Generals Update (Friday, July 27)

Today’s Matchup: Jackson Generals (SEA) (18-14, 60-42 vs. Montgomery Biscuits (TB) (20-13, 56-45)
Site: Pringles Park – Jackson, Tenn
Time: 7:05 p.m.
Pitching Match-up:
LHP James Paxton  (4-3, 3.51) vs. RHP Matt Buschmann (4-5, 3.99)
Promotions: Kids Eat Free (with purchase of regularly priced ticket), Half Pint Brawlers Midget Wrestling
Radio:   (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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TODAY’S GAME: Today the Generals continue their 9-game homestand (2-5), with game 4 of the 5-game set with the Montgomery Biscuits (TB). Jackson looks to even the series, trailing in the set 2-1. The Generals are 7-7 against Montgomery this season, 3-3 at Pringles Park. Jackson leads the overall series with Montgomery, 69-66. The two teams meet 11 times during the month of July.

GENERALS RECAP: RH Taijuan Walker tossed 6 shutout innings Thursday night and got homers from Brad Miller and Nate Tenbrink as Jackson defeated Montgomery 5-2. The win snapped a 4-game losing skid. Jackson pulled within 1 ½ game of the Lookouts in the second half SL North standings. Tenbrink delivered a 3-run homer to right with 2 outs in the bottom of the 2nd inning that gave Jackson a 3-0 advantage. The home run was Tenbrink’s 4th of the season. Again with 2 outs in the 4th inning, Miller belted his first Double-A home run to right, a 2-run shot making it 5-0.  Meanwhile, Walker (7-5) notched his second-straight quality start, logging 6.0 shutout innings, allowing 2 hits, striking out 8 and walking none. LH Jose Jimenez pitched a scoreless 8th inning and RH Carter Capps (pictured right, John Shadrick) pitched a a scoreless ninth after a short 17 minute rain delay. Capps earned his league leading 19th save.

TRANSACTIONS: The Seattle Mariners and Jackson Generals announce the following roster moves today. Generals closer, RHP Carter Capps has been promoted to Triple-A Tacoma today and RHP Jandy Sena returns to Jackson from Tacoma. Also, RHP Andrew Kittredge has been transferred to A+ High Desert

RECORD SETTING PACE: The Generals reached the 60-win mark the fastest this season since 2008. The Generals are 3 games off the pace off of the 2005 Diamond Jaxx that won 83 games and 4 of the pace of the 1999 Diamond Jaxx that won a record 84 games.

MARINERS FUTURE IN JACKSON: With the addition of Brad Miller, the Generals roster currently contains 11 of the top 30 prospects in the Seattle Mariners organization, according to Baseball America, including 3 of the top 6. P Taijuan Walker (1), P James Paxton (3), INF Francisco Martinez (6), INF Brad Miller (11), P Carter Capps (16), P Forrest Snow (19), P Brandon Maurer (21), OF Chih-Hsien Chiang (24), P Mauricio Robles (26), OF Johermyn Chavez (28), INF Rich Poythress (29).

TURN-AROUND FOR TAIJUAN: Generals starter Taijuan Walker was 0-3, with a 9.15 ERA , posting 23 strikeouts and 16 walks in 5 starts in June. During July Walker is 3-1, with a 3.13 ERA, adding 21 strikeouts and only 8 walks in 4 starts. Walker has turned in back-to-back quality starts his last 2 outings.

MAURER POWER: Generals’ starter Brandon Maurer now ranks 6th in the Southern League with a 3.51 ERA after posting his 11th quality start Tuesday night. Maurer leads the Generals in wins (7), strikeouts (96) and innings pitched (115.1). In 4 starts in July, Maurer is 2-0, with a 2.45 ERA in 25.2 IP and 28 strikeouts. Maurer’s ERA was 4.62 in May, 3.05 in June and 2.45 in July.

“KISS IT GOODBYE”: Over the course of the last 11 games, the Generals have hit 12 home runs, including 4 multi-homer games. The Generals lead the league with 80 homers this season..

BEST IN THE SOUTHERN LEAGUE: The Generals 60 wins are the most in the Southern League. Jackson ranks 1st in pitching, with a 3.18 ERA and 2nd in team batting average at .262. The Generals lead the league in total bases, slugging percentage and home runs with 80.

WHO’S HOT?: INF Brad Miller currently leads all Mariners farmhands with 45 multi-hit games this season, batting a combined .336 (142×422) with 90 runs scored, 33 doubles, 5 triples, 12 home runs and 58 RBI. His 142 hits are currently 2nd-most in the Minor Leagues this season, while 90 runs scored rank 2nd and his 33 doubles rank T6th.
-> RH Yoervis Medina has allowed 1 run in his last 29.2 innings in relief (0.30 ERA). During this 18 game stretch has limited opponents to a .210 (21×99) average, while walking 10 and striking out 28.

VIVA LA ROMERO: INF Stefen Romero has hit safely 23 of 28 games with 14 multi-hit games with Jackson since his promotion, batting .352 (38×108) with 18 runs scored, 10 doubles, 2 triple, 4 home runs and 28 RBI.

K-PAX IS BACK: In 3 starts since returning from the DL on July 3, LH James Paxton is 1-0 with a 1.26 ERA (2 ER, 14.1 IP). He has limited opponents to a .296 (16×54) average, while walking 2 and striking out 16.

CAPPING OFF GAMES:  RHP Carter Capps leads the league with 19 saves. Capps has allowed only 2 earned runs (3 R) over his last 37.1 (0.49 ERA). This season he is 2-3 with 19 saves and a 1.26 ERA (7 ER, 50.0 IP). He has limited opponents to a .212 (40×189) average, while walking 12 and striking out 72. Capps has held opponents scoreless in 34 of 38 relief appearances this season.

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