Game Central (Saturday, May 24) at Jacksonville
Game #48: Jackson Generals (19-28) at Jacksonville Suns (23-24) | 6:05 pm CT | Bragan Field
Pitching Match-Up: RHP Trevor Miller (3-4, 3.64) vs. LHP Justin Nicolino (2-2, 3.88)
Radio: 96.5 ESPN | Listen Live Online | TuneIn Radio App | IPAD or IPHONE
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• The Generals continue their longest road trip of the season with game 4 of a 5-game series at Jacksonville (1-2)…the Generals will then play 5 games at Mobile…have dropped 6 straight series’ after winning the first 3 of the year.
• The game can be heard on 96.5 ESPN, online at jacksongeneralsbaseball.com or TuneIn Radio.
• C John Hicks hit his 2nd home run of the season and drove in 3 runs as Jackson defeated Jacksonville 8-6 on Friday night.
• CF Leon Landry (4×4, 2 R, SB) led the team with 4 hits, while Hicks (2×5, R, HR, 3 RBI), LF Dario Pizzano (2×4, 2 R, 2B, RBI, BB) and RF Kevin Rivers (2×4) each recorded 2 of the teams 15 hits.
• Starter Victor Sanchez (5.0,13,7,7,0,2,HR) recorded his first Double-A win, allowing 4 runs on 7 hits in 5.0 innings. LH Kyle Hunter (2.2,3,1,1,0,0) allowed a run in the 8th inning, while RH Richard Vargas (1.1,2,1,1,1,2) recorded his 2nd save of the season despite allowing a run in the 9th inning.
HICKS UPS HIT STREAK TO 11 – ON-BASE STREAK TO 21:
• C John Hicks has expanded his league-leading on-base streak to 21 games. During the streak Hicks is batting .325 (26×80), with 5 doubles, 1 triiple, 2 home runs, 14 runs, 9 walks, 14 RBI and a .389 OBP. The streak is the 3rd-longest this season in the SL. (John Andreoli TNS, 30, Kris Bryant TNS, 24). Hicks also has an Generals season-long 11-game hit streak, batting .419 (18×43) with 12 runs scored, 4 doubles, 1 triple, 2 home runs, 10 RBI and 4 walks.
LANDRY IS HAVING A CAREER BEST WEEK:
• OF Leon Landry has hit safely in 5 of his last 6 games (all 5 starts) with 5 multi-hit contests, batting .700 (14×20) with 3 runs scored, 5 doubles, 1 triple, 4 RBI and 1 stolen base. Landry leads all of minor league baseball in hitting over the last week.
Top Hitters this Week (5/16-5/23) in MiLB
Leon Landry (JXN) .700 (14×20)
Corey Seager (RC) .588 (20×34)
Carlos Lopez (GBO) .560 (14×25)
John Hicks (JXN) .550 (11×20)
IT’S MILLER TIME TONIGHT IN JACKSONVILLE:
Tonight’s starter Trevor Miller has recorded a win in each of his last 3 appearances, going 3-0 with a 1.02 ERA (2 ER, 17.2 IP). During this stretch he has limited opponents to a .167 average (10×60), while walking 6 and striking out 12. Since April 21, Miller is 3-2 with a 2.34 ERA (9 ER, 34.2 IP) in 6 games (5 GS). During this stretch he has lowered his season ERA from 7.30 to 3.64.
LET THE SUNSHINE IN:
• The Generals and Suns meet 10 times during the 2014 season (1-2) and the clubs are seperated by 711 miles (farthest opponent for Generals).
• Last season the teams met just 8 times with 2 games being cancelled due to rain. Jackson went 3-5 against Jacksonviile last season including going 2-3 at Bragan Field.