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Nashville Sounds upended by Omaha Storm Chasers, 6-2

 

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Nashville SoundsPapillion, NE The Nashville Sounds offense was unable to find a groove Saturday night as they were defeated 6-2 in their series opener against the Omaha Storm Chasers.

One night after not registering a base hit until the sixth inning Friday night, the Sounds wasted no time getting into the hit column Saturday night. Jorge Mateo lined a base hit to lead off the game and came around to score on Dustin Fowler’s sacrifice fly to spot James Naile with a 1-0 lead. Naile, however was unable to maintain the advantage as he yielded a two-run double from Frank Schwindel with two outs in the first inning. The runs snapped an 18.1 scoreless innings streak to begin the season for Naile.

Nashville Sounds fall to Omaha Storm Chasers 6-2 Saturday night. (Nashville Sounds)

Nashville Sounds fall to Omaha Storm Chasers 6-2 Saturday night. (Nashville Sounds)

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Nashville Sounds notch fifth shutout in fifth straight win

 

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Nashville SoundsDes Moines, IA – The Nashville Sounds used stellar pitching to extend their winning streak to five games with a 1-0 win over the Iowa Cubs at Principal Park Thursday night.

It took 10 innings to get the job done as the Sounds clinched their third straight series win after dropping the season-opening series in New Orleans.

Using baseball’s new pace of game rules, the top of the 10th began with pinch-runner Melvin Mercedes at third base in a 0-0 game. Mercedes moved to third on Slade Heathcott’s infield single. With runners at the corners, Anthony Garcia bounced into a 6-4 fielder’s choice to score Mercedes with the eventual winning run.

Nashville Sounds Fifth Shutout is Second-Most in Professional Baseball. (Nashville Sounds)

Nashville Sounds Fifth Shutout is Second-Most in Professional Baseball. (Nashville Sounds)

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Nashville Sounds’ Jaff Decker clears the bases late for 8-6 win

 

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Nashville SoundsMetairie, LA – Trailing by a pair of runs and a Sound on every base in the ninth inning, Jaff Decker roped a bases-clearing double to put the Sounds in front for good. Nashville overcame the New Orleans Baby Cakes 8-6 Saturday evening at The Shrine on Airline.

The Sounds entered the ninth trailing 6-4 and for the second time in the ball game plated four runs in an inning. A single, walk, fielder’s choice, and a hit-by pitch loaded the bases for Decker, who came through in a big way. Yairo Muñoz added an insurance run for the Sounds with a sacrifice fly after Decker swiped third base.

Nashville Sounds Posts Two Four-Run Innings in Come-From-Behind Victory. (Nashville Sounds)

Nashville Sounds Posts Two Four-Run Innings in Come-From-Behind Victory. (Nashville Sounds)

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Nashville Sounds rally to beat New Orleans Baby Cakes 3-2

 

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Nashville SoundsMetairie, LA – An eighth inning flurry of hits helped the Nashville Sounds get past the New Orleans Baby Cakes 3-2 Friday night.

Renato Nuñez tripled just inside the first base bag and down into the right field corner to spark the rally. Joey Wendle ripped a base hit to right field to plate Nuñez and put the Sounds on top for good.

Chris Carter followed Wendle’s single with a base knock of his own but Nashville was unable to add an insurance run.

Nashville Sounds' Renato Muñoz Extends Hitting Streak to Eight Games. (Nashville Sounds)

Nashville Sounds’ Renato Muñoz Extends Hitting Streak to Eight Games. (Nashville Sounds)

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Nashville Sounds lose to Omaha Storm Chasers 4-3 in extra innings

 

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Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – For the second time in three games the Omaha Storm Chasers outlasted the Nashville Sounds in extra innings. Hunter Dozier’s bloop single in the 11th inning sealed the Sounds fate Wednesday night.

With two outs and a runner on third base in the top of the 11th inning Lou Trivino jammed Dozier but the Omaha right fielder muscled the pitch into shallow center field to put the Storm Chasers in front for good.

Yairo Muñoz collected a pair of hits for his fifth consecutive multi-hit game. Franklin Barreto went 3-for-3 for his fifth multi-hit game in his last eight.

