Suspended Game & Morban, Dunigan Update
Last night’s game was suspended in the top of the 6th inning when a long line of thunderstorms blasted the Jackson, Miss. area. Jackson has runners on first and third when play resumes and Steven Proscia at the dish with no outs. The Generals and Mississippi Braves are tied at 4-4. The two teams will play a nine inning game after the suspended game is completed.
I talked to Proscia and asked him if he had ever been put in a situation of having to wait almost 24 hours for an at-bat, much less an RBI situation in a tie game and he said no.
A suspended game is not a rarity, but for the Jackson franchise it has been. The last suspended game I could remember was the second game of the season in 2009. I remember it well because it was the game in which Carlos Triunfel broke his leg sliding into second base. West Tenn won the game at Montgomery that was finished the next day and actually Doug Fister pitched in relief and got the win.
Generals’ OF Julio Morban took a more active role in batting practice today and simulated two doubles and two singles. He is recovering from a groin strain suffered in the final game of our opening series in Jacksonville. He was off to a great start going 9×16 with a homer and three RBI in that series. Look for Morban to see some action this weekend as we get back to Jackson. The temps are going to be very cool, so that could factor in as well.
Dunigan Update and Roster Move:
Last night during Tacoma’s extra inning loss to Fresno, former General Joe Dunigan had squared around to bunt and was hit in the jaw with a pitch. According to Tacoma broadcaster Mike Curto Dunigan he immediately left the game. Today, their manager Darren Brown said that Dunigan is in the hospital with a broken mandible. Brown visited him in the hospital and he reported that Joe was in good spirits, is supposed to have surgery today, and should be discharged tonight. That according to Curto.
While no official move has been made yet, Leury Bonilla left the Generals today and will take Dunigan’s spot in Tacoma. As of now, no replacement for Bonilla will be made on the Generals roster. Jackson was carrying 13 position players anyway, so it’s not a big need for now.