Today’s Matchup: Jackson Generals (SEA) (41-28, 1st North) vs. Chattanooga Lookouts (LAD) (32-35, 4th South)
Site: Pringles Park – Jackson, TN
Time: 2:05 p.m.
Pitching Match-up: RHP Brandon Maurer (5-1, 3.42) vs. LHP Chris Reed (0-0, 0.00)
Promotions: Dad’s Get In Free, Catch with Dad on the Field, Church Bulletin Sunday
Radio: NewsTalk 101.5 FM (pregame 1:50) / 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 6-17 vs Chattanooga
Generals Blog: Inside the Jackson Generals
TODAY’S GAME: The Generals close the 1st half this afternoon and play the rubber match of the 5-game set with the Chattanooga Lookouts (LAD). After today’s game, the league will enjoy a 3-day All-Star break starting tomorrow with the ASG on Tuesday night
GENERALS RECAP: The Generals lost their second straight Saturday night to Chattanooga, 4-2. The Lookouts victory tied the series at 2-2. Jackson (41-28), despite the loss still maintains the best record in the Southern League. RH Forrest Snow (0-1, 1.59) made his first start in Double-A, taking the loss, pitching 5.2 innings, allowing 2 runs, 4 hits, and striking out 4. DH Joe Dunigan blasted his 12th HR of the season in the 8th inning and 3B Leury Bonilla finished the night 2-for-4, while LF Chris Pettitwas 2-for-5 in the losing effort.
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 41 wins so far ranks T-3rd in franchise history in the 1st half and first since 2008.
HOME SWEET…PRINGLES: Jackson has enjoyed lots of success at Pringles Park this season, going 22-12 at “The Big Chip”. That is the best home record in the Southern League. Jackson is 19-16 away from home
HR DERBY ADDS SOME “COOL BREEZE” & “GI JOE”: The Southern League Home Run Derby at Smokies Park will featuire Generals’ Denny Almonte (9 HR) and Joe Dunigan (12 HR). Almonte will also be the leadoff hitter in the game Tuesday night.
NO JUNE SWOON: The Generals have the best record in the league this season at 41-28, and the 2nd best record in the league during the month of June at 10-6. The Smokies are 11-3 during the month of June
WHO’S HOT?: OF Chris Pettit is batting .360 (9×25) during his current 5-game hit streak, with 4 doubles, 5 runs and an RBI.
-> OF Joe Dunigan has hit 4 HR’s in his last 5 games, giving him 12 HR’s on the year, with 8 RBI’s. During the 5 games he is batting .297
-> LH Brian Moran has held opponents scoreless in 19 of 23 relief appearances this season. He is currently 1-2 with a 1.15 ERA (4 ER, 31.1 IP). He has walked 6 and struck out 27..
CHIANG DESIGNATED FOR ASSIGNMENT: In order to make room for LH Oliver Perez on the Mariners 40-man roster, OF Chih-Hsien Chiang has been designated for assigment. If Chiang clears waivers, he could return to the Jackson active roster. Chiang was on a 4-game hit streak batting .471 (8×17), with 4 doubles, 8 RBI and 2 runs in those games.