Barons extend division lead with win over Smokies

Posted on July 31, 2014 at 10:26 am

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Albert Almora hit his first Southern League home run, but the Barons pounded out three home runs of their own and the Smokies lost the finale of their five game series in Birmingham 7-3 at Regions Field on Wednesday night. The Smokies (20-20, 53-56) dropped to a game and a half back of the Barons (21-18, 50-59) in the Second Half standings with the loss. The Birmingham

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  • Smokies lose 3-2

    Posted on July 30, 2014 at 10:33 am

    BIRMINGHAM – Pin-Chieh Chen scored the tying run in the ninth on an infield single by Jae-Hoon, but the Smokies failed to hold the tie in the ninth after Chris Curley drove in the game winning run in Birmingham’s 3-2 win versus the Smokies at Regions Field on Tuesday night. The loss dropped the Smokies (20-19, 53-55) back into second place in the Second Half standings behind the victorious Barons

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  • Smokies top Barons, reclaim North Division lead

    Posted on July 29, 2014 at 10:25 am

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Addison Russell and Albert Almora both went 4-for-6 and Dustin Geiger drove in three runs while going 2-for-2 with three walks in Tennessee’s 11-8 victory over the Birmingham Barons at Regions Field Monday night. The victory moved the Smokies (20-18, 53-54) back into first place in the second half standings by one-half game over the Barons (19-18, 48-59). Russell, Almora and Geiger each doubled in the Tennessee

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  • Smokies fall out of first place in Birmingham

    Posted on July 28, 2014 at 11:15 am

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — 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 Half Standings leading Barons (19-17, 48-58). Cervenka and Castillo were charged with four runs

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  • Cub reporter: Friday night’s game goes downhill

    Posted on July 26, 2014 at 10:42 pm


    KODAK – The Smokies played the Mississippi Braves on Friday night and started the fireworks early with Addison Russell (SS) slugging in his first home run of the game in the bottom of the first inning. The Smokies started off well, ending the first inning 5-0. Russell hit his second home run in the second inning to bring up the score to 6-0. Their luck seemed to run out in

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  • Smokies take over first place in North division

    Posted on July 25, 2014 at 10:04 am

    Tennessee Smokies shortstop Addison Russell beats out a throw against the Mississippi Braves on Thursday night at Smokies Park in Kodak. Russell, who was recently acquired from the Oakland A’s for Jeff Samardzija has ignited the Smokies to take over first place.

    KODAK — Pierce Johnson was on target from the mound and the Tennessee Smokies offense did just enough Thursday night at Smokies Park. The Smokies won their third straight game, beating the Mississippi Braves 4-2 in front of 4,586 fans. “Pierce was good tonight,” Smokies manager Buddy Bailey said. “He did have some walks, but he got eight punch-outs. He was in control. His pitch count was in the 80s

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  • Tennessee topples Mississippi 6-3 for second-straight win

    Posted on July 24, 2014 at 10:30 am

    KODAK – Tennessee second baseman Stephen Bruno and third baseman Christian Villanueva each recorded two hits, drove in two runs, and played a key part in the Smokies’ three-run sixth inning that allowed them to pull away and top the Mississippi Braves 6-3 on Wednesday evening at Smokies Stadium. The victory as the second straight for the Smokies as they improved to 17-16 in the second half and can clinch

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