July 2013

Game Central (Wednesday, July 31) vs. Huntsville

Julio Morban posted his first two triple performance of his career on Tuesday.

Julio Morban posted his first two triple performance of his career on Tuesday.

Game #102: Jackson Generals (16-19, 45-56) vs. Huntsville Stars  (17-20, 46-60)
Streak: Won 1
Site: The Ballpark in Jackson – Jackson, Tenn
Time: 7:05 p.m. (CT)
Pitching Match-up: LHP Anthony Vasquez (1-1, 3.09) vs. RHP Ariel Pena (5-7, 4.06)
Radio: Pregame Show (6:50) 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 continue a 5-game home series tonight with game #4 of the series against the Huntsville Stars (1-2)…the Generals are 5-6 against the Stars this season and 2-4 at The Ballpark in Jackson against the Brewers AA affiliate…the Generals have won 4 of 5 series’ coming in and are 6-5 since the All-Star break…26-year-old LHP Anthony Vasquez makes his 7th Jackson start of the season and 10th overall in game 4 of the series. In 5 starts so far in July, Vasquez is 1-1, with a 2.37 ERA, holding opponents to a .184 average. In 3 career starts vs. HVL he is 2-1 with a 2.34 ERA. (2 starts in ‘11, 1 in ‘10)

GENERALS RECAP: DH Julio Morban hit 2 triples and drove in 2 runs as Jackson defeated Huntsville 5-1 on Tuesday night. Morban (2×3, 2 R, 2 3B, 2 RBI, BB) and 1B Ji-Man Choi (2×3, 2 RBI, BB) each recorded 3 hits, while CF James Jones (1×4, R, RBI) and C John Hicks (1×2, BB) each recorded 1 of the Generals 6 hits. Starter Anthony Fernandez (7.2,5,1,0,2,4) earned his team-leading 7th win of the season, allowing 1 run (0 ER) on 5 hits in 7.2 innings. RH Dominic Leone (1.1,1,0,0,0,0,3) recorded the final 4 outs, including 3 strikeouts.

WHO’S HOT:
• INF Ji-Man Choi is batting .368 (14×38) with 3 runs scored, 5 extra-base hits (2-2B, 2-3B, HR), 9 RBI and 6 walks in last 10 games.
LHP Anthony Fernandez went 2-2 with a 2.30 ERA (8 ER, 31.1 IP) in 5 starts in July.
• LHP Roenis Elias is 2-2 with a 3.22 ERA in the month of July and has 32 strikeouts in 22.1 innings including 18 in his last 10.1 innings pitched. Elias is T-1st in the Southern League with 107 strikeouts.
• RH Dominic Leone has tossed 6.1 scoreless innings since being promoted to Jackson from High Desert. He has limited opponents to a .095 average (2×21), while walking 0 and striking out 9 in 5 relief appearances. Dating back to June 16 with High Desert, Leone has tossed 16.2 scoreless innings.

NEWS & NOTES: 37 of first 101 games have been 1-run games (15-22) which is the 7th in all of minors…53 of 101 games have been decided by 2-or-fewer runs (19-34) and 12 have been extra-inning games (4-8)…In games decided by 3+ runs the Generals are 26-21.

• ALUMNI REPORT: 2011 and 2012 General and current Tacoma utility man Nate Tenbrink currently has an 8-game hit streak for Tacoma, batting .393 (11×28) with 9 runs scored, 1 double, 4 home runs, 9 RBI, 6 walks and 1 stolen base.

• GENERALS AT THE TRADING DEADLINE: The Generals have been affected by the trading deadline the last 3 years. Last season Jackson added RHP Logan Bawcom from the Dodgers in the Brandon League deal. In ‘11 Jackson added INF Francisco Martinez and OF Chih-Hsien Chiang in the Eric Bedard trade with Boston. In ‘10 Jackson added INF Matt Lawson, RHP Josh Leuke and RHP Blake Beavan in the Cliff Lee deal with the Rangers.

• WELCOME BACK JOE: OF Joe Dunigan was activated to Jackson’s roster Monday after missing 3 months with a broken jaw. Dunigan ranks 3rd in Jackson franchise history with 42 home runs and 4th in RBIs with 144.

• SEATTLE GENERALS:…there are currently (7) players on the Seattle Mariners active roster that were members of the 2012 Jackson Generals (RHP Brandon Maurer, INF Nick Franklin, INF Brad Miller C Jesus Sucre (15-day DL), C Mike Zunino (15-day DL) and RHP Yoervis Medina, RHP Stephen Pryor (60-day DL). In total, (9) 2012 Generals have made their MLB debuts and (4) 2013 Generals. (C Brandon Bantz, RHP Hector Noesi, INF Brad Miller, RHP Erasmo Ramirez).

• TRIPLES ADDING UP: OF James Jones recorded his league-leading 10th triple last Wednesday in Chattanooga. He is 1 triple away from tying the  franchise record. Jones is tied with Richard Lewis (10, ‘04) and Chris Walker (10, ‘06). Dwaine Bacon (11, ‘04) and Bo Porter (11. ‘98) are leaders. As a team the Generals have 33 triples which is 2nd-most in the Southern League.

• THE HOME STRETCH: The Generals are in the midst of playing 42 games in 42 days that started on July 23 to close out the regular season. 27 of those games will come on the road and 15 at The Ballpark in Jackson. Jackson’s next off day is scheduled for August 12.

• WE GOTCHA!!…Jackson catchers lead the SL catching 52.8% of base stealers (56 CS, 106 Att). The next closest is Birmingham which is throwing out 33.9% of base runners.

• BASEBALL AMERICA PROSPECTS: The Generals roster features 8 of the Mariners Top 30 prospects, according to Baseball America. Those include: RHP Carson Smith (16), OF Leon Landry (17), INF Jack Marder (20), C John Hicks (21), OF Julio Morban (23), INF Chris Taylor (28), INF Ramon Morla (29) and LHP Anthony Fernandez (30).

Game Central (Tuesday, July 30) vs. Huntsville

In 4 starts in July, Anthony Fernandez is 1-2 with a 3.04 ERA (8ER/23.2) and opponents are hitting just .181 against him.

In 4 starts in July, Anthony Fernandez is 1-2 with a 3.04 ERA (8ER/23.2) and opponents are hitting just .181 against him.

Game #101: Jackson Generals (15-19, 44-56) vs. Huntsville Stars  (17-19, 46-58)
Streak: Lost 4
Site: The Ballpark in Jackson – Jackson, Tenn
Time: 7:05 p.m. (CT)
Pitching Match-up: LHP Anthony Fernandez (6-5, 4.60) vs. RHP Taylor Jungmann (9-6, 3.77)
Radio: Pregame Show (6:50) 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 continue a 5-game home series tonight with game #3 of the series against the Huntsville Stars (0-2)…the Generals are 4-6 against the Stars this season and 1-4 at The Ballpark in Jackson against the Brewers AA affiliate…the Generals have won 4 of 5 series’ coming in and are 5-5 since the All-Star break… 22-year-old LHP Anthony Fernandez makes his 16th start of the year, 92nd of his career and 29th for the Generals tonight…In 4 starts in July, Fernandez is 1-2 with a 3.04 ERA (8ER/23.2) and opponents are hitting just .181 against him. In 4 career starts vs. HVL Fernandez is 2-2 with a 5.74 ERA.

