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Nashville Sounds loses two games at Oklahoma City Dodgers

 

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Nashville SoundsOklahoma City, OK – The Nashville Sounds saw their record drop to an even .500 at 36-36 with a pair of losses to the Oklahoma City Dodgers at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark Thursday night.

The two teams gathered to play an unofficial doubleheader after a game in the previous series in Oklahoma City was suspended due to a power outage.

Played resumed in the top of the eighth inning with the score deadlocked at 1-1. The Sounds had chances to take the lead in the eighth and ninth innings but couldn’t push across another run. With two outs and the bases loaded in the top of the ninth, Melvin Mercedes struck out to keep the game even.

Nashville Sounds Allows Season-High 14 Runs in Game Two. (Nashville Sounds)

Nashville Sounds Allows Season-High 14 Runs in Game Two. (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 cage Iowa Cubs, 6-0

 

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Nashville SoundsDes Moines, IA – The Nashville Sounds blanked the Iowa Cubs 6-0 Sunday afternoon to clinch the four-game set. Paul Blackburn had his sinker ball working all afternoon for the Sounds en route to seven shutout innings.

Blackburn kept the ball down all afternoon long as he induced 15 compared to two fly outs to go along with four punch outs en route to seven shutout innings. He was highly efficient as well, needing just 83 to get through said seven innings.

The right-hander sat down 14 straight I-Cubs from the third to the seventh. The streak was broken when Jaimer Candelario blooped a single into shallow center field with one out in the bottom of the seventh inning. Blackburn surrendered just a pair of singles in his outing.

Paul Blackburn Posts Seven Shutout Innings While McBride and Chapman Go Deep for the Nashville Sounds. (Nashville Sounds)

Paul Blackburn Posts Seven Shutout Innings While McBride and Chapman Go Deep for the Nashville Sounds. (Nashville Sounds)

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Nashville Sounds blank Omaha Storm Chasers 4-0

 

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Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – The cool weather cooled off the Sounds bats but they found other ways to score on a soggy night at First Tennessee Park. Patience at the plate, savvy base running, and dominant pitching were part of the Sounds’ recipe for success in their 4-0 shutout of the Omaha Storm Chasers.

The shutout for the Sounds was their second straight and third in the past six games. Nashville is 4-2 in shutout games this season.

Paul Blackburn became the fourth straight Sounds starter to record a scoreless outing, extending the rotation’s stretch to 29.0 consecutive scoreless frames. Blackburn lasted a season-high seven innings and allowed just five hits while striking out six batters. He threw 98 pitches for the second straight start to match his career-high.

Nashville Sounds Offense Employs Small Ball While Pitcher Paul Blackburn Shines. (Nashville Sounds)

Nashville Sounds Offense Employs Small Ball While Pitcher Paul Blackburn Shines. (Nashville Sounds)

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Nashville Sounds dominate Omaha Storm Chasers 10-0

 

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Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – There is a recent trend of winning sweeping through Music City and Tuesday night was no different. Daniel Mengden was superb and the offense put on another show as the Sounds trounced the Omaha Storm Chasers 10-0. It was the third shutout in five games for the Sounds.

Mengden’s dominant performance followed suit with what Jharel Cotton and Daniel Gossett had done the previous two nights. The 24-year-old hurled seven shutout innings to extend the Sounds’ season long streak of 22 consecutive scoreless innings from the starting pitchers. The previous high was 20 1/3 innings. Mengden surrendered just three hits, struck out five batters, and issued no free passes en route to his second straight win.

Nashville Sounds' Daniel Mengden Dominant While Joey Wendle Collects Four Hits. (Nashville Sounds)

Nashville Sounds’ Daniel Mengden Dominant While Joey Wendle Collects Four Hits. (Nashville Sounds)

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Nashville Sounds defeat Fresno Grizzlies, 4-1

 

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Nashville SoundsFresno, CA – The Nashville Sounds began an eight-game road trip with a 4-1 victory over the Fresno Grizzlies Monday night. Catcher Bruce Maxwell returned from his stint with Oakland with a three-hit night for the Sounds.

