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Nashville Sounds suffer 4-1 loss at Oklahoma City Dodgers

 

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Nashville SoundsOklahoma City, OK – The Nashville Sounds (36-38) matched the Oklahoma City Dodgers with six hits Saturday night at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark, but failed to convert chances as the home team took the victory, 4-1.

Sounds centerfielder Jaff Decker, 2-for-4, provided the team’s lone run in the game with a solo home run in the fifth off Oklahoma City starter Wilmer Font (6-4).

Opposite Font was right-handed pitcher Ben Bracewell (0-1) manning the bump for Nashville in his Triple-A debut. The 26-year-old used 74 pitches to collect four strikeouts over four innings and walk three.

Nashville Sounds’ Jaff Decker Goes Deep, 2-for-4; Ben Bracewell Debuts. (Nashville Sounds)

Nashville Sounds’ Jaff Decker Goes Deep, 2-for-4; Ben Bracewell Debuts. (Nashville Sounds)

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Nashville Sounds fall to Oklahoma City Dodgers, 4-3

 

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Nashville SoundsOklahoma City, OK – The Nashville Sounds finished on the wrong side of a 4-2 contest Friday night against the Oklahoma City Dodgers at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark.

The loss drops the Sounds’ record to 36-37, below .500 for the first time since May 20th when they were 19-20 after a loss to Sacramento.

Following Ryan Lavarnway’s sacrifice fly in the eighth, the Sounds loaded the bases with two outs; but the team’s final rally ended on a strikeout to outfielder Kenny Wilson.

Nashville Sounds’ Last Rally In The Eighth Comes Up Short Against Dodgers. (Nashville Sounds)

Nashville Sounds’ Last Rally In The Eighth Comes Up Short Against Dodgers. (Nashville Sounds)

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Nashville Sounds split games with New Orleans Baby Cakes

 

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Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – Matt Olson’s walk-off three-run homer gave the Nashville Sounds a 6-3 win in game two of Tuesday’s doubleheader at First Tennessee Park. The dramatic homer completed a furious comeback and helped the Sounds earn a doubleheader split in front of 7,734 fans.

The Sounds’ offense was in a major funk and trailing 3-0 in the bottom of the sixth inning when Joey Wendle cracked a three-run blast off Baby Cakes reliever Javy Guerra to even the game at 3-3. It snapped a 19-inning stretch in which the Sounds failed to score a run.

Nashville Sounds' Matt Olson’s Three-Run Blast Salvages Doubleheader Split against New Orlands Baby Cakes. (Nashville Sounds)

Nashville Sounds’ Matt Olson’s Three-Run Blast Salvages Doubleheader Split against New Orlands Baby Cakes. (Nashville Sounds)

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Nashville Sounds drop two games to New Orleans Baby Cakes

 

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Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – The New Orleans Baby Cakes swept the Nashville Sounds in a doubleheader in front of 7,977 fans at First Tennessee Park Monday night. The Sounds’ offense was shut out in both games and collected a total of just six hits.

The doubleheader was made up as part of the suspended game from April 30th between the two teams. When play resumed on Monday, the score was 0-0 in the top of the fourth inning.

Nashville Sounds and New Orleans Baby Cakes Play Another Doubleheader Tuesday Night in Nashville. (Nashville Sounds)

Nashville Sounds and New Orleans Baby Cakes Play Another Doubleheader Tuesday Night in Nashville. (Nashville Sounds)

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Nashville Sounds drop 4-2 game to Iowa Cubs

 

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Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – It was a sloppy Thursday night in Nashville between the Sounds and the Iowa Cubs in front of 10,469 fans at First Tennessee Park. A total of six runs scored but just two were earned in Iowa’s 4-2 victory.

The first two batters of the ball game reached on base hits for the Sounds. Franklin Barreto came around to open the scoring on a sacrifice fly from Matt Olson.

Nashville starter, Paul Blackburn was superb through the first five innings but things unraveled for him in the sixth. Stephen Bruno reached on an error by the shortstop Franklin Barreto. Blackburn then issued back-to-back free passes to load the bases for Jacob Hannemann who promptly singled home the game-tying run. The Sounds hurler recorded outs on the next two hitters but yielded a two-run double to Victor Caratini to surrender the lead to the I-Cubs.

Nashville Sounds' Franklin Barreto Records Another Multi-Hit Game. (Nashville Sounds)

Nashville Sounds’ Franklin Barreto Records Another Multi-Hit Game. (Nashville Sounds)

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Nashville Sounds get commanding 6-1 Win over Iowa Cubs

 

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Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds got timely hitting and solid pitching in a 6-1 win over the Iowa Cubs in front of 5,930 fans at First Tennessee Park Wednesday night.

