Generals Gameday: August 24 at Pensacola
For Turn-Back-The-Clock Night on August 17, the Generals wore special throwback Memphis Chicks uniforms that are currently being auctioned off, with proceeds going to charity!
PLAYOFF WATCH: The Generals have the inside track to earning the second playoff spot for the North Division, with Montgomery having already qualified for a berth after winning the North Division in the First Half. Here's the deal:
>>Runners-Up For Sure: Entering August 20, the Generals' overall record (71-53) was 14.5 games ahead of Birmingham (56-67) with 13 games to go, ensuring that the Barons would not overtake Jackson for the second-best overall record in the North Division in 2019.
?>>Magic Number Falling: Birmingham's only path to a playoff berth-which would keep the Generals out of the playoffs-is to win the Second Half North Division title. Entering August 24, the magic number is 2 - that's the combined number of Barons losses and Montgomery wins going forward that would officially eliminate the Barons from the playoff race. (NOTE: This is one game more than public data suggests, due to Birmingham's three cancellations this half against Jackson). If that number falls to 0 --- which could happen as soon as Saturday night, August 24, but is not guaranteed --- Jackson will be assured of a playoff spot. As season-long divisional runners up, the Generals would host only 1 guaranteed playoff game, Game 3 of the North Division Series, with Montgomery hosting the other four games. Game 3 would happen on Friday, September 6 at 6:05pm at The Ballpark at Jackson.
>>The "But What If We Get Hot?" Option: Jackson still has a chance to host 3 games in the North Division Series, but it's small. Entering August 24, the Generals are 5 ½ games behind Montgomery in the Second Half, with 9 games to go. If the Generals win enough games to overtake the Biscuits in the Second Half standings, they would earn the right to host Games 3, 4, and 5 of the North Division Series at The Ballpark at Jackson on September 6, 7, and 8 at 6:05pm. Games 4 and 5 would be necessary if neither side sweeps Games 1-3.
Jackson Generals (73-55 Overall, 34-24 2nd Half)
Vs. Pensacola Blue Wahoos (72-58, 34-26 2nd Half)
Saturday, August 24 | 6:05 pm CT | Game 129 | 2nd Half Game 59
Generals SP: RHP Matt Peacock (8-4, 2.74 ERA)
Opponent SP: LHP Bryan Sammons (5-6, 4.20 ERA)
LAST GAME: Pensacola, Fla. - The Jackson Generals, the Double-A affiliate of Major League Baseball's Arizona Diamondbacks, came up short in their series-opening game at Pensacola on Friday, losing 3-2 to the Blue Wahoos at Admiral Fetterman Field. Jackson (73-55) managed just four hits in the travel-day contest after arriving in the wee hours of the morning to play the Wahoos (72-58) following a seven-hour bus ride. Full Recap: JacksonGeneralsBaseball.com
TODAY'S MATCHUP: Right-hander Matt Peacock has only completed fewer than five innings in two of his starts this year (another was shortened by rain), and one of those came against Pensacola back on April 29. The right-hander didn't pitch poorly (4.0 IP, 2 hits allowed), though he did give up a solo homer to Travis Blankenhorn, the second batter of the game. Peacock has twice allowed four earned runs over his last two starts, his first shaky stretch of the year. Pensacola's Bryan Sammons has worked six innings in both of his last two starts without giving up more than two earned runs in either appearance. Jackson hits .253 against lefties.
LESS THAN SEVEN: After their loss on August 23, the Generals have gone 17 consecutive games without a starting pitcher throwing seven innings, their longest drought this year between seven-inning starts. The Generals are 19-6 this year when a starter completes the seventh inning. Jackson has gone 10-7 since their last seven-inning start (on August 3).
ALL-STAR 2020: On July 29, the Jackson Generals announced that they would play host to the 2020 Southern League All-Star Game at The Ballpark at Jackson, their first All-Star Game since 2011. Manager Blake Lalli was a participant in that 2011 game, which the North Division won 6-3. (CLICK: 2020 SL ASG release)
Willie Nelson/Alison Krauss Tickets Link
WILLIE NELSON & ALISON KRAUSS, LIVE IN JACKSON!
Tickets for Tuesday, September 17th's Willie Nelson/Alison Krauss concert at The Ballpark at Jackson are on sale now by phone, in person, and on our website at JacksonGeneralsBaseball.com. Don't miss seeing these 2 stars!
ALL THE KIDS ARE DOING IT: The Junior Generals Kids Club has been completely revamped for 2019, with over 300 participants already signed up! New achievement levels are in place, with rewards given to the most loyal fans. Get the most out of your child's time at The Ballpark - sign them up today!
Kids Club 2019 Link
|GENERALS TICKETS SUMMARY|
General Admission (GA): $6 in advance, $8 on game day
Reserved Seating: $10 in advance, $12 on game day
Group Picnics: $7/person (plus food) for 15+ people; $6/person for 100+
Suites/Party Decks: Please call the front office for pricing & availability.
Belly Buster Monday Nights:
$16 bottomless popcorn, hot dogs, burgers, ice cream, soda & nachos
$1 Dollar Thursday Nights:
$1 tickets, hot dogs, popcorn, and soda; $1 beer for age 21+
Generals partner with a local non-profit for in-game promotion; call us for details!
The 2020 Southern League All-Star Game is coming to Jackson! Ask about 2020 season tickets and ASG packages today:
Dial 731.988.5299 or log on to JacksonGeneralsBaseball.com!
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Southern League Stories from August 24, 2019
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- Hairston, Bender Promoted to Shuckers from High-A - Biloxi Shuckers
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- Ninth-Inning Rally Falls Short for Generals, 3-2 - Jackson Generals
- Blue Wahoos Hang on to 3-2 Victory - Pensacola Blue Wahoos
- BayBears Shut out Jumbo Shrimp in Series Opener - Mobile BayBears
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