The Smokies and Braves will play a doubleheader on Saturday due to rain

April 6, 2018 10:52 PM

PEARL, MISSISSIPPI - Friday night's game in Mississippi featuring the Braves and Smokies has been postponed due to rain. The Smokies and Braves will resume play tomorrow evening at 6 p.m. ET in the third inning with Tennessee leading 5-1. The game will be finished as a nine-inning game. The original game scheduled for Saturday night will be played as a seven-inning game following the conclusion of the first game.


Tennessee got off to a fast start Friday evening after losing the season-opener 3-0 last night. In the top of the first, Jason Vosler drove in the Smokies' first run of the season, hitting a sacrifice fly to give the Smokies a 1-0 lead. The Braves responded with a run of their own in the bottom half of the inning, but Tennessee would explode for three runs in the top of the second to take a 4-1 lead.


The Smokies would extend their lead to 5-1 in the top of the third before the game was suspended with two outs in the top half of the inning with Trent Giambrone at the plate.





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

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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