Game Central (Saturday, August 9) at Pensacola

Game #117: Jackson Generals 21-26 (52-64) at Pensacola Blue Wahoos  19-29 (50-68)
Time/Place: 6:30 pm CT | Pensacola Bayfront Stadium | Pensacola, Florida
Pitching Match-Up: RHP Victor Sanchez (6-4, 3.62) vs. RHP Robert Stephenson (5-8, 4.29)
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:
• With the Blue Wahoos leading the current series 2-1, the Generals play game 4 of the 5-game road series at Pensacola…the Generals have won 4 of last 6 series’ and won 3 of 5 from Montgomery in last homestand…Jackson is 23-34 away from home this season.
• The game can be heard on 96.5 ESPN, online at jacksongeneralsbaseball.com or TuneIn Radio.

GENERALS RECAP:
• The Generals out hit the Blue Wahoos 7-5, but it wasn’t enough as Jackson fell to Pensacola 5-1 on Friday night.
• DH Dario Pizzano (2×4) recorded the team’s only multi-hit game, while SS Ketel Marte (1×4), 1B D.J. Peterson (1×3, BB), RF Jordy Lara (1×4), CF Kevin Rivers (1×4, R, 2B) and C Steve Baron (1×3, RBI) each recorded 1 of the Generals 7 hits.
• Starter Stephen Landazuri (5.0,5,5,2,2,4,HR) picked up the loss, after allowing 5 runs (2 ER) on 5 hits over 5.0 innings. RH Moises Hernandez (2.0,0,0,0,0,4) and LH Nick Hill (1.0,0,0,0,0,1) combined hold the Blue Wahoos hitless and strikeout 5 in 3.0 scoreless innings.

VICTOR SANCHEZ MAKES THE START TONIGHT:
• Since July 1, tonight’s starter Victor Sanchez is 3-0 with a 2.34 ERA (11 ER, 42.1 IP) in last 7 starts. Duing this stretch he has limited opponents to a .214 (33×1154) average, while walking 10 and striking out 34.

KIVLEHAN & MARTE ARE AT THE TOP OF THE LEAGUE:
• INF/OF Patrick Kivlehan currently ranks 4th in the Southern League in batting (.312) and 3rd in slugging percentage (.507). Kivlehan also ranks 6th in the M’s organization in average (.302), 4th in HR (18) and 2nd in RBI (90).
• Kivlehan has hit safely in 18 of his last 22 games, batting .338 (27×80) with 14 runs scored, 6 doubles, 3 triples, 3 home runs, 15 RBI, 13 walks and 3 stolen bases. He also has hit safely in 23 of his last 28 games (since 7/8), batting .350 (35×100) with 20 runs scored, 7 doubles, 4 triples, 4 home runs, 20 RBI, 15 walks and 3 stolen bases.
• SS Ketel Marte currently ranks 6th in the league batting (.304), 1st in hits (133), 1st in at-bats (438) and T-5th in doubles (27).

Southern League Leaders in Batting Average:
Rank Player Team AVG
T-1st Tom Belza MOB .318
T-1st Jake Lamb MOB .318
3rd Patrick Kivlehan JXN .316
4th Rangel Ravelo BIR .314
5th Ryan Brett MTG .306
6th Ketel Marte JXN .304

ODDS AND ENDS:
• Hello Again Blue Wahoos – The Generals are taking on Pensacola for the first time since a home series, April 30-May 4 in Jackson where the Wahoos took 3 of 5.
• Jackson leads the overall series against Pensacola, 15-13 and are 9-9 in games played at Bayfront Stadium, including winning 4 of 5 during last series in Pensacola July 4-8, 2013.
• Home Sweet Sunshine State – Jackson has 3 players on its roster that hails from the state of Floriday – RHP Matt Brazis (Tampa), LHP Tyler Pike (Winter Haven) and C Steve Baron (Miami). It’s the 2nd-most state represented on the roster to California.
• Relieving Guaipe – RHP Mayckol Guaipe has a 2.30 ERA in 31 games this season, with 45 strik eouts… ranks 4th among SL relievers having just walked 8 batters in 47.0 IP…he also ranks 3rd in fewest baserunners/9IP ratio at 8.62 (45/47.0 IP).
• Landry is the toughest in the league to strikeout – OF Leon Landry is 1st in the Southern League in fewest strikeouts, fanning just once in every 9.56 at-bats.
• Summer of Hitting – The Generals are leading the Southern League in batting since June 1st, batting .276 (553/2,005) with 39 home runs, 114 doubles and 25 triples in 60 games.

GENERALS STREAKS:
• SS Ketel Marte currently has an 8-game hitting streak, batting .375 (12×32) with 5 runs, 2 doubles, 1 home run and 4 RBI. This is Marte’s 6th hitting streak of 2014 of 7 or longer.
• OF Jordy Lara has hit safely in 7 straight games, batting .407 (11×27) with 4 doubles, 1 home run and 7 RBI. This is after starting his time in Jackson going 1×14.
• INF Patrick Kivlehan went 0x4 Friday ending a Southern League best 32-game on-base streak batting .330 (38×115) with 7 doubles, 4 triples, 5 home runs, 22 RBI and 16 walks, with a .419 on-base percentage. Kivlehan also had reached base safely in 36 straight road games batting .338 (46×136) with 9 doubles, 3 triples, 5 home runs, 31 RBI, 15 walks and a .408 on-base percentage.

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