Generals Update (Saturday, July 28)

Today’s Matchup: Jackson Generals (SEA) (19-14, 61-42 vs. Montgomery Biscuits (TB) (20-14, 56-46)
Site: Pringles Park – Jackson, Tenn
Time: 6:05 p.m.
Pitching Match-up:
LHP Anthony Fernandez  (4-1, 2.95) vs. RHP Nick Barnese (1-0, 5.06)
Promotions: Postgame Rock Fireworks (Sonic), Hunger Games Night, Pat Summitt Appreciation Night and Jersey Auction. Police and Fire Department Appreciation Night.
Radio:   (pregame 5:50) /  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 YouTube
Game Information:  | Game Notes 7-28 vs Montgomery
Generals Blog: Inside the Jackson Generals

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TODAY’S GAME: After winning 2 straight, the Generals play the rubber match of the series against Montgomery. Jackson is 4-2 in rubber games this season. Tonight the Generals wrap up the 9-game homestand (3-5) The Generals are 8-7 against Montgomery this season, 4-3 at Pringles Park. Jackson leads the overall series with Montgomery, 70-66. The two teams meet 11 times during the month of July. LH Anthony Ferandez (pictured right, Jessee Garrett) gets the start tonight.

GENERALS RECAP: Starter James Paxton allowed 1 run over 6.0 innings and LF Kalian Sams knocked in 2 runs to lead the Generals to a 5-3 over Montgomery on Friday night. Paxton (6.0,4,1,1,3,4) allowed 1 run on 4 hits, while walking 3 and striking out 4 in 6.0 innings to pick up his 5th win of the season. RH Yoervis Medina (2.0,0,0,0,0,4) recorded his first save of the season, tossing a scoreless 8th and 9th inning with 4 strikeouts. CF Denny Almonte (2×4, 2 R, 2B, 3B, RBI), SS Brad Miller (2×3, R, BB), DH Chih-Hsien Chiang (2×3, R, 2B, BB) and LF Kalian Sams (2×4, 2 RBI) each recorded 2 of Jackson’s 8 hits.

RECORD SETTING PACE: The Generals have reached the 61 win mark the fastest this season since 2005. 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: RH Taijuan Walker is 2-0 with a 0.75 ERA (1 ER, 12.0 IP) over his last 2 starts. During this stretch he has limited opponents to a .167 (7×42) batting average, while walking 2 and striking out 11.

MAURER POWER: RH Brandon Maurer 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 (7 ER, 25.2 IP) in 4 starts in July. Since June 1 he is 5-1 with a 2.81 ERA (20 ER, 64.0 IP) in 10 starts. During this stretch has lowered his season ERA from 4.38 to 3.51.

“KISS IT GOODBYE”: Over the course of the last 12 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 61 wins are the most in the Southern League. Jackson leads the league in ERA (3.18), while ranking 2nd with a team batting average at .262 (903×3405). The Generals also lead the league in total bases (1380), slugging percentage (.402) and home runs with 80.

WHO’S HOT?: INF Brad Miller currently leads all Mariners farmhands with 46 multi-hit games this season, batting a combined .339 (144×425) with 91 runs scored, 33 doubles, 5 triples, 12 home runs and 58 RBI. His 144 hits are currently 3rd-most in the Minor Leagues this season, while 91 runs scored rank 3rd and his 33 doubles rank T7th.
-> RH Yoervis Medina has allowed 1 run in his last 29.2 innings in relief (0.31 ERA). During this 18 game stretch has limited opponents to a .206 (21×102) average, while walking 10 and striking out 27.

VIVA LA ROMERO: INF Stefen Romero has hit safely 23 of 29 games with 14 multi-hit games with Jackson since his promotion, batting .342 (38×111) with 18 runs scored, 11 doubles, 2 triple, 4 home runs and 27 RBI.

K-PAX IS BACK: In 5 starts since returning from the DL on July 3, LH James Paxton is 2-0 with a 2.39 ERA (7 ER, 26.1 IP). He has limited opponents to a .278 (27×97) average, while walking 8 and striking out 24.

FERNANDEZ MANIA: 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. In 5 starts since being promoted for High Desert to Jackson, Anthony Fernandez is 4-1 with a 2.95 ERA (13 ER, 39.2 IP).

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