Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp (54-61, 25-20) vs. Mississippi Braves 2019-08-08¢  errors are not necessarily

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  • Thursday, August 8, 2019 - 7:05 p.m. ET Game No. 116 • Second Half Game No. 46 • Home Game No. 62

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    LHP Daniel Castano (4-1, 3.35 ERA) vs. RHP Jasseel De La Cruz (3-6, 4.15 ERA)

    Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp (54-61, 25-20) vs. Mississippi Braves (56-58, 23-22)

    HOMERS BLAST BRAVES BY JACKSONVILLE Ryan Casteel and C.J. Alexander each homered twice in Wednesday’s series opener to help the Mississippi Braves bury the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp 8-2. The M-Braves blitzed the Jumbo Shrimp early on. Casteel crunched a three-run shot in the first, and later in the frame, Alexander added a two-run bomb to make it 5-0. In the fourth inning, Riley Mahan notched an RBI double and Stone Garrett laced an RBI single to slice Jacksonville’s deficit to 5-2. However, Casteel launched a long ball to lead off the fifth inning. Alexander went yard again in the seventh and William Contreras’ RBI single made it 8-2 in the eighth.

    TURNING POINT Jacksonville went into play on June 13 with a woeful 25-41 (.379) record. The Jumbo Shrimp have gone 29-20 (.592) since that point behind some dominant pitching. In the 49 games since June 13, Jacksonville has surrendered both the fewest hits (329) and second-fewest runs (151) among clubs at the Double-A level. The Jumbo Shrimp also place first in Double-A in batting average against (.210) and WHIP (1.09), fourth in ERA (2.91) and seventh in walks (138) during this span.

    CRAZY, STUPID, GLOVE. Jacksonville has committed 26 errors in their last 34 games, pushing their season total to 84, a figure that ranks right in the middle of the pack in the Southern League. That said, errors are not necessarily the most effective way of judging a club’s defense. An argument for the Jumbo Shrimp being a strong defensive club can be found easily in how often the club has turned batted balls into outs, otherwise known as defensive efficiency. Jacksonville’s .725 defensive efficiency is the best such mark in the Southern League.

    CONNECT FOUR Buoyed by strong pitching throughout the season, the Jumbo Shrimp offense has been given a bigger margin of error by not needing to score huge quantities of runs to win games. In fact, Jacksonville has won each of its last 21 contests when hitting the four-run marker. On the season, when the Jumbo Shrimp tally at least four scores, the club is a sterling 41-6 (.872). Jacksonville, however, has plated three runs or fewer in 13 of their last 16 contests.

    IT’S NOT A TRASH COMPACTOR, IT’S A BAYLOR After six appearances out of the bullpen, Jacksonville left- hander Daniel Castano joined the club’s starting rotation on June 26. The former Baylor Bear struggled in his first three turns, going 1-1 with a 7.53 ERA (14.1 IP, 25 H, 13 R, 12 ER, 4 BB, 10 K). However, the Austin, Texas native has turned things around over his last four starts; Castano, who takes the ball on Thursday against Mississippi, is 3-0 during that stretch with a 1.75 ERA (25.2 IP, 17 H, 6 R, 5 ER, BB, 24 K).

    THE LONG AND WINDING ROAD Jacksonville enters play on Thursday trailing Biloxi by 2.0 games in the second half South Division race and Pensacola by 7.0 games in the wild card standings. The Jumbo Shrimp have 25 games remaining to make up that ground, and fortunately for the club, just five come against a team with a winning overall record (Jackson, August 29-September 2). Having said that, in addition to Jackson, Birmingham and Mississippi each have posted winning records in the second half of the season, meaning, of Jacksonville’s last 25 contests, 15 are against clubs with a positive second-half record.

    A SONG OF FIRE AND ICE Jacksonville has surrendered just 76 runs in their last 26 games (2.9 per game), and the club’s starting pitching has been a huge culprit behind those run-prevention efforts. During this span, Jumbo Shrimp starters have combined for a 2.74 ERA (42 ER in 138.0 IP). The club’s starting pitchers have posted 134 strikeouts (8.7 K/9) against 44 walks (2.9 BB/9) and 115 hits allowed (7.5 H/9) in the process. In comparison, Jumbo Shrimp starters had compiled a 6.13 ERA (32 ER in 47.0 IP) over the previous nine games.

    X-‘PEN From June 26 through the eighth inning on July 5, the Jumbo Shrimp bullpen netted a 36-inning streak without an earned run. That roll is in the midst of a stretch that has been devastating opposing lineups late in games. Over the last 51 contests, Jumbo Shrimp relief pitchers have tossed 175.0 innings with just 42 runs against, 37 earned, for a 1.90 ERA. During this 51-game span, the Jumbo Shrimp’s bullpen has collectively ceded just 105 hits (5.4 H/9) while whiffing 189 (9.7 K/9) against 56 walks (2.9 BB/9).