GENERALS RECAP: 1B Ji-Man Choi hit a 3-run triple with 2 outs in the bottom of the 3rd inning to take a 3-2 lead, but the Generals allowed 3 runs in the top of the 6th inning as Jackson lost to Huntsville 5-3 on Monday night. Choi (1×3, 3B, 3 RBI), SS Chris Taylor (1×4, 2B), DH Joe Dunigan (1×3, BB), C Michael Dowd (1×4, R) and 2B Jack Marder (1×3, R) each recorded 1 of the Generals 5 hits. Starter Roenis Elias (5.1,2,4,2,3,8,HR) allowed 4 runs (2 ER) on 2 hits and struck out 8 in 5.1 innings and suffered the loss. RH Stephen Shackleford (0.1,1,1,0,2,0) allowed 2 inherited runners to score and was charged with an additional run in the 6th inning. LH Nick Hill (1.1,1,0,0,1,0) and RH Carson Smith (2.0,2,0,0,0,2) combined to hold the Stars scoreless over the final 3.1 innings in relief.

WHO’S HOT:
• INF Ji-Man Choi is batting .343 (12×35) with 3 runs scored, 5 extra-base hits (2-2B, 2-3B, HR), 7 RBI and 5 walks in last 9 games.

• INF Jack Marder has hit safely in each of his last 4 games, batting .429 (6×16) with 4 runs scored, 1 triple, 1 home run and 6 RBI.

• LHP Roenis Elias is 2-2 with a 3.22 ERA in the month of July and has 32 strikeouts in 22.1 innings including 18 in his last 10.1 innings pitched. Elias is T-1st in the Southern League with 107 strikeouts.

NEWS & NOTES: 37 of first 100 games have been 1-run games (15-22) which is the 7th in all of minors…53 of 100 games have been decided by 2-or-fewer runs (19-34) and 12 have been extra-inning games (4-8)…In games decided by 3+ runs the Generals are 25-21.

• ALUMNI REPORT: In 37 games with AA Midland (OAK) since being traded by the Mariners, Vinnie Catricala is batting .217 with 1 home run and 18 RBIs. In 44 games with AA Lakeland (DET) since being traded Francisco Martinez is batting .303 with 3 home runs and 16 RBIs. He has 6 stolen bases.

• WELCOME BACK JOE: OF Joe Dunigan was activated to Jackson’s roster Monday after missing 3 months with a broken jaw. Dunigan ranks 3rd in Jackson franchise history with 42 home runs and 4th in RBIs with 144.

• SEATTLE GENERALS:…there are currently (7) players on the Seattle Mariners active roster that were members of the 2012 Jackson Generals (RHP Brandon Maurer, INF Nick Franklin, INF Brad Miller C Jesus Sucre (15-day DL), C Mike Zunino (15-day DL) and RHP Yoervis Medina, RHP Stephen Pryor (60-day DL). In total, (9) 2012 Generals have made their MLB debuts and (4) 2013 Generals. (C Brandon Bantz, RHP Hector Noesi, INF Brad Miller, RHP Erasmo Ramirez).

• TRIPLES ADDING UP: OF James Jones recorded his league-leading 10th triple last Wednesday in Chattanooga. He is one triple away from tying the  franchise record. Jones is tied with Richard Lewis (10, ‘04) and Chris Walker (10, ‘06). Dwaine Bacon (11, ‘04) and Bo Porter (11. ‘98) are leaders. As a team the Generals have 31 triples which is 2nd-most in the Southern League.

• KEN GRIFFEY JR. AND BRAD MILLER: Opening day Jackson shortstop Brad Miller was named the American League Player of the Week on Monday. In 3 games vs. the Astros, Miller hit .385 (5×13) with 4 runs scored, 2 home runs, 7 RBI and a 1.346 OPS. He recorded 2 home runs and a career-high 5 RBI Friday vs. the Astros He is the first Mariners rookie to earn the honor since Ken Griffey Jr. in 1989.

• THE HOME STRETCH: The Generals are in the midst of playing 42 games in 42 days that started on July 23 to close out the regular season. 27 of those games will come on the road and 15 at The Ballpark in Jackson. Jackson’s next off day is scheduled for August 12.

• WELCOME TO DOUBLE-A MR. LEONE: Generals reliever Dominic Leone is the 3rd member of the 2012 draft class to reach Double-A. (Zunino, Taylor). The 21-year-old out of Clemson has tossed 5.0 scoreless innings on 1 hit, with 5 strikeouts in his first 4 Jackson outings, including his first save last Wednesday.

• WE GOTCHA!!…Jackson catchers lead the SL catching 52.4% of base stealers (55 CS, 105 Att). The next closest is Birmingham which is throwing out 34.2% of base runners.

Game Central (Monday, July 29) vs. Huntsville

Joe Dunigan returns to Jackson on Monday after missing 3 months with an injury.

Joe Dunigan returns to Jackson on Monday after missing 3 months with an injury.

Game #100: Jackson Generals (15-18, 44-55) vs. Huntsville Stars  (16-19, 45-58)
Site: The Ballpark in Jackson – Jackson, Tenn
Time: 7:05 p.m. (CT)
Pitching Match-up: LHP Roenis Elias (6-8, 2.99) vs. RHP Andy Moye (4-11, 4.47)
Radio: Pregame Show (6:50) 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
Social Media: Twitter Facebook

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TODAY’S GAME: the Generals continue a 5-game home series tonight with game #2 of the series against the Huntsville Stars…the Generals are 4-5 against the Stars this season and 1-3 at The Ballpark in Jackson against the Brewers AA affiliate…the Generals have won 3 of 4 series’ coming in and are 5-4 since the All-Star break…24-year-old LHP Roenis Elias makes his team-leading 19th start for the Generals coming off his season-high 10-strikeout performance last Wednesday in Chattanooga. It’s his 3rd start this season vs. HVL.

GENERALS RECAP: The Generals allowed 7 runs over the first 5 innings as Jackson lost to Huntsville 7-2 on

Sunday. 2B Jack Marder (1×4, R), RF James Jones (1×2), 3B Ramon Morla (1×4, RBI), DH Ji- Man Choi (1×3, RBI, BB), 1B Daniel Paolini (1×4) and SS Gabriel Noriega (1×3, BB) each recorded 1 of the Generals 6 hits. Starter Jimmy Gillheeney (3.0,5,5,5,5,4,2HR) recorded his 5th loss of the season, allowing 5 run on 5 hits in 5.0 innings. RH Forrest Snow (4.0,1,2,2,2,4,HR) allowed a 2-run home run on the 4th inning, before holding the Stars hitless over the next 3.0 innings. RH Tyler Burgoon (2.0,0,0,0,1,2) walked 1 and struck out 2 in 2.0 hitless innings to close out the game.

WHO’S HOT:

• INF Ji-Man Choi is batting .344 (11×32) with 3 runs scored, 4 extra-base hits (2-2B, 3B, HR), 4 RBI and 4 walks in last 8 games.

• INF Jack Marder has hit safely in each of his last 3 games, batting .455 (5×11) with 3 runs scored, 1 triple, 1 home run and 6 RBI.

• INF Ramon Morla has hit safely in 5 of his last 6 games, batting .400 (10×25) with 3 runs scored, 1 doubles, 1 home run, 4 RBI, 2 walks and 1 stolen base.

