Archive | August, 2013
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Two first-inning home runs propel Smokies, 4-3

By: Nick Roark CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. –The Tennessee Smokies (41-26, 75-61) won their third straight game over the Chattanooga Lookouts (23-44, 58-79) 4-3 Saturday evening, using two first-inning home runs to hang on for the victory despite leaving 12 men on base. Javier Baez finished the evening 2-for-5 with a home run, two RBIs and two […]

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VIDEO: Brett Jackson: “Adversity is what makes the man”

In August of 2012, Brett Jackson was playing center field for the Chicago Cubs three years after being drafted 31st overall by the Northsiders. But 2013 has brought many challenges for Jackson, who now finds himself at Double-A Tennessee after missing over a month with nagging injuries. The 25-year-old prospect said the adversity he has […]

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Justin Bour’s six-RBI effort leads Smokies to 12-1 win over Lookouts

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – The Tennessee Smokies (40-26, 74-61) defeated the Chattanooga Lookouts (23-43, 58-78) 12-1 Friday night at AT&T Field behind a monstrous performance by first baseman Justin Bour, who fell a triple shy of the cycle and finished 3-for-5 with six RBIs and a run scored. After Matt Szczur began the game with an […]

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AUDIO: This Week In Smokies Baseball: August 30 Edition

The latest Edition of “This Week In Smokies Baseball” is now available.  This edition covers the Smokies’ final Homestand of the Regular Season, including their Division Clinching win over Mobile. THIS WEEK IN SMOKIES BASEBALL AUDIO To stay current with all the latest news, follow Smokies on Radio on Twitter and like the Smokies on Radio Facebook page.

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Austin Kirk’s new arm motion creates some “funk”

By: Matthew Osborne The next time Smokies pitcher Austin Kirk takes the mound – whenever that may be – he will have a different look to his game. A new arm slot to be exact. The left-handed pitcher has not pitched since July 25th in Huntsville and was placed on the disabled list with left […]

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Five Smokies named to Southern League Post-Season All-Star team

By: Adam Kline / Tennessee Smokies KODAK, Tenn. – Five members of the 2013 Tennessee Smokies have been named to the Southern League Postseason All-Star Team Friday, as announced by the Southern League of Professional Baseball Clubs.  Infielders Arismendy Alcantara, Javier Baez and Christian Villanueva join outfielder Matt Szczur and pitcher Kyle Hendricks as part […]

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Smokies hurl one-hitter in 5-0 win over Lookouts

By: Michael Wottreng  CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.  – The Tennessee Smokies (39-26, 73-61) used a strong pitching performance and timely hitting to defeat the Chattanooga Lookouts (23-42, 58-77) 5-0 at AT&T Field Thursday evening. The Smokies broke through in the fourth inning. Arismendy Alcantara tripled to straightaway center field to start the frame. Alcantara came in to […]

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Neil Ramirez ready to “keep rolling’ with Tennessee

By: Nick Roark Tennessee Smokies starting pitcher Neil Ramirez found himself a part of a unique scenario Monday evening, celebrating his new team’s North Division title just two days after arriving at Smokies Park. The 6-foot-4, right-handed throwing Ramirez found himself with a new team and new organization last week when the Virginia Beach native […]

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VIDEO: Javier Baez clubhouse celebration interview After hitting his 35th home run of the season to cap off a North Division clinching 6-0 win over the Mobile BayBears, Tennessee Smokies shortstop and Cubs’ top prospect Javier Baez discussed his second half and experiencing a title celebration at 20 years old. To stay current with all the latest news, follow Smokies […]

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Smokies win series finale over Mobile, 4-2

By: Adam Kline KODAK, Tenn. – A night after clinching the second-half North Division title, the Tennessee Smokies defeated the Mobile BayBears (36-29, 75-59) Tuesday night, 4-2, in the final home game of the regular season at Smokies Park. With the win, in front of 3,998, the Smokies improve to 38-26 on the second half, […]

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