Topic: Pacific Coast League
Nashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds come back from a trip out West to open an eight-game homestand against Las Vegas 51s (Triple-A Mets) and Salt Lake Bees (Triple-A Angels) beginning Friday night.
Giveaways for the homestand include a Sounds t-shirt, team photo, tie-dye koozie and a jersey drawstring bag. In addition, Thursday night’s game against Salt Lake will be featured on the CBS Sports Network as the MiLB Game of the Week.
Tie Franchise Doubles Mark in the Win
Sacramento, CA – The Nashville Sounds won their third straight game over Sacramento, routing the River Cats 11-4 at Raley Field on Wednesday night.
The Sounds roughed up San Francisco Giants rehabbing starter Jake Peavy early and often on the night. Jason Pridie hit his team-leading 5th homer of the season to start the second inning, smacking the 2007 NL Cy Young Award winner’s pitch off the right field foul pole.
The following batter, Kent Matthes hit his 16th double of the season. He then scored on a Bryan Anderson ground-rule double on the very next pitch and the Sounds led 2-0. Anderson and the Sounds were just getting started.
Veteran Barry Zito Throws 6.0 Shutout Innings To Earn The Victory
Sacramento, CA – Barry Zito was spectacular in his return to Sacramento and Nashville led from the second inning on, as the Sounds shutout the River Cats on Tuesday night at Raley Field, 3-0.
Combining yesterday’s 5-0 win with tonight’s victory marked the first time since June 28th-29th, 2014 that Nashville has collected back-to-back shutout wins. It was the team’s fourth shutout win this season and it helped improve their record to 18-27.
A shutout would not have been possible without terrific starting pitching for Nashville and Zito seemed to be up to the task in the victory.
Nashville Sounds Bullpen Throws Five No-Hit Innings
Sacramento, CA – For the third time this season, the Nashville Sounds threw a combined shutout, defeating the Sacramento River Cats 5-0 at Raley Field on Memorial Day.
The game marked the first time the Athletics Triple-A affiliate was the road team at Raley Field. Sacramento had been affiliated with the Athletics the past 15 years.
Sean Nolin pitched well as he continues to work his way back from offseason hernia surgery. The southpaw threw a season-high four innings and sixty pitches, yielding four hits while striking out four.
Pridie Extends Hitting Streak to Season-Best Nine Games
Fresno, CA – Ryan Roberts hit his first home run of the season, but it was not enough as Nashville lost to Fresno 5-3 at Chukchansi Park on Sunday afternoon.
The early stages of the game were characterized by multiple lead changes. The Grizzlies put up two second inning runs on Sounds’ starter Chris Bassitt, who was making his return to the Sounds starting rotation after stints in both the Oakland A’s and Nashville Sounds bullpens.
The Sounds wasted zero time getting back in to the game the next half-inning. Alden Carrithers singled and he scored on the Roberts’ homer.
Nashville Sounds Come One Out Away From Victory Before Fresno Delivers Walk-Off Hit
Fresno, CA – Brad Mills delivered a stunning start and Kent Matthes roped a run-scoring double in the 11th, but the Fresno Grizzlies scored a pair of runs late to walk-off over the Sounds on Saturday night at Chukchansi Park with a 3-2 win.
Despite Mills’ 1-5 record this season, the lefty was coming in riding a quality start streak through his last three outings. He made it four straight by throwing 7.0 shutout innings with six strikeouts and no runs. Mills made it through his eighth start of 2015 with just 74 pitches, 52 going for strikes, never walking a batter. The veteran took the no-decision, but lowered his ERA to 3.91.
Sean Doolittle, Ben Zobrist Star in First Triple-A Rehab Appearances
Fresno, CA – Behind a one-hit performance by Zach Neal, the Nashville Sounds defeated the Fresno Grizzlies, 7-2 on Friday night at Chukchansi Park.
The right-hander was called up from Midland on Thursday to make the start. He gave up two runs, one of which was earned.
The Sounds got on the board first thanks to some patient two-out baseball. Rehabbing utility man Ben Zobrist drew out a two-out walk, a result that Matt Carson then duplicated.
Alden Carrithers’ 13-Game Hitting Streak Comes To A Close
Fresno, CA – Nashville’s offense fell flat on Thursday night and road woes continued as the Sounds dropped the series opener to the Fresno Grizzlies at Chukchansi Park, 10-2.
The Sounds fell to 1-7 on the road during May and are 15-25 overall on the season. In addition, Nashville is now 3-6 in games that Barry Zito starts.
The left-hander was making his return to Fresno, where he appeared in three games during a rehab stint in 2011, but was roughed up during his 4.2 innings of work.
Nashville Sounds Bullpen Pitches 6.1 Scoreless Innings in Win
Nashville, TN – Kent Matthes snapped a 0-for-18 streak with an RBI double and the Sounds walked-off with a 2-1 victory over the New Orleans Zephyrs on Tuesday night at First Tennessee Park.
Sounds leadoff hitter Matt Carson – who had already been on base three times in the game without even registering a hit – led off the ninth with a double. Next batter, Joey Wendle flew out to left field and the walk-off was suddenly in doubt; Nashville had twice already squandered bases loaded with one out situations on the night.
Alden Carrithers Extends His Team-Best Hitting Streak To 13 Games
Nashville, TN – Nashville’s offense was halted and the Sounds ran into a strong pitching performance on Monday night, as New Orleans grabbed a 4-1 win at First Tennessee Park.
New Orleans (1st, 3.00) and Nashville (4th, 3.85) both entered the game among league-leaders in team pitching, and the two staffs proved their dominance. Brad Mills notched his team-leading third straight quality start, but still suffered his fifth loss of the year. He tossed 7.0 innings with two runs on six hits. The left-hander induced three ground ball double plays, but also issued four walks.
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