What We’re Reading (4/12)

Former Smokies shortstop Starlin Castro hit a sacrifice fly in the top of the first to give the Cubs a 1-0 lead in a game Milwaukee won 2-1. Photo Courtesy: Brian Cassella, Chicago Tribune

By Roger Hoover / Smokies Radio Network

The Smokies and Cubs both fell on the wrong end of pitchers’ duels on Wednesday, with both clubs falling to identical 2-1 scores to Jackson and Milwaukee respectively.

The Cubs have already lost their series against Milwaukee, and the Generals are on the verge of winning the series against Tennessee, having won the first two games.

The Smokies will try to bounce back in this series in tonight’s third game with right-hander Dallas Beeler on the mound. Starting for the Generals is right-hander Brandon Maurer, and first pitch is scheduled for 7:15 p.m.

It’s time for today’s What We’re Reading, but keep checking the blog and our Facebook and Twitter pages for more info throughout the day on this tonight’s game at Smokies Park.

– Knoxville News Sentinel: Ninth-inning homer dooms Smokies, 2-1

– Knoxville News Sentinel: Biggest hit in the stands for Smokies

– Bleed Cubbie Blue: Cubs Minor League Wrap: April 11

– MiCubs.com: Scouting McNutt, Antigua, and Rhoderick

– Chicago Tribune: Cubs waste another fine start

– Chicago Tribune: Cubs broadcaster Hughes: ‘I try not to let the losing get me down’

– Chicago Sun-Times: Ryan Braun says he tunes out ‘creative’ barbs from fans

– MLB.com : Soto introduces levity with young Dolis

– ESPNBoston.com : Terry Francona: Wounds too fresh

– Yahoo’s Big League Stew: Jeff Francoeur sends 20 pizzas to A’s fans

– Grantland: Castrogate Follies

Categories: What We're Reading


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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