NEWS & NOTES: 37 of first 99 games have been 1-run games (15-22) which is the 7th in all of minors…52 of 99 games have been decided by 2-or-fewer runs (19-33) and 12 have been extra-inning games (4-8)…In games decided by 3+ runs the Generals are 25-21.

• ALUMNI REPORT: 2011 and 2012 General Nick Franklin has10 homers and 32 RBI this season, which leads all AL rookies for those two categories. His 10 HR are tied for 3rd-most in Mariners history in the first 52 games of a career…trails Alvin Davis (14 in 1984), Jose Cruz Jr. (12 in 1997), and Ken Griffey Jr. (10 in 1989).

• WELCOME BACK JOE: OF Joe Dunigan was activated to Jackson’s roster today as OF Denny Almonte was placed on the disabled list. Dunigan was hit in the face by a pitch on April 18th while with Tacoma and his missed 3 months this season.

• HOT HITTING ON CHATTANOOGA ROAD TRIP: The Generals took 3 of 5 in Chattanooga and batted .260 with 6 home runs, 6 triples, 7 doubles and 22 RBIs. The Generals out-scored the Lookouts 26-20.

• SEATTLE GENERALS:…there are currently (7) players on the Seattle Mariners active roster that were members of the 2012 Jackson Generals (RHP Brandon Maurer, INF Nick Franklin, INF Brad Miller C Jesus Sucre (15-day DL), C Mike Zunino (15-day DL) and RHP Yoervis Medina, RHP Stephen Pryor (60-day DL). In total, (9) 2012 Generals have made their MLB debuts and (4) 2013 Generals. (C Brandon Bantz, RHP Hector Noesi, INF Brad Miller, RHP Erasmo Ramirez).

• TRIPLES ADDING UP: OF James Jones recorded his league-leading 10th triple on Wednesday. He is one triple away from tying the  franchise record. Jones is tied with Richard Lewis (10, ‘04) and Chris Walker (10, ‘06). Dwaine Bacon (11, ‘04) and Bo Porter (11. ‘98) are leaders. As a team the Generals have 30 triples which is 2nd-most in the Southern League.

• KEN GRIFFEY JR. AND BRAD MILLER: Opening day Jackson shortstop Brad Miller was named the American League Player of the Week on Monday. In 3 games vs. the Astros, Miller hit .385 (5×13) with 4 runs scored, 2 home runs, 7 RBI and a 1.346 OPS. He recorded 2 home runs and a career-high 5 RBI Friday vs. the Astros He is the first Mariners rookie to earn the honor since Ken Griffey Jr. in 1989.

• THE HOME STRETCH: The Generals are in the midst of playing 42 games in 42 days to close out the regular season. 27 of those games will come on the road and 15 will be at The Ballpark in Jackson. The Generals next off day is scheduled for August 12.

• WELCOME TO DOUBLE-A MR. LEONE: Generals reliever Dominic Leone is the 3rd member of the 2012 draft class to reach Double-A. (Zunino, Taylor). The 21-year-old out of Clemson has tossed 5.0 scoreless innings on 1 hit, with 5 strikeouts in his first 4 Jackson outings, including his first save last Wednesday.

Game Central (Sunday, July 28) vs. Huntsville

Ramon Morla batted .381 with a home run and 3 RBI on the road trip in Chattanooga.

Ramon Morla batted .381 with a home run and 3 RBI on the road trip in Chattanooga.

Game #99: Jackson Generals (15-17, 44-54) vs. Huntsville Stars  (15-19, 44-58)
Site: The Ballpark in Jackson – Jackson, Tenn
Time: 6:05 p.m. (CT)
Pitching Match-up: LHP James Gillheeney (4-4, 3.53) vs. RHP Drew Gagnon (3-5, 5.67)
Radio: Pregame Show (5:50) 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
Social Media: Twitter Facebook

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TODAY’S GAME: the Generals begin a 5-game home series tonight with game #1 of the series against the Huntsville Stars…the Generals are 4-4 against the Stars this season and 1-2 at The Ballpark in Jackson against the Brewers AA affiliate…the Generals have won 3 of 4 series’ coming in and are 5-3 since the All-Star break… 25-year-old LHP James Gillheeney starts the series opener tonigh…this is his 106th career start and 3rd against Huntsville. Gillheeney made 2 starts in 2011 against HVL and was 0-1 with a 10.80 ERA.

GENERALS RECAP: The Generals scored 3 runs over the 3rd and 4th innings, but allowed 5 runs in the bottom of the 5th inning as Jackson lost to Chattanooga 5-8 on Saturday. RF Julio Morban (1×3, 2 R, 2B, BB), 3B Ramon Morla (1×4, R, 2B), DH Daniel Paolini (1×3, R, RBI, BB) and C Michael Dowd (1×3, 2B, RBI) each recorded 1 of the Generals 5 hits. Starter Trevor Miller (4.0,4,6,5,6,3) recorded his first AA loss, allowing 6 runs (5 ER) on 4 hits over 4.0. LH Kyle Hunter (1.0,2,2,1,1,2) allowed a run in the 5th inning, while RH Stephen Kohlscheen (2.0,1,0,0,0,3) and RH Dominic Leone (1.0,1,0,0,0,1) combined to hold the Lookouts scoreless over the final 3.0 innings.

NEWS & NOTES: 37 of first 98 games have been 1-run games (15-22) which is the 7th in all of minors…52 of 98 games have been decided by 2-or-fewer runs (19-33) and 12 have been extra-inning games (4-8)…In games decided by 3+ runs the Generals are 25-20.

• ALUMNI REPORT: 2011 Jackson infielder Kyle Seager (2×3,BB) is hitting .398 (33×83) for the Mariners in July with 20 runs scored, 4 doubles, 5 home runs, 11 RBI, and 10 walks.

• HOT HITTING ON CHATTANOOGA ROAD TRIP: The Generals took 3 of 5 in Chattanooga and batted .260 with 6 home runs, 6 triples, 7 doubles and 22 RBIs. The Generals out-scored the Lookouts 26-20.

• SEATTLE GENERALS:…there are currently (7) players on the Seattle Mariners active roster that were members of the 2012 Jackson Generals (RHP Brandon Maurer, INF Nick Franklin, INF Brad Miller C Jesus Sucre (15-day DL), C Mike Zunino (15-day DL) and RHP Yoervis Medina, RHP Stephen Pryor (60-day DL). In total, (9) 2012 Generals have made their MLB debuts and (4) 2013 Generals. (C Brandon Bantz, RHP Hector Noesi, INF Brad Miller, RHP Erasmo Ramirez).

• ALL ABOUT THE JI-MAN: INF Ji-Man Choi is batting .345 (10×29) with 3 runs scored, 4 extra-base hits (2-2B, 3B, HR), 3 RBI and 3 walks in last 7 games.

• TRIPLES ADDING UP: OF James Jones recorded his league-leading 10th triple on Wednesday. He is one triple away from tying the  franchise record. Jones is tied with Richard Lewis (10, ‘04) and Chris Walker (10, ‘06). Dwaine Bacon (11, ‘04) and Bo Porter (11. ‘98) are leaders. As a team the Generals have 30 triples which is 2nd-most in the Southern League.

