Nashville, TN – After going ahead in the eighth, Nashville allowed three runs in the ninth and dropped the series finale to the New Orleans Zephyrs at First Tennessee Park on Monday night, 7-5.
Despite collecting 16 hits, three shy of a season high, the Sounds left 12 on base. The loss marked the fourth time Nashville has been swept this season. In addition, the 3:47 game time was the longest nine-inning contest the Sounds have played in 2015.
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Nashville, TN – Nashville struck first but the New Orleans’ bats responded, swiftly defeating the home team 9-6 at First Tennessee Park on Sunday night.
With Sounds primary leadoff hitter Craig Gentry given the night off, Joey Wendle stepped into the tone-setter role in the first inning and performed admirably, tripling to start the game.
Next batter Andy Parrino drove Wendle in and the next two batters – Ryan Roberts and Jason Pridie – followed suit loading the bases with no outs. Parrino then scored on a wild pitch and the other runners moved into scoring position. Roberts would score on a Dayan Viciedo sacrifice fly and the Sounds led 3-0 after one.
Lefty Throws Career-High 8 2/3 Innings
Nashville, TN – Brad Mills was one out away from going the distance, turning in a solid start but taking a loss in the 3-1 defeat to the New Orleans Zephyrs on Saturday evening at First Tennessee Park.
Mills got the ball in the second game of the series and cruised his way through the first three innings. He sat the first 11 batters down in order, remaining perfect until a two-out walk in the fourth. The lefty kept the ball low in his 19th start of the season, mixing in his changeup to help him tie a season high with six strikeouts.
Bryan Anderson Swats Third Homer
Nashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds dropped the first game of their eight-game homestand 4-1 to the New Orleans Zephyrs on Friday night.
The Sounds fell behind 1-0 in the third inning when Zephyrs catcher Jhonatan Solano took advantage of a hanging breaking ball from Nashville starter Cody Martin, pulling the ball down the left field line for his third home run of the season.
The score remained that way till the fifth inning when Sounds catcher Bryan Anderson matched his positional counterpart’s feat with his third home run of the season.
Zach Neal Spins Fourth Quality Start In A Row
Colorado Springs, CO – The Nashville Sounds led nearly the entire game but Colorado Springs rallied in their final at bat to win 2-1 at Security Service Field on Thursday night.
Zach Neal was the story once again for Nashville. The right-hander turned in his fourth straight outing of seven innings or more, this time going seven scoreless. He pitched to contact to perfection on this night, inducing four double plays. With his recent hot streak, the former Oklahoma Sooner has catapulted himself into a top-10 ERA (3.22) in the PCL.
Fleece Blanket Giveaway, Christmas in July & Two Firework Shows To Take Place During Eight-Game Homestand
Nashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds open the gates to First Tennessee Park for an eight-game homestand against the New Orleans Zephyrs (Triple-A Seattle Marlins) and Iowa Cubs (Triple-A Chicago Cubs) beginning Friday, July 24th.
The Sounds are welcoming fans to the park with a pair of Fox 17 Friday Night Firework shows, Christmas in July, Autograph Day, Boy Scout Night and a fleece blanket giveaway.
Jason Pridie Hits His Eighth Home Run During July In Losing Effort
Colorado Springs, CO – The Sounds and Sky Sox went back-and-forth on Wednesday afternoon, but Colorado Springs collected a walk-off win and downed Nashville at Security Service Field with a 4-3 victory.
The Sounds got on the board first in the two games to begin the series and continued the trend with a tally in the opening frame. The strike came off the bat of Jason Pridie, whose solo home run gave Nashville the 1-0 lead. The outfielder has homered in all three games this series against his former team.
Jason Pridie Hits League-Best 7th Homer of July
Colorado Springs, CO – Jason Pridie and the Nashville Sounds offense stayed hot, as they narrowly edged the Colorado Springs Sky Sox 7-6 at Security Service Field on Tuesday night.
After three innings the game was locked up at three. The Sounds exploded for three runs in the third inning, with Max Muncy doing most of the damage on a two-run single. Pridie would score the Sounds third run later that inning on a Nate Freiman RBI single.
Jason Pridie Launches Two Home Runs, Drives In Four
Colorado Springs, CO – The Sounds smashed seven extra-base hits, including three home runs, and cruised to a 10-5 victory over the Colorado Springs Sky Sox at Security Service Field on Monday night.
Jason Pridie led the way once again for Nashville, blasting two long balls and collecting four RBIs in the rout. Joey Wendle also went 4-for-5 with a pair of doubles, while Nate Freiman went yard for the first time this season to help the Sounds to a five-run victory.
Nashville, TN – The Sounds were shut out on Sunday night at First Tennessee Park and dropped the series finale to the Omaha Storm Chasers, 3-0.
The finale stumbled off to a slow start in the opening stages, as Chris Bassitt and Andy Ferguson both suppressed any offensive attack. Omaha did finally jump on the scoreboard, but not until the fifth inning had rolled around.
The Storm Chasers had a prime chance to bust the game open in the sixth, but Bassitt got Rey Fuentes to ground out with the bases loaded to escape the jam.
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