Game #6: Jackson Generals (SEA) (2-3) vs. Montgomery Biscuits (TB) (3-2)
Site: The Ballpark in Jackson – Jackson, Tenn
Time: 7:05 p.m. CST
Pitching Match-up: RHP Taijuan Walker (0-1, 7.20) vs. RHP Matt Buschmann (0-1, 12.27)
Radio: 96.5 ESPN Radio (pregame 6:50) / GAMEDAY AUDIO and TuneIn Radio App.
Online TV: MiLB.tv
Live Stats: Live pitch-by-pitch coverage will be available on MILB GAMEDAY
Game Information: | Game Notes 4-10 vs. Montgomery
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TODAY’S GAME: The Generals open the home portion of the schedule tonight with the opener of a five-game series against the Montgomery Biscuits at The Ballpark. Jackson is 71-70 all-time against the Biscuits.
Hey, Generals beat writer for the Jackson Sun, Josh Lemons…YOU ALREADY KNOW…that tonight is Opening Night at The Ballpark in Jackson. But, DID YOU KNOW?…that last year’s 3-2 win over Birmingham broke a four-game losing streak for Jackson in home openers. The Jackson franchise is 7-8, all-time in home openers at The Ballpark in Jackson.
GENERALS RECAP: Starter James Gillheeney and releivers Forrest Snow, Tyler Burgoon and Carson Smith combined to shutout Jacksonville as the Generals earned a 1-0 win on Monday afternoon. It was the second consecutive game the Generals have shutout the Suns. Jackson’s starting rotation staff not allowed a run in the last 23.0 consecutive innings. Gillheeny (5.0,3,0,0,1,2) allowed only 3 hits, while walking 1 and striking out 2 in 5.0 innings to earn his first win of the season. Snow (1.2,1,0,0,0,2), Burgoon (1.1,1,0,0,1,2) and Smith (1.0,0,0,0,0,1) combined to strikeout 5 batters over the final 4.0 innings in relief, while Smith recorded his first Double-A save of this career. CF Francisco Martinez (1×3, RBI) drove in 3B Vinnie Catricala (0x3, R, HBP) in the 2nd inning on a RBI groundout for the only run of the game. RF James Jones (1×4, 2B), DH Julio Morban (1×1, 2B) and 2B Gabriel Noriega (1×3) each recorded one of Jackson’s 4 hits in the game.
WHO’S HOT: OF Julio Morban has recorded multi-hit games in 3 of the first 5 games, batting .563 (9×16) with 3 runs scored, 3 doubles, 1 home run and 3 RBI. INF Brad Miller has hit safely in 3 of the first 5 games this season, batting .350 (7×20) with 3 runs scored, 1 double, 1 triple, 1 home run and 1 RBI.