Topic: Pacific Coast League
Nashville, TN – The Sounds pounded out six runs in the first three innings on Friday night at First Tennessee Park and avoided a sweep at the hands of the Dodgers with an 8-1 victory.
Nashville improved their record to 8-8 with the win and scored more runs tonight than they had in the first three games of the series combined.
The Sounds had outscored the opponent 13-3 in the first inning coming into tonight’s action and they added to that total with three more tallies.
Second Baseman Joey Wendle Hits First Home Run In First Tennessee Park History
Nashville, TN – The Sounds saw their early lead go by the wayside as the Dodgers put four up in the sixth and Oklahoma City stole the series opener at First Tennessee Park on Monday night, 6-2.
Nashville collected 10 hits but was just 1-for-11 with runners in scoring position and fell to 7-6 on the season.
Joey Wendle got it all started by using the favorable right-field dimensions to his advantage. The second baseman blasted the first home run in the park’s history to give the Sounds a 1-0 lead in the home half of the first. The solo blast was Wendle’s third of the season.
Erase 5-0 Deficit To Win 11-5
Nashville, TN – After falling behind 5-0, the Nashville Sounds rallied to score 11 unanswered runs to defeat the Colorado Springs Sky Sox, 11-5.
Things did not look great for the Sounds early after former Cy Young Award winner Barry Zito (3.2 IP, 9 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 3 BB, 3 SO) was unable to make it out of the 4th inning after yielding five straight two-out hits.
The Sounds offense would got cooking behind outfielder Billy Burns. The speedster continued his stellar early season performance, once again serving as the Sounds offensive catalyst.
Two Firework Shows and Opening Night Ceremonies Kick Off Sounds’ 2015 Home Season
Nashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds open their 2015 home schedule at First Tennessee Park on Friday, April 17th and will play host to the Colorado Springs Sky Sox (Triple-A Brewers) and Oklahoma City Dodgers (Triple-A Dodgers).
The eight-game homestand will be highlighted by a pair of Fox 17 Friday Night Firework shows, several giveaways and an Opening Night with all the bells and whistles.
Hernandez Walks-Off With 10th Inning Single
Oklahoma City, OK – For the second straight night it took extra innings to declare a winner between the Nashville Sounds and Oklahoma City Dodgers at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark. Unlike Tuesday night, it was the home team that came out on top, 6-5.
The Sounds led much of the game, putting up five early runs on Freddy Garcia. Garcia was thrust into the start – despite pitching three innings just two nights before – when Dodgers’ probable starter Carlos Frias was promoted to the MLB squad this morning.
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Dodgers Battle Back Twice, Sounds Get Final Laugh
Oklahoma City, OK – Despite squandering a five-run lead in the seventh inning and blowing a save situation in the ninth inning, the Nashville Sounds (4-2) found a way to emerge victorious (7-6) over the Oklahoma City Dodgers (4-2) in 10 innings.
Chris Bassitt (0-0, 4.76 ERA) was the story early on. The Sounds’ highest rated prospect (5th in the Athletics organization according to Baseball America) had everything going on Tuesday night, mixing in a 97 MPH fastball with devastating off-speed stuff.
Heading to the seventh inning, the 6’5″ right-handed pitcher had struck out eight batters and surrendered just one hit. The Sounds led 5-0.
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Nashville Goes 1-for-7 With Runners In Scoring Position
Oklahoma City, OK – The Nashville offense stalled on Monday night at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark and the Sounds three-game winning streak was snapped in the 5-3 defeat at the hands of the Oklahoma City Dodgers.
Both teams managed just four hits apiece and fell prey to strong pitching. The Sounds worked just one walk and it was the first time in the early season that the team failed to collect a double-digit hit total.
The Sounds jumped out to an early 2-0 advantage in the first. Leadoff man Billy Burns worked a walk and stole second base.
Nine-Run Sixth Inning Largest Since 2011 Season
Colorado Springs, CO – The Sounds offense launched five home runs and posted a nine-run sixth inning to help Nashville cruise to a 16-11 win and take the series finale against Colorado Springs at Security Service Field on Sunday afternoon
Bryan Anderson (2-for-5, HR, 2 R, 2 RBI), Joey Wendle (3-for-4, 2 HR, 3 R, 4 RBI), Kent Matthes (2-for-5, 2 R, RBI) and Andy Parrino (2-for-5, HR, 2B, 2 R, 2 RBI) all went yard to help Nashville improve to 3-1 on the season. The Sounds had 10 extra-base hits in total and have now won three straight.
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Pridie’s Hustle Leads to Clutch Two-Out Hitting
Colorado Springs, CO – Jason Pridie’s hustle to narrowly beat out a would-be inning-ending double play in the first inning of Saturday’s tilt against Colorado Springs ended up being the difference in a Sounds 5-3 victory.
Pridie’s sprint extended the inning and gave the Sounds the opportunity to attack with two outs.
Three pitches later, Kent Matthes hit a double to plate Billy Burns and Pridie. Joey Wendle would then add an infield single to push Matthes to third. Niuman Romero then drove Matthes in on a groundball that found its way in to right field.
Cy Young Award Winner, Ambidextrous Pitcher Highlight 2015 Squad
Nashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds – entering their first season as the Oakland A’s Triple-A affiliate – have announced their tentative Opening Day 25-man roster for the 2015 season.
The group is headlined by the presence of a veteran pitching staff, prospects acquired in several offseason trades, 16 players who have made their Major League debut and six members of Oakland’s 40-man roster.
Chris Bassitt is rated as the A’s #5 prospect (as ranked by Baseball America) and will open the season in Nashville’s starting rotation. The right-hander was acquired this offseason in one of several trades made by A’s General Manager Billy Beane.
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