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Nashville Sounds falls at home to Omaha Storm Chasers, 8-4

 

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Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – The Omaha Storm Chasers edged the Nashville Sounds, 8-4, in front of a sellout crowd of 10,442 at First Tennessee Park Thursday night. The loss snapped a four-game winning streak for the Sounds.

For the first time in 11 games, the Sounds failed to score first. Omaha’s Garin Cecchini started the scoring with a run-scoring fielder’s choice in the second.

The lead didn’t last long as Joey Wendle started the home half of the inning with a solo homer to straightaway center field. It was Nashville’s professional baseball-leading 43rd home run in the month of May.

Three Double Plays Haunt Nashville Sounds in Setback. (Nashville Sounds)

Three Double Plays Haunt Nashville Sounds in Setback. (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 blow past Sacramento River Cats 9-3

 

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Nashville SoundsSacramento, CA – Daniel Gossett dealt and the offense mashed as the Sounds capped off their eight-game road trip with a 9-3 handling of the Sacramento River Cats.

Gossett (2-4, 3.89) was spectacular as he mowed through the River Cats (16-27) line up to the tune of eight shutout innings including retiring the final 14 batters he faced. He needed just 91 pitches to get through a career-high eight innings and struck out six River Cats along the way while yielding just four singles.

Everyone got in on the action for the Sounds (20-19) offensively. All nine batters recorded a base hit and came around to score.

Nashville Sounds pitcher Daniel Gossett Throws Career-High Eight Scoreless Innings. (Nashville Sounds)

Nashville Sounds pitcher Daniel Gossett Throws Career-High Eight Scoreless Innings. (Nashville Sounds)

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Nashville Sounds blank Sacramento River Cats, 4-0

 

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Nashville SoundsSacramento, CA – A dominant performance from Jharel Cotton and a three RBI day from Matt Olson propelled the Nashville Sounds past the Sacramento River Cats 4-0 Sunday afternoon. Cotton was electric all game long as he matched his season-high with nine punch outs to lead the Sounds to their first Sunday victory in 2017.

Cotton’s nine strikeouts and seven innings pitched were both season-highs for any Sounds pitcher in a game this season. The River Cats scattered just three hits in those seven innings against Cotton and drew just one walk against him.

Jharel Cotton Fans Nine While Matt Olson Records Four Hits in Nashville Sounds Victory. (Nashville Sounds)

Jharel Cotton Fans Nine While Matt Olson Records Four Hits in Nashville Sounds Victory. (Nashville Sounds)

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Nashville Sounds late rally comes up short in 8-5 loss

 

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Nashville SoundsSacramento, CA – The Nashville Sounds brought the tying run to the plate twice in the final two innings but dropped Saturday night’s game 8-5 to the Sacramento River Cats. Nashville once again failed to get over the hump and get above .500 for the season.

Despite reaching the .500 mark for the seventh time in 2017, the Sounds still have not been above .500 since April 8th when they were 2-1.

For the sixth consecutive ball game the Sounds (19-20) drew first blood but unlike the previous five it wasn’t the long ball that broke the ice. With the bases loaded in the top of the third inning, Matt Chapman drew a walk to score Jaycob Brugman who started the two out rally with a base hit.

Nashville Sounds Crank Out Two More Big Flys for Sixth Straight Multi-Homer Game. (Nashville Sounds)

Nashville Sounds Crank Out Two More Big Flys for Sixth Straight Multi-Homer Game. (Nashville Sounds)

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Nashville Sounds hold Sacramento River Cats scoreless Friday night

 

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Nashville SoundsSacramento, CA – It was a new day but the same story for the Sounds on their trip through California. The Sounds powered their way to another victory, this time a 6-0 victory over the Sacramento River Cats on the back of a pair of home runs to continue their explosive month of May.

In the month of May the Sounds (19-19) have cranked 35 home runs, which is more than any team in professional baseball. Through the first five games of their current eight-game road trip the Sounds have launched 13 long balls.

Northern California native, Paul Blackburn (2-4, 3.89) posted his best outing of the season Friday night.

Nashville Sounds Mash Two More Home Runs for Fifth Straight Multi-Homer Game. (Nashville Sounds)

Nashville Sounds Mash Two More Home Runs for Fifth Straight Multi-Homer Game. (Nashville Sounds)

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Nashville Sounds pound Fresno Grizzlies, 13-3

 

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Nashville SoundsFresno, CA – The Nashville Sounds red-hot offense flipped it into high gear Thursday night with a 13-3 win over the Fresno Grizzlies at Chukchansi Park.

The runs came in waves for the top home run hitting team in Minor League Baseball. Matt Chapman hit a solo homer, and Franklin Barreto clubbed a three-run blast as part of a four-run top of the third inning.

It continued in the fourth when Joey Wendle started the inning with a triple down the right field line. Wendle’s knock would be one of four extra-base hits in the frame. Matt McBride doubled, Barreto drove in two more runs with another double, and Matt Olson finished the scoring with the third double of the inning to give Nashville (18-19) a 9-1 lead.

Nashville Sounds sets season-high in runs and hits in series-clinching win over Fresno. (Nashville Sounds)

Nashville Sounds sets season-high in runs and hits in series-clinching win over Fresno. (Nashville Sounds)

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Nashville Sounds fall in ninth inning to Fresno Grizzlies

 

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Nashville SoundsFresno, CA – Fresno designated hitter A.J. Reed hit a two-run, walk-off homer in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the Grizzlies a stunning come-from-behind win over the Nashville Sounds at Chukchansi Park Wednesday afternoon.

Reed’s game-winning blast came just moments after Nashville’s Chris Parmelee looked like he was the game’s hero. With the game even at 4-4 in the top of the ninth, Parmelee launched a two-out solo homer to give the Sounds a 5-4 lead.

Sounds reliever Simon Castro – who allowed a game-tying home run in the bottom of the eighth – went back to the mound for the ninth and issued a lead off walk to Preston Tucker. The free pass came back to haunt Castro as Reed launched a 2-1 pitch from the right-hander out to deep right field to give Fresno its first win of the four-game set.

A.J. Reed’s Two-Run Blast Gives Fresno Win on Sounds. (Nashville Sounds)

A.J. Reed’s Two-Run Blast Gives Fresno Win on Sounds. (Nashville Sounds)

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Nashville Sounds dominate Fresno Grizzlies, 11-6

 

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Nashville SoundsFresno, CA – The power surge continued for the Nashville Sounds as they belted three home runs on the way to an 11-6 win over the Fresno Grizzlies at Chukchansi Park Tuesday night.

Nashville got homers from Matt Chapman, Matt Olson, and Jaycob Brugman in the blowout win. Brugman led the offensive charge with four of Nashville’s 16 hits.

Chapman wasted little time getting the scoring started when he launched his sixth homer of the season off the scoreboard in the second inning. The solo smash was part of a two-run frame as Brugman later added a run-scoring base knock.

Seven-Run Fourth Inning Highlights Nashville Sounds Second Straight Win in Fresno. (Nashville Sounds)

Seven-Run Fourth Inning Highlights Nashville Sounds Second Straight Win in Fresno. (Nashville Sounds)

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