Topic: Milwaukee Brewers
Nashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds 2017 coaching staff has been announced by the Oakland Athletics and is highlighted by new Manager, Ryan Christenson.
Christenson, 42, will manage at the Triple-A level for the first time after leading the Double-A Midland RockHounds to Texas League titles in 2015 and 2016.
The 2016 Texas League Manager of the Year, Christenson enters his fifth season in the Oakland organization. His coaching staff will consist of pitching coach Rick Rodriguez, hitting coach Eric Martins, athletic trainer Brad LaRosa and strength and conditioning coach Henry Torres. Rodriguez, Martins and LaRosa were members of the 2016 Sounds coaching staff.
Colorado Springs, CO – Lewis Brinson hit a grand slam in the bottom of the seventh inning to lift the Colorado Springs Sky Sox to a 4-1 win over the Nashville Sounds Wednesday night at Security Service Field.
With the Sounds (63-49) leading 1-0 in the seventh, Brinson clobbered a 2-1 pitch from reliever Tucker Healy over the left field wall for the slam.
The long ball came after two singles and a walk to load the bases. Brinson was just acquired by the Milwaukee Brewers in a deadline deal with the Texas Rangers.
Nashville, TN – The first-place Nashville Sounds begin an eight-game homestand on Friday, July 22nd when they welcome the Triple-A affiliate of the Kansas City Royals – the Omaha Storm Chasers – to First Tennessee Park.
Following the set against the Omaha Storm Chasers, the Nashville Sounds host the Triple-A affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers – the Colorado Springs Sky Sox – for four games from July 26th-29th.
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Sounds start season with Eight-Game Homestand
Nashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds Baseball Club begins its 2016 season tomorrow, Thursday, April 7th when they welcome the Oklahoma City Dodgers on Opening Day.
Thursday’s 6:35pm game is the start of a season-opening eight-game homestand at First Tennessee Park. Following the four-game series with the Dodgers, the Sounds welcome the Colorado Springs Sky Sox, the Triple-A affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers, for a four-game series scheduled for April 11th-14th.
Instant Peay Play: APSU Governors baseball fans expectations should be high with Travis Janssen hire
Clarksville, TN – For the best part of the last 20 years Austin Peay State University’s baseball team has been at or near the top of the standings of the Ohio Valley Conference, so this past week’s announcement of the hiring of Travis Janssen as its new head coach should keep fans expectations high.
Since 1994 the baseball program has won 12 OVC titles, six regular-season championships (1994, 2003, 04, 07, 11, 12) and six OVC tournament titles (1996, 2005, 07, 11, 12, 13), which led to six NCAA tournament appearances and two regional final games.
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Clarksville, TN – Travis Janssen, who revived a Northeastern State (Oklahoma) program as head coach in between two stints as the top assistant at Jacksonville State, has been hired as Austin Peay State University’s new head baseball coach.
Janssen replaces Gary McClure, who resigned in August. The Manhattan, KS, native becomes APSU’s 11th head baseball coach but only second since 1988.
Clarksville, TN – We make a lot of fun of the New York Metropolitans in this space, but it’s time to acknowledge that the Mets are at least somewhat Amazin’ this season.
(That’s right, the Braves have been so terrible this year that I’ve resorted to the New York Mets to find some good in baseball. Also, scotch.)
With David Wright missing a large swath of the season, Yoenis Cespedes and Juan Uribe not showing up until midway through and a regular cast that includes people you’ve never heard of (Michael Conforto, Juan Lagares), thought to be retired (Curtis Granderson, Michael Cuddyer) or terrible (Lucas Duda, Daniel Murphy, Lucas Duda again), the Mets were supposed to be a year away.
Nashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds return from the All-Star Break to open a four-game series against the Omaha Storm Chasers (Triple-A Royals) on Thursday, July 16th.
Thursday’s game features a jersey salt and pepper shakers giveaway.
The weekend series will include a tote bag giveaway, autograph day, apron giveaway, Fox 17 Friday Night Fireworks and the third Faith Night of the season.
Nashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds are back at First Tennessee Park starting Monday, facing off against the Memphis Redbirds (Triple-A Cardinals) and Omaha Storm Chasers (Triple-A Royals) for seven games.
The homestand includes Fox 17 Friday Night Fireworks, a baseball hat giveaway, Star Wars Night and more.
Everything kicks off Monday with the Tennessee Lottery I-40 Cup Series. It is also Social Media Monday.
Written by Colby Wilson
Clarksville, TN – Over the weekend, news trickled out that the Braves had kicked the tires on Jonathan Lucroy, injured All-Star catcher for the dumpster fire that is the Milwaukee Brewers. And this is not to knock Lucroy – a fine catcher who has proven to be worth his weight in pitch-framing and gap-to-gap power – but rather illustrate how disenfranchised the brass has become with Christian Bethancourt.
Seems odd to already be sniffing around for replacements for the Catcher of the Future after 183 big-league at-bats, yet here we (allegedly) are. Lucroy is 29, Bethancourt is 23. Math says Bethancourt is the play for the present and future. But he’s hitting .190 and has ridden pine for much of the season behind A.J. Pierzynski, both because Pierzynski has been raking (13-game hitting streak to start the year, third on the team in hitting at a .281 clip) and because Bethancourt has looked lost at the plate and merely competent defensively.
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