Game Central (Saturday, May 4)
Game #28/29 : Jackson Generals (SEA) (12-15) vs. Jacksonville Suns (MIA) (15-11)
Site: The Ballpark in Jackson – Jackson, Tenn.
Time: 4:05 p.m.
Game 1: LHP Anthony Fernandez (0-0, 7.36) vs. LHP Adam Conley (0-1, 5.14)
Game 2: LHP Roenis Elias (1-2, 2.93) vs. RHP Robert Morey (0-0, 4.15)
Promotions: Star Wars Night, Postgame Fireworks (Star Wars Themed)
Radio: 96.5 ESPN Radio (pregame 6:50) / 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
TODAY’S GAME: The Generals (12-14) wrap up the five-game series with Jacksonville today with a doubleheader. This is Jackson’s third twin bill of the season (0-0-1). The current series is tied 1-1 and Jacksonville leads the season series 4-3. LHP Anthony Fernandez makes his second start of the season in game one and LHP Roenis Elias makes his sixth start of the year in game two.
YOU ALREADY KNOW…that 1B Steven Proscia is on an 8-game hitting streak. But, DID YOU KNOW?…that the streak matches C John Hicks’ earlier 8-game hitting streak for the longest by a Jackson player this season and is currently T-2nd longest in the SL.
GENERALS RECAP: The Generals committed 4 errors which led to 4 unearned run as Jackson lost to Jacksonville 1-11 on Thursday night. Starter Brett Shankin (3.0,9,8,1,1,2,HR) recorded the loss despite allowing only 1 earned run in 3.0 innings of work. RH Moises Hernanedez (2.2,2,1,1,2,1) and LH Nick Hill (1.0,3,2,2,1,1) each were charged with runs in relief, while RH Stephen Kohlscheen (2.1,1,0,0,0,1) tossed 2.1 scoreless innings in relief. 2B Brad Miller (2×3) recorded the team’s only multi-hit game, while RF Julio Morban (1×4, R, 2B) recorded the team’s only extrabase hit.
WHO’S HOT: RHP RHP Taijuan Walker has allowed only 2 earned runs in his last 5 starts (6 R), lowering his season ERA from 7.20 to 1.54. Overall this season, he is 3-2 with a 1.54 ERA (6 ER, 35.0 IP) in 6 starts. He has limited opponents to a .150 (18×120) average, while walking 20 and striking out 39.
• John Hicks has hit safely in 12 of his last 13 games, batting .340 (18×53) with 8 runs scored, 3doubles, 1 triple, 1 home run and 7 RBI.
• INF Steven Proscia has hit safely in his last 8 games, batting .375 (12×32) with 8 runs scored, 3 doubles, 1 triple, home run and 2 RBI.
• OF Abraham Almonte, who had a day off yesterday, is batting .688 (11×16) with 5 runs scored, 3 doubles, 1 triple, 1 home run and 6 RBI in last 4 games.
• OF James Jones has recorded 7 hits in his last 11 atbats (.636) with 1 run scored, 4 doubles and 5 RBI.
TOPS IN THE LEAGUE PITCHING: The Generals pitching staff currently leads the league in ERA (2.87), starters ERA (2.36), hits allowed (178), runs allowed (93) and 2nd in strikeouts (217).