By Roger Hoover / Smokies Radio Network
The Tennessee Smokies look to extend their three-game winning streak on Thursday night, facing the Jacksonville Suns at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville at 7:35 p.m.
The Smokies can clinch a series victory with a win tonight, and also climb to within a game of the five-hundred mark in the second half.
Tonight Tennessee will send right-hander Dallas Beeler to the mound. This season he is 4-6 with a 4.11 ERA. Starting for the Suns is left-hander Brian Flynn, who will make his Southern League debut on Thursday night. Flynn was acquired by the Miami Marlins in a trade from the Detroit Tigers in a five-player swap that included Omar Infante and Anibal Sanchez going to the Tigers.
Fans can listen to the games 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.