Shrimp Central: Jumbo Shrimp at Smokies May 5, 2017

RHP Joe Gunkel makes second Jacksonville start

The Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp will try to make it two wins in a row on Friday, facing the Tennessee Smokies at Smokies Stadium at 7 p.m.

Yesterday afternoon featured a dramatic comeback for the Jumbo Shrimp, scoring five runs in the ninth inning to defeat Tennessee 2–1.

Below is the radio recap with highlights from last night’s Jumbo Shrimp Network broadcast.

Earlier today there was some good news for the Jumbo Shrimp, as right-handed pitcher Omar Bencomo was named the Miami Marlins Minor League Pitcher of the Month for April. Bencomo will start for the Jumbo Shrimp tomorrow against the Smokies.

The Jumbo Shrimp and Smokies will continue their series with the third game of the five-game set on Friday at Smokies Stadium at 7 p.m. ET.

Right-handed pitcher Joe Gunkel (0–0, 0.00 ERA) will start for Jacksonville against Tennessee right-hander Duane Underwood, Jr. (1–1, 3.60 ERA).

Here are today’s official Jumbo Shrimp game notes:

Fans can listen to the game live on the Jumbo Shrimp Network, with Roger Hoover providing play-by-play. Hoover will will also host the pregame show “Shrimp on Deck” beginning at 6:45 p.m., the game can be heard locally on FM 100.3 The Biz and AM 1600, on the TuneIn Radio app, as well as online by clicking the link below:

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