Listen to Smokies and Lookouts in Thursday Rubber Match

Tomight’s starting lineups featuring Chattanooga centerfielder Nick Buss and Tennessee right fielder Mike Burgess. Photo Courtesy: Roger Hoover.

By Roger Hoover / Smokies Radio Network

The Tennessee Smokies and the Chattanooga Lookouts will play for the final time in 2012 in a rubber match of the series on Thursday night at Smokies Park.

Tennessee and Chattanooga have split the first four games, with Chattanooga winning the last two. In the last two games, the Lookouts have outscored the Smokies 14-2.

Tonight will be the final game of the year between Tennessee and Chattanooga, with the Smokies having a 13-11 record against the Lookouts this season.

Tonight Tennessee will send left-hander Austin Kirk to the mound for his first start at Smokies Park. Kirk is 1-0 with a 1.50 ERA after making his first Double-A start against Birmingham on Saturday. Starting for the Lookouts is Andres Santiago, who has no record and a 3.60 ERA for Chattanooga in 2012.

Fans can listen to the game on the Smokies Radio Network, with the “Voice of the Smokies” Mick Gillispie entering his sixth season as Tennessee’s Director of Broadcasting. The 2010 Southern League Broadcaster of the Year is assisted by Cody Chrusciel, Roger Hoover, Jonathan Guess, and Adam King. Chrusciel and Hoover will host the Pilot Oscar-Mayer Pregame Show beginning at 7 p.m. on the Smokies Radio Network.

Tonight’s broadcast will air on the Smokies Radio Network’s flagship station The Sports Animal WNML AM 990, FM 99.1 and 99.3 plus the Smokies mobile app. Click the link below to listen live online.

Listen Live to the Lookouts and Smokies August 23, 2012

You can also follow along with the game by following the Smokies Radio Network on Twitter and liking us on Facebook.

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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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