• KEN GRIFFEY JR. AND BRAD MILLER: Opening day Jackson shortstop Brad Miller was named the American League Player of the Week on Monday. In 3 games vs. the Astros, Miller hit .385 (5×13) with 4 runs scored, 2 home runs, 7 RBI and a 1.346 OPS. He recorded 2 home runs and a career-high 5 RBI Friday vs. the Astros He is the first Mariners rookie to earn the honor since Ken Griffey Jr. in 1989.

• RAIN, RAIN GO AWAY: The Generals have been rained out 14 times this season and had 2 additional games suspended. The Generals have also had 5 games cancelled. Jackson leads the league having played 16 doubleheader games this season (7-9).

• THE HOME STRETCH: The Generals are in the midst of playing 42 games in 42 days to close out the regular season. 27 of those games will come on the road and 15 will be at The Ballpark in Jackson. The Generals next off day is scheduled for August 12.

• WELCOME TO DOUBLE-A MR. LEONE: Generals reliever Dominic Leone is the 3rd member of the 2012 draft class to reach Double-A. (Zunino, Taylor). The 21-year-old out of Clemson has tossed 5.0 scoreless innings on 1 hit, with 5 strikeouts in his first 4 Jackson outings, including his first save last Wednesday.

• WE GOTCHA!!…Jackson catchers lead the SL catching 52.4% of base stealers (54 CS, 103 Att). The next closest is Birmingham which is throwing out 34.5% of base runners.

• BASEBALL AMERICA PROSPECTS: The Generals roster features 8 of the Mariners Top 30 prospects, according to Baseball America. Those include: RHP Carson Smith (16), OF Leon Landry (17), INF Jack Marder (20), C John Hicks (21), OF Julio Morban (23), INF Chris Taylor (28), INF Ramon Morla (29) and LHP Anthony Fernandez (30).

Game Central (Saturday, July 27) at Chattanooga

Julio Morban homered for the first time since June 22nd last night.

Julio Morban homered for the first time since June 22nd last night.

Game #98: Jackson Generals (15-16, 44-52) at Chattanooga Lookouts  (13-20, 48-55)
Site: AT&T Field – Chattanooga, TN
Time: 6:15 p.m. (CT)
Pitching Match-up: RHP Trevor Miller (0-0, 6.00) vs. RHP Ross Stripling (5-1, 3.12)
Radio: Pregame Show (6:00) 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
Social Media: Twitter Facebook

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TODAY’S GAME: the Generals wrap up a 5-game road series tonight with game #5 at AT&T Field against the Chattanooga Lookouts…the Generals have won 4 of 5 in a series only once this season (July 4-8 at Pensacola)…the Generals are 8-6 against the Lookouts this season and 6-3 at AT&T Field…22-year-old RHP Trevor Miller makes his 2nd Double-A start tonight in the final game of the series against the Lookouts. Miller was 4-7 with a 4.82 ERA in 18 starts for A+ High Desert this season.

GENERALS RECAP: The Generals out-hit the Lookouts 11-7, but it wasn’t enough as Jackson lost to Chattanooga 2-5 on Friday night. CF James Jones (2×4), RF Julio Morban (2×3, 2 R, HR, RBI, BB), 1B Ji-Man Choi (2×4), C John Hicks (2×4, RBI) and DH Daniel Paolini (2×4, 2B) each recorded 2 of the team’s 11 hits. Starter Anthony Vasquez (5.1,4,4,4,2,1,2HR) recorded his lost the loss, allowing 4 runs on 4 hits in 5.1 innings. RH Stephen Shackleford (1.1,1,1,1,1,2) allowed a run in the 7th inning, while LH Nick Hill (0.2,2,0,0,0,0) and RH Carson Smith (0.2,0,0,0,0,0) combined to hold the Lookouts scoreless over the final 1.1 innings.

NEWS & NOTES: 37 of first 97 games have been 1-run games (15-22) which is the 7th in all of minors…52 of 97 games have been decided by 2-or-fewer runs (19-33) and 12 have been extra-inning games (4-8)…In games decided by 3+ runs the Generals are 25-19.

• ALUMNI REPORT: Seattle catcher Mike Zunino was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a fractured hamate bone in his left hand. He fractured the bone on his RBI single to left field in the second inning of Thursday night’s game vs. the Twins.

• SEATTLE GENERALS:…there are currently (6) players on the Seattle Mariners active roster that were members of the 2012 Jackson Generals (INF Nick Franklin, INF Brad Miller C Jesus Sucre (15-day DL), C Mike Zunino (15-day DL) and RHP Yoervis Medina, RHP Stephen Pryor (60-day DL). In total, (9) 2012 Generals have made their MLB debuts and (4) 2013 Generals. (C Brandon Bantz, RHP Hector Noesi, INF Brad Miller, RHP Erasmo Ramirez).

• ALL ABOUT THE JI-MAN: INF Ji-Man Choi is batting .471 (8×17) with 2 runs scored, 4 extra-base hits (2-2B, 3B, HR), 1 RBI and 1 walk in last 4 games.

• BIG YEAR IN BULLPEN FOR HUNTER: LH Kyle Hunter has held oppoents scoreless in 22 of 26 relief appearances this season. Overall he is 1-0 with 1 save and a 1.13 ERA (5 ER, 40.0 IP). He has limited opponents to a .207 (30×145), while walking 8 and striking out 27.

• TRIPLES ADDING UP: OF James Jones recorded his league-leading 10th triple on Wednesday. He is one triple away from tying the  franchise record. Jones is tied with Richard Lewis (10, ‘04) and Chris Walker (10, ‘06). Dwaine Bacon (11, ‘04) and Bo Porter (11. ‘98) are leaders. As a team the Generals have 29 triples which is 2nd-most in the Southern League.

• SWEET HOME CHATTANOOGA: The Generals are 6-3 at AT&T Field this season and 25-12 since 2010 on the road in Chattanooga.

• KEN GRIFFEY JR. AND BRAD MILLER: Opening day Jackson shortstop Brad Miller was named the American League Player of the Week on Monday. In 3 games vs. the Astros, Miller hit .385 (5×13) with 4 runs scored, 2 home runs, 7 RBI and a 1.346 OPS. He recorded 2 home runs and a career-high 5 RBI Friday vs. the Astros He is the first Mariners rookie to earn the honor since Ken Griffey Jr. in 1989

• RAIN, RAIN GO AWAY: The Generals have been rained out 14 times this season and had 2 additional games suspended. The Generals have also had 5 games cancelled. Jackson leads the league having played 16 doubleheader games this season (7-9).

• THE HOME STRETCH: The Generals are in the midst of playing 42 games in 42 days to close out the regular season. 27 of those games will come on the road and 15 will be at The Ballpark in Jackson.

• WELCOME TO DOUBLE-A MR. LEONE: Generals reliever Dominic Leone is the 3rd member of the 2012 draft class to reach Double-A this season (Zunino, Taylor). The 21-year-old out of Clemson has tossed 4.0 hitless innings with 5 strikeouts in his first 3 Jackson outings, including his first save on Wednesday.

• WE GOTCHA!!…Jackson catchers lead the SL catching 54.2% of base stealers (52 CS, 96 Att). The next closest is Birmingham which is throwing out 36.0% of base runners.