Nashville Sounds Yairo Muñoz Collects Fifth Straight Multi-Hit Effort. (Nashville Sounds)

Nashville Sounds Yairo Muñoz Collects Fifth Straight Multi-Hit Effort. (Nashville Sounds)

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Nashville Sounds slay Iowa Cubs 7-0

 

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Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds cracked a pair of home runs and got a bright pitching performance from Ben Bracewell in a 7-0 win over the Iowa Cubs in front of 8,119 fans at First Tennessee Park Monday afternoon.

Joey Wendle started the scoring early when he launched a three-run homer into The Band Box in the bottom of the first inning. It was Wendle’s eighth home run of the season and snapped a Sounds skid of 0-for-14 with runners in scoring position.

Nashville added a run in the second when Melvin Mercedes singled up the middle and Jaff Decker perfectly placed a double down the left field line to bring in Mercedes and make it 4-0.

Nashville Sounds Pitchers Notch Ninth Shutout of the Season. (Nashville Sounds)

Nashville Sounds Pitchers Notch Ninth Shutout of the Season. (Nashville Sounds)

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Iowa Cubs shut down Nashville Sounds at First Tennessee Park, 4-0

 

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Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – Iowa Cubs starter Matt Swarmer turned in a brilliant performance to help the Cubs to a 4-0 win over the Nashville Sounds in front of a sellout crowd of 10,913 at First Tennessee Park Saturday night.

Called up from Single-A South Bend Saturday afternoon, Swarmer tossed seven shutout innings and limited the Sounds to only four hits. The chances against the right-hander were few and far between.

Nashville had two hits through the first four innings – a single by Josh Phegley in the first, and a single by Matt McBride in the third.

Nashville Sounds Offense Goes Quiet after Big Games in Memphis. (Nashville Sounds)

Nashville Sounds Offense Goes Quiet after Big Games in Memphis. (Nashville Sounds)

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Nashville Sounds down Memphis Redbirds 3-1

 

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Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – Zach Neal fired seven strong innings to lead the Nashville Sounds to a 3-1 win over the Memphis Redbirds Friday night in front of 9,066 fans at First Tennessee Park.

Neal’s fantastic outing was the first time a Sounds starter went seven innings since Corey Walter tossed seven against New Orleans on June 20th.

The lone run the right-hander allowed came in the first inning. Memphis first baseman Alex Mejia doubled to the right-center gap with two outs in the frame to put a runner in scoring position. Stephen Piscotty followed by hitting a high fly ball towards the left field wall.

Nashville Sounds Right-Hander Zach Neal Logs Seven Innings in Series Opener. (Nashville Sounds)

Nashville Sounds Right-Hander Zach Neal Logs Seven Innings in Series Opener. (Nashville Sounds)

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Nashville Sounds get solid victory over Tacoma Rainiers

 

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Nashville SoundsTacoma, WA – The Nashville Sounds salvaged a series split with the Tacoma Rainiers after Thursday night’s 7-4 victory. The Sounds wrapped up their eight-game road trip with a 5-3 record.

Ben Bracewell was solid on the mound for Nashville, spanning five innings while allowing just a pair of runs, one earned, on just two hits to pick up his second victory of the season. His lone blemish was a Dan Vogelbach solo shot in the second inning that put the Rainiers on the board. Both free passes issued by Bracewell came in his fifth and final inning of work as he came to the end of the line.

Nashville Sounds Jaff Decker and Melvin Mercedes Each Collect Three Hits in Win. (Nashville Sounds)

Nashville Sounds Jaff Decker and Melvin Mercedes Each Collect Three Hits in Win. (Nashville Sounds)

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Nashville Sounds loses to Tacoma Rainiers 9-2

 

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Nashville SoundsTacoma, WA – The Tacoma Rainiers scored a pair of runs in the opening inning and never looked back in a 9-2 win over the Nashville Sounds Wednesday night at Cheney Stadium.

Tacoma first baseman Dan Vogelbach drilled an opposite field two-run homer off Nashville starter Frankie Montas in the first inning to start the scoring for the Rainiers.

Nashville managed hits in each of the first three innings but came away with only one run. Franklin Barreto’s first inning double, and Yairo Munoz’s second inning single went for naught as Tacoma starter Sam Gaviglio worked around both in his first two frames.

Rainiers Drill Two Homers to Take Series Lead over Nashville Sounds. (Nashville Sounds)

Rainiers Drill Two Homers to Take Series Lead over Nashville Sounds. (Nashville Sounds)

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