What We’re Reading (6/9)

Seattle Mariners catcher Jesus Montero, center, celebrates with teammates, including closer Tom Wilhelmsen, left, after the final out against the Los Angeles Dodgers in a baseball game Friday, June 8, 2012, in Seattle. The Mariners won 1-0 in a six-pitcher combined no-hitter. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

By Roger Hoover / Smokies Radio Network

The Tennessee Smokies continue to play winning baseball, extending their winning streak to five straight with Friday’s 4-3 win over Mississippi at Smokies Park.

This is the longest winning streak of the season for Tennessee, and the Smokies can wrap up a series victory against the Braves as early as tonight’s third game of the series.

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 today’s game at Smokies Park.

– Knoxville News Sentinel: Former All-Star catcher Welington Castillo has good first night with Smokies, goes 2-for-3

– Jackson Clarion Ledger: M-Braves leave bases load, fall to Smokies

– MiLB.com: Hultzen continues ‘incredible’ stretch, wins again

– Bleed Cubbie Blue: Cubs Minor League Wrap: June 8

– Chicago Tribune: Cubs have no plans to bring up Rizzo, Vitters

– Chicago Tribune: Soriano hot while Cubs are frigid

– Chicago Sun-Times: Cubs catcher Welington Castillo rehabs with Knoxville

– ESPN: Kevin Millwood, five Mariners relievers combine to no-hit Dodgers

– Yahoo’s Big League Stew: Yankees, Mets attendance is down, but why?

– The New York Times: Viola-Darling Pitching Duel in 1981 Has Not Been Forgotten

– Atlanta Journal Constitution: Smoltz calls no. 29 retirement coolest moment of his life

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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