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Tennessee Smokies (AA)

The Tennessee Smokies lost to the Birmingham Barons 3-1

The Smokies had a much better game than the AAA squad, but a loss is a loss and they all count the same. That being said, there was definitely more to get excited about in the Smokies Box Score than there was in Iowa’s so let’s dive into it.

Pete Crow-Armstrong (OF) took an 0-3 yesterday but he did walk twice.

Luis Vazquez (SS) went 2-4 with two singles, a run scored and his second stolen base on the season.

BJ Murray (3B) went 1-4 with his 12th double of the season and an RBI.

Kohl Franklin (RHP) had a good bounce-back game even if he took the loss. He was only an out-shy of a quality start as he went 5.2 innings and gave up two runs on five hits and one walk while striking out three. 

Ryan Jensen (RHP) also bounced back. A few days after giving up three runs on five hits in 1.1 innings, he pitched a scoreless inning yesterday and only gave up one hit while striking out one.