TODAY’S GAME:With the series tied 1-1, the Generals play game three of their five-game road series at Joe Davis Stadium against the Huntsville Stars (Brewers). The matchup features the team with the best batting average, (Huntsville .290) and best ERA (Generals, 2.57) in the Southern League.
GENERALS RECAP: – The Generals won a slugfest over Huntsville Saturday night at Joe Davis Stadium 11-8. The Generals (11-6) collected a season high 15 hits and blasted four home runs. Jackson tied the series at a game each and boasts a Southern League best record of 11-6. Jackson leads Huntsville (9-8) by two games in the North Division. Denny Almonte and Joe Dunigan combined to go 7-for-10 with two doubles, four home runs, five runs and eight RBI’s. Almonte was 4-for-5, with two homers, a double three runs and four RBI. Dunigan also homered twice and finished 3-for-5 with a double and four RBI. Rich Poythress and Kalian Sams recorded two hits each Saturday. General’s starter James Paxton was lifted after 2 1/3 innings. Paxton surrendered seven runs on seven, walking five and striking out one. The Jackson bullpen of Jandy Sena, Yoervis Medina (1-2) and Stephen Pryor combined to toss 6 2/3 innings and give up just one unearned run. Medina earned his first win of the season tossing a scoreless sixth and seventh inning. Huntsville’s Bradley Blanks suffered the loss. Trailing 7-4 in the fourth inning Jackson plated seven runs over the final six frames to win the second game of the series. The Generals scored runs in every inning except the first and fourth frames. The game featured 19 combined runs and 28 combined hits.
PERFECT GAME AGAINST MARINERS: Philip Humber went 9.0 innings with 0 hits 0 runs and 0 walks for the 3rd perfect game in Chicago White Sox history (last: Buerhle 7/23/09… it was the 13th perfect game in American League history and the 21st perfect game in Major League history… Humber threw the fewest pitches (96) in a perfect game since David Cone (88 on 7/18/99). It was the first perfect game against the Mariners and just the third no-hitter against the Mariners.
Today’s Matchup: Generals (11-6, 1st North +2.0) at Huntsville Stars (9-8, T-2nd North, -2.0)
Site: Joe Davis Stadium – Huntsville, AL
Pitching Match-up: RHP Taijuan Walker (2-0, 1.64) vs. Evan Anundsen (0-1, 2.25)
Time: 4:03 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 4-22 at Huntsville
Generals Blog: Inside the Jackson Generals
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