Pineyro Pitches Generals to Series Win

Starter strikes out a dozen over seven shutout innings

By Brandon Liebhaber | June 25, 2017 10:16 PM ET

Jackson, Tenn. - Iván Pineyro turned in one of the best starts of the season Sunday night, pitching seven scoreless innings in a 1-0 win for the Generals over Jacksonville. The righty struck out 12 without walking a batter, and Jackson was able to push across a run in the seventh inning to secure a series win.

The first man Pineyro (6-0, 1.95) faced reached before he got into a groove. Alex Yarbrough led off the game for Jacksonville with a single, but Austin Nola followed by hitting into a double play. That was the first of 19 consecutive batters retired by Pineyro. His 12 strikeouts were tied for the most by a General this season, following Taylor Clarke's 12 against Jacksonville May 27. 

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Packed House Sees Generals Eat Up Shrimp

Payamps pitches six strong in front of 4,239 in Jackson

By Brandon Liebhaber | June 24, 2017 10:37 PM ET

Jackson, Tenn. - In front of 4,239 on Pirates & Princesses Night presented by Leaders Credit Union, the Jackson Generals downed the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp 3-1 Saturday night. Joel Payamps turned in another strong start before the fourth-largest crowd of 2017 at The Ballpark at Jackson.

The only blemish (3-1, 4.11) against Payamps came in the top of the opening inning. With two outs and nobody on, Brian Anderson hit a solo homer to put the Shrimp up 1-0. Over six innings, Payamps gave up just one run on five hits while striking out six and walking one. The right-hander has given up just two runs over 13 innnings his last two starts. 

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Shrimp Streak Past Hippos

Jacksonville scores in four straight frames to even series with Jackson

By Tyler Springs | June 23, 2017 11:57 PM ET

Jackson, Tenn. - Looking to win their fourth straight game against Jacksonville, the Jackson Generals instead suffered their first defeat of the Second Half, dropping a 9-4 contest to the Jumbo Shrimp on Friday. The nine-run total by Jacksonville equals the highest mark by a Generals opponent in 2017.

Outfielder Victor Reyes collected three hits for Jackson in the defeat, while catcher Michael Perez and first baseman Kevin Cron each notched a pair. Shortstop Domingo Leyba also homered for Jackson, who wore their Friday night alter-ego uniforms as they morphed into the Hub City Hippos (3-3).

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Generals Take Second Half Opener

Marzilli hits two triples, Keller goes six scoreless in victory

By Brandon Liebhaber | June 22, 2017 11:47 PM ET

Jackson, Tenn. - The Jackson Generals came back from the All-Star Break with a strong 5-2 win over the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp Thursday night. The Generals had 10 hits on offense and got a strong start from Brad Keller en route to the series opening victory. 

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First Half Finale Goes to Barons

Medrano extends hitting streak to 15 games in loss

By Brandon Liebhaber | June 18, 2017 9:08 PM ET

Birmingham, Ala. - The Jackson Generals took an early lead, but Birmingham stormed back to take the final game of the First Half 7-2 at Regions Field Sunday afternoon. Kevin Medrano had two of Jackson's five hits, extending his hitting streak to 15 games in a game that was called in the bottom of the eighth inning due to rain.

Jackson (37-33) dropped the game, but still goes into the All-Star Break with a winning record at 37-33. The team wraps up the First Half tied for second place with Montgomery. The Generals won their final two series and six of eight going into the All-Star Break. 

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Medrano's Mashes Spur Series Victory

Generals' second baseman first since 2015 with five-hit night

By Tyler Springs | June 17, 2017 11:34 PM ET

Birmingham, Ala. - Looking to take their final First Half series, the Jackson Generals ripped off 20 hits in a 10-5 victory against Birmingham at Regions Field on Saturday. Second baseman Kevin Medrano led the parade with a five-hit night, the first General to accomplish the feat since 2015.

In downing the Barons (25-43), Jackson took their second consecutive series victory, as well as their second straight win in a series against Birmingham. With one game remaining in the First Half, the Generals (37-32) hold a 7-2 record against the Barons.

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Cron Helps Generals Knock Out Kopech

Jackson offense chases All-Star right-hander with six runs in five innings

By Tyler Springs | June 16, 2017 11:56 PM ET

Birmingham, Ala. - Matched up with an ace on the hill, All-Star first baseman Kevin Cron and the Jackson Generals answered the bell, plating six runs in the first five innings to topple Birmingham 6-1 on Friday. Jackson (36-32) took All-Star right-hander Michael Kopech (4-4, 3.55 ERA) for five hits, two of which were run-scoring doubles by Cron.

Entering the game as the Southern League leader in slugging percentage, Cron finished 3-for-5 on the night with a run scored and three runs driven in. Generals right-hander Joel Payamps (2-1, 4.66 ERA) allowed just one run to Birmingham (25-42) through seven innings of work, clinching the team's 36th victory of the year to ensure a winning percentage above .500 in the First Half of the Southern League season.

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Generals Open Second Half at Home

Pirates & Princesses Night with Fireworks, Vacation Giveaway Saturday

By Brandon Liebhaber | June 16, 2017 7:48 PM ET

Jackson, Tenn. - After a three-day break for the Southern League All-Star Game, the Generals begin the Second Half of the 2017 season at home with five games against the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp Thursday in West Tennessee. The fun kicks off with a Thrifty Thursday, Food Truck Friday and Saturday Fireworks on consecutive nights!

The homestand his headlined by the first of seven Postgame Fireworks Shows in the Second Half! Pirates & Princesses Night features fun for fans of all ages. The series concludes with the team's last day game at home of the season with Splash Day for the kids!

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Southpaws Shine In Thursday Thriller

Speier, Young, and Moya pitch Generals past Barons; Lugo delivers late

By Tyler Springs | June 16, 2017 12:31 AM ET

Birmingham, Ala. - The Birmingham Barons put the pressure on the Jackson Generals in the ninth inning, but Gabriel Moya (S, 9) put the clamps on the home team, pitching the Generals to a 2-1 victory on Thursday. Moya's save preserved the Generals' 35th win of the year, guaranteeing them a winning percentage of at least .500 through the First Half of the Southern League season.

Moya's final flourish, which did not feature any strikeouts, capped off an outstanding night on the hill by the Generals. Left-handers Moya, Gabe Speier, and Alex Young (4-3, 4.55 ERA) gave up just two hits and three walks to Birmingham (25-41) over 8.1 scoreless innings.

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Jackson Drops Opener in Birmingham

Barons score three in the fifth and sixth innings to rally back

By Brandon Liebhaber | June 14, 2017 11:44 PM ET

Birmingham, Ala. - A pair of big innings was too much for the Jackson Generals Wednesday night, as Birmingham took the series opener at Regions Field 8-4. The Generals had a pair of early leads, but Birmingham scored three runs in both the fifth and sixth innings to snap Jackson's winning streak at three.

Birmingham (25-40) scored the first run of the game in the second on an RBI groundout from Fredo Gonzalez that followed a pair of singles. The Generals were not deterred, immediately taking the lead in the third inning. Evan Marzilli led off the frame with a no-doubter to right field that knotted the game at one. Victor Reyes followed with a double, and he'd later score on a Kevin Cron single to make it 2-1. 

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