Game Central (Friday, April 18) at Tennessee
Game #15: Jackson Generals (8-6) at Tennessee Smokies (7-7) | 6:15 pm CT | Smokies Park
Pitching Match-Up: LHP Cam Hobson (1-1, 3.86) vs. RHP Ivan Pineyro (0-1, 2.00)
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• Tonight the Generals play the rubber match of the 5-game series at Smokies Park against Tennessee with the series even at 2-2.
• This is the 3rd straight rubber match of a series to open the season. Jackson is 2-0 having defeated Chattanooga and Mississippi in game 5’s.
• Starter Stephen Landazuri and RH Stephen Kohlscheen comined a 1-hit shutout as Jackson defeated Tennessee 4-0 in game 1 of the deoubleheader. Landazuri (6.0,1,0,0,1,9) earned his 2nd win of the season, allowing only 1 hit and striking out 9 in 6.0 shutout innings. Kohlscheen (1.0,0,0,0,1,2) walked 1 and struck out 2 in the 7th inning to secure the win.
• DH Jabari Blash (1×3, R, HR, RBI, BB) recorded his 3rd home run of the season with a solo blast to lead off the 5th inning.
• The Generals jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in game 2, but allowed 3 unanswered runs as Jackson lost game 2 to Tennessee 3-2 on Thursday night.
• SS Ketel Marte (3×4, R, 2B) led the team with 3 hits, while CF Jamal Austin (2×4, R, 2B) and LF Nate Melendres (2×3) each recorded 2 of the Generals 10 hits.
Starter Kyle Hunter (2.0,3,0,0,1,2) allowed only 3 hits and struck out 2 in 2.0 scoreless innings. LH Jordan Shipers (2.0,3,3,1,1,2) recorded the loss despite allowing only 1 earned run (3 R) in 2.0 innings. His run in the 3rd inning snapped a string of 7.1 consecutive scoreless innings to begin the season. RH Stephen Shackleford (2.0,0,0,0,1,1) tossed a scoreless 5th and 6th innings.
SEEING A TREND:
• After the first 14 games of the 2014 regular season, Jackson has won each game 1,3 and 5 and lost each game 2 and 4 of their repective series’ with Chattanooga, Mississippi and now Tennessee. Will in continue?
ODDS AND ENDS:
• OF Jamal Austin has hit safely in 11 of the first 13 games he has appeared with 5 multi-hit games, batting .327 (17×52) with 5 runs scored, 4 doubles, 7 RBI, 2 walks and 2 stolen bases.
• INF Ketel Marte has hit safely in 11 of 13 games with an at-bat, batting .389 (21×54) with 9 runs scored, 5 doubles, 1 RBI, 3 walks and 2 stolen bases.
• OF Nate Melendres has hit safely in 6 of 9 games with an atbat, batting .400 (12×30) with 7 runs scored, 3 doubles, 1 triple, 2 RBI and 3 walks.
• RHP Mayckol Guaipe has not allowed an earned run
over 7.1 innings to begin the season (4 G). He has limited opponents .185 (5×27) average, while walking 0 and striking out 5.
GENERALS RANKS IN THE SOUTHERN LEAGUE:
• Currently the Generals are 8-6 and are in 2nd place in the SL North standings, 1.0 game back of 1st place Huntsville.
• The Generals offense ranks 2nd in batting (.257), 1st in doubles (32), T-1st in OBP (.341) and 2nd in total bases (168).
• Generals pitching ranks 1st in WHIP (1.05), 2nd in hits allowed (90), T-1st in shutouts with 2 and 5th in ERA (3.15)