TODAY’S GAME: Today the Generals look to snap a two game losing skid in game four of the five-game series against the Huntsville Stars (MIL) at Pringles Park. The season series between the to teams is even at 4-4 heading into today’s matchup. The Generals are 3-4 in day games this season (Starts 4pm or earlier)
GENERALS RECAP: Generals’ starter James Paxton (3-1) allowed two runs on four hits over six innings Tuesday and took a tough luck loss. Paxton struck out seven and walked three. For the second straight game, Jackson fell to Huntsville at Pringles Park by one run with the tying run left at second base in the ninth. Huntsville defeated Jackson on Tuesday, 2-1. Huntsville scored their two runs in the top of the fifth inning with two outs on a double down the third base line by Josh Prince, scoring Lee Haydel and Matt Cline. Jackson cut it to 2-1 in the bottom of the sixth inning on back-to-back doubles from Francisco Martinez and Eric Campbell, but that was all Jackson could muster. The Generals threatened in the ninth inning. Joe Dunigan drew a one out walk, but Huntsville closer Robert Wooten, pitching for the second straight day retired Rich Poythress and Denny Almonte to end the game. Mauricio Robles and Carter Capps combined to blank the Stars over the final three innings, giving up just one hit.
WHO’S HOT?: In his last 14 games, SS Nick Frankin is batting .373 (22×59) with 8 runs scored, 6 doubles, 1 home run and 9 RBI. Since April 19, he has raised his season average from .236 to .314. Franklin currently leads the Generals in average.
– After allowing 2 runs in his 2nd relief appearance on April 8, LH Bobby LaFromboise has not allowed a run in his last 13.2 innings. During this stretch he limited opponents to a .174 average (8×46) while walking 2 and striking out 16. LaFromboise has lowered his ERA from 7.71 to 1.13 in his last 8 relief appearances.
– OF Joe Dunigan has hit safely in 12 of his last 13 games, batting .367 (18×49) with 11 runs scored, 5 doubles, 1 triple,
2 home runs and 8 RBI.
– LH Brian Moran has allowed only 1 run (0 ER) in 13.2 innings in relief. He has limited opponents to a .226 (12×53) average, while walking 3 and striking out 13.
CARROLL BACK FROM DL, CHAVEZ PLACED ON DL: Yesterday, OF Johermyn Chavez was placed on the disabled list with a fractured hamate bone in his left hand, while Danny Carroll was actived from the DL and added to the roster. Carroll was recovering from a dislacted shoulder suffered on April 15th against the Mississippi Braves sliding into second base in the 16th inning.
Today’s Matchup: Jackson Generals (SEA) 20-13, 1st North +1.0 vs. Huntsville Stars (MIL) 19-14, 2nd North, -1.0
Site: Pringles Park, Jackson, TN
Pitching Match-up: RHP Taijuan Walker (3-1, 1.30) vs. RHP Kyle Heckathorn (1-1, 3.86)
Time: 11:0a p.m. CT
Radio: | 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 5-9 vs Huntsville
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