• BASEBALL AMERICA PROSPECTS: The Generals roster features 8 of the Mariners Top 30 prospects, according to Baseball America. Those include: RHP Carson Smith (16), OF Leon Landry (17), INF Jack Marder (20), C John Hicks (21), OF Julio Morban (23), INF Chris Taylor (28), INF Ramon Morla (29) and LHP Anthony Fernandez (30).

Game Central (Friday, July 26) at Chattanooga

Jack Marder was 2-for-2 with 3 RBIs Thursday. Here he runs down a fly ball in LF. (Tim Evearitt)

Jack Marder was 2-for-3 with 3 RBIs Thursday at Chattanooga. Here, he runs down a fly ball in LF. (Tim Evearitt)

Game #97: Jackson Generals (15-15, 44-52) at Chattanooga Lookouts  (12-20, 47-55)
Site: AT&T Field – Chattanooga, TN
Time: 6:15 p.m. (CT)
Pitching Match-up: LHP Anthony Vasquez (1-0, 2.43) vs. RHP Zach Lee (7-7, 3.33)
Radio: Pregame Show (6:00) 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
Social Media: Twitter Facebook

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TODAY’S GAME: the Generals continue a 5-game road series tonight with game #4 at AT&T Field against the Chattanooga Lookouts…the Generals are 8-5 against the Lookouts this season and 6-2 at AT&T Field…26-year-old LHP Anthony Vasquez makes his 6th Jackson start of the season and 9th overall in game 4 of the series In 4 starts so far in July, Vasquez is 1-0, with a 1.44 ERA, holding opponents to a .181 average.

GENERALS RECAP: The Generals won their third straight Thursday over the Chattanooga Lookouts 7-4, taking the series. Jackson’s offense produced 11 hits including 6 extra-base hits and a season-high 4 triples. LF Jack Marder paced the offense with 3 RBIs. The Generals have won 5 of 6 since the All-Star break and 7 of their last 8 road games.LH Anthony Fernandez won his team-leading 6th game on the mound.

NEWS & NOTES: 37 of first 96 games have been 1-run games (15-22) which is the 5th in all of minors…52 of 96 games have been decided by 2-or-fewer runs (19-33) and 12 have been extra-inning games (4-8)…In games decided by 3+ runs the Generals are 25-18.

• ALUMNI REPORT: 2B Nick Franklin was 1×4, R, HR, 3 RBI in Seattle’s 8-2 win over the Twins last night. He hit his 8th home run of the season in the 2nd inning (2nd at Safeco, 6 on the road). His 8 home runs are the most by an AL 2nd baseman in their first 49 games since Hall of Famer Joe Gordon (NYY) in 1938.

• SEATTLE GENERALS:…there are currently (6) players on the Seattle Mariners active roster that were members of the 2012 Jackson Generals (INF Nick Franklin, INF Brad Miller C Jesus Sucre (15-day DL), C Mike Zunino and RHP Yoervis Medina, RHP Stephen Pryor (60-day DL). In total, (9) 2012 Generals have made their MLB debuts and (3) 2013 Generals. (C Brandon Bantz, RHP Hector Noesi, INF Brad Miller).

• TRIPLES ADDING UP: OF James Jones recorded his league-leading 10th triple on Wednesday. He is one triple away from tying the  franchise record. Jones is tied with Richard Lewis (10, ‘04) and Chris Walker (10, ‘06). Dwaine Bacon (11, ‘04) and Bo Porter (11. ‘98) are leaders. As a team the Generals have 29 triples which is 2nd-most in the Southern League.

• SWEET HOME CHATTANOOGA: The Generals are 6-2 at AT&T Field this seasonand 25-11 since 2010 on the road in Chattanooga.

• KEN GRIFFEY JR. AND BRAD MILLER: Opening day Jackson shortstop Brad Miller was named the American League Player of the Week on Monday. In 3 games vs. the Astros, Miller hit .385 (5×13) with 4 runs scored, 2 home runs, 7 RBI and a 1.346 OPS. He recorded 2 home runs and a career-high 5 RBI Friday vs. the Astros He is the first Mariners rookie to earn the honor since Ken Griffey Jr. in 1989

• RAIN, RAIN GO AWAY: The Generals have been rained out 14 times this season and had 2 additional games suspended. The Generals have also had 5 games cancelled. Jackson leads the league having played 16 doubleheader games this season (7-9).

• THE HOME STRETCH: The Generals are in the midst of playing 42 games in 42 days to close out the regular season. 27 of those games will come on the road and 15 will be at The Ballpark in Jackson.

• WELCOME TO DOUBLE-A MR. LEONE: Generals reliever Dominic Leone is the 3rd member of the 2012 draft class to reach Double-A this season (Zunino, Taylor). The 21-year-old out of Clemson has tossed 4.0 hitless innings with 5 strikeouts in his first 3 Jackson outings, including his first save on Wednesday.

• TAYLOR ADDING UP THE HITS: SS Chris Taylor recorded his 100th hit of the season on June 30 vs. Birmingham. He was the first Mariners farmhand to record at least 100 hits. Taylor is batting .316 (24×76) with 14 runs scored, 4 doubles, 2 triples, 1 home run, 7 RBI, 13 walks and 4 stolen base in last 19 games.

• ALL ABOUT THE JI-MAN: Quietly, 1B Ji-Man Choi is having one of the best seasons in the Mariners farm system. Overall this season in A+ and AA he is batting .303 (91×300) with 14 home runs, 30 doubles and 59 RBI. He ranks 7th in AVG, 4th in HR’s and 4th in RBI in the organization.

• WE GOTCHA!!…Jackson catchers lead the SL catching 54.2% of base stealers (52 CS, 96 Att). The next closest is Birmingham which is throwing out 36.0% of base runners.

• BASEBALL AMERICA PROSPECTS: The Generals roster features 8 of the Mariners Top 30 prospects, according to Baseball America. Those include: RHP Carson Smith (16), OF Leon Landry (17), INF Jack Marder (20), C John Hicks (21), OF Julio Morban (23), INF Chris Taylor (28), INF Ramon Morla (29) and LHP Anthony Fernandez (30).

Game Central (Thursday, July 25) at Chattanooga

Forrest Snow re-joined the Generals yesterday at game time. He was greeted in a strange way in the bullpen by catcher Mike Dowd.

Forrest Snow re-joined the Generals yesterday at game time. He was greeted in a strange way in the bullpen by catcher Mike Dowd. (Tim Evearitt)

Game #96: Jackson Generals (14-15, 43-52) vs. Chattanooga Lookouts  (12-19, 47-54)
Site: AT&T Field – Chattanooga, TN
Time: 6:15 p.m. (CT)
Pitching Match-up: LHP Anthony Fernandez (5-5, 4.46) vs. LHP Chris Reed (4-4, 2.64)
Radio: Pregame Show (6:00) 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
Social Media: Twitter Facebook

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TODAY’S GAME: the Generals continue a 5-game road series tonight with game #3 at AT&T Field against the Chattanooga Lookouts…the Generals are 7-5 against the Lookouts this season and 5-2 at AT&T Field…23-year-old Anthony Fernandez makes his 15th start of the year, 91st of his career and 28th for the Generals tonight…In 3 starts in July, Fernandez is 0-2 with a 2.00 ERA (4ER/18.0) and opponents are hitting just .150 against him.

