What We’re Reading (7/21)

Cubs starter Ryan Dempster on Friday night in St. Louis. Photo Courtesy: Dilip Vishwanat, Getty Images

By Roger Hoover / Smokies Radio Network

The Tennessee Smokies saw their losing streak reach five games on Friday in a rain-shortened 4-1 loss to the Chattanooga Lookouts.

Tonight the Smokies will aim to end the losing streak in the third game of the four-game set at AT&T Field.

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 tonight’s game at AT&T Field.

– Knoxville News Sentinel: Lookouts rain on Smokies, 4-1

– Chattanooga Times Free Press: Matt Wallach homers key 4-1 Chattanooga Lookouts win

– Bleed Cubbie Blue: Cubs Minor League Wrap: July 20

– Chicago Tribune: Dempster’s scoreless streak ends in 4-1 loss

– Chicago Tribune: Maholm could bring high price from old team

– CSN Chicago: Ron Santo by the numbers

– The New York Times: A Broadcaster With Something to Say

– Yahoo’s Big League Stew: The Juice: Braves overcome 9-0 deficit to defeat Nationals, A’s earn tenth walkoff victory

– The Washington Post: Pivotal Series for Nats Begins With Disaster

– Detroit News: Big Stars Producing in Clutch for Tigers

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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