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Cervenka and Castillo Lose Late Lead in 6-5 Loss

BIRMINGHAM – Relievers Hunter Cervenka and Lendy Castillo lost a four run lead in the eighth and a fielding error by Jonathan Mota in the ninth allowed the winning run to score in Tennessee’s 6-5 loss to Birmingham on Sunday evening. The loss dropped Tennessee (19-18, 52-54) back into second place behind the now Second […]

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Jae-Hoon Ha

Smokies’ Comeback Thwarted In 4-3 Defeat

Mississippi starting pitcher Jason Hursh shut down Tennessee batters with six shutout frames while inducing three double plays and second baseman Jose Peraza tallied three hits and three steals, while Smokies center fielder Jae-Hoon Ha’s ninth-inning three-run homer was too little too late in the Braves’ 4-3 victory on Monday evening at Smokies Stadium.

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Russell Slams Smokies to 10-3 Victory

Addison Russell hit a two-run home run in the first and a grand slam in the fifth while leading the Smokies to a 10-3 victory against the Stars at Joe W. Davis Municipal Stadium on Sunday night.

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Biscuits Blast Past Smokies 4-3 In 16

Biscuits first baseman Cameron Seitzer smashed two solo homers, including a game-tying roundtripper in the ninth, while second baseman Taylor Motter launched go-ahead solo blast in the sixteenth to top Tennessee 4-3 in the Smokies’ longest contest in almost 13 years on Thursday night in front of a crowd of 7,209 at Smokies Stadium.

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Smokies’ Comeback Stuns Biscuits 6-5

The Smokies came back from a two-run deficit with a three-run bottom of the eighth, while shortstop Elliot Soto and third baseman Jonathan Mota each recorded three hits and right fielder Kevin Brown drove in two runs to give Tennessee a 6-5 come-from-behind victory over the Montgomery Biscuits on Tuesday night at Smokies Stadium.

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Interview with Tommy Birch of The Des Moines Register

Des Moines Register Sports Writer Tommy Birch spent some time with the Smokies Radio Network to discuss former Smokies Javier Baez, Arismendy Alcantara, Kyle Hendricks, Eric Jokisch and Jonathan Mota and their respective seasons with the Triple-A Iowa Cubs.

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Smokies Begin 2014 Season In Pensacola

By Andrew Green / Tennessee Smokies The Tennessee Smokies kick off their 2014 campaign on the road this evening against the Pensacola Blue Wahoos, the Double-A affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds. First pitch is set for 7:30 p.m. ET at Pensacola Bayfront Stadium. The Smokies are coming off a 76-62 record (.551) in 2013, the […]

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Tentative Roster Announced

Smokies Announce Tentative 2014 Roster

By Andrew Green / Tennessee Smokies In conjunction with the Chicago Cubs, the Tennessee Smokies announced their initial roster for the 2014 season, which includes three of Baseball America’s top 100 overall prospects. The roster comprises of 12 pitchers, three catchers, six infielders and five outfielders, with the team’s season opening contest set for Thursday, […]

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Smokies even series with 10-7 win Sunday afternoon

KODAK, Tenn. – For the second night, the Tennessee Smokies found themselves in a must-win situation and continued their North Division Championship Series comeback with a 10-7 win over the Birmingham Barons in Game Four, Sunday afternoon at Smokies Park. The win evens the best-of-five series at two games apiece and forces a series-deciding Game Five on Monday night […]

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The Process: A Playoff Celebration (Episode 8)

For the fifth time since 2009, the Tennessee Smokies celebrated a Southern League North Division title after defeating the Mobile BayBears on Monday, August 26, 2013.  The win set up a first-round playoff matchup against the Birmingham Barons. Episode 8 of ‘The Process’ documents the clubhouse celebration after the Smokies’ clinching win while the Smokies […]

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