Game Central (Tuesday, June 11) vs. Lookouts
Game #61: Jackson Generals (SEA) (27-33) vs. Chattanooga Lookouts (LAD) (31-33)
Site: The Ballpark at Jackson – Jackson, Tenn
Time: 12:05 p.m.
Promotions: Super Splash Day
Pitching Match-up: LHP Anthony Fernandez (3-1, 5.82) vs. RHP Ross Stripling (1-1, 2.56)
Radio: Pregame Show (11:50) 96.5 ESPN, TuneIn Radio, GAMEDAY AUDIO
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 play the rubber game a 5-game series at The Ballpark in Jackson against the Chattanooga Lookouts (LAD) (2-2)…the Generals lead the season series, 5-4… 22-year-old Anthony Fernandez makes his 8th start of the year vs. Chattanooga in game 5 of the series…began the season on DL and made first start on 4/29 at CHA…in 2 career starts vs. CHA Fernandez is 0-1 with 8.75 ERA.
GENERALS RECAP: A full night of baseball was packed full of highlights for the home team, as the Jackson Generals stole both games of a doubleheader against the Chattanooga Lookouts Monday night. It was a night that included a game-ending triple play and a walk-off single made Jackson winners in both games, 5-4 and 2-1. 1B Ji-Man Choi (1-1, R, 3 RBI, HR). Choi, who hit a home run on Saturday night, slammed another fastball over the wall, part of five unanswered runs off the bats of the Generals in game one. In game two, Chance Ruffin (W, 3-2, 2.95) started and was terrific going the distance for the first Jackson complete game of the season, a 3-hit shutout. Ruffin went all 7 innings, surrendering only 3 hits, 1 unearned run, striking out 5 and allowing only 1 walk. RH Carson Smith (S, 6) notched the save but It looked like the Lookouts would tie or go ahead after t two runners reached base in the ninth. But a line drive off the bat of Brian Cavazos-Galvez was caught by SS Gabriel Noriega before it hit the dirt, who tagged second base and threw to Choi at first for a game-ending triple play. Jackson trailed 1-0 in the bottom of 7th RF Julio Morban (1-3, 2 K, 2 RBI), 0-for-10 in his last 10 at bats, stepped to the plate and busted the ball on a line up the middle. After Jones had took second earlier in the at bat, the right fielder hustled in for the go-ahead, walk-off win. It was the second doubleheader sweep the Generals had gotten in the last two chances, as they took two games against the Tennessee Smokies last week.
YOU ALREADY KNOW… that Gabriel Noriega started a 6-3 triple play to end game one of last night’s doubleheader but, DID YOU KNOW?…that the last triple play turned by the Generals was on June 23, 2011 at Montgomery in the bottom of the 4th inning. Kyeon Kang line into a 9-6-5 triple play that involved RF Johermyn Chavez, SS Nick Franklin and 3B Nate Tenbrink. Current Mariners’ closer Tom Wilhemsen was on the mound and made the start.
NEWS & NOTES: 27 of first 60 games have been 1-run games (10-17) which is the most in all of minors…37 of 60 games have been decided by 2-or-fewer runs (12-25) and 6 have been extra-inning games (2-4)…In games decided by 3+ runs the Generals are 14-8.
• TODAY’S TRANSACTIONS: None
• SEATTLE GENERALS…their are currently 5 players on the Mariners active roster that were members of the 2012 Jackson Generals (INF Nick Franklin, C Jesus Sucre, C Brandon Bantz, RHP Carter Capps and RHP Yoervis Medina). In total, six 2012 Generals have made their MLB debuts.
• GABBY’S SPORTS CENTER LOVE: The 6-3 triple play started by Gabriel Noriega to end game one of Monday night’s doublheader was Monday night’s #3 play on Sports Center’s top 10 plays.
• RH Taijuan Walker is 0-2 in his last 3 starts, despite allowing only 4 runs in 19.0 innings (1.89 ERA). During this stretch he limited opponents to a .184 average (12×65), while walking 4 and striking out 20.
• After allowing 2 runs in his first relief outing on April 5, LH Nick Hill has allowed only 3 runs in his last 25.2 innings (1.07 ERA). Overall this season he has limited opponents to a .196 (18×92) average, while walking 12 and striking out 19.
• We Gotcha!!…Jackson catchers lead the SL catching 56.9% of base stealers (29 CS, 51 Att). The next closest is Mobile which is throwing out 34.8% of base runners.