Tonight (May 16, 2016) at Smokies Stadium is McGhee Tyson Airport Dollar Monday. TN Smokies baseball fans will be able to purchase hot dogs, popcorn, small Pepsi products and programs for only one dollar. (From Knoxville, take I-40 East for a short 20 minutes to Exit 407 to get to Smokies Stadium. Parking is $5.)
After suffering a blowout loss to the Barons on Saturday night, the Smokies returned the favor Sunday afternoon as they topped Birmingham by a count of 12-4. Eight different Smokies recorded a hit in the win as C Victor Caratini led the way going 3-5 at the dish to go along with two RBI and two runs.
With their win, the Smokies record improves to 17-20 while the Barons dropped to 16-21 on the year.
While they were held scoreless in the second, the Smokies’ offense exploded for nine runs combined between the third and sixth innings. Candelario led off the third frame with a double then advanced to third after RF Billy McKinney (2-5, RBI, R) shot a single to left. Caratini hit a single of his own in the next at-bat that drove home Candelario and moved McKinney to scoring position. DH Kelly Dugan (2-2, 2 RBI, 2 BB) sent a shot off the center field wall for a double that scored both Caratini and McKinney to push the Smokies ahead 6-3. The Smokies added three more runs to their name in the bottom of the fourth.
The Smokies and Barons will do it all again tonight in game three of the five-game series with the first pitch set for 7:05 p.m. ET. The Smokies will give the ball to RHP Paul Blackburn (3-1, 1.02 ERA) while the Barons will turn to RHP Carson Fulmer (3-3, 5.45 ERA).
The Pilot Pre-Game Show will kick off the broadcast at 6:50 p.m. ET, leading up to the 7:05 p.m. ET first pitch from Smokies Stadium. Monday night’s broadcast can be heard on exclusively online at SmokiesBaseball.com or via the TuneIn Radio or MiLB First Pitch apps. The game can also be watched online via MiLB.tv.
Single-game tickets, as well as multi-voucher and season ticket packages are still available, and can be purchased online at smokiesbaseball.com, or by calling the Smokies Ticket Office at 865-286-2300.
ABOUT THE TENNESSEE SMOKIES
The Tennessee Smokies are the Double-A affiliate of the Chicago Cubs. Members of the ten-team Southern League, Smokies baseball has been entertaining families and fans of America’s national pastime in the East Tennessee region for over 100 years. To learn more about the Tennessee Smokies, visit www.smokiesbaseball.com.