Game Central (Thursday, April 25)

On the road again…

Game #21: Jackson Generals (SEA) (8-12) at Chattanooga Lookouts (LAD) (9-11)
Site: AT&T Field, Chattanooga, Tenn.
Time: 6:15 p.m. CST
Pitching Match-up:
RHP Taijuan Walker (1-2, 1.64) vs. RHP Zach Lee (2-0, 1.17)
Radio: 96.5 ESPN Radio (pregame 6:00) /  GAMEDAY AUDIO and TuneIn Radio App.
Online TV: None
Live Stats: Live pitch-by-pitch coverage will be available on MILB GAMEDAY
Archived Generals Interviews: Generals YouTube
Generals Blog: Inside the Jackson Generals
Social Media: Twitter / Facebook

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TODAY’S GAME: The Generals (8-12) open a five-game road series tonight in Chattanooga, TN against the Lookouts (LAD). This is a rematch of last years SL North Division Series that Jackson took 3-1. Jackson was 9-7 last year during the regular season against Chattanooga. 20-year-old righty Taijuan Walker makes his fifth start of the season tonight. Walker is making his 48th career start and 30th for Jackson. Walker was 0-2, with a 8.04 ERA against the Lookouts last season in three starts.

YOU ALREADY KNOW…that Jackson starter James Gillheeney took a no decision in yesterday’s 8-4 loss to Pensacola But, DID YOU KNOW?…that Gillheeney has made three quality starts this season and ranks 6th in the SL in ERA (1.21),

GENERALS RECAP: After taking an early 2-0 lead, the Generals  fell in the rubber match of the series to Pensacola 8-4 on a cold and wet Wednesday. SS Gabriel Noriega (2-4, 2RBIs) plated RF Abraham Almonte (1-3, R) in the first and DH Brad Miller (1-3, RBI) singled 2B Jack Marder (1-4, R) in during secondA half inning later, the Wahoos responded by pushing three runs across the plate to take the lead 3-2. In the sixth, 1B Steven Proscia (1-3, HR) launched a home run to tie the game at 3-3 after six. Generals’ LHP James Gillheeney (ND, 6.0, 2-0,3,3,1,3,3,0) added a quality start for Jackson on the mound and pick up a no decision. RHP Moises Hernandez (L, 0-2, 0.1,3,4,4,1,0,0) relieved Gillheeney in the seventh and suffered the loss, allowing four of the five runs that inning.

Taijuan Walker

Taijuan Walker

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 Leon Landry currently has a 6-game hitting streak, batting .286 (8×28) with 2 runs scored, 1 double, 1 walk and 2 stolen bases
• LH James Gillheeney is 2-0 with a 1.21 ERA (4 ER, 22.1) IP in his first 4 starts this season. He has limited opponents to a .207 (17×82), while walking 8 and striking out 8 in 22.1 innigs.

NORTHERN EXPOSURE: After facing South Division opponents during the first 20 games of the season, 20 of Jackson’s next 25 games will come against fellow Northern Division foes.

START ME UP: The Generals’ starting rotation currently leads the SL with a 1.94 ERA. As a whole, Jackson’s pitching staff has a league-best 2.79 ERA through the first 19 games.


Saw Morban came out midgame yesterday. Was this precautionary or did he aggravate his injury?

It was just precautionary. It was very cold and it was his first time playing the field.

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