On The Farm: Tennessee Eclipsed By Suns As Jacksonville Evens Series

On The Farm: Tennessee Eclipsed By Suns As Jacksonville Evens Series

Wednesday Sept. 15, 2010
Posted: 10:15 p.m.

By Kevin Czerwinski
CSNChicago.com
CUBSTennessee AA
Jacksonville evened the Southern League championship series at a game apiece Wednesday night with a 7-6 victory over Tennessee at Smokies Park.

Jeff Corsalettis sacrifice fly in the top of the ninth inning brought home the game winner. Ryan Curry led off the inning with a single off Esmailin Caridad. He stole second and advanced to third on a throwing error by Tennessee catcher Steve Clevenger before Corsaletti lofted a fly ball to right.

The Smokies had tied the score at 6-6 in the bottom of the eighth inning on Tony Campanas two-run single. Though they put the tying run on again in the ninth courtesy of an Osvaldo Martinez error, they were unable to get Brandon Guyer home after he reached base. Blake Lalli abruptly ended the rally and the game by hitting into a doubleplay.

Chris Carpenter started and was hit hard early, allowing five runs on seven hits over 3 23 innings. It was his shortest Double-A outing since May 28 though he did have a three-inning start against Iowa on Aug. 24. Carpenter had beaten Jacksonville twice during the regular season but came undone in the third inning when he allowed four runs.

Russ Canzler and Tony Thomas combined to go 5-for-8 and score four runs for the Smokies while Guyer had a solo homer. The series shifts to Jacksonville for Game Three on Friday.

Kevin Czerwinski can be reached at ktczerwinski@gmail.com.

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The Denver Nuggets have been hot of late, winning seven of their last 10 games against pretty stiff competition. However, they were no match in a tough virtual matchup on Friday night. 

CSN Chicago associate producer Adam Yingst took on Nikola Jokic and company in #MeVsNuggets, a challenge in which the person watching must eat more chicken nuggets than Denver has field goals. 

Fighting a cold, Yingst powered through 41 chicken nuggets to seal the victory over Denver. If that isn't reminiscent of the Michael Jordan flu game, then we don't know what is. 

Watch this impressive accomplishment and catch some funny outtakes in the video above.