Game Central (Sunday, July 6) at Huntsville

Game #87: Jackson Generals 5-12 (36-50) at Huntsville Stars 8-9 (54-33)
Time/Place: 4:00 pm CT | Joe Davis Stadium | Huntsville, Alabama
Pitching Match-Up: RHP Victor Sanchez (3-4, 4.30) vs. RHP Drew Gagnon (5-3, 3.14)
Radio: 96.5 ESPN | Listen Live Online | TuneIn Radio App | IPAD or IPHONE
TV: None
Live Stats: Live pitch-by-pitch coverage will be available on MILB GAMEDAY
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GAME NOTES

TODAY’S GAME:
• The Generals continue a 5-game road series Sunday with game 3 against the Huntsville Stars…coming off a 2-8 homestand against Tennessee (1-4) and Mobile (1-4)…are 5-7 against Huntsville this season and 2-5 at Joe Davis Stadium.
• The game can be heard on 96.5 ESPN, online at jacksongeneralsbaseball.com or TuneIn Radio.

GENERALS RECAP:
• RF Julio Morban hit a solo home run with 1 out in the top of the 10th inning as Jackson defeated Huntsville in extra-innings on Saturday night 7-6.
• Morban (2×5, 2 R, HR, RBI), CF Leon Landry (2×5, R), 3B D.J. Peterson (2×5, R, HR, RBI), DH Dan Paolini (2×5, R, 2B), C John Hicks (2×4, R, BB, SB) and LF Dario Pizzano (2×4, R, BB) each recorded 2 of the Generals 13 hits.
• Morban hit his 10th home run of the season, while Peterson hit his first AA home run (19th overall in 2014) with a solo blast with 1 out in the 5th inning.
• Starter Stephen Landazuri (4.0,2,3,3,3,3) allowed 3 runs on 2 hits in 4.0 innings, but did not factor into the decision. RH Trevor Miller (2.1,5,3,3,2,2) allowed 3 runs over 2.1 innings, while RH Moises Hernandez (1.1,1,0,0,3,0), LH Kyle Hunter (1.1,0,0,0,0,2) and RH Richard Vargas (1.0,0,0,0,0,2) combined to hold the Stars scoreless over the final 3.2 innings in relief. Hunter earned his 2nd win after striking out 2 in 1.1 innings and Vargas picked his 5th save with a scoreless 10th inning.

SECOND HALF IS FILLED WITH CLOSE GAMES:
• So far in the second half 11 of 17 games have been decided by 2-runs or less and 8 have been 1-run games including 7 of the last 9 games (2-5).
• Jackson is 6-14 in 1-run games in 2014 and now 4-3 in extra inning games including winning the last two extra inning contests.

VIVA LA VARGAS AT THE END OF GAMES IN 2ND HALF:
• RH Richard Vargas has appeared in 6 games since the All-Star going 1-0, and is 3-for-3 in save opperunities, not allowing a run in 8 IP. Vargas has walked 3 and struck out 10, while giving up just 2 hits holding opponents to a .074 AVG (2×27). This is after going 0-1, with a 6.12 ERA in the first half going 2-for-4 in save oppertunites walking 24 and striking out 30 in 32.1 IP.

ODDS AND ENDS:
• Generals, Stars meet at “The Joe” again – In the final season of baseball in Huntsville, the Stars and Generals meet 25 times this season with 15 meetings coming at Joe Davis Stadium (2-5).
• INF Dan Paolini has hit safely in all 4 games he has appeared in July, batting .462 (6×13) with 3 runs scored, 1 RBI and 1 walk.
• Since May 22, RH Matt Anderson is 3-1 with a 2.23 ERA (12 ER, 48.1 IP) in his last 8 starts. During this stretch he has struck out 38.
• LH Tyler6 Pike is 1-0 with a 1.46 ERA (2 ER, 12.1 IP) in 3 AA starts. He has limited opponents to a .184 (7×38) average, while walking 11 and striking out 7.
• OF Leon Landry has hit safely in 9 of his last 10 games, batting .341 (15×44) with 6 runs scored, 2 doubles, 1 triple, 2 RBI and 5 stolen bases. Since June 7, Landry has hit safely in 21 of his last 24 games with 13 multi-hit efforts, batting .372 (35×94) with 16 runs scored, 5 doubles, 3 triples, 5 RBI, 3 walks and 10 stolen bases. During this 24 game stretch he has raised his season average from .236 to .286.
• OF Julio Morban has hit safely in 10 of his last 12 games with 7 multi-hit efforts, batting .348 (16×36) with 6 runs scored, 2 doubles, 1 triple, 1 home run, 4 RBI and 3 walks.
• Since June 7, C John Hicks has reached base safely in 13 of 15 games with hits 11 games, batting .346 (18×52) with 9 runs scored, 4 doubles, 1 triple, 6 RBI, 7 walks and 3 stolen bases.

PETERSON, MORBAN HIT FIRST HOMERS SATURDAY:
• 3B D.J. Peterson and RF Julio Morban each homered for the first time for Jackson on Saturday. The homer though was Peterson’s 19th this season combined between High Desert (A+) and Jackson.
• Peterson has hit in 9 of 10 games since being promoted to Jackson on June 24, batting .268 (11×41) 1 home run, 2 doubles and 3 RBI.
• Morban has 7 muli-hit games out of 19 played in since joining Jackson on June 19, batting .300 (18×60) with 1 home run, 3 doubles, 1 triple and 5 RBI.

 

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