Today’s Matchup: Jackson Generals (SEA) (12-8, 54-36 vs. Mississippi Braves (ATL) (8-12, 38-52)
Site: Pringles Park, Jackson, TN
Time: 7:05 p.m.
Pitching Match-up: RHP Forrest Snow (1-3, 4.10) vs. RHP David Hale (6-4, 4.18)
Promotions: Dollar Night, presented by MobileNation
Radio: News Talk 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
Archived Generals Interviews: Generals YouTube
Game Information: | Game Notes 7-12 vs Mississippi
Generals Blog: Inside the Jackson Generals
TODAY’S GAME: Jackson looks to win its 4th straight series tonight and win their 4th straight game in the middle game of the 3-game series against the M-Braves. The Generals are in a stretch of playing 17-straight games (9-6) against the South Division.
GENERALS RECAP: In a record setting night at Pringles Park, the Generals blasted the M-Braves in the opener of the 3-game series, 16-6. The Generals set a Southern League record for most doubles in a game with 11 and tied a league record with 13 extra-base hits. Jackson also set season-highs in runs and hits, with 18 knocks. 8 Generals collected extra-base hits (Nate Tenbrink (pictured below, Tug McGraw) (3×5, 3 2B), Rich Poythress (2×4, .294), Denny Almonte (3×6, 4 RBI), Joe Dunigan (2×4, 3 RBI), Leury Bonilla (2×4, 2B, RBI), Chih-Hsien Chiang (2×4, 2B, RBI), Gabriel Noriega (2×5, RBI), Jesus Sucre (2×5, 2B, RBI)). RH Brandon Maurer (6-2, 3.87 ERA) pitched 5.0 solid innings before a rocky 6th inning. Maurer allowed 5 earned runs on 4 hits, walked 2 and struck out 6 in the win. LH Jose Jimenez earned the hold, striking out 2 in 1.1 innings of work.
RECORD SETTING NIGHT: Last night, the Generals broke the Southern League record for doubles in one game with 11, eclipsing the previous mark of 10 set by the Mobile BayBears on May 25, 2000. The Generals also matched the league mark with 13 extra-base hits, becoming the first team to do so without the benefit of a homer.
TOPS IN THE LEAGUE: The Generals 54-36 record is the best in the Southern League. Also, Jackson ranks 1st in pitching, with a 3.12 ERA. The Generals lead the league with 68 home runs and rank 2nd in the league with 96 stolen bases.
GENERALS V BRAVES: The Generals and M-Braves meet 16 times this season and 13 times at Pringles Park. This season Jackson leads the series 6-3, while the the all-time series is tied 76-76. Jackson has a 2.09 ERA against the Braves this season and has belted 6 home runs.
BACK FROM THE FUTURE: Former General Danny Hultzen (1.0,3,1,1,0,1) allowed 1 run on 3 hits and struck out 1 in 1.0 inning, while current General Taijuan Walker (1.0,1,0,0,0,1) tossed a scoreless 7th inning. in the MLB All-Star Futures game yesterday in Kansas City. Jackson manager Jim Pankovits served as third base coach for U.S. Manager George Brett. Tigers prospect Nick Castellanos went 3×4 with a 3-run homer and 3 runs scored as the U.S. trounced the World team, 17-5, at the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City on Sunday afternoon.
VIVA LA ROMERO: INF Stefen Romero went 0x2 Monday, ending his hitting streak at 9 games. During the streak he hit .378 (14×37) with 8 runs scored, 3 doubles, 1 triple, 1 home run and 13 RBI. He has hit safely 15 of 17 games with 10 multi-hit games with Jackson since his promotion, batting .369 (25×65) with 12 runs scored, 6 doubles, 2 triple, 3 home runs and 21 RBI. In 3 starts since being promoted for High Desert to Jackson,
CAPPING OFF GAMES: RH Carter Capps has allowed only 2 earned runs (3 R) over his last 30.1 (0.59 ERA). This season he is 2-3 with 15 saves and a 1.47 ERA (7 ER, 43.0 IP). He has limited opponents to a .210 (34×162) average, while walking 12 and striking out 63. Capps has held opponents scoreless in 28 of 32 relief appearances this season.
CHECKING IN ON MARTINEZ: Generals infielder Francisco Martinez (pictured right, Seth Chandler), currently rehabbing with the AZL Mariners has played in 4 games, batting .385 (5×13), with 2 triples and 5 RBI. Martinez was placed on the DL June 7th with a pulled hamstring.
I FEEL A DRAFT: The Mariners selected 41 players in the 2012 First-Year Player Draft held June 4-6, highlighted by their first pick, Golden Spikes Award winner catcher Mike Zunino from the University of Florida, who was the 3rd overall pick in the draft…overall selected 20 pitchers (14 RHP, 6 LHP), 3 catchers, 13 infielders (3 1B, 3 2B, 1 3B, 6 SS) and 5 outfielders…