TODAY’S GAME:The Generals open a five-game series at Pringles Park tonight against the Mississippi Braves. The first place Generals will look to snap their current two-game losing streak against the 3-7 Braves. The M-Braves lost in 13 innings last night to the Montgomery Biscuits.
GENERALS RECAP: – Tennessee used a 5-run bottom of the 5th inning to defeat the Generals 5-2 on Saturday night. Jackson dropped their 2nd straight game for the first time this season. The Generals won the series 3 games to 2 and despite the back-to-back losses Jackson remains in 1st place in the Southern League North standings. RH Yoervis Medina (5.0,7,5,5,2,4,2HR) suffered the loss, giving up 5 runs on 7 hits in 5.0 innings. CF Denny Almonte (2×3, R, HR, RB) and C Jesus Sucre (2×3, R) each recorded 2 hits in the games, while Almonte hit his first home run of the season, a solo shot in the 5th. Almonte picked his 4th multi-hit game of the season and has recorded 5 hits in his last 7 at-bats (.714, R, HR, RBI) were 2-for-3 in the game.
WHO’S HOT?: 2B Eric Campbell has hit safely in all 6 games he has appeared this season, batting .389 (7×18) with 2 runs scored, 1 double, 1 home run and 2 RBI. SS Nick Franklin has reached base in all 9 of the Generals games this season, while recordin a hit in 7 games. He is currently batting .313 (10×32) with 3 runs scored, 3 doubles, 1 home run and 5 RBI. The Generals pitching staff has struck out a league-best 99 batters so far this season and ranks 2nd in ERA at 2.66.
Today’s Matchup: Jackson Generals (Mariners) (7-3) vs. Mississippi Braves (Braves) (3-7)
Site: Pringles Park – Jackson, TN
Pitching Match-up: RHP Andrew Carraway (2-0, 0.69) vs. LHP Luis Avilan (0-2, 3.38)
Time: 6:05 p.m. CT
Radio: NewsTalk 101.5 FM, GAMEDAY AUDIO and TuneIn Radio App. is available
Live Stats: Live pitch-by-pitch coverage will be available on the MILB GAMEDAY
Game Information: | Game Notes 4-15 vs Braves
Generals Blog: Inside the Jackson Generals