GENERALS RECAP: Starter Roenis Elias struck out 10 and CF James Jones added 3 hits as the Generals won their 2nd game in a row over Chattanooga, 4-3 on Wednesday night. Jones (3-5, HR, 2 RBI, 2 R, 3B) 3B Ramon Morla (2-5, HR, 2 RBI, R) provided six of the eight Jackson hits and all 4 runs. 1B Ji-Man Choi (2-3, 2B) was the only other batter with a base hit in the Generals’ lineup in his second straight multi-hit game. The pitching was sharp behind Elias (W, 6-8, 2.99), as relievers’ Stephen Kohlscheen (2.85), Nick Hill (2.27) and Dominic Leone (0.00) blanked Chattanooga over the final 4 frames.

NEWS & NOTES: 37 of first 95 games have been 1-run games (15-22) which is the 5th in all of minors…52 of 95 games have been decided by 2-or-fewer runs (19-33) and 12 have been extra-inning games (4-8)…In games decided by 3+ runs the Generals are 24-18.

• ALUMNI REPORT: Tacoma OF Stefen Romero has hit safely in 16 of his last 19 games, batting .303 (23×76) with 11 runs scored, 7 doubles, 1 home run, 14 RBI, 4 RBI and 1 stolen base.

• SEATTLE GENERALS:…there are currently (6) players on the Seattle Mariners active roster that were members of the 2012 Jackson Generals (INF Nick Franklin, INF Brad Miller C Jesus Sucre (15-day DL), C Mike Zunino and RHP Yoervis Medina, RHP Stephen Pryor (60-day DL). In total, (9) 2012 Generals have made their MLB debuts and (3) 2013 Generals. (C Brandon Bantz, RHP Hector Noesi, INF Brad Miller).

• TRIPLES ADDING UP: OF James Jones recorded his league-leading 10th triple on Wednesday. He is one triple away from tying the  franchise record. Jones is tied with Richard Lewis (10, ‘04) and Chris Walker (10, ‘06). Dwaine Bacon (11, ‘04) and Bo Porter (11. ‘98) are leaders.

• KEN GRIFFEY JR. AND BRAD MILLER: Opening day Jackson shortstop Brad Miller was named the American League Player of the Week on Monday. In 3 games vs. the Astros, Miller hit .385 (5×13) with 4 runs scored, 2 home runs, 7 RBI and a 1.346 OPS. He recorded 2 home runs and a career-high 5 RBI Friday vs. the Astros He is the first Mariners rookie to earn the honor since Ken Griffey Jr. in 1989

• RAIN, RAIN GO AWAY: The Generals have been rained out 14 times this season and had 2 additional games suspended. The Generals have also had 5 games cancelled. Jackson leads the league having played 16 doubleheader games this season (7-9).

• THE HOME STRETCH: The Generals are in the midst of playing 42 games in 42 days to close out the regular season. 27 of those games will come on the road and 15 will be at The Ballpark in Jackson.

• WELCOME TO DOUBLE-A MR. LEONE: Generals reliever Dominic Leone is the 3rd member of the 2012 draft class to reach Double-A this season (Zunino, Taylor). The 21-year-old out of Clemson has tossed 4.0 hitless innings with 5 strikeouts in his first 3 Jackson outings, including his first save on Wednesday.

• TAYLOR ADDING UP THE HITS: SS Chris Taylor recorded his 100th hit of the season on June 30 vs. Birmingham. He was the first Mariners farmhand to record at least 100 hits. Taylor is batting .316 (24×76) with 14 runs scored, 4 doubles, 2 triples, 1 home run, 7 RBI, 13 walks and 4 stolen base in last 19 games. During this 19-game stretch, since June 29, Taylor has raised his average with Jackson from .172 t0 .284 and has the 5th-highest average in the Southern League.

• ALL ABOUT THE JI-MAN: Quietly, 1B Ji-Man Choi is having one of the best seasons in the Mariners farm system. Overall this season in A+ and AA he is batting .303 (91×300) with 14 home runs, 30 doubles and 59 RBI. He ranks 7th in AVG, 4th in HR’s and 4th in RBI in the organization.

• WE GOTCHA!!...Jackson catchers lead the SL catching 54.2% of base stealers (52 CS, 96 Att). The next closest is Birmingham which is throwing out 36.0% of base runners.

• BASEBALL AMERICA PROSPECTS: The Generals roster features 8 of the Mariners Top 30 prospects, according to Baseball America. Those include: RHP Carson Smith (16), OF Leon Landry (17), INF Jack Marder (20), C John Hicks (21), OF Julio Morban (23), INF Chris Taylor (28), INF Ramon Morla (29) and LHP Anthony Fernandez (30).

Game Central (Wednesday, July 24) at Chattanooga

John Hicks collected 3 hits last night in Jackson's 8-0 win over Chattanooga.

John Hicks collected 3 hits last night in Jackson’s 8-0 win over Chattanooga.

Game #95: Jackson Generals (13-15, 42-52) vs. Chattanooga Lookouts  (12-18, 47-53)
Site: AT&T Field – Chattanooga, TN
Time: 6:15 p.m. (CT)
Pitching Match-up: LHP Roenis Elias (5-8, 2.87) vs. RHP Duke von Schamann (2-2, 3.02)
Radio: Pregame Show (6:00) 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
Social Media: Twitter Facebook

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TODAY’S GAME: the Generals continue a 5-game road series tonight with game #2 at AT&T Field against the Chattanooga Lookouts…the Generals are 6-5 against the Lookouts this season and 4-2 at AT&T Field…24-year-old Roenis Elias makes his 18th start for the Generals in game 2 of the series at Chattanooga. Elias is 1-6 with a 3.93 ERA at home as opposed to 4-2 with a 1.78 ERA on the road.

GENERALS RECAP: Starter Jimmy Gillheeney and 3 relievers combined on a 4-hit shutout as Jackson defeated Chattanooga 8-0 on Tuesday night. Gillheeney (5.1,1,0,0,1,5) earned his 4th win with Jackson (6th overall), allowing only 1 hit over 5.1 innings. LH Kyle Hunter (1.2,1,0,0,0,1), RH Stephen Shackleford (1.0,1,0,0,0,1) and RH Carson Smith (1.0,1,0,0,0,0,2) combined to strikeout 4 over the final 3.2 scoreless innings in relief. 1B Ji-Man Choi (3×5 R, HR, RBI) and C John Hicks (2×4, RBI, BB) combined to record 6 of the Generals 11 hits. 3B Ramon Morla (2×5, R) recorded the team’s only other multi-hit game, while CF Denny Almonte (1×2, R, HR, 3 RBI) drove in a team-high 3 runs.

NEWS & NOTES: 36 of first 94 games have been 1-run games (14-22) which is the 5th in all of minors…51 of 94 games have been decided by 2-or-fewer runs (18-33) and 12 have been extra-inning games (4-8)…In games decided by 3+ runs the Generals are 24-18.

• ALUMNI REPORT: Former General Erasmo Ramirez (5.2,8,3,3,2,4,HR) tallied his first win for the Mariners since 9/11/2012 (@ TOR).  last night in the 4-3 win over Cleveland. In his last 8 MLB starts, he’s allowed 3 runs or less 6 times and gone 5.0+ innings 6 times.

