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Four in a Row: Generals Take Back and Forth Game at Mobile, 8-7

May 15, 2019 - Southern League (SL) - Jackson Generals News Release

Mobile, Ala. - The Jackson Generals, the Double-A affiliate of Major League Baseball's Arizona Diamondbacks, held off the battling Mobile BayBears in an 8-7 win on Tuesday night at Hank Aaron Stadium. The win pushes Jackson (21-16) five games over .500 for the first time this year, while Mobile (15-23) lost their fifth game in a row.

In his first start at Double-A after a stint with Triple-A Reno, Justin Donatella didn't get past the fifth inning. The right-hander gave up a pair of runs on a two-run homer in the second inning, and another scored on Mobile's third hit of the fourth inning. Donatella left the bases loaded when he was pulled with one out in the fifth inning, and Lucas Luetge gave up a sacrifice fly and an RBI single in relief to allow Mobile to close within a run at 6-5.

Pitching for the first time at Double-A, Connor Grey (1-0, 4.50 ERA) threw a 1-2-3 sixth inning, but he struggled in the seventh, bitten by a two-out RBI single that tied the game at 6-6. Junior Garcia (S, 1) also gave up a run-scoring single, but his eighth-inning hiccup was followed by a three-batter ninth inning that preserved a one-run win.

The Jackson bats feasted on Mobile spot starter Simon Mathews, who allowed six earned runs on five hits and six walks over two and one-third innings. A third-inning homer by Jazz Chisholm put the Generals on top 6-2, but the visitors did not score again until the game was tied 6-6 in the eighth inning. A lead-off walk to Ryan Grotjohn, followed by a Daulton Varsho single and a wild pitch, eventually hung the loss on the shoulders of Mobile's Joe Gatto (3-1, 1.74 ERA). Varsho and Grotjohn each scored a pair of runs on the night, while Chisholm drove in two runs to help the cause. Jackson finished 4-for-12 with men in scoring position.

NEXT GENERALS GAME:

6:35 pm CT Wednesday (5/15) at Mobile BayBears

Hank Aaron Stadium - Mobile, Ala.

RHP Bo Takahashi (2-2, 5.00 ERA) vs. RHP Jeremy Beasley (1-3, 5.61 ERA)

BROADCAST: Mobile BayBears Baseball Network

TICKETS

UP AND COMING AT

THE BALLPARK:

May 16-20:

Generals vs. Tennessee Smokies

(AA, Chicago Cubs)

...featuring

Wizard Night (Saturday, May 18)!

For tickets and more information about the Generals, dial 731.988.5299 or log on to JacksonGeneralsBaseball.com!


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