Generals Update (Tuesday, August 7)
Today’s Matchup: Jackson Generals (SEA) (24-19, 66-47 vs. Tennessee Smokies (CHC) (20-24, 55-59)
Site: Pringles Park, Jackson, Tenn
Time: 7:05 p.m.
Pitching Match-up: LHP James Paxton (6-3, 3.09) vs. RHP Jake Brigham (0-1, 6.00)
Promotions: Two for Tuesday (buy one, get one free on select concession items)
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
Archived Generals Interviews: Generals YouTube
Game Information: | Game Notes 8-7 vs Tennessee
Generals Blog: Inside the Jackson Generals
TODAY’S GAME: The Generals look for their 4th straight win tonight in the series finale vs. the Smokies, having already won the series (3 of 4). The Generals lead the season series, 16-7. Jackson trails the 1st place Chattanooga Lookouts by a 1/2 game in the SL North second half standings.
GENERALS RECAP: The Generals won their 3rd straight game and won the series against Tennessee Monday, 7-6. The win snapped a 3 series losing streak. The Generals have won each of the last 3 games by 1 run. The Generals batted 9 in the 4th inning and took a commanding 6-1 lead. During the inning Rich Poythress belted a 2-run homer, his 2nd of the season and first since April 19. Leury Bonilla picked up an RBI single and Francisco Martinez plated 2 runs with a single. Justin Bour blasted a 3-run homer against Generals reliever Moises Hernandez in the top of the 5th inning, immediately cutting the lead to 6-4. Stefen Romero homered for the 3rd straight game in the bottom of the inning – a solo shot giving Jackson a 7-4 lead. Romero has 8 Jackson homers and 19 overall this season. In the 9th, the Smokies got a 2-run home run from Junior Lake against Jackson closer Logan Bawcom (pictured right, Chattanooga Lookouts). The homer trimmed the lead to the final score of 7-6. Starter Taijuan Walker took a no decision and left after 4.0 innings and 75 pitches. Walker allowed a run on 4 hits, walking 2 and striking out 3. Reliever Jandy Sena (2-2) earned the win logging 1.2 scoreless innings pitched. Bawcom surrendered 2 runs on 2 hits, walking 2, but earned his first Jackson save. Romero was 2-for-4 with 2 runs and the homer Monday and Chih-Hsien Chiang was 2-for-4 with a run.
FOR STARTERS: Today’s starter, LH James Paxton is 3-0 with a 1.95 ERA (7 ER, 32.1 IP) since coming off the DL. He has limited opponents to a .269 (32×119) average, while walking 9 and striking out 32.
RECORD SETTING PACE: The Generals 66 wins is the fastest to that mark since 2005. The Generals are 5 games off the pace off of the 2005 Diamond Jaxx that won 83 games and 6 off the pace of the 1999 Diamond Jaxx that won a record 84 games. Last season the Generals won just 68 games and the most won since becoming at Mariners affiliate in 2006, was 75, in 2006.
#VIVA LA ROMERO: INF Stefen Romero has homered in 3 straight games. He has hit safely 30 of 38 games (w/AB) with 17 multi-hit games with Jackson since his promotion, batting .343 (49×143) with 25 runs scored, 12 doubles, 3 triple, 8 home runs and 36 RBI. In total this season Romero has a .351 average, with 19 home runs and 87 RBI split between High Desert and Jackson.
FUNKY COLD MEDINA: RH Yoervis Medina has allowed 1 run in his last 35.0 innings in relief (0.26 ERA). During this 22 game stretch has limited opponents to a .193 (23×119) average, while walking 13 and striking out 35.
“KISS IT GOODBYE”: Over the course of the last 22 games, the Generals have hit 24 home runs, including 8 multi-homer games. The Generals lead the league with 92 homers this season. Mobile is 2nd with 83 long balls.
MILLER TIME: SS Brad Miller has hit safely in 10 of 13 games since his promotion to Jackson including the game winner on Sunday, batting .306 (15×49) with 7 runs scored, 1 double, 2 home runs and 4 RBI. He currently leads all Mariners farmhands with 48 multi-hit games this season, batting a combined .335 (154×459) with 96 runs scored, 34 doubles, 5 triples, 13 home runs and 60 RBI. His 154 hits are currently 2nd-most in the Minor Leagues this season, while 96 runs scored rank T3rd.