Last, but not least, we have the Tennessee Smokies taking on the Birmingham Barons. The Smokies picked up a 4-1 win on the Barons last night.
With Chris Rusin taking care of business with a no-hitter with the Triple-A affiliate – third base prospect Kris Bryant made some noise of his own. Bryant finished the game 3-for-4 with six RBIs and one walk.
Bryant stole the show tonight with his power as he was able to crush two home runs. The first home run was a three-run shot during the bottom of the first inning that gave the Smokies a 3-0 lead. Bryant would add his eighth homer run of the season during the bottom of the fifth. It was a solo blast that would extend Tennessee’s lead to 6-1. He later finished the night with a two-run double during the bottom of the eighth inning to stretch the lead to 11-1.
Starting pitcher Dae-Eun Rhee had himself another solid outing for the Smokies tonight. Rhee worked through seven solid innings, giving up only three hits and the only run of the ball game by the Barons. He was only able to strikeout two batters, but it was a great performance either way.
Right-handed reliever Arodys Vizcaino would enter the game during the ninth and slam the door on the Barons.
Winning pitcher is Dae-Eun Rhee (2-1, 3.25 ERA) losing pitcher is Myles Jaye (0-4, 5.25 ERA).
Kris Bryant looks like he’s trying to get the attention of Jed Hoyer and Theo Epstein. Is Bryant almost ready for ‘The Show’?
Final Score: Smokies 12, Barons 1.
Tennessee Smokies improve to 19-14 on the season.