• SEATTLE GENERALS:…there are currently (6) players on the Seattle Mariners active roster that were members of the 2012 Jackson Generals (INF Nick Franklin, INF Brad Miller C Jesus Sucre (15-day DL), C Mike Zunino and RHP Yoervis Medina, RHP Stephen Pryor (60-day DL). In total, (9) 2012 Generals have made their MLB debuts and (3) 2013 Generals. (C Brandon Bantz, RHP Hector Noesi, INF Brad Miller).

• KEN GRIFFEY JR. AND BRAD MILLER: Opening day Jackson shortstop Brad Miller was named the American League Player of the Week on Monday. In 3 games vs. the Astros, Miller hit .385 (5×13) with 4 runs scored, 2 home runs, 7 RBI and a 1.346 OPS. He recorded 2 home runs and a career-high 5 RBI Friday vs. the Astros He is the first Mariners rookie to earn the honor since Ken Griffey Jr. in 1989

• RAIN, RAIN GO AWAY: The Generals have been rained out 14 times this season and had 2 additional games suspended. The Generals have also had 5 games cancelled. Jackson leads the league having played 16 doubleheader games this season (7-9).

• THE HOME STRETCH: The Generals begin the home stretch of the 2013 season tonight and will play 42 games in 42 days to close out the regular season. 27 of those games will come on the road and 15 will be at The Ballpark in Jackson.

• WELCOME TO DOUBLE-A MR. LEONE: Generals reliever Dominic Leone is the 3rd member of the 2012 draft class to reach Double-A this season (Zunino, Taylor). The 21-year-old out of Clemson has tossed 3.0 hitless innings with 5 strikeouts in his first 2 Jackson outings.

• TAYLOR ADDING UP THE HITS: SS Chris Taylor recorded his 100th hit of the season on June 30 vs. Birmingham. He was the first Mariners farmhand to record at least 100 hits. Taylor is batting .323 (24×73) with 14 runs scored, 4 doubles, 2 triples, 1 home run, 7 RBI, 13 walks and 4 stolen base in last 19 games. During this 19-game stretch, since June 29, Taylor has raised his average with Jackson from .172 t0 .284 and has the 5th-highest average in the Southern League.

• LEADER OF THE GOON SQUAD: RH Tyler Burgoon has allowed only 1 run over his last 17.1 innings in relief (12 G). During this stretch he has limited opponents to a .115 average (6×52), while walking 8 and striking out 19. He has recorded at least 1 strikeout out in 22 of 25 appearances with Jackson (48 strikeouts overall), including 8 outings with at least 3 strikeouts.

• ALL ABOUT THE JI-MAN: Quietly, 1B Ji-Man Choi is having one of the best seasons in the Mariners farm system. Overall this season in A+ and AA he is batting .300 (89×297) with 14 home runs and 59 RBI. He ranks 7th in AVG, 4th in HR’s and 4th in RBI in the organization.

• WE GOTCHA!!…Jackson catchers lead the SL catching 53.2% of base stealers (50 CS, 94 Att). The next closest is Birmingham which is throwing out 35.8% of base runners.

BASEBALL AMERICA PROSPECTS: The Generals roster features 8 of the Mariners Top 30 prospects, according to Baseball America. Those include: RHP Carson Smith (16), OF Leon Landry (17), INF Jack Marder (20), C John Hicks (21), OF Julio Morban (23), INF Chris Taylor (28), INF Ramon Morla (29) and LHP Anthony Fernandez (30).

Game Central (Tuesday, July 23) at Chattanooga

Opening Day Generals shortstop Brad Miller was named AL Player of the Week Monday.

Opening Day Generals shortstop Brad Miller was named AL Player of the Week Monday.

Game #94: Jackson Generals (12-15, 41-52) vs. Chattanooga Lookouts  (12-17, 47-52)
Site: AT&T Field – Chattanooga, TN
Time: 6:15 p.m. (CT)
Pitching Match-up: LHP James Gillheeney (3-4, 3.84) vs.  RHP Andres Santiago (3-8, 4.73)
Radio: Pregame Show (6:00) 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
Social Media: Twitter Facebook

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TODAY’S GAME: the Generals begin a 5-game road series tonight with game #1 at AT&T Field against the Chattanooga Lookouts…the Generals are 5-5 against the Lookouts this season and 3-2 at AT&T Field…25-year-old LHP James Gillheeney toes the mound for the first time in 10 days in the opener of the series in Chattanooga…This is his 105th career start and 4th against Chattanooga

GENERALS RECAP: the Generals and Mississippi Braves were rained out for the second consecutive day on Monday. The Generals took 2 of 3 in the series, but fell on Saturday night in 11 innings, 7-5. The 2 games will be made up as part of doubleheaders in Pearl, MS on August 8th and 10th.

NEWS & NOTES: 36 of first 93 games have been 1-run games (14-22) which is the 5th in all of minors…51 of 93 games have been decided by 2-or-fewer runs (18-33) and 12 have been extra-inning games (4-8)…In games decided by 3+ runs the Generals are 23-18.

• ALUMNI REPORT: 2012 General catcher Mike Zunino was 2×3,R,HR,RBI and hit his 2nd homer of the year and first at Safeco Field in the Mariners 2-1 win over Cleveland…He recorded his 5th career multi-hit game (last: 3, 7/12 vs. LAA). He is batting .310 (9/29) with 9 runs scored, 1 double, 1 home run, 4 RBI, and 6 walks in last 9 G (since 7/8).

• SEATTLE GENERALS:...there are currently (7) players on the Seattle Mariners active roster that were members of the 2012 Jackson Generals (INF Nick Franklin, INF Brad Miller C Jesus Sucre (15-day DL), C Mike Zunino and RHP Yoervis Medina, LHP Bobby LaFromboise, RHP Stephen Pryor (60-day DL). In total, (9) 2012 Generals have made their MLB debuts and (3) 2013 Generals. (C Brandon Bantz, RHP Hector Noesi, INF Brad Miller).

• PAOLINI JOINS GENERALS: Former Siena College standout Dan Paolini was promoted from High Desert to Jackson today. Paolini leads the Mariners farm system in home runs (18) and RBIs (69) so far during the regular season. He was Seattle’s 10th round draft choice in 2011.

• KEN GRIFFEY JR. AND BRAD MILLER: Opening day Jackson shortstop Brad Miller was named the American League Player of the Week on Monday. In 3 games vs. the Astros, Miller hit .385 (5×13) with 4 runs scored, 2 home runs, 7 RBI and a 1.346 OPS. He recorded 2 home runs and a career-high 5 RBI Friday vs. the Astros He is the first Mariners rookie to earn the honor since Ken Griffey Jr. in 1989

• RAIN, RAIN GO AWAY: The Generals have been rained out 14 times this season and had 2 additional games suspended. The Generals have also had 5 games cancelled. Jackson leads the league having played 16 doubleheader games this season (7-9).

• THE HOME STRETCH: The Generals begin the home stretch of the 2013 season tonight and will play 42 games in 42 days to close out the regular season. 27 of those games will come on the road and 15 will be at The Ballpark in Jackson.

• WELCOME TO DOUBLE-A MR. LEONE: Generals reliever Dominic Leone is the 3rd member of the 2012 draft class to reach Double-A this season (Zunino, Taylor). The 21-year-old out of Clemson has tossed 3.0 hitless innings with 5 strikeouts in his first 2 Jackson outings.

