TODAY’S GAME:Today the Generals look to snap a three game losing skid in game five against the Huntsville Stars (MIL) at Pringles Park. The two teams are in a 1st place tie atop the Southern League North standings. Huntsville leads the season series, 5-4.
GENERALS RECAP: Huntsville won their 3rd straight over Jackson 4-2 on Wednesday afternoon. Since winning the opener Jackson lost won three straight and have now dropped back-to-back series for the first time this season. Starter Taijuan Walker (4.0,4,2,2,2,4) suffered his 2nd straight loss giving up 2 runs on 4 hits over 4.0 innings. Walker struck out 4 and walked 2 in his shortest outing of the season. LH Brian Moran allowed his first earned run of the season in the top of the 6th inning to record his 2nd loss of the season. Francisco Martinez recorded his 12th stolen bases of the season and currently leads all Mariner Minor Leaguers.
WHO’S HOT?: In his last 17 games, SS Nick Frankin is batting .387 (24×62) with 8 runs scored, 7 doubles, 1 home run and 9 RBI. Since April 19, he has raised his season average from .236 to .318. Franklin currently leads the Generals in average.
– After allowing 2 runs in his 2nd relief appearance on April 8, LH Bobby LaFromboise allowed a run in the 8th inning to snap his scoreless innings streak at 13.2 innings. During this stretch he limited opponents to a .174 average (8×46) while walking 2 and striking out 16.
– OF Joe Dunigan has hit safely in 12 of his last 15 games, batting .316 (18×57) with 11 runs scored, 5 doubles, 1 triples, 2 home runs and 9 RBI.
– 3B Francisco Martinez has hit safely in 10 of his last 11 games, batting .298 (14×47) with 9 runs scored, 6 doubles and 3 RBI.
TRANSACTIONS: RHP Andrew Carraway was promoted to AAA Tacoma today, while INF Rich Poythress was placed on the disabled list with a sprained left foot. To take Poyhtress’ place on the roster, INF Steven Proscia was promoted to Jackson from A High Desert. Proscia hit .347 (42×121) with 19 runs scored, 9 doubles, 5 home runs and 20 RBI in 31 games with the Mavericks.
IN A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN: The Generals pitching staff lead the league with a 2.44 ERA. RH Taijuan Walker (1.71) ranks 1st in the league in ERA, LH Danny Hultzen (2.35) ranks 6th and LH James Paxton (2.60) ranks 8th
Today’s Matchup: Jackson Generals (SEA) 20-14, T-1st North — vs. Huntsville Stars (MIL) 20-14, T-1st North —
Site: Pringles Park, Jackson, TN
Pitching Match-up: RHP Brandon Maurer (2-0, 3.55) vs. RHP Josh Stinson (3-1, 4.15)
Time: 7:05 p.m. CT
Promotions: Dollar Thursday, Justin Reid Postgame Concert
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 5-10 vs Huntsville
Generals Blog: Inside the Jackson Generals