TODAY’S GAME: The Generals and Braves meet for the finale of the five-game series today at Pringles Park. The Braves lead the all-time series 75-72. The two teams will meet 13 total times this season, 10 times at Pringles Park.
GENERALS RECAP: – Mississippi scored 2 runs in the top of the 8th inning to break a 1-1 tie and went to beat Jackson 3-2 on Wednesday afternoon. RH Yoervis Medina picked up his second loss of the season, allowing 2 runs on 2 hits in 0.1 innings of work. Starter Brandon Maurer (6.0,4,1,1,1,2) allowed only 1 run on 4 hits in 6.0 innings, but didn’t figure into the decision. Braves starter David Hale took a no-hitter into the fifth before F rancisco Martinez doubled to left and reached third on an error by LV Ware on the play. The double broke up Hale’s streak of 10.1 straight hitless innings. RH Carter Cappstossed a scoreless 7th inning, allowing 2 hits and a walk, to extend his scoreless innings streak to 7.2 innings to start the season.
WHO’S HOT?: C Jesus Sucre, who had a day off yesterday, has a team best 7-game hitting streak, batting .360 (9×25) with 5 runs scored, 1 double and 5 RBI. RH Carter Capps (7.2 IP), LH Brian Moran (6.0), RH Moises Hernandez (4.2), LH Steve Garrison (4.1) and RH Jandy Sena (3.0) have yet to allow a run this season. The bullpen is a combined 4-2 with 5 saves and a 1.41 ERA (9 ER, 57.1 IP) while walking 20 and striking out 58 strikeouts this season.
LEADING THE LEAGUE: The Generals pitching staff has struck out a league-best 138 batters so far this season and also lead the league with a 2.34 team ERA.
25 STRAIGHT GAMES: The Generals are in the midst of the longest stretch of games without a day off. Jackson plays everyday from April 5 to April 29, having their first day off finally on April 30.
Today’s Matchup: Jackson Generals (Mariners) (9-5) vs. Mississippi Braves (Braves) (5-9)
Site: Pringles Park – Jackson, TN
Pitching Match-up: LHP Danny Hultzen (0-2, 4.66) vs. LHP Chris Masters (0-0, 4.82)
Time: 7:05 p.m. CT
Promotions: Dollar Thursday’s: ($1 GA tickets, hot dogs, popcorn, 12 oz soda’s and 12 oz beer), Memphis-Lambuth Night, Crawdads Classics Night, Postgame Concert by Nothing.
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 4-19 vs Braves
Generals Blog: Inside the Jackson Generals