Results tagged ‘ Tennessee Smokies ’

8/30 Minor matters

Brad Snyder had three hits and two RBIs to lead Iowa to a 8-7 win over Omaha on Sunday. Snyder now has 95 RBIs, most on the team. Jason Dubois also had three hits and two RBIs. Jeff Gray picked up the win in relief, although he gave up three runs on three hits and a walk in 1 1/3 innings. Jeff Stevens converted the save.

Tennessee lost 16-1 to Birmingham but still clinched the Southern League North Division second-half title because Huntsville lost. The Smokies also won the first half title. Russ Canzler hit his 21st homer for Tennessee.

Brooks Raley gave up one run on eight hits over 6 2/3 innings in Daytona’s 6-1 win over Lakeland. DJ LeMahieu had two hits and one RBI.

Brett Wallach gave up four runs on four hits and four walks over two innings in Peoria’s 6-2 loss to Clinton in the first game of a doubleheader. In the second game, Corey Martin picked up the win in relief as Peoria edged Clinton, 2-1. Justin Bour went 4-for-7 in the two games.

Alvaro Ramirez homered in the first inning but it wasn’t enough as Boise lost 5-4 to Spokane. Dustin Harrington had two hits and two RBIs.

Mesa beat the Athletics, 11-4, scoring seven runs in the eighth inning. Brian Shields had two hits and scored two runs.

— Carrie Muskat

8/26 Minor matters

Mitch Atkins threw six shutout innings but Iowa lost 2-0 in 11 innings on Scott Thorman’s walk-off homer for Omaha on Wednesday. Bryan LaHair had three hits and Jeff Gray threw two scoreless innings in relief.

Brett Jackson hit his fifth home run but it wasn’t enough as Tennessee lost 5-4 to West Tenn. Jackson’s homer in the eighth, a solo shot, tied the game at 4. Jeremy Papelbon gave up one run on three hits over three innings in the spot start.

Evan Crawford hit a walk-off sac fly in the ninth to lift Daytona to a 2-1 win over Clearwater. Jeffrey Beliveau picked up the win, pitching one inning in relief.

Ryan Searle gave up six runs on 11 hits over 4 2/3 innings in Peoria’s 6-3 loss to Cedar Rapids in the first game of a doubleheader. Matt Cerda homered and has at least one RBIs in his last five games. In the second game, Hak-Ju Lee notched his 34th multi-hit game in a 10-5 win over Cedar Rapids.

Boise scored five runs in the third to beat Tri-City, 7-6. Pierre LePage had three hits and three stolen bases. Arismendy Alcantara had two hits for his 14th multi-hit game of the season.

— Carrie Muskat

8/18 Minor matters

Jay Jackson gave up four runs, three earned, on seven hits and two walks over 5 2/3 innings in Iowa’s 5-4 loss to Sacramento on Tuesday. Marquez Smith homered for the third straight game and drove in two runs.

Tennessee had an off day Tuesday and resumes play Wednesday against Mississippi. Daytona’s game against Tampa was canceled because of the weather. The Daytona Cubs open a three-game series Wednesday against Dunedin. The Peoria Chiefs had Tuesday off also and face Burlington on Wednesday.

Richard Jones had two hits in Boise’s 7-1 loss to Everett. Matt Loosen took the loss, giving up two runs on five hits over four innings.

— Carrie Muskat

8/9 Smokies win 70th

Double-A Tennessee totaled 21 hits Monday night to beat Huntsville 16-6 and give the Smokies their 70th win of the season. Steve Clevenger and Russ Canzler each homered to back Craig Muschko (7-3). The Smokies sent 15 batters to the plate in a nine-run eighth inning.

— Carrie Muskat

7/30 Parker to Tennessee

Blake Parker was transferred from Triple-A Iowa to Double-A Tennessee on Friday. Parker was 1-4 with a 4.74 ERA in 35 games in relief with the Smokies, giving up 52 hits and walking 28 over 49 1/3 innings. He had two saves.

— Carrie Muskat

7/14 Smokies to host 2012 All-Star Game

Double-A Tennessee has been awarded the 2012 Southern League All-Star Game. It will mark the third time the event has been held at Smokies Park; Tennessee also hosted the 2001 and ’02 games. The date and time have yet to be announced.


— Carrie Muskat

6/20 Ramirez update & Smokies win

Aramis Ramirez went 0-for-3 with a walk and a strikeout on Saturday night in a rehab start with Class A Peoria. Ramirez batted second for the Chiefs in their game against Quad Cities. He grounded out to the shortstop in the first, was called out on strikes in the third and was intentionally walked in the fourth with two outs and runners at second and third. He grounded out in the sixth in his last at-bat. The Chiefs lost 7-2 to Quad Cities in front of 4,776 at O’Brien Field. He’ll start again Sunday.

* Double-A Tennessee clinched the Southern League North Division first-half title on Saturday. The Smokies won when West Tenn dropped the first game of a doubleheader. The Smokies have a 41-27 record under first-year manager Bill Dancy. Ty Wright had three hits and one RBIs, and now is batting .301 with 10 homers and 50 RBIs.

— Carrie Muskat


9/19 Smokies lose in playoffs

The Tennessee Smokies season is over. Jacksonville beat the Cubs’ Double-A team, 7-3, Saturday night to win the Southern League championship, taking the best of five series, 3-1. Andrew Cashner took the loss, giving up four runs on four hits and three walks over four innings. Second baseman Tony Thomas had two RBIs for the Smokies. Elih Villanueva picked up the win and also hit a three-run homer.

— Carrie Muskat

9/14 Burke, Coleman get top honors

Outfielder Kyler Burke and pitcher Casey Coleman were named the Cubs’ Minor League Player and Pitcher of the Year, respectively. Burke, 21, batted .303 with 43 doubles, three triples, 15 homers and 89 RBIs for Class A Peoria. Coleman, 22, who will start Game 3 of the Southern League championship, was 14-6 with a 3.68 ERA in 27 starts for Double-A Tennessee. He finished with a 3.68 ERA, and tied for the league lead in wins.

— Carrie Muskat

9/14 Tennessee Smokies playoff update

The Double-A Tennessee Smokes will open the Southern League championship series against the Jacksonville Suns on Tuesday in Jacksonville. Games 1 and 2 will be played on the Suns’ home field, with Games 3-4-5 at Smokies Park, Friday through Sunday.

The Smokies projected rotation for the five games, if all are needed, will be: Chris Carpenter in Game 1 followed by Jeremy Papelbon in Game 2, then Casey Coleman, Andrew Cashner and Hung Wen-Chen.

The Smokies, under manager Ryne Sandberg, clinched the Southern League North Division championship 3-1 by beating Huntsville.

— Carrie Muskat