• TAYLOR ADDING UP THE HITS: SS Chris Taylor recorded his 100th hit of the season on June 30 vs. Birmingham. He was the first Mariners farmhand to record at least 100 hits. Taylor is batting .343 (24×70) with 12 runs scored, 4 doubles, 2 triples, 1 home run, 7 RBI, 11 walks and 4 stolen base in last 18 games.

• LEADER OF THE GOON SQUAD: RH Tyler Burgoon has allowed only 1 run over his last 17.1 innings in relief (12 G). During this stretch he has limited opponents to a .115 average (6×52), while walking 8 and striking out 19. He has recorded at least 1 strikeout out in 22 of 25 appearances with Jackson (48 strikeouts overall), including 8 outings with at least 3 strikeouts.

• ALL ABOUT THE JI-MAN: Quietly, 1B Ji-Man Choi is having one of the best seasons in the Mariners farm system. Overall this season in A+ and AA he is batting .295 (86×292) with 13 home runs and 58 RBI. He ranks 10th in AVG, 4th in HR’s and 4th in RBI in the organization.

• WE GOTCHA!!...Jackson catchers lead the SL catching 53.2% of base stealers (50 CS, 94 Att). The next closest is Birmingham which is throwing out 35.8% of base runners.

• BASEBALL AMERICA PROSPECTS: The Generals roster features 8 of the Mariners Top 30 prospects, according to Baseball America. Those include: RHP Carson Smith (16), OF Leon Landry (17), INF Jack Marder (20), C John Hicks (21), OF Julio Morban (23), INF Chris Taylor (28), INF Ramon Morla (29) and LHP Anthony Fernandez (30).

Game Central (Monday, July 22) vs. M-Braves x2

Former General Nick Franklin hit his first career grand slam for Seattle Sunday in Houston. (Bob Levey/AP)

Former General Nick Franklin hit his first career grand slam for Seattle Sunday in Houston. (Bob Levey/AP)

Game #94/95: Jackson Generals (12-15, 41-52) vs. Mississippi Braves (13-15, 51-47)
Site: The Ballpark at Jackson – Jackson, TN
Time: 12:05 p.m.
Pitching Match-up:
Game 1: LHP James Gillheeney (3-4, 3.84) vs.  RHP Aaron Northcraft (3-8, 4.17)
Game 2: LHP Roenis Elias (5-8, 2.87) vs. RHP Gus Schlosser (0-1, 3.10)
Promotions: Super Splash Day
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
Social Media: Twitter / Facebook

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TODAY’S GAME: the Generals conclude their 10-game homestand (2-6) today with a doubleheader to close the series with the Mississippi Braves at The Ballpark in Jackson…this is the M-Braves’ first and only visit to Jackson this season. The Braves lead the season series 5-3 while Jackson leads the all-time series 84-83…25-year-old LHP James Gillheeney starts game 1 of the DH while ….This is his 4th career start vs. MIS and is 0-3 with a 8.84 ERA in those games in 2010, 2011 and 2012… 24-year-old LHP Roenis Elias makes his 18th start for the Generals in game 2. Elias is 1-6 with a 3.93 ERA at home as opposed to 4-2 with a 1.78 ERA on the road.

DID YOU KNOW?: that the Generals have been postponed 13 times and had 2 games suspended due to rain this season. The Generals lead the league in doubleheader games having played 16 coming into today. The M-Braves have been rained out only once this season and are 2-0 in doubleheader games.

GENERALS RECAP: After waiting through a 56 minute rain delay, Sunday’s game between the Generals and Braves was postponed due to rain.

NEWS & NOTES: 36 of first 93 games have been 1-run games (14-22) which is the 5th in all of minors…51 of 93 games have been decided by 2-or-fewer runs (18-33) and 12 have been extra-inning games (4-8)…In games decided by 3+ runs the Generals are 23-18.
• ALUMNI REPORT: Seattle 2B Nick Franklin hit a grand slam HR for the Mariners in Houston during the 12-5 Seattle win. Franklin’s 7 home runs are tied for 2nd-most among American League rookies behind Aaron Hicks’ 8 for the Twins. M’s SS Brad Miller added 2 hits and 2 RBIs as the 2 rookies atop the Mariners order combined to go 4-for-11 with 6 RBIs on Sunday.
• SEATTLE GENERALS:…there are currently (7) players on the Seattle Mariners active roster that were members of the 2012 Jackson Generals (INF Nick Franklin, INF Brad Miller C Jesus Sucre (15-day DL), C Mike Zunino and RHP Yoervis Medina, LHP Bobby LaFromboise, RHP Stephen Pryor (60-day DL). In total, (9) 2012 Generals have made their MLB debuts and (3) 2013 Generals. (C Brandon Bantz, RHP Hector Noesi, INF Brad Miller).
• THE HOME STRETCH: The Generals are in the midst of playing 25 games in 25 days and 45 games in 47 days to close out the 2013 regular season. At the conclusion of the current series the Generals will have 15 home games and 25 road games remaining.
• WELCOME TO DOUBLE-A MR. LEONE: Generals reliever Dominic Leone is the 3rd member of the 2012 draft class to reach Double-A this season (Zunino, Taylor). The 21-year-old out of Clemson has tossed 3.0 hitless innings with 5 strikeouts in his first 2 Jackson outings.
• TAYLOR ADDING UP THE HITS: SS Chris Taylor recorded his 100th hit of the season on June 30 vs. Birmingham. He was the first Mariners farmhand to record at least 100 hits. Taylor is batting .343 (24×70) with 12 runs scored, 4 doubles, 2 triples, 1 home run, 7 RBI, 11 walks and 4 stolen base in last 18 games.
• LEADER OF THE GOON SQUAD: RH Tyler Burgoon has allowed only 1 run over his last 17.1 innings in relief (12 G). During this stretch he has limited opponents to a .115 average (6×52), while walking 8 and striking out 19. He has recorded at least 1 strikeout out in 22 of 25 appearances with Jackson (48 strikeouts overall), including 8 outings with at least 3 strikeouts.
• ALL ABOUT THE JI-MAN: Quietly, 1B Ji-Man Choi is having one of the best seasons in the Mariners farm system. Overall this season in A+ and AA he is batting .295 (86×292) with 13 home runs and 58 RBI. He ranks 10th in AVG, 4th in HR’s and 4th in RBI in the organization.
• THE THREE CAVALIERS: With the addition of INF Chris Taylor at the start the 2nd half, the Generals current roster features 3 former Virginia Cavaliers in Taylor INF Steven Proscia and C John Hicks. AAA Tacoma’s roster features 2 former UVA alums in pitcher’s Andrew Carraway and Danny Hultzen. Both were 2012 Generals.
• WE GOTCHA!!...Jackson catchers lead the SL catching 53.2% of base stealers (50 CS, 94 Att). The next closest is Birmingham which is throwing out 35.8% of base runners.
• BASEBALL AMERICA PROSPECTS: The Generals roster features 8 of the Mariners Top 30 prospects, according to Baseball America. Those include: RHP Carson Smith (16), OF Leon Landry (17), INF Jack Marder (20), C John Hicks (21), OF Julio Morban (23), INF Chris Taylor (28), INF Ramon Morla (29) and LHP Anthony Fernandez (30).