Working his way back from Tommy John surgery, Chris Bassitt (1-0, 4.00) put together a solid start for the Sounds (16-18). Six days after making his Sounds 2017 debut, Bassitt made his first start for the ball club and cruised through a season-high five innings and needed just 62 pitches to do so.

He benefited from outstanding defense behind him. The Sounds turned a double play in each inning from the second through the fifth. The four twin-killings matched a season-high for Nashville.

Bruce Maxwell Records Three Hits in Return From Oakland. (Nashville Sounds)

Bruce Maxwell Records Three Hits in Return From Oakland. (Nashville Sounds)

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Nashville Sounds beats New Orleans Baby Cakes off Matt McBride Walk-Off Homer

 

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Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – Matt McBride hit a walk-off two-run homer in the bottom of the 12th inning to give the Nashville Sounds a dramatic 6-4 win over the New Orleans Baby Cakes in front of 8,262 fans at First Tennessee Park Monday afternoon.

With the score even at 4-4, Franklin Barreto laced a two-out triple into the right-center gap to set the stage for McBride. He hit the first pitch from lefty Kelvin Marte into the left field seats to give Nashville (10-11) the abbreviated four-game sweep.

Nashville Sounds Outfielder Matt McBride Clubs 12th-Inning Two-Run Homer to Move Win Streak to Four. (Nashville Sounds)

Nashville Sounds Outfielder Matt McBride Clubs 12th-Inning Two-Run Homer to Move Win Streak to Four. (Nashville Sounds)

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Nashville Sounds lose 8-3 to Colorado Springs Sky Sox

 

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Nashville SoundsColorado Springs, CO – The Nashville Sounds scored in multiple late innings Monday night, but the comeback attempt came up short in an 8-3 loss to the Colorado Springs Sky Sox at Security Service Field.

The offense was stuck in neutral against Sky Sox (12-5) starter Brandon Woodruff who tossed six shutout innings. The Sounds (6-11) managed just three hits off the right-hander but started to show signs of life when they loaded the bases in the sixth only to be turned away.

Trailing 3-0 into the seventh, Nashville’s Renato Nuñez launched his third homer of the season to trim the deficit to 3-1.

Nashville Drops Second Straight to Fall to 6-11 on the Season. (Nashville Sounds)

Nashville Drops Second Straight to Fall to 6-11 on the Season. (Nashville Sounds)

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Nashville Sounds rally late to beat Colorado Springs Sky Sox, 5-2

 

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Nashville SoundsColorado Springs, CO – The Nashville Sounds used a flurry of hits in the final two innings to top the Colorado Springs Sky Sox 5-2. The Sounds trailed 2-1 through seven innings but erupted for four runs on seven hits in the final two frames to earn the victory.

The win was just the second for the Sounds all season in a game when they trailed after seven innings. Nashville is now 2-8 in such games.

Melvin Mercedes wasted no time settling in on a chilly evening in Colorado Springs. The second baseman ripped a triple to right field. Mark Canha drove in his fourth run of the season as he lifted a fly ball deep enough into center field to score Mercedes from third.

Nashville Sounds Score Four Runs on Seven Hits in Final Two Innings to beat Sky Sox Saturday. (Nashville Sounds)

Nashville Sounds Score Four Runs on Seven Hits in Final Two Innings to beat Sky Sox Saturday. (Nashville Sounds)

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Lights Go Out on Nashville Sounds and Oklahoma City Dodgers, Game Suspended

 

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Nashville SoundsOklahoma City, OK – With no outs and a runner on first base in the top of the eighth inning for the Sounds a bank of lights at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark went out causing the series finale between the Sounds and the Oklahoma City Dodgers to be suspended. The game will be completed the next time the Sounds visit Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark June 22nd-25th.

On a gusty, damp Friday evening the Sounds offense hit another dry spell. Nashville lit up the scoreboard just once through 7+ innings against the Oklahoma City Dodgers.

Light bank goes out in eighth inning with the game tied at one run apiece. (Nashville Sounds)

Light bank goes out in eighth inning with the game tied at one run apiece. (Nashville Sounds)

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