Archive | May, 2013

Smokies Struggle, Fall to Barons 11-3

The Tennessee Smokies fell to the the Birmingham Barons 11-3 Friday night at Regions Field as Smokies starter Eric Jokisch struggled, allowing 10 hits and six earned runs in five innings pitched. Barons starting pitcher Erik Johnson threw a complete game, giving up 10 hits, and allowing just three earned runs. Jokisch got into trouble […]

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Thompson’s big league relationships date back to childhood

Minor league players often have a chance to get to know some of the game’s great players as they make their way through an organization. For most players however, that exposure lasts for a brief time. In Trayce Thompson’s case, he has had the rare opportunity to call baseball Hall-of-Famer Rod Carew a friend since […]

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Trayce Thompson: the baseball player in a basketball family

By: Michael Wottreng Father: No. 1 overall pick in the 1978 NBA draft. Oldest brother: professional basketball player with NBA experience. Middle brother: No. 11 overall pick in the 2011 NBA draft. Looking at the list, it would seem that the youngest brother would be destined for an NBA career or at least focus on […]

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Game Preview: May 31 @ Birmingham

The Tennessee Smokies (28-24) will look to ensure themselves of a series victory against the first place Birmingham Barons (33-20) tonight at Regions Field with first pitch taking place at 8:05 PM ET. WHAT’S AT STAKE: After last night’s crucial victory, the Smokies with a win tonight can move within 3.5 games of first place […]

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Cabrera allows one earned run, Smokies win 5-1

BIRMINGHAM, AL. – The Tennessee Smokies (28-24) defeated the Birmingham Barons Thursday night(33-20) 5-1 at Regions Field in Birmingham.  Tennessee starter Alberto Cabrera took the win and allowed just one earned run on 99 pitches.  The right-hander gave up six hits while striking out seven in six innings pitched. Barons’ starter Spencer Arroyo fell to […]

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Cubs’ legend Fergie Jenkins recalls his early playing career

By: Danny Will  Chicago Cubs Hall of Fame pitcher Ferguson “Fergie” Jenkins has not forgotten his baseball roots. After a 19-year Major League career that included 284 wins and 3,192 strikeouts, Jenkins still fondly remembers his time in the minors, which included a stint in the Southern League. As a member of the Chattanooga Lookouts […]

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Game Preview: May 30 @ Birmingham

It’s the middle game of a five-game series between the Tennessee Smokies (27-24) and the Birmingham Barons (33-19).  After yesterday’s Rickwood Classic at Rickwood Field, the series shifts back to Regions Field with first pitch taking place at 8:05 PM ET. WHAT’S AT STAKE: Trailing first place Birmingham by 5.5 games with only 18 to […]

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Smokies Fall to Barons 6-2 in Rickwood Classic

BIRMINGHAM, AL. – The Tennessee Smokies (27-24) fell to the Birmingham Barons (33-19) 6-3 Wednesday in front of an announced crowd of 7, 268 at Rickwood Field, the sixth largest in Rickwood Classic history. Smokies starter Yeiper Castillo fell to 0-1 on the season while Barons starter Stephen McCray (5-3) earned the win. Arismendy Alcantara […]

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This week in Smokies baseball: May 29 Edition

Beginning May 29th, The Smokies Radio Network staff will be bringing you a weekly special to keep you caught up on the Tennessee Smokies.  “This Week In Smokies Baseball” will feature a recap of the week’s games including stats and highlights from the broadcasts.  The first installment covers what happened with the Smokies since their […]

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Game Preview: Rickwood Classic

The Tennessee Smokies will partake in the Rickwood Classic against the Birmingham Barons this afternoon at 1:30 PM ET from historic Rickwood Field in Birmingham.  Considered one of the most sacred baseball grounds in all of the country, Rickwood Field was home to the Barons from 1910-87. WHAT’S AT STAKE: After last night’s 3-2 victory […]

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