(Tennessee Smokies) Preston Morrison dropped to 0-4 on the season following a 7-3 loss to the Biscuits on Monday night. Morrison lasted 6.0 innings, but allowed four runs on seven hits and two walks.
Offensively, Cael Brockmeyer led the way for the Smokies. In the third inning, Brockmeyer took Biscuits’ pitcher Mike Franco deep for his second home run of the season. Brockmeyer would finish 2-for-3 at the plate with an RBI, a walk and a run scored. Smokies’ left fielder Carlos Penalver and shortstop Andrew Ely drove in runs as well.
Montgomery’s pitching led the Biscuits to victory, allowing just two runs on four Smokies’ hits. Franco received the start and went 5.0 innings. Edwin Fierro and Jordan Harrison would pitch four innings, only allowing one run. At the dish, six different Biscuits drove in runs.
Tennessee has now lost three games in a row for the first time since April 9-12, when the Smokies dropped back-to-back games to Pensacola before falling to Mississippi. Following Monday night’s loss to the Biscuits, the Smokies have now lost a series for the first time since the season opening series against the Blue Wahoos. Last season, Tennessee and Montgomery met five times, which resulted in five series wins for the Biscuits. The trend has continued to begin the 2017 season.
The Smokies will look to snap their three-game losing streak when they square off with Montgomery at 11:30 a.m. ET tomorrow morning. Tuesday’s game will be a Smokies Health and Safety day.