Generals Update (Saturday, August 11)

Today’s Matchup: Jackson Generals (SEA) (26-21, 68-49 at Montgomery Biscuits (TB) (26-22, 62-54)
Site: Riverwalk Stadium, Montgomery, Alabama
Time: 7:05 p.m.
Pitching Match-up:
LHP Steve Garrison (5-3, 3.95) vs. RHP Matt Buschmann (5-7, 4.40)
Radio:  NewsTalk 101.5 (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 8-11 at Montgomery
Generals Blog: Inside the Jackson Generals

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TODAY’S GAME: The Generals look to even the series tonight in game 4 of the 5-game set, trailing 2-1 at Montgomery (TB). The Generals trail Chattanooga by a 1/2 game in the SL North second half standings. Jackson is 9-10 against the Biscuits this season and 5-6 at Riverwalk Stadium this season. Of the final final 23 games, Jackson plays 11 at home and 12 on the road.

GENERALS RECAP: 2B Stefen Romero and RF Johermyn Chavez each homered as Jackson defeated Montgomery 4-2 on Friday night. Chavez (1×4, R, HR, 2 RBI) put Jackson up 2-0 in the top of the 2nd inning with his 5th home run of the season. The 2-run shot was his first since July 5th. Jackson logged their 96th homer of the season in the 5th on a solo shot from Romero (1×5, R, HR, RBI) that made it 4-1 Generals. It was Romero’s 9th Double-A homer and 20th overall this season. SS Brad Miller (2×5, R), 1B Rich Poythress (2×4, 2B, RBI) and C Jesus Sucre (2×4 R) each recorded 2 of the Generals 10 hits. Starter Brandon Maurer (3.2,3,1,1,4,3) left with a no decision, allowing 1 run on 3 hits in 3.2 innings. The Generals used relievers Jose Jimenez (1.1,2,1,1,0,3,HR), Jandy Sena (2.0,0,0,0,0,1), Logan Bawcom (1.2,2,0,0,2,4) and Yoervis Medina (0.1,0,0,0,0,0). Jimenez recorded his first win with Jackson this season, despite allowing a solo home run in the 5th inning, while Medina recorded the final out of the game for his 4th save.

FOR STARTERS: LH Steve Garrison (pictured right, Tim Eaveritt) makes his first Jackson start since June 26 at Pensacola. Garrison was promoted to Tacoma after 10 Jackson starts on July 1st. (5-3, 3.95). Garrison returned to Jackson on August 7th. With Tacoma, 1-4, 5.86 ERA in 7 starts.

OF NOTE: INF Rich Poythress has reached base safely in his last 14 games, batting .364 (16×44) with 8 runs scored, 2 doubles, 2 home runs, 6 RBI and 15 walks.
-> Former General pitcher Carter Capps made MLB debut last Friday, tossing 0.1 inning against the Yankees at Yankee Stadium. He’s the 2nd player from 2011 draft to debut. Capps, 22, joins RHP Trevor Bauer (AZ) as only two from last year’s draft to have appeared in Majors.

BEST IN THE SOUTHERN LEAGUE: The Generals lead the league in ERA (3.26). The Generals position players also lead the league in total bases (1574), slugging percentage (.404) and home runs (96).

RECORD SETTING PACE: The Generals 68 wins is the fastest to that mark since 2005. The Generals are 2 games off the pace off of the 2005 Diamond Jaxx that won 83 games and 5 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 that season.

#VIVALAROMERO: INF Stefen Romero has hit safely 32 of 39 games (w/AB) with 18 multi-hit games with Jackson since his promotion, batting .338 (51×151) with 27 runs scored, 12 doubles, 3 triple, 9 home runs and 39 RBI. Romero has hit safely in each of his last 6 games, batting .391 (9×23) with 7 runs scored, 4 home runs and 7 RBI.

FUNKY COLD MEDINA: RH Yoervis Medina has allowed 3 runs in his last 36.1 innings in relief (0.74 ERA). During this 24 game stretch has limited opponents to a .200 (25×125) average, while walking 13 and striking out 36.

“KISS IT GOODBYE”: Over the course of the last 26 games, the Generals have hit 28 home runs, including 9 multi-homer games. The Generals lead the league with 96 homers this season. Mobile is 2nd with 85 long balls.

MILLER TIME: SS Brad Miller has hit safely in 14 of 17 games since his promotion to Jackson, batting .318 (21×66) with 10 runs scored, 1 double, 3 home runs and 7 RBI. He currently leads all Mariners farmhands with 50 multihit games this season, batting a combined .336 (160×476) with 99 runs scored, 34 doubles, 5 triples, 14 home runs and 63 RBI. His 160 hits are currently 2nd-most in the Minor Leagues this season, while 99 runs scored rank 4th.

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