings Robles is holding batters this month to a .118 average (4×34)
-> RH Taylor Stanton has not allowed a run in his last 2 outings including yesterday’s start against Montgomery. Over 9.0 innings pitched, Stanton is 2-0, with a 0.00 ERA, with 3 strikeouts.