Game Central (Tuesday, April 23)
Game #19: Jackson Generals (SEA) (7-11) vs. Pensacola Blue Wahoos (CIN) (8-9)
Site: The Ballpark in Jackson – Jackson, Tenn.
Time: 7:05 p.m. CST
Pitching Match-up: RHP Chance Ruffin (1-0, 4.24) vs. RHP Tim Crabbe (1-1, 4.60)
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
Archived Generals Interviews: Generals YouTube
Generals Blog: Inside the Jackson Generals
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TODAY’S GAME: The Generals (7-11) and Pensacola Blue Wahoos (8-9) play game four (1-2) of the five-game series tonight at The Ballpark in Jackson. The Generals are now 4-4 at home this season and 9-9 all-time against the Reds’ Double-A affiliate.24-year-old Chance Ruffin makes his fourth career start and fourth of the season tonight. Ruffin has pitched in 96 minor league games and 15 major league games, but this will be his fourth start.. Ruffin made 3 spring training appearances and allowed three earned runs in 3.0 innings pitched.
YOU ALREADY KNOW…that Jackson is 5th in the Southern League North with a 7-11 record. But, DID YOU KNOW?…that the Generals have out-scored their opponents this season 69-59 and the 11 losses have been by a combined 15 runs.
GENERALS RECAP: The Generals were limited to only 3 hits as Pensacola shutout Jackson 3-0 on Monday night. Starter Roenis Elias (7.0,6,3,3,0,4) recorded his 2nd loss of the season, allowing 3 runs on 6 hits and striking out 4 in 7.0 innings. RH Carson Smith allowed 1 hit and struck out 4 in 2.0 scoreless innings in relief. LF Leon Landry (1×3, 2B, BB), 3B Brad Miller (1×4, 2B) and C John Hicks (1×4) each recorded 1 of Jackson’s 3 hits in the game.
WHO’S HOT: RHP Taijuan Walker has not allowed an earned run in his last 3 starts (4 R), loweing his season ERA from 7.20 to 1.64. Overall this season, he is 1-2 with a 1.64 ERA (4 ER, 22.0 IP) in 4 starts. He has limited opponents to a .165 (13×79) average, while walking 14 and striking out 25.
• C John Hicks currently has a Generals’ season-high 7-game hit streak with 5 multi-hit contests. During his hit streak he is batting .444 (11×25) with 4 runs scored and 1 double. After going 0x7 in his first 2 games.
• OF James Jones has hit safely in 11 of his last 13 games, batting .333 (13×39) with 8 runs scored, 3 doubles, 2 triples, 2 home runs, 8 RBI, 4 stolen bases and 7 walks.
• OF Leon Landry currently has a 5-game hitting streak, batting .318 (7×22) with 2 runs scored, 1 double, 1 walk and 2 stolen bases
• LH James Gillheeney is 2-0 with a 1.10 ERA (2 ER, 16.1) IP in his first 3 starts this season. He has limited opponents to a .230 (14×61), while walking 5 and striking out 5 in 16.1 innigs.