Archive | July, 2013

Smokies take back first place with 3-2 win Wednesday

By: Adam Kline KODAK, Tenn. – Jonathan Mota’s RBI-single broke a 2-2 tie in the seventh inning to give the Tennessee Smokies a 3-2 victory over the Birmingham Barons Wednesday night at Smokies Park. With the win, the Smokies reclaimed first place from the Barons and improved their record to 23-15 in the second half, 57-50 overall. […]

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VIDEO: Manager’s Report with Buddy Bailey July 31, 2013

In this week’s edition of ‘The Manager’s Report’, Smokies skipper Buddy Bailey talks about the important series against the Birmingham Barons. The Tennessee offense has exploded in the month of July including long hitting streaks from Rubi Silva and John Andreoli. Former No. 1 pick of the Cubs, Brett Jackson, rejoins the Chicago Double-A affiliate. […]

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Adjustments at plate paying dividends for Justin Bour

By: Nick Roark Justin Bour is not a  licensed electrician. But given the surge in his bat over the last three series, the Smokies’ first baseman might consider the occupation once his playing days are through. After missing two months with a hairline fracture in his left wrist, the 6-foot-4 Virginia native has electrified the […]

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Southern League Recap: 7-31

MOBILE 3, PENSACOLA 2: Ryan Court hit his first home run for the Mobile BayBears as they won their first game of the series in Pensacola.  Bo Schultz went seven innings for the win and Tim Crabbe suffered the loss.  Travis Mattair hit his 12th home run of the season in a losing effort. Tonight’s […]

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Game Preview: 7-31 v. Birmingham

After a tough extra-inning loss last night, the Tennessee Smokies (22-15, 56-50) will play Game 4 of their five-game series against the Birmingham Barons (23-15, 67-41) with first place on the line. First pitch is scheduled for 7:15 PM from Smokies Park. WHAT’S AT STAKE: First place switched hands for a third straight night last […]

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Smokies fall 9-6 in extra innings against Barons Tuesday

By: Adam Kline KODAK, Tenn. – The Tennessee Smokies lost in 13 innings against the Birmingham Barons by a final score of 9-6, Tuesday night at Smokies Park. Both teams were deadlocked in a 5-5 tie after the 6th inning until Barons outfielder Keenyn Walker singled to left, bringing in the go-ahead run in the 13th. This loss […]

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Brandon Jacobs making his own name in White Sox organization

By: Nick Roark Brandon Jacobs hears the comparisons all the time. Often confused with current NFL free agent running back Brandon Jacobs, the Birmingham Barons outfielder has caught all the jokes concerning his shared name with the eight-year NFL veteran. “I normally get, ‘Just picked you up in my fantasy league.’ That’s probably the most […]

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Southern League Recap: 7-29

JACKSONVILLE 12, CHATTANOOGA 4: The Suns pounded out 16 hits and had three multi-run innings as they extended their lead in the South Division.  J.T. Realmuto went 4-for-5 with a home run and Danny Pertusati went 2-for-5 with a home run and four driven in.  Matt Neil threw six scoreless innings for the win. Tonight’s […]

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Game Preview: 7-30 v. Birmingham

After retaking first place back last night, the Tennessee Smokies (22-14, 56-49) will play the middle game of their five-game series against the Birmingham Barons (22-15, 66-41). First pitch is scheduled for 7:15 PM from Smokies Park. WHAT’S AT STAKE: The Smokies got their noses back out in front of Birmingham for first place in […]

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Rhee, Smokies take over first place with 8-4 win Monday

By: Adam Kline KODAK, Tenn. – Behind a 10-hit offensive attack and a quality start by starter Dae-Eun Rhee, the Tennessee Smokies defeated the Birmingham Barons 8-4 Monday night at Smokies Park. With the win, in front of 3,764, the Smokies (22-14, 56-49) take 0.5 game lead over the Barons (22-15, 66-41) in the Southern […]

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