Today’s Matchup: Jackson Generals (SEA) (40-26, 1st North) vs. Chattanooga Lookouts (LAD) (30-34, 3rd South)
Site: Pringles Park – Jackson, TN
Time: 7:05 p.m.
Pitching Match-up: LHP Steve Garrison (3-3, 4.93) vs. RHP Ethan Martin (6-2, 3.38)
Promotions: Dollar Night, Carroll County Night
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 6-14 vs Chattanooga
Generals Blog: Inside the Jackson Generals
TODAY’S GAME: The Generals look to win their 3rd straight tonight in game two of the five-game series with Chattanooga. The Generals lead the season series, 5-1. Jackson has out-scored their opponents the last two games, 16-0.
GENERALS RECAP: The Generals returned to Pringles Park Wednesday and blanked the Chattanooga Lookouts, 8-0. . The Generals (40-26) posted their 9th shutout of the season. The Generals hit the 40-win plateau for the first time in the first half since 2006. Danny Hultzen (8-3) won his fourth straight start on the mound and lowered his ERA to a league best 1.19. Hultzen tossed five shutout innings, striking out four and walking one, scattering four hits. Brian Moran and Yoervis Medina added two scoreless innings apiece to complete the 7-hit shutout. Six Generals recorded multi-hit games on Wednesday night. Chris Pettit, Leury Bonilla, Joe Dunigan, Eric Campbell, Chih-Hsien Chiang and Jharmidy De Jesus added two-hit performances.
FIRST HALF CHAMPIONS: The Generals clinched their first division championship on Monday night in Jacksonville. Jackson clinched with 5 games remaining in the half. The 40 wins so far ranks 3rd in franchise history in the first half and first since 2006.
FIVE TRANSACTIONS TODAY: The following roster moves were made today effecting the Generals. LHP Bobby LaFromoboise and RHP Steven Hensley have been promoted to Triple-A Tacoma and RHP Forrest Snow has been activated from Triple-A Tacoma to Jackson and RHP Andrew Kittredge has been activated from Low-A Clinton. Also, RHP Jandy Sena returns from Triple-A Tacoma and has been placed on the 7-day DL.
WHO’S HOT?: C Jesus Sucre has hits safely in 12 of his last 16 games with 9 multi-hit contests. During this stretch (since May 23) he is batting .387 (24×62) with 5 runs scored, 1 double and 8 RBI.
-> INF Nick Franklin hit safely 11 of his last 17 games, batting .338 (22×65) with 10 runs scored, 4 doubles, 2 triples, 2 home runs and 8 RBI. He currently ranks 2nd in the Southern League in average (.325), while ranking 4th on-base percentage (.394) and 5th in slugging percentage (.510).
-> OF Denny Almonte currently has an 11-game hit streak with 5 multi-hit games, batting .370 (17×46) with 7 runs scored, 3 doubles, 1 home run and 3 RBI. He has also hit safely in 14 of his last 15 games, batting .400 (22×55) with 9 runs scored, 5 doubles, 2 home runs and 8 RBI.
-> LH Brian Moran has held opponents scoreless in 18 of 22 relief appearances this season. He is currently 1-2 with a 1.19 ERA (4 ER, 30.1 IP). He has limited opponents to a .232 average (25×107) with 6 walks and 25 strikeouts.
THE INCREDIBLE HULTZ: The two-time Southern League Pitcher of the Week Danny Hultzen upped his scoreless innings streak last night to 27.2 innings. Hultzen is now 8-3, with a 1.19 ERA. Hultzen leads the Southern League in wins (8), ERA, (1.19), strikeouts (79) and opponents batting average (.151). He has won his last 4 starts and has been named the starter for the North Division at the All-Star Game.