The Tennessee Smokies dropped their second game in a row on Thursday night by a score of 5-1 down at Riverwalk Stadium in Montgomery, Alabama. With the loss, Tennessee drops to 58-45 overall while the Biscuits improve to 52-51. RHP Trey McNutt took the loss for the Smokies, giving up five runs on seven hits in four innings, while Shane Dyer got the win for the Biscuits, pitching six innings and only giving up one earned run.
Montgomery got on the board first in the bottom of the first inning after Tim Beckham would single and Cole Figueroa walked to put runners on first and second with only one out. Both runners would advance a base after Trey McNutt threw a wild pitch and after a strikeout and a walk to load the bases, Greg Sexton would single with the bases loaded to score Beckham and Figueroa to take a 2-0 lead. The Smokies would cut the lead in half in the second inning with three singles in a row with two outs. Luis Flores singled to left field and Matt Camp followed up with another hit to put runners on first and second. Jae-Hoon Ha hit the third single in a row to score Flores and make it a 2-1 ballgame.
The Biscuits answered with a run in the bottom of the second inning after Shawn O’Malley would walk with two outs. Beckham would single to put runners on the corners and Figueroa would knock a base hit to left to score O’Malley and increase their lead to 3-1. Montgomery would mad their lead even more in the fourth when Isaias Velasquez would lead off the inning with a single and steal second base to move into scoring position. O’Malley would double home Velasquez and after O’Malley advanced to third on a wild pitch, Figueroa would double home O’Malley to put the score at 5-1.
Game 4 will take place on Friday evening from Riverwalk Stadium in Montgomery, Alabama, with the first pitch set for 8:05 p.m. Austin Bibens-Dirkx (1-1 6.00) will be on the mound for Tennessee and RHP Alexander Colome (1-0 1.69) will start for the Biscuits. Join us on the Oscar Meyer Pre-Game Show at 7:45 p.m. for everything Smokies Baseball!