Montgomery, Ala. - The Jackson Generals, the Double-A affiliate of Major League Baseball's Arizona Diamondbacks, finally succumbed to defeat on Friday night, losing 4-1 to the Montgomery Biscuits at Riverwalk Stadium.
The loss snaps a nine-game winning streak for Jackson (54-41) and draws their series with Montgomery (62-36) even at one game apiece.
In his Double-A debut, Josh Green (0-1, 6.00 ERA) was reasonably efficient, completing six innings on 92 pitches. He walked only one batter and induced ten groundball outs, but he conceded a career-high 11 hits, including three that went for extra bases. Green gave up multiple hits in each of the first five innings he worked, allowing two first-inning runs to the Biscuits before holding them scoreless in the second, third, and fourth frames. A two-out RBI double in the fifth put Montgomery up 3-0, and another run in the sixth put them ahead 4-1 before Green departed. Cameron Gann and Kevin McCanna provided a pair of scoreless innings in relief.
Offensively, the Generals finished 0-for-5 with men in scoring position, failing to plate any runs against Jhonleider Salinas and Paul Campbell (5-2, 3.06 ERA) over the first five innings of the game. Jackson finally broke through in the sixth with a triple from Ryan Grotjohn and an RBI groundout by Daulton Varsho, but Campbell and Biscuits closer Phoenix Sanders (S, 12) retired 11 of the next 13 Generals to short-circuit the visitors' fun. No General recorded multiple hits, walks, runs or RBI in the game.
NEXT GENERALS GAME:
6:05 pm CT Saturday (7/20) at Montgomery Biscuits
Riverwalk Stadium - Montgomery, Ala.
RHP Bo Takahashi (6-4, 3.42 ERA) vs. LHP Kenny Rosenberg (9-1, 2.82 ERA)
BROADCAST: Montgomery Biscuits Baseball Network
UP AND COMING AT THE BALLPARK:
July 22-26: Generals vs. Mississippi Braves (AA, Atlanta Braves)
…featuring Belly Buster Monday (July 22), and Thursday Dollar Night (July 25)!
The Jackson Generals, a West Tennessee franchise since 1998, are the Double-A minor league affiliate of Major League Baseball's Arizona Diamondbacks. The Generals play at The Ballpark at Jackson, Tennessee's 2017 & 2018 Pro Sports Field of the Year. Purchase your tickets to see the 2018 Southern League champions today by calling 731.988.5299 or visiting JacksonGeneralsBaseball.com!
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