Game #10: Jackson Generals (SEA) (4-5) vs. Montgomery Biscuits (TB) (5-4)
Site: The Ballpark in Jackson – Jackson, Tenn
Time: 6:05 p.m. CST
Pitching Match-up: LHP James Gillheeney (1-0, 0.00) vs. RHP Victor Mateo (0-1, 14.54)
Radio: 96.5 ESPN Radio (pregame 5:50) / 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 4-14 vs. Montgomery
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TODAY’S GAME: The Generals (4-5) wrap up the their first homestand of the season tonight, with the rubber game (2-2) of the five-game series against Montgomery at The Ballpark in Jackson. 25-year-old lefty James Gillheeney makes the start for Jackson. James looks to even his career record to 27-27 with a win today. This is his 89th career start and third career start against Montgomery. Gillheeney made one start against Montgomery in both 2011 and 2010.
YOU ALREADY KNOW…that the Generals won 10-9 last night in 10 innings. But, DID YOU KNOW?…that last season the Generals were just 6-9 in extra-inning contests and overall are 16-games below .500 in franchise history.
GENERALS RECAP: The Generals (4-5) blew a 9-3 lead on Saturday night, but walked off with a 10-9 victory over Montgomery (5-4). With one out in the bottom of the tenth, CF Abraham Almonte (2×6, 2B, R, RBI) singled home LF Jack Marder (2×4, HR, RBI 3 R from third to give Jackson their first extra-inning win and evened the series at 2-2. 1B Steven Proscia (3×4, HR, 2 RBI, 2 R) belted his second homer of the series and 1,500th in Jackson franchise history in the third. Marder added his first homer of the season in the fourth inning and RF James Jones (1×3, HR, 3 RBI) belted his first homer of the season during a 5-run sixth. Gabriel Noriega (2×4, RBI) added two hits in the game. Starter Chance Ruffin (6.0,7,5,4,2,3) allowed seven hits and four earned runs over 6.0 innings and picked up a no decision. Forrest Snow (W, 1-1 – 1.1,0,0,0,0,2) earned the win, getting one out in the ninth and pitching a scoreless 10th.
WHO’S HOT: OF James Jones is on a 5-game hitting streak which is T-3rd in the SL. During the streak, Jones is batting .353, with 3 doubles, a triple, home run and 5 RBI. INF Brad Miller has hit safely in 6 of the first 9 games this season, batting ..400 with 7 runs scored, 3 doubles, 1 triple, 2 home runs and 3 RBI. OF Julio Morban has not played in the last 3 games, but 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.
STARTERS STREAK: The Generals starting rotations streak of not allowing an earned run was snapped at 28.2 innings during the first inning of game one of the doubleheader Friday.
GENERALS BLAST FRANCHISE’S 1,500th HOMER: Steven Proscia’s 2-run blast in the third inning Saturday night was not only his second of the season, but 1,500th since the franchise arrived in Jackson in 1998. The current total sits at 1,502.
40-MAN FRENZY: For the first time since Jackson has been affiliated with Seattle (2007) they boast 6 players who are on the Mariners 40-man roster. Starting pitchers Hector Noesi and Chance Ruffin, infielder Vinnie Catricala outfielders Francisco Martinez and Julio Morban and starter Anthony Fernandez who is currently on the DL.
COMING FROM BIG LEAGUE CAMP: The Opening Day roster features 12 players that participated in Major League Spring Training. Those included position players Abraham Almonte, Vinnie Catricala, John Hicks, Francisco Martinez, Brad Miller, Julio Morban and pitchers Jonathan Arias, Tyler Burgoon, Stephen Kohscheen, Hector Noesi, Chance Ruffin, Carson Smith and Taijuan Walker.
“PANK” MOVING ON UP: Coming back for his 3rd season, Manager Jim Pankovits becomes the second-longest tenured Jackson manager. Bobby Dickerson managed in Jackson from 2002-2005 while Jackson was affiliated with the Chicago Cubs. Pankovits is now 2nd in franchise history with 151 wins.