Matt Olson and Mark Canha crushed home runs and Corey Walter turned in a quality start to help the Sounds (33-30) even the four-game series at one game each.

Nashville used small ball to manufacture the first two runs of the game in the second. Canha walked to start the inning and sprinted to third on a base hit by Joey Wendle. Moments later, Wendle swiped second before Ryan Lavarnway plated Canha with a sacrifice fly.

Wendle was at it again when he stole third base without a throw. He raced home when Matt McBride lifted a sacrifice fly to right field to give Nashville a 2-0 advantage.

Sounds' Corey Walter Tosses Six Solid Innings as Nashville Evens Series. (Nashville Sounds)

Sounds’ Corey Walter Tosses Six Solid Innings as Nashville Evens Series. (Nashville Sounds)

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Nashville Sounds seventh inning collapse leads to 8-4 loss to Iowa Cubs

 

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Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – The Iowa Cubs sent 12 to the plate in a six-run seventh inning en route to an 8-4 win over the Nashville Sounds in front of 8,771 fans at First Tennessee Park Tuesday night.

The Sounds (32-30) built an early 4-0 lead behind another strong start by Chris Smith only to see it erased when the bullpen faltered.

Renato Nuñez provided some early fireworks when he launched his Pacific Coast League-leading 18th home run of the season in the bottom of the second inning.

Nashville Sounds Blows Second Straight Four-Run Lead. (Nashville Sounds)

Nashville Sounds Blows Second Straight Four-Run Lead. (Nashville Sounds)

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Nashville Sounds fall in extra innings to Memphis Redbirds, 10-9

 

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Nashville SoundsMemphis, TN – The Memphis Redbirds scored a pair of runs in the bottom of the 12th inning and outlasted the Nashville Sounds, 10-9, Sunday afternoon at AutoZone Park. Sunday’s win secured the series for Memphis, and gave them a five-game lead over Nashville in the American Southern Division standings.

Breyvic Valera was the hero when his base hit up the middle scored Wilfredo Tovar with the winning run with just one out in the 12th inning.

The knock came just moments after the Sounds (32-29) took a 9-8 lead on Matt Chapman’s 16th home run of the season – a solo shot in the top of the 12th that broke the tie. Chapman’s blast extended his hitting streak to a career-long 10 games.

Nashville Sounds Blows Multiple Late Leads to Close the Road Trip. (Nashville Sounds)

Nashville Sounds Blows Multiple Late Leads to Close the Road Trip. (Nashville Sounds)

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Nashville Sounds get 6-3 win at Memphis Redbirds

 

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Nashville SoundsMemphis, TN – The Nashville Sounds rallied behind a big two-run double from Renato Nuñez in the top of the eighth inning en route to a 6-3 win over the Memphis Redbirds at AutoZone Park Saturday night.

After trailing multiple times throughout the night, Nuñez stepped to the plate with the bases loaded in the eighth and drilled a ball off the wall to plate a pair of runs to put the Sounds (32-28) ahead for good.

The double was the second of the night for Nunez who is hitting .405 (17-for-42) over his last 12 games.

Young left-hander Dalton Sawyer was pressed into action for Nashville and made a spot start after being transferred from Single-A Beloit earlier in the day. The southpaw allowed a two-run double to Carson Kelly in the first inning but settled in nicely and delivered a quality start.

Nashville Sounds' Renato Nuñez hits Clutch Double in the Eighth that proves to be the Difference. (Nashville Sounds)

Nashville Sounds’ Renato Nuñez hits Clutch Double in the Eighth that proves to be the Difference. (Nashville Sounds)

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Nashville Sounds fall in extra innings to Memphis Redbirds

 

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Nashville SoundsMemphis, TN – Randall Grichuk’s walk-off single to deep center field gave the Memphis Redbirds a 2-1 win over the Nashville Sounds Friday night at AutoZone Park.

Grichuk’s drive came with the bases loaded and two outs in the bottom of the 10th inning. Sounds (31-28) reliever Simon Castro found himself in a jam after issuing a leadoff walk to Patrick Wisdom with the score even at 1-1.

A sacrifice bunt moved Wisdom to second, and a wild pitch put him 90 feet away. Castro came back to strike out Wilfredo Tovar, but then hit Todd Cunningham and intentionally walked Nick Martini to load the bases.

Randall Grichuk 10th Inning Hit Wins it for the Memphis Redbirds. (Nashville Sounds)

Randall Grichuk 10th Inning Hit Wins it for the Memphis Redbirds. (Nashville Sounds)

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