Game Central (Sunday, May 12)

  • Sat, May 11 @ Huntsville
    Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    Jackson 2 3 2 0 4 0 0 1 0 12 13 1
    Huntsville 5 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 8 13 2

Game #34: Jackson Generals (SEA) (15-18) vs. Tennessee Smokies (CHC) (16-18)
Site: The Ballpark in Jackson – Jackson, TN
Time: 6:05 p.m.
Pitching Match-up: LHP Roenis Elias (2-2, 3.19) vs. RHP Kyle Hendricks (1-2, 3.19)
Radio: 96.5 ESPN Radio (pregame 5:50) / 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

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TODAY’S GAME: The Generals (15-18) return home and begin a 10-game homestand in 9 days vs. Tennessee (16-18) (CHC) and Birmingham (CHW). Tonight is game #1 of the series vs. the Smokies…Jackson is coming off series win in Huntsville, taking 3 of 5 from the Stars. Jackson was 17-7 against the Smokies last season. 24-year-old Roenis Elias makes his seventh start for the Generals. This is his 41st overall start in his pro career. Jackson is 2-4 in his starts this season despite the 3.19 ERA in those games.

GENERALS RECAP: Jackson 12, Huntsville 8 (3:09) W-Fernandez, Anthony (1 – 0)   L-Leon, Arcenio (0 – 3)   Rogers, J (HVL), 2-for-5, 2 R , 2 HR , 5 RBI …Catricala (JXN), 3-for-4, 3 R , 2B , 2 RBI

YOU ALREADY KNOW…that Jackson scored 20 runs over their last 2 games. But, DID YOU KNOW?…that the last time the Generals scored 20 runs in consecutive game was on July 11-12 last season in a 16-6 and then 4-3 win over Mississippi at home.

Vinnie Catricala had 10 hits in the last series (Megan Smith/Jackson Sun)

Vinnie Catricala had 10 hits in the last series (Megan Smith/Jackson Sun)

NEWS & NOTES: 17 of first 33 games have been 1-run games (5-12) which is T-1st in all of minors…20 of 33 games have been decided by 2-or-fewer runs (6-14) and 5 have been extra-inning games (2-3)…In games decided by 3+ runs the Generals are 9-3.
• OF Julio Morban currently has a 9-game hitting streak, batting .389 (14×36) with 6 runs scored, 2 doubles 2 home runs and 6 RBI…2nd longest current hitting streak in the SL.
• SS Brad Miller has recorded 7 RBI over his last 2 games, batting .375 (3×8) with 2 runs scored, 1 double, 1 home run and 2 walks.
• OF Abraham Almonte has hit safely in 7 of his last 9 games with 4 multi-hit games. During this stretch he is batting .429 (15×35) with 9 runs scored, 5 doubles, 1 triple, 2 home runs and 11 RBI.
• INF Vinnie Catricala has hit safely in 4 of his last 5 with 4 multi-hit games, batting .556 (10×18) with 6 runs scored, 2 doubles, 7 RBI and 1 walk.
• RHP Taijuan Walker ranks 1st in the SL with 46 strikeouts and SO/9 IP ratio (10.26…ranks 3rd in Opp BA (.176)…ranks 4th in IP (40.1).
• Among SL third baseman Vinnie Catricala is the top defender with a .971 fielding percentage with 51 assists and only 2 errors.
We Gotcha!!…Jackson catchers Brandon Bantz and John Hicks are 2nd in the SL catching 46.2% of base stealers (12 CS, 26 Att).

WINDY CITY HOMESTAND: The Generals begin their longest homestand of the season this week, welcoming the Tennessee Smokies (CHC) and Birmingham Barons (CHW) at The Ballpark for 10 games in 9 days. The homestand includes a scheduled doubleheader on May 18 vs. Birmingham.

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