By Roger Hoover / Smokies Radio Network
The Tennessee Smokies will make their first trip in franchise history to Pensacola to face the Pensacola Blue Wahoos for the final series of the year from Thursday to Monday at Pensacola Bayfront Stadium.
The Smokies enter today five-games back of the first place Chattanooga Lookouts with five games left to go, and Chattanooga can clinch the second half title as early as tonight.
Starting for the Smokies is right-hander Dallas Beeler, who is 5-7 with a 4.33 ERA this season. Starting for the Blue Wahoos is right-hander Wirfin Obispo, who is 5-0 with a 2.16 ERA in eight starts with Pensacola.
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 7:45 p.m. on the Smokies Radio Network.
Tonight’s broadcast will air online only on smokiesbaseball.com plus the Smokies mobile app. Click the link below to listen live online.