Streaks can run hot and cold but Elliot Soto, who has put together both this summer, said it’s important not to be distracted by the present.
It didn’t take long for Kevin Brown to get comfortable.
Brian Cox still remembers having to change uniforms and logos every time the Tennessee Smokies switched their major league affiliation.
To many in town, they were just Al and Elaine.
Jackson’s John Hicks hit a game tying double and Mike Dowd hit a two-run home run in the eighth as the Generals came back to beat the Smokies 8-6 at Generals Park night. Smokies’ reliever Austin Kirk suffered his first blown save and allowed four runs over two innings in the loss.
The Smokies erased a six-run, first-inning deficit with three runs in the second, one in the third and eight in the fourth as they came from behind to defeat the Generals 17-13 in Jackson on Sunday night. Rubi Silva was 4-for-6 with five runs batted in and Jorge Soler was 2-for-5 with four batted in for Tennessee.
Barons starting pitcher Terry Doyle retired each of his final 14 batters faced, while catcher Kevan Smith recorded three hits and drove home two runs as Birmingham thwarted a late Smokies comeback attempt to avoid a series sweep and top Tennessee 6-2 on Friday night at Smokies Stadium.
Tennessee right fielder Jorge Soler drove in two runs and reached base four times, while third baseman Kris Bryant launched his third longball in two nights and center fielder Jae-Hoon Ha delivered the game-winning two-run single in the Smokies’ 5-4 toppling of the Birmingham Barons on Thursday night at Smokies Stadium.
Charlie Cutler was 3-for-5 with a season high four runs batted in, Kris Bryant hit his sixth home run of the season and Pierce Johnson earned his first Southern League victory as the Smokies won their sixth straight game 8-4 versus the Lookouts in Chattanooga on Saturday night.
Anthony Giansanti drove in two with a pinch-hit single and Stephen Bruno drove in two more with a two-run double in a six run sixth for the Smokies as they rallied back from a three run deficit to defeat the Lookouts 8-7 at AT&T Field in Chattanooga night.
Rafael Lopez was 3 for 4 with a RBI double in the first, Stephen Bruno had a two-run pinch hit double during a five run ninth and Matt Loosen struck out a season high eight while allowing just one run over five innings as the Smokies defeated the Lookouts 7-2 at AT&T Field in Chattanooga night.
Dustin Geiger was 2-for-2 with two runs batted in, John Andreoli was 2-for-4 with three runs and Rafael Lopez hit a go-ahead home run in the seventh as the Smokies defeated the Lookouts, 4-3, in the first game of a five game series at AT&T Field night.
Smokies third baseman Kris Bryant slapped a run-scoring double down the left field line to extend his on-base streak to 24 as part of a four-run sixth inning, while starter Corey Black allowed a lone earned run in six solid innings to lead Tennessee to a 4-1 victory over the Huntsville Stars Monday evening at Smokies Stadium.
The Smokies scored eight runs on five hits in the first to give starter Corey Black a comfortable cushion en route to a 9-1 victory over the Barons at Regions Field on Wednesday afternoon. Tennessee leaves Birmingham with a 3-2 series victory
This felt more like the Boston Marathons Dr. John Hood fondly remembers.
Smokies catcher Rafael Lopez collected two hits, including a homer, and drove in two runs, while Jackson plated three late ninth inning tallies to give the Generals a 6-4 victory over Tennessee on Mondayevening at Smokies Stadium.
Smokies right-handed starter Corey Black fired five no-hit innings, while second baseman Stephen Bruno delivered a clutch ninth-inning single to give Tennessee a 6-5 walk-off victory over the Chattanooga Lookouts on Friday night at Smokies Stadium.
Dick Davis took a long glance out over Smokies Stadium on Wednesday morning.
Tennessee right-hander C.J. Edwards allowed a lone earned run in 5 2/3 innings, while catcher Rafael Lopez came through in the clutch with a two-out two-run double in the sixth, to propel the Smokies to a 3-1 home opener victory over the Chattanooga Lookouts in front of 4,899 fans on Friday evening at Smokies Stadium.
Pensacola starting pitcher Michael Lorenzen struck out seven over seven scoreless innings to power the Blue Wahoos to a 3-2 win over the Tennessee Smokies in the finale of a five-game series on Monday night.
Dustin Geiger hit a solo home run in the ninth, but the Smokies failed to score again in the final frame and lost their second straight game 3-2 to the Blue Wahoos at Pensacola Bayfront Stadium night.
Pensacola picked up a seven-inning shutout of Tennessee on a Saturday night where top-level pitching talent took the mount at Pensacola Bayfront Stadium.
Kris Bryant's second homer in as many night was the difference for the Tennessee Smokies on Friday.