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Offense overpowered by Pensacola's Ober, 3-2

Generals finish with 42 road wins in 2019, tying for league's highest mark
Generals pitcher Kevin McCanna (Pam Dietz)
August 28, 2019

Pensacola, Fla. - The Jackson Generals, the Double-A affiliate of Major League Baseball's Arizona Diamondbacks, lost their series finale against the Pensacola Blue Wahoos on Tuesday, 3-2.

Pensacola, Fla. - The Jackson Generals, the Double-A affiliate of Major League Baseball's Arizona Diamondbacks, lost their series finale against the Pensacola Blue Wahoos on Tuesday, 3-2.

The loss for Jackson (75-57) at Admiral Fetterman Field kept the Generals from winning the series; Pensacola (74-60) took the season series as well, 6-4.
Josh Green (2-4, 4.28 ERA) got off on the wrong foot with the Blue Wahoos, conceding three runs in the first inning as seven men came to the plate. Green did not allow a run in any of the subsequent five innings that he worked, finishing with six punchouts, two walks, and seven hits allowed. Kevin McCanna penciled in a pair of scoreless frames in relief on just 14 pitches, but the Generals offense couldn't get much going. Jackson starting pitchers threw 28 1/3 innings over the five-game series, their highest percentage of innings thrown since their August-opening series against Mobile.
The Generals' offense managed just one hit against Pensacola's Bailey Ober (3-0, 0.43 ERA) in the first six innings of the contest, striking out a total of 11 times against Ober in his seven-inning start. Jackson started to chip away with three singles in the seventh, leading to Seth Beer scoring the Generals' first run to make the deficit 3-1. A lead-off walk and a hit batsman in the eighth inning helped the Generals score their second and final run, which came on an RBI groundout by Pavin Smith that scored Galli Cribbs Jr. Jackson went just 1-for-10 with men in scoring position, twice going hitless in the final inning with the potential tying run at second base.      
PLAYOFFS UPDATE:
Due to a loss by the Birmingham Barons on Sunday evening, the Generals have secured a spot in the Southern League postseason for the third time in four seasons and the second year in a row. The defending Southern League champions are guaranteed to host at least one playoff game in the North Division Series: Game 3 of the best-of-five set would likely be played at The Ballpark at Jackson on Friday, September 6, at 6:05pm CT, though details will not be finalized until later this week. Fans can inquire about purchasing playoff tickets at The Ballpark at Jackson box office or by calling 731-988-5299.
  
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. Next June, The Ballpark at Jackson will host the 2020 Southern League All-Star Game, and you can purchase 2020 season tickets today by calling 731.988.5299 or visiting JacksonGeneralsBaseball.com!