TODAY’S GAME: Today the Generals look to extend their season long winning streak to six games in game four of the current five-game series with the Tennessee Smokies. The Generals have already clinched their fifth straight series to start the year by taking the first three of the current series. The Generals lead the season series with Tennessee, 6-2.
GENERALS RECAP: – RH Taijuan Walker (6.0,6,0,0,1,5) allowed 6 hits and struck out 5 batters in 6.0 scoreless innings to help Jackson to a 3-0 victory over Tennessee on Friday night. RH Moises Hernandez (0.2,2,0,0,0,0), LH Bobby LaFromboise (1.1,0,0,0,0,2), and RH Carter Capps (1.0,0,0,0,0,1) combined with Walker to record the Generals 3rd shutout this season. DH Joe Dunigan (1×4, R, 2B, RBI), 1B Rich Poythress (2×3, R, RBI) and CF Denny Almonte (1×3, RBI) each recorded a RBI in the Generals 3-run 6th inning. The win extended Jackson’s winning streak to five games and helps maintain a 4-game lead in the North Division.
WHO’S HOT?: In 4 starts this season, Taijuan Walker is 3-0 with a 1.64 ERA (4 ER, 22.0 IP). He has limited opponents to a .203 (16×86) average, while walking 6 and striking out 26. Denny Almonte currently has a 9-game hit streak, while also hitting safely in 12 of his last 14 games. During the last 14 games he is batting .452 (24×53) with 8 runs scored, 3 doubles, 6 home runs and 13 RBI. During this stretch he has raised his season average from .179 to .358. Rich Poythress extended his hit streak to 11 games, batting .381 (16×42) with 9 runs scored, 5 doubles, 1 home run and 10 RBI. LH Brian Moran (10.0) and RH Moises Hernandez (9.0) have yet to allow a run this season.
Today’s Matchup: Jackson Generals (SEA) 16-7, 1st North +4.0 vs. Tennessee Smokies (CHC) 10-13, T-4th North, -6.0
Site: Pringles Park –Jackson, TN
Pitching Match-up: RHP Brandon Maurer (0-0, 3.86) vs. RHP Dallas Beeler (0-0, 2.42)
Time: 6:05 p.m. CT
Promotions: Stars Wars Themed Fireworks Show, Star Wars Night, Madison Co. Relay for Life Night, Sarge’s Reading Program Night
Radio: NewsTalk 101.5 FM | GAMEDAY AUDIO and TuneIn Radio App. is available
Live Stats: Live pitch-by-pitch coverage will be available on MILB GAMEDAY
Game Information: | Game Notes 4-28 vs Tennessee
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