Generals Update (Sunday July 1)

Today’s Matchup: Jackson Generals (SEA) (5-5, 47-33 vs. Montgomery Biscuits  (TB) (7-3, 43-35)
Site: Pringles Park, Jackson, TN
Time: 6:05 p.m.
Pitching Match-up:
RHP Taylor Stanton (2-2, 7.32) vs. RHP Alex Colome (3-2, 4.93)
Radio:  News Talk 101.5 FM (pregame 5:50) /  GAMEDAY AUDIO and TuneIn Radio App. is available
Live Stats: Live pitch-by-pitch coverage will be available on MILB GAMEDAY
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Game Information:  | Game Notes 7-1 vs Montgomery
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TODAY’S GAME: The Generals look to stop a 2-game losing skid tonight in game one of a 3-game series at Pringles Park against Montgomery. This will be the first meeting between the two teams at Pringles Park this season. Montgomery won 3 of 5, May 23-27 at Riverwalk Stadium.

GENERALS RECAP: The Jackson Generals blasted two homers on Saturday, but it was not enough as Pensacola won 4-2 in the series finale, taking the series. Despite dropping their second straight and losing the series, 3-2,Jackson took the season series over the Blue Wahoos, 8-7. Generals starter Taijuan Walker (4-4) took the loss on Saturday allowing 3 runs on 6 hits over 5.0 innings pitched. Walker walked 3 and struck out 3. Relievers Jandy Sena, Mauricio Robles and Carter Capps combined to allow just one unearned run over the final 4.0 innings. Offensively Chih-Hsien Chiang and Kalian Sams added solo homers in the game. Eric Campbell paced the Generals at the plate finishing 2-for-3.

SUNDAY OF TRANSACTIONS: Today, LHP Steve Garrison has been promoted to Triple-A Tacoma and will start today for the Rainiers against Las Vegas. INF Rich Poythress and OF Johermyn Chavez have been activated from the disabled list and their rehab assignment with the AZL Mariners. LHP Jose Jimenez has been activated from A+ High Desert. INF Jharmidy De Jesus has been transferred from Jackson to Low-A Clinton. INF Eric Campbell has been released from his minor league contract.

GARRISON, 25, has been promoted to Triple-A Tacoma and will make the start today for the Rainiers against Las Vegas. Garrison takes the roster spot for Tacoma that was occupied by RHP Steve Delabar who was promoted to Seattle. Garrison was 5-3, with a 3.95 ERA in 12 games, 10 starts this season. In his last 3 starts, Garrison is 2-0 with a 1.80 ERA (4 ER, 20.0 IP) while walking 2 and striking out 12. After recording only one quality start in his first 7 starts, he has recorded one in each of his last 3 starts.

POYTHRESS, 24, was placed on the DL on May 10, with a stress fracture in his left foot. Before the injury, Poythress played in 31 games with Jackson, batting .259, with 1 home run, 10 doubles and 18 RBI. In a rehab assignment with the AZL Mariners, Poythress played in 4 games, batting .545 (6×11) 1 double, 3 home runs and 7 RBI.

CHAVEZ, 23, was placed on the DL on May 8, with a fractured hamate bone in his left hand. Before the injury, Chavez played in 28 games with Jackson, batting .287, with 6 doubles, 3 home runs and 10 RBI. In a rehab assignment with the AZL Mariners, Chavez played in 5 games, batting .438 (7×16) with 4 doubles, 2 home runs and 7 RBI. Chavez hit 2 home runs and had 4 RBI in a rehabilitation start as the Mariners defeated the Royals 10-1 on Thursday night.

JIMENEZ, 25, has been promoted from Class-A High Desert. In 28 games this season with the Mavericks, Jimenez is 1-0, with a 4.78 ERA, in 26.1 innings pitched. Jimenez has struck out 28 and walked 11. The lefty from Bannas, Venezuela was signed as a non-drafted free agent by the Mariners in 2003.

DE JESUS, 22, returns to Low-A Clinton after appearing in 11 games with the Generals. In those games, De Jesus batted .241, with one double, no home runs and no RBI. In Clinton, De Jesus has played in 42 games, batting .216, with 3 home runs and 19 RBI.

CAMPBELL, 25, has been released from his minor league contract. Campbell signed with the Mariners this past offseason and was playing for his third Southern League team in three seasons (Mississipp, 09, Carolina 10). Campbell was batting .245 in 59 games this season as a utility infielder, logging 9 doubles, 5 home runs and 20 RBI. Campbell was originally a 2nd round draft choice of the Atlanta Braves in 2004.

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