    Record ...............................................................................54-61 Home Record ..................................................................30-31 Road Record ....................................................................24-30 Current Streak ....................................................................... L2

    Runs Scored .............................. 384 (3.3 per game)/Fewest Runs Allowed .................397 (3.5 per game)/T-2nd-Fewest Run Differential............................................................. -13/6th Pythagorean Record .......................................................56-59 Southern Division Standing/GB.................................2nd/2.0 Current Standings Streak ...........2nd, 3 days (8/6-present) Long Standings Streak ................... 5th, 45 days (4/17-5/31)

    Series Record ............................................................... 10-12-1 Series Streak .........................................................................W1 Jumbo Shrimp Sweeps ........ 1 (4-game 7/18-7/21 at CHA) Sweeps of the Jumbo Shrimp...1 (5-game, 5/1-5/5 at MIS)

    Batting Average/Rank ................................................ .233/9th On-Base Percentage ............................................... .294/10th Slugging Percentage ................................................. .323/10th OPS ............................................................................ .617/10th BABIP .................................................................................. .298 Strikeouts ........................................................ 944/4th-Fewest K% (MLB avg: ~22.7%)....................................................22.9% Walks .......................................................................281/Fewest BB% (MLB avg: ~8.5%) ......................................................6.8% Hits ................................................................................. 868/7th Doubles ....................................................................... 156/10th Triples ........................................................................... 22/T-5th Home Runs ......................................................................46/9th Stolen Bases.....................................................................80/6th

    Defensive Efficiency (MLB avg: ~.705) ......................... .725 Errors ..............................................................84/T-4th-Fewest

    FIP ..........................................................................................3.63 ERA ............................................................................... 3.24/4th BABIP .................................................................................. .275 Strikeouts ...................................................................... 991/3rd K% (MLB avg: ~22.7%)....................................................24.1% Walks .............................................................. 352/2nd-Fewest BB% (MLB avg: ~8.5%) ......................................................8.6% Hits Allowed .................................................. 806/2nd-Fewest Home Runs ....................................................... 92/T-3rd-Most WHIP ............................................................................1.16/2nd

    THE WEEK AHEAD DATE TIME OPPONENT JUMBO SHRIMP STARTER OPPONENT STARTER Fri. Aug. 9 7:05 ET Mississippi RHP Jorge Guzman (5-10, 3.89) LHP Phil Pfeifer (1-1, 4.15) Sat. Aug. 10 6:35 ET Mississippi RHP Sixto Sanchez (8-4, 2.76) RHP Nolan Kingham (0-1, 1.80) Sun. Aug. 11 3:05 ET Mississippi LHP Trevor Rogers (0-1, 3.86) TBA Mon. Aug. 12 OFF DAY Tue. Aug. 13 7:00 ET at Tennessee TBA TBA Wed. Aug. 14 7:00 ET at Tennessee TBA TBA Thu. Aug. 15 7:00 ET at Tennessee TBA TBA

    Bryson Brigman: 22-for-62, .355/.452/.500, 7 2B, 3B, 4 RBIs, 9 R, 10 BB, HBP in 20 G since JAX return Santiago Chavez: 8-for-59, .136, 2B, 3 RBIs, 6 BB, HBP in last 20 games Jazz Chisholm: 5-for-23, .217, 3B, 2 HR, 3 RBIs first six games with Jacksonville Lewin Diaz: 7-for-20, .350, 2B, 3 HR, 6 RBIs, 3 BB in last six games Joe Dunand: 7-for-47, .149 in last 15 G; .304/.377/.437, 13 2B, 3B, HR, 16 RBIs in prev. 36 G Stone Garrett: 2-for-22, .091, 2B, RBI in last seven games

    Riley Mahan: 14-for-83 (.169) slump in last 24 games Victor Victor Mesa: 4-for-31, .129, RBI, BB in first eight games with Jacksonville Brian Miller: 2-for-13, RBI, R in first four games since IL activation (missed six contests) Adrian Nieto: 0-for-9, BB in first three games since return to Jacksonville Anfernee Seymour: 30-for-101, .297, 6 2B, HR, 17 RBIs, 6 BB in last 28 starts Justin Twine: 0-for-1 in first game since JAX return (5-for-13, 4 RBIs, in 4 G with High-A Jupiter)

    SHRIMP AND GRITS

    SOUTH (*-Clinched Division in First Half) Biloxi* 27-18 -- Jacksonville 25-20 2.0 Mississippi 23-22 4.0 Pensacola 23-22