Game Central (Tuesday, July 8) at Huntsville

Game #89: Jackson Generals 6-13 (37-51) at Huntsville Stars 9-10 (55-34)
Time/Place: 6:30 pm CT | Joe Davis Stadium | Huntsville, Alabama
Pitching Match-Up: LHP Cam Hobson (4-7, 3.28) vs. RHP Andy Moye (4-1, 3.96)
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 wrap up a 5-game road series Tuesday night with the rubber match of the series against Huntsville…Jackson is 3-4 in rubber matches…coming off a 2-8 homestand against Tennessee (1-4) and Mobile (1-4)…are 6-8 against Huntsville this season and 3-6 at Joe Davis Stadium.
• The game can be heard on 96.5 ESPN, online at jacksongeneralsbaseball.com or TuneIn Radio.

GENERALS RECAP:
• LF Jack Marder recorded 4 hits and C John Hicks hit his 3rd home run of the season, but it wasn’t enough as Jackson lost to Huntsville 6-2 on Monday night.
• Marder (4×4) and Hicks (2×3, R, HR, 2 RBI) combined for 6 hits, while 3B D.J. Peterson (1×3), 1B Patrick Kivlehan (1×4), DH Julio Morban (1×4) and RF Dan Paolini (1×4, R) each recorded 1 of the team’s 10 hits.
• Starter Tyler Pike (2.1,4,5,4,4,3) recorded his first AA loss, allowing 5 runs (4 ER) on 4 hits in 2.1 innings. RH Matt Brazis (3.2,1,1,1,0,3,HR) allowed a solo home run in the bottom of the 6th inning, while RH Moises Hernandez (2.0,0,0,0,0,2) struck out 2 in 2.0 shutout innings.

OFFENSE HAS COME ALIVE OVER LAST 3 GAMES:
• The Generals have batted .306 (34×111) over their last 3 games scoring 17 runs on 34 hits with 5 home runs.

ODDS AND ENDS: 
• Former General Seager headed to ASG – 2011 General 3B Kyle Seager, 26, will make his Midsummer Classic debut in his 4th Major League season. On the year, the University of North Carolina product is batting .274 with 13 home runs, 59 RBI, 21 doubles and a .483 slugging percentage. He replaces Edwin Encarnacion of the Toronto Blue Jays on the A.L.’s active roster for the 85th All-Star Game.• 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 (3-6).• INF Dan Paolini has hit safely in all 6 games he has appeared in July, batting .476 (10×21) with 5 runs scored, 4 doubles, 1 home run, 4 RBI and 2 walks.• 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.• OF Leon Landry has hit safely in 10 of his last 11 games, batting .327 (16×49) with 7 runs scored, 3 doubles, 1 triple, 2 RBI and 5 stolen bases. Since June 7, Landry has hit safely in 22 of his last 25 games with 13 multi-hit efforts, batting .364 (36×99) with 17 runs scored, 6 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 .284.• OF Julio Morban has hit safely in 11 of his last 14 games with 7 multi-hit efforts, batting .340 (18×53) with 6 runs scored, 2 doubles, 1 triple, 1 home run, 4 RBI and 5 walks.• Since June 7, C John Hicks has reached base safely in 14 of 16 games, batting .364 (20×55) with 10 runs scored, 1 home run, 4 doubles, 1 triple, 8 RBI, 7 walks and 3 stolen bases.

PETERSON CONTINUES TO HIT AT DOUBLE-A LEVEL:
• 3B D.J. Peterson has hit safely in 11 of 12 games, including multi-hit performances in 3 of last 4 games. He has a .286 average with 2 homers, 2 doubles and 6 RBIs for Jackson. He had only 2 extra-base hits and 1 RBI through his first 9 games entering the current road trip, now going 7-for-17 against the the Stars.
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.

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