Today’s Matchup: Jackson Generals (SEA) (27-19, 1st North) at Montgomery Biscuits (TB) (24-22, 2nd South)
Site: Riverwalk Stadium, Montgomery, AL
Time: 7:05 p.m.
Pitching Match-up: LHP Steve Garrison (2-1, 2.25) vs. RHP Matt Buschmann (1-2, 5.45)
Radio: NewsTalk 101.5 FM (pregame 6:50) / 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 5-24 at Montgomery
Generals Blog: Inside the Jackson Generals
Lineup will be sent out via @jacksongenerals later today
GENERALS RECAP: Danny Hultzen struck out 12 Montgomery batters over six innings Wednesday in Montgomery, but Jackson fell to the Biscuits in 12 innings, 2-1. Michael Sharidan belted a 12th inning homer sending the Generals to a series opening loss. Hultzen’s 12 strikeouts were the most in an outing this season by a Jackson starter.The 12-strikeout performance by Hultzen was the second-highest against Montgomery. In 2005, Rich Hill fanned 14 Biscuits when Jackson was affiliated with the Chicago Cubs. Offensively the Generals had opportunities stranding 14 runners on base and finished 1-for-12 with runners in scoring position. Hultzen scattered five hits and allowed just one run over his six innings and turned it over to the bullpen. Bobby LaFromboise and Mauricio Robles added two scoreless behind Hultzen. Yoervis Medina (1-4) surrendered the homer to Sheridan in the 12th and suffered the loss.
TOPS IN THE LEAGUE: The Generals have the best record in the Southern League, 27-19 and also lead the league with a 2.74 ERA. The next closest to Jackson is Mississippi with a 3.30 ERA
WHO’S HOT?: LH Danny Hultzen after nine starts for the Generals,has a 1.78 ERA, 56 strikeouts in 50.2 innings and the Southern League is hitting .146 against him.
– LH Bobby LaFromboise has allowed only 1 earned run in his last 19.2 innings in relief (0.45 ERA). During his last 13 relief appearances he has limited opponents to a .167 average (11×69), while walking 4 and striking out 24.
– LH Brian Moran has allowed only 1 earned run in 20.1 innings in relief, going 1-2 with a 0.44 ERA in 16 games. Moran has limited oppnents to a .231 average (18×78) with 3 walks and 21 strikeouts. He currently leads all relievers in the Southern League with the lowest walk per 9.0 innings ratio (0.89).