TODAY’S GAME: Lefty Danny Hultzen makes his second pro start tonight in game four of the five-game series against Tennessee. The Generals look for their fifth straight win and fourth in-a-row over the Smokies. Jackson leads the Southern League North Division by three games.
GENERALS RECAP: – The Generals won on Thursday night over Tennessee, 4-1 at Smokies Park, clinching the series. Jackson, 7-1 on the season has the best record in the Southern League. The Generals won thanks to a three-run top of the eighth inning breaking a 1-1 tie. With two runners on base, Mario Yepez singled home pinch runner Daniel Carroll from second base to give the Generals a 2-1 edge. Jesus Sucre came in to score on a wild pitch and Yepez scored on a Francisco Martinez groundout to push the lead to 4-1. Eric Campbell put Jackson on the board in the second inning with an RBI single. Campbell was 2-for-2 with a double and is 3-for-3 in his last three at-bats with a homer, double, single and two RBI. Nick Franklin walked and extended his on-base streak to eight games. Stephen Pryor tossed 2 2/3 scoreless innings to finish the game and earned the win.
WHO’S HOT?: Generals Pitching has struck out a league best 81 batters so far this season and ranks 2nd in ERA at 2.50. SS Nick Franklin has reached base in all 8 of the Generals games this season. RHP Stephen Pryor is 1-0, with 3 saves in 4 outings to start the season. After 2 starts, RHP Andrew Carraway is 2-0, with a 0.69 ERA (1ER/13.0IP) with 10 strikeouts and just 1 walk.
BEST START IN FRANCHISE HISTORY: The Generals 7-1 start is the best start in franchise history. West Tenn started the 2006 season 5-1 and 9-3, the previous best start in franchise history.
Today’s Matchup: Jackson Generals (Mariners) (7-1) at Tennessee Smokies (Cubs) (4-4)
Site: Smokies Park, Kodak, TN
Pitching Match-up: LHP Danny Hultzen (0-1, 11.25) vs. RHP Dae-Eun Rhee (0-0, 4.76)
Time: 6:15 p.m. CT
Radio/TV: NewsTalk 101.5 FM, GAMEDAY AUDIO and TuneIn Radio App. is available / MILB.TV is also available
Live Stats: Live pitch-by-pitch coverage will be available by clicking HERE
Game Information: | Game Notes 4-13 at Smokies