TODAY’S GAME: The Generals and Braves play game three of the five-game series today at Pringles Park. The Braves lead the all-time series 74-71. The two teams will meet 13 times this season, 10 times at Pringles Park.
GENERALS RECAP: – The Generals pounded out 14 hits and defeated the M-Braves 7-1 on Monday night. The win evened the series at 1 game each and increased the Jackson lead in the Southern League North Division to 2 games. LH James Paxton allowed 1 run on 2 hits, while walking 8 and striking out 4 in 4.2 innings, but didn’t figure into the decision. RH Moises Hernandez walked 1 and struck out 3 over 2.1 shutout innings for the win. Four Generals recorded multi-hit games Monday: DH Joe Dunigan (3×4, 2 R, 2B, HR, RBI), 3B Francisco Martinez (3×4, 2 R), RF Johermyn Chavez (2×4, 2 R) and CF Denny Almonte(2×3, 2 RBI).
WHO’S HOT?: Joe Dunigan has recorded back-to-back 3 hits games, batting .545 (6×11) with 3 runs scored, 2 doubles, 1 home run and 1 RBI. 2B Eric Campbell went 0x4 with 1 run and 1 BB yesterday, ending his hit streak at 6 games. During the streak he hit .389 (7×18) with 2 runs scored, 1 double, 1 home run and 2 RBI. SS Nick Franklin, who had a day off yesterday, has reached base in all 10 he has appeared this season, while recording a hit in 8 games. He is currently batting .275 (11×40) with 3 runs scored, 3 doubles, 1 home run and 5 RBI. The Generals pitching staff has struck out a league-best 120 batters so far this season and also lead the league with a 2.47 ERA. RH Carter Capps (6.2 IP), LH Brian Moran (6.0), RH Moises Hernandez (4.2) and LH Steve Garrison (4.1) have yet to allow a run this season. The bullpen is a combined 4-1 with 4 saves and a 1.23 ERA (7ER, 51.1 IP) while walking 19 and striking out 55 strikeouts this season.
Today’s Matchup: Jackson Generals (Mariners) (8-4) vs. Mississippi Braves (Braves) (4-8)
Site: Pringles Park – Jackson, TN
Pitching Match-up: RHP Taijuan Walker (1-0, 3.60) vs. LHP Sean Gilmartin (0-1, 1.50)
Time: 7:05 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 4-17 vs Braves
Generals Blog: Inside the Jackson Generals