By: Kyle Crooks / Jacksonville Suns
The Jacksonville Suns (3-1) will wrap up their five-game set with the Jackson Generals (1-3) this afternoon with a first pitch of 12:05 p.m. ET.
Last night the Suns topped the Generals by a 3-1 score thanks in part to Austin Nola’s three RBI performance. Jacksonville would knock out the Generals starter Dylan Unsworth after four innings of work in which he would allow four runs (three earned) while walking two and striking out four.
The Suns continued their current trend of getting strong starting pitching after Kendry Flores threw a strong five innings surrendering only two hits and one run on two walks and fanning three Generals batters. The bullpen would come in a preserve the lead, after three scoreless innings between Frankie Reed and Brian Ellington, Sean Donatello then would pick up his first save of the season to give the Suns their first series victory of the young year.
Today’s matchup includes right-hander Austin Brice starting in his season debut with Jacksonville opposed by Jackson lefty Misael Siverio.
Brice comes to double-A Jacksonville after spending all of 2014 with Jupiter where he finished 8-9 with a 3.60 ERA in 25 games 24 of those starts. The North Carolina native coming in to the season was ranked as the Marlins #29 prospect according to Baseball America.
Misael Siverio, the left hander, was a free agent signing of the Mariners in 2014 and this will be his first start in the Southern League.
Fans can listen to the game live on the Suns Baseball Network, with Roger Hoover providing play by play. Roger Hoover and Kyle Crooks will host the Memorial Hospital Suns Pre-Game Show, beginning at 11: 50 a.m. ET on the Suns Baseball Network.
Matchup: Jackson Generals (1-3) @ Jacksonville Suns (3-1)
Starters: JXN: LHP Misael Siverio (0-0,0.00) vs. JAX: RHP Austin Brice (0-0, 0.00)
Who’s Hot: The Suns bullpen so far this season has nailed down two saves in 14.2 innings pitching to a 1.90 ERA through four games.
Suns Spots: Here’s a note from the official Jacksonville Suns game notes:
-Kendry Flores, a former #17 ranked prospect within the San Francisco Giants organization, continued the strong starting pitching trend for Jacksonville to start the season. Flores in his double-A debut lasted five innings surrendering two hits and one earned run while walking two and striking out three. The right-hander looked as if he could have gone longer, but was on a strict pitch count of 75 pitches. The newcomer to the Marlins organization is the only member of the Marlins 40-man roster to start the season.