Jacksonville (5-10) begins its second road series on Saturday, April 22. They dropped all five games versus Pensacola. So the Jumbo Shrimp look to get out of a seven-game losing streak. However, the JJS have been outscored by 13 runs over the last six losses. So the team is right there. We know what they need: another record-setting attendance for a home series. Gotta wait until Thursday though!!
- It is never easy to take away positives from a series sweep, but we have noticed Jumbo Shrimp starting pitcher Chris Mazza. After going seven scoreless innings on Friday, he has now gone back-to-back scoreless starts. Mazza allowed three hits with three walks while striking out seven Blue Wahoos. With three starts and four total appearances, he leads the Jumbo Shrimp with 19.0 innings pitched. He holds a 2.37 ERA with 18 strikeouts to three walks (all came on Friday).
- A throwback to yesteryear as Triple-A New Orleans sent outfielder Isaac Galloway down to Double-A on Friday. The name may sound familiar because Galloway spent time with Jacksonville during the 2013, 2014 and 2015 seasons. He was the starting center fielder when the Suns won the 2014 Southern League Championship.
- Jacksonville has five more road games, going from Saturday to Wednesday against the Birmingham Barons. In one of the stranger occurrences (and maybe only we care), but all five start times are different. They are: 7:30, 4:00, 12:30, 8:05 and 12:00 p.m.
- Marlins shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria (pronounced Etch-a-va-ree-a) returned to Miami after his rehab assignment with the Jumbo Shrimp on Tuesday. Hechavarria was recovering from a strained left oblique the past two weeks. The six-year MLB veteran went 1-for-4 with a run scored in his one Jumbo Shrimp appearance.
- The Jumbo Shrimp return home in less than a week for its second series of 2017 at the Baseball Grounds. We have had a half a dozen Jax sports fans mention how they already have plans for Thirsty Thursday on April 27. We need to conquer the Baseball Grounds shrimp menu!