Generals Update (Friday, July 6)
Today’s Matchup: Jackson Generals (SEA) (9-6, 51-34 at Mississippi Braves (ATL) (4-11, 34-51)
Site: Trustmark Park, Pearl, MS
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Pitching Match-up: RHP Brandon Maurer (5-2, 3.81) vs. LHP Sean Gilmartin (5-6, 3.64)
Radio: News Talk 101.5 FM (pregame 6:45) / GAMEDAY AUDIO and TuneIn Radio App. is available
Live Stats: Live pitch-by-pitch coverage will be available on MILB GAMEDAY
Archived Generals Interviews: Generals Vision
Game Information: | Game Notes 7-6 at Mississippi
Generals Blog: Inside the Jackson Generals
Lineup to come later
TODAY’S GAME:Tonight the Generals look for a 3-game sweep of the M-Braves at Trustmark Park. Jackson is currently on a 6-game, 2-city road trip in Mississippi (2-0) and Montgomery. The Generals lead the season series with the M-Braves, 4-2. The overall series is tied, 75-75.
GENERALS RECAP: The Generals took their 2nd straight from the M-Braves at Trustmark Park, Thursday 11-4. Jackson pounded out 13 hits including eight extra-base hits in the victory. The win secured Jackson’s 2nd straight series win and 13th of the season. The Generals are a season-best 17-games above .500, 51-34 on the season. RH Taijuan Walker (5-4) earned his first win since May 27th, tossing 5.0 innings, allowing 3 runs on 5 hits, walking 2 and striking out 4. RH Taylor Stanton pitched the final 2.0 innings for Jackson upping his scoreless streak to 11.0 innings pitched. Joe Dunigan, Stefen Romero, Johermyn Chavez and Leury Bonilla each collected two hits Thursday and Chih-Hsien Chiang led the way with three knocks. Every Generals starter had at least a hit or a run scored in the game.
CAPPING OFF GAMES: RH Carter Capps has not allowed an earned run in his last 28.0 innings in relief (21 games), dating back to April 29th. This season he is 2-2 with 14 saves and a 1.11 ERA (5 ER, 40.2 IP). He has limited opponents to a .193 (29×150) average, while walking 10 and striking out 60. His current scoreless inning streak stands at 10.0 innings (dating back to 6/8). Capps has held opponents scoreless in 27 of 30 relief appearances this season. He has gone more than 1.0 inning 9 of his 14 saves this season.
MARTINEZ BEGINS ROAD BACK: Generals infielder Francisco Martinez Thursday was placed on a rehab assigment with the AZL Mariners. Martinez was placed on the DL on June 7th with a pulled hamstring. Martinez is the team leader with 21 stolen bases this season.
K-PAX IS BACK: After missing more than a month with a knee injury LHP James Paxton returned from the DL Tuesday after missing more than a month with a knee injury, tossing 4.0 scoreless innings. Paxton ranks as the 4th best prospect in the Mariners organization, according to Baseball America. He ranks as the 8th best left-handed pitching prospect and 77th overall prospect in baseball, according to MLB.com.
FERNANDEZ MANIA: Last night’s starter LH Anthony Fernandez became the first Jackson pitcher in franchise history to post back-to-back 9-inning complete games in his first 2 starts. Fernandez has allowed just 3 ER in 25.0 IP in his first 3 starts in Double-A, including a 2-hit, complete game shutout on June 28th at Pensacola. Fernandez is 3-0, with a 1.08 ERA.
TOPS IN THE LEAGUE: The Generals 51-34 record is the best in the Southern League. Also, Jackson ranks 1st in pitching, with a 3.10 ERA. The Generals lead the league with 64 home runs and rank 2nd in the league with 91 stolen bases.
VIVA LA ROMERO: INF Stefen Romero has hit safely 12 of 13 games with 8 multi-hit games with Jackson since his promotion. During this stretch he is batting .408 (20×49) with 9 runs scored, 6 doubles, 2 triples, 2 home runs and 17 RBI.
WHO’S HOT?: LH Mauricio Robles allowed unearned run to score in his last appearance, but has not allowed an earned run in 16.0 consecutive innings (since 5/30). During this 11 game stretch in relief he has limited opponents to a .077 (4×52) average, while walking 8 and striking out 18. Overall in 17 games with Jackson, Robles is 1-0 with a 2.45 ERA (7 ER, 25.2 IP).
-> RH Taylor Stanton has not allowed a run in his last 3 outings including Sunday’s start against Montgomery. Over 11.0 innings pitched, Stanton is 2-0, with a 0.00 ERA, with 5 strikeouts.