Smokies fall to Trash Pandas, 7-4

(Tennessee Smokies PR) The Tennessee Smokies fell to the Rocket City Trash Pandas, 7-4 Thursday night at Toyota Field in Madison, Alabama. The Trash Pandas (56-43, 15-15) rallied from an early deficit and Preston Palmiero’s seventh-inning home run gave Rocket City a lead it never relinquished.
The Smokies (54-45, 17-13) took the early lead on home runs from Chase Strumpf, his 16th of the season in his first game back from the Injured List, and Alexander Canario, his team-leading 19th. Jake Washer and Jake Slaughter also had RBI hits.
Smokies starter DJ Herz put together a solid outing, pitching 4.2 innings of two-run baseball, even though he walked four batters and hit an additional three. LHP Bailey Horn (L, 1-2) took the loss, allowing three runs in just 0.2 of an inning.
The Smokies will continue their six-game road trip against the Rocket City Trash Pandas Friday night at Toyota Field in Madison. First pitch is set for 7:35 p.m. ET when the Smokies send Riley Thompson (0-3, 6.67) to the mound against RHP Brett Kerry (3-5, 4.61).

About Jim Harris

Jim Harris has been WYSH's News & Sports Director since 2000. In addition to reporting local news, he is the play-by-play voice for Clinton High School football, boys' and girls' basketball and baseball. Catch Jim live weekdays beginning at 6:30 am for live local news, sports, weather and traffic plus the Community Bulletin Board, shenanigans with Ron Meredith and more on the Country Club Morning Show on WYSH. Jim lives in Clinton with his wife Kelly and daughter Carolina, and cats Oliver, Bow and Libby.

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