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July 24 - Top Plays of the Night

The Smokies defense turned in four outstanding plays in their 4-2 win on July 24th against the Mississippi Braves. Starting pitcher Pierce Johnson made a game ending catch on a liner back to the mound in the sixth to seal his victorious outing. 59 more words


@MBraves Stumble, Drop Series to Smokies

Tennessee defense shines in late frames to muffle Braves rally

By: Kyle Tait, Mississippi Braves

Kodak, TN – The Tennessee Smokies pulled away with a three-run sixth and held off a Mississippi Braves late rally for a 4-2 win on Thursday night at Smokies Park.  437 more words

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Johnson's Gem Propels Smokies to Series-Clinching 4-2 Win


KODAK – Smokies starting pitcher Pierce Johnson spun six scoreless innings and relinquished only two hits while tying a single-game season-high with eight strikeouts and was supported by a three-run sixth frame as Tennessee clinched the series with a 4-2 victory over the Mississippi Braves on Thursday evening at Smokies Stadium. 647 more words

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Smokies Drop Game 1 in Huntsville 1-0


HUNTSVILLE – Rehabbing Major Leaguer Emilio Bonifacio misplayed a soft liner to center in the fourth and the resulting error led to the only run allowed by Pierce Johnson in Tennessee’s 1-0 loss in Huntsville in Game 1 of a double header on Saturday night. 259 more words

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Suns Shut Out Smokies 2-0 To Clinch Series


KODAK – Suns right-handed starting pitcher Robert Morey fired six shutout innings, with support from relievers Casey McCarthy and Nick Wittgren, while outfielder Joe Benson drove in both Jacksonville runs with a two-run double in the sixth to power the club to a 2-0 victory over the Tennessee Smokies on Saturday evening at Smokies Stadium. 573 more words

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Johnson Stellar In Smokies' 7-0 Shutout Win


Smokies starting pitcher Pierce Johnson was masterful in his return to Tennessee, yielding a lone hit in 7.1 scoreless innings of work and retiring 20 of 23 batters faced, and got plenty of support from a five-run second frame as part of a 7-0 shutout win over the Montgomery Biscuits on Wednesday evening at Smokies stadium. 682 more words

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Checking in on the Cubs top 10 prospects

Kris Bryant is ripping the cover off the ball in Double-A. (Photo by Stephen Green)

We’re more than two months into the minor league season, so it seemed like a good time to check in on some of the organization’s top prospects. 1,025 more words

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