Game Central (Tuesday, June 24) vs. Tennessee

Game #75: Jackson Generals 2-3 (33-41) vs. Tennessee Smokies  3-2 (36-38)
Time/Place: 7:05 pm CT | The Ballpark at Jackson
Pitching Match-Up: LHP Tyler Olson (3-3, 4.13) vs. RHP Dae-Eun Rhee (3-3, 3.35)
Radio: 96.5 ESPN | Listen Live Online | TuneIn Radio App | IPAD or IPHONE
TV: MiLB.TV
Live Stats: Live pitch-by-pitch coverage will be available on MILB GAMEDAY
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Generals Blog: Inside the Jackson Generals
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GAME NOTES

TODAY’S GAME:
• Tonight the Generals return home to begin a 10-game homestand vs. Tennessee and Mobile. This is game one of a five-game series against the Tennessee. The Generals are 4-5 against the Smokies this including 1-3 at The Ballpark at Jackson…were 2-3 on recent road trip to Mississippi.
• The game can be heard on 96.5 ESPN, online at jacksongeneralsbaseball.com or TuneIn Radio.

GENERALS RECAP:
• LF Kevin Rivers and 1B Dan Paolini each drove in 2 runs, but it wasn’t enough as Jackson lost to Mississippi 7-4 on Monday night. • Paolini (2×4, 2 2B, 2 RBI), Rivers (2×4, R, 2 RBI), CF Leon Landry (2×4, 2B, BB) and RF Julio Morban (2×5, 2 R, 2B) each recorded 2 of the team’s 12 hits. 3B Patrick Kivlehan (1×4, R, BB) extended both hitting streak to 17 games and his consecutive on-base streak to 29 straight games, going 1-for-4 with 1 run scored and 1 walk.
• Starter Matt Anderson (6.0,5,5,2,1,4,HR) recorded his 3rd loss with Jackson, allowing only 2 earned runs (5 R) on 5 hits in 6.0. LH Kyle Hunter (2.0,5,2,2,0,1) allowed 2 runs in the bottom of the 7th inning.

KIVLEHAN’S STREAKS TOPPING THE LEAGUE:
• 3B Patrick Kivlehan currently has a 17-game hit streak, batting .438 (28×64) with 13 runs scored, 9 doubles, 1 triple, 2 home runs, 20 RBI, 7 walks and 1 stolen base. It is the longest streak in the Southern League this season.

Longest Hitting Streaks in the Southern League this season:
1 Patrick Kivlehan JXN 17G 6/3-current
2 Jamal Austin JXN 15G 5/29-6/19
T-2 Chris Curley BIR 14G 5/28-6/11
T-3 Mike Freeman MOB 13G 4/21-5/5
T-3 Ketel Marte JXN 13G 5/25-6/7

• After going just 4-for-35 in his first 10 Jackson games from May 10-21, Kivlehan has reached base safely in 29 straight games since May 22, batting .381 (40×105) with 18 runs scored, 10 doubles, 2 triples, 4 home runs, 28 RBI, 14 walks, 3 stolen bases and a .446 OBP. He has raised his season average from .114 to .314. Kivlehan’s 28 consecutive on-base streak is first on the team moving past Jabari Blash (8/19/13-4/13/14) and trails only John Andreoli-TNS (30, 4/6-5/11/14) in the Southern League.

Longest On-Base Streaks in the Southern League this season:
1. John Andreoli TNS 30G 4/6-5/11
2 Patrick Kivlehan JXN 29G 5/22-current
T-3 Kris Bryant TNS 24G 4/3-4/28
T-3 Rey Navarro PNS 23G 5/23-current
4 Tom Belza MOB 22G 5/26-current

PETERSON MAKES JUMP TO JACKSON:
• D.J. Peterson, the No. 2 prospect for the Mariners, according to Baseball America and was Seattle’s 12th overall selection in the 2013 draft out of New Mexico. Peterson was batting .326 (6th) with 18 home runs, 23 doubles and 73 RBIs for A+ High Desert.

ODDS AND ENDS:
• On Top of the League in June – The Generals are tied with Mobile for the best record in the league at 11-8 in June. The .304 batting average leads the league in June and is only club over .300. This is after posting the first 20-loss month since June, 2007 by going 9-20 during the month of May.
• Home Sweet Home – OF Jamal Austin has a 15-game home hitting streak batting .339 with 14 runs, 2 doubles, 1 triple and 1 RBI. It’s tied for the longest home hitting streak in the league this season…C John Hicks has a 10-game home hitting streak batting .429 with 8 runs, 4 doubles, 1 triple and 6 RBI.
• SS Ketel Marte currently has a 10-game hit streak, batting .351 (13×37) with 7 runs scored, 7 RBI, 1 walk and 2 stolen bases. It his his 5th hitting streak this season of at least 7 games (last: 13 G, 5/25-6/7). He has also hit safely in 23 of his last 24 games, batting .327 (32×98) with 16 runs scored, 5 doubles, 1 triple, 17 RBI, 2 walks and 4 stolen base.
• INF Jack Marder currently has a 6-game hit streak, batting .409 (9×22) with 3 runs scored, 1 double, 1 home run and 3 RBI. Since May 24, Marder has hit safely in 19 of 22 games with 9 multi-hit efforts, batting .358 (29×81) with 15 runs scored, 4 doubles, 2 triples, 3 home runs, 12 RBI and 5 walks.
• C John Hicks is batting .352 (31×88) with 16 runs scored, 7 doubles, 1 triple, 2 home runs, 12 RBI, 8 walks and 4 stolen bases in 23 games. During this stretch, since May 11, he has raised his season average from .224 to .293.
• Since May 22, RH Matt Anderson is 2-1 with a 2.43 ERA (9 ER, 33.1 IP) in his last 6 starts.

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