Afternoon Baseball

This afternoon while you’re at work, you can listen to the final game of Tennessee’s series at Jacksonville. Thus far in the series, the Smokies have won 3 out of 4 and on the current 10-day road trip, the Smokies are 6-3. Last night, the Smokies defeated Jacksonville 6-1 scoring all 6 runs and 11 of their 16 hits in the first final four innings. Earning his first Southern League win was Trey McNutt.

Tennessee's Newest Pitcher

Going on the mound for Tennessee today will be Robert Whitenack, who is making his Class AA debut. He joins the Smokies from Daytona where he was 3-0 with a 1.17 earned run average. In 23 innings pitched for Daytona, Whitenack walked only 1 batter while striking out an impressive 25 strikeouts. In the 2009 draft, he was selected in the 8th round by Chicago.

Opposite the Smokies starter will be Darin Downs. So far in 2011, Downs is 0-1 with a 3.63 earned run average in 3 starts. Downs had perhaps his best start of 2011 on April 11th against Huntsville. In the start, he pitched 6 strong innings now allowing a single run. His most recent outing, however, was his worst of 2011. Against Mobile on the 22nd, he pitched 5 and 1/3 innings giving up 5 earned runs on 9 hits.

First Pitch:  1:05 PM(EST)

Radio:  106.3 FM in Pigeon Forge & 1480 AM in Jefferson City

Internet:  Click Here To Listen

Categories: Smokies Radio Network


The Smokies Radio Network is the official radio network for the Chicago Cubs AA affiliate, the Tennessee Smokies. Daily broadcasts begin with the Pilot-Oscar Mayer pre-game show airing 15 minutes before every game. Following the game the broadcast concludes with the Edward Jones Investments post-game show. The Smokies Radio Network staff includes the Director of Broadcasting Mick Gillispie, Sr. Broadcast Assistant Greg Young, Broadcast Assistant Keith Brake and Broadcast Intern James Rowe.


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One Comment on “Afternoon Baseball”

  1. Jim Bob
    July 23, 2011 at 7:54 pm #

    When will the Cubs annouce the signing of their first round draft pick from this year ? Does Wilkin have favorite players in the Cubs organization that he thinks are destined for big things ? How many players out of this years draft have signed ?

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