Generals Game Central (Wednesday, April 17)
Game #13: Jackson Generals (SEA) (6-5) at Mississippi Braves (ATL) (3-8)
Site: Trustmark Park – Pearl, Miss.
Time: 11:00 a.m. CST
Pitching Match-up: LHP Roenis Elias (0-1, 4.09) vs. LHP Alex Wood (0-1, 2.00)
Radio: 96.5 ESPN Radio (pregame 10:45) / 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 4-17 at Mississippi
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TODAY’S GAME: The Generals (6-6) and T-2nd place in the SL North take on the Mississippi Braves (4-8) this morning at Trustmark in game three (1-1) of the five-game series. Jackson is 2-1 in day games this season and all-time is 81-79 against the Braves. 24-year-old Roenis Elias makes his third start for the Generals. This is his first career start against the Braves and 37th overall start in his pro career. The lefty who was born in Cuba is 16-9 in his career, with a 3.90 career ERA.
YOU ALREADY KNOW…that the Generals have faced Jacksonville, Montgomery and Mississippi so far this season. But, DID YOU KNOW?…that the Generals will not play a team from their own North Division until April 20 at Chattanooga. Jackson’s first 20 games are against South Division opponents.
GENERALS RECAP: The M-Braves evened the series on Tuesday morning with a 2-1 victory over the Generals (6-6) at Trustmark Park. Pitching once again dominated as Jackson fell despite out-hitting Mississippi 6-5, The General’s loss snapped a Braves six-game losing streak and ended Jackson’s four-game winning streak.
WHO’S HOT: Generals Pitching leads the SL with a 2.66 ERA this season. The staff also leads the league in opponents batting average at .202 and ranks second with 95 strikeouts. OF James Jones has reached base safely in his last 8 games (.448 OBP), batting .333 (8×24) with 3 doubles, 2 triples, a home run and 7 RBI. Jones has also walked 5 times. LH James Gillheeney is 2-0 with a 0.00 ERA (0 ER, 11.0) IP in his first 2 starts this season. He has limited opponents to a .158 (6×38), while walking 4 and striking out 3 in 11.0 innings.
CLOSE CALLS: So far this season, 7 of the Generals first 12 games have been decided by 1 run. Jackson is 3-4 in those games.
HOME SWEET HOME FOR MILLER: INF Brad Miller has 10-game hitting streak at home that dates back to August 14 of last season. During the streak Miller is batting .465 (20×43) at The Ballpark in Jackson with 3 doubles, 2 triples, 2 home runs, 3 RBI and 3 walks.