Right-hander Tosses Six Shutout Innings in Triple-A Debut
Nashville, TN – A stellar Triple-A debut from pitcher Daniel Mengden and a big game at the plate from Renato Nunez pushed the Nashville Sounds to a 5-1 win over the Iowa Cubs Monday night in front of 4,144 fans at First Tennessee Park.
Mengden, freshly promoted from Double-A Midland, tossed six shutout innings. In five total starts in 2016, he has not allowed any runs in four of them. He scattered five hits, walked a pair and struck out four in the win.
The right-hander got help from a number of Sounds in the lineup, but none more than Nunez. The third baseman went 3-for-4 with a home run, triple and two runs knocked in.
Bark in the Park, Peanut Free Night, Pink out the Park Highlight Upcoming Week at Ballpark
Nashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds Baseball Club begins an eight-game homestand on Monday, May 2nd when they welcome the Triple-A affiliate of the Chicago Cubs, the Iowa Cubs, to First Tennessee Park.
Following the four-game series against the Cubs, Nashville is set to welcome the Triple-A affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals, the Memphis Redbirds, for a four-game series from Friday, May 6th – Monday, May 9th.
Below is a preview for each game of the homestand.
Nashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds Baseball Club has named Adam Nuse as the team’s new General Manager, an announcement made this afternoon by Sounds owner Frank Ward.
Nuse comes to Music City from the Bowling Green Hot Rods of the Midwest League, where he served as the General Manager and Chief Operating Officer since January 2014.
“We’re excited to bring a general manager of Adam’s caliber on board,” said Ward. “He is a talented and accomplished executive with a strong sales background and a passion for delivering an outstanding entertainment experience to fans. The Sounds look forward to a bright future under Adam’s leadership.”
Nashville Sounds Win First Shutout of Season
Round Rock, TX – The Nashville Sounds finished their four-game series against the Round Rock Express at Dell Diamond on Sunday afternoon with a 3-0 shutout win and took three out of four games to win their second series of the season.
Sounds starter Zach Neal was brilliant in the series finale. The right-hander pitched four 1-2-3 innings and recorded 11 consecutive outs from the second inning through the sixth. The former Oklahoma Sooner picked up his third win of the season in 7 1/3 shutout innings surrendering just four hits.
Sounds Squander Late Opportunities to tie game
Round Rock, TX – A pitchers’ duel through five innings turned into a hitters sixth inning as both teams broke through for the games only runs at Dell Diamond Saturday night and the Express took game three of the four-game series from the Sounds 3-2.
The Sounds broke through first in the top of the sixth inning as Max Muncy singled to right to score Joey Wendle to break the scoreless tie. Renato Nunez then hit a sacrifice fly to right to score Chad Pinder and the Sounds led 2-0.
Round Rock answered back in the bottom of the frame scoring three runs with two outs to take a 3-2 lead. Round Rock shortstop Jurickson Profar singled to right field to score Ryan Strausborger to cut the Sounds lead in half.
Jake Surkamp Strikes out 10 in Sounds debut
Round Rock, TX – Renato Nunez broke a scoreless tie with a solo shot to left field in the top of the fourth inning to spark a three run inning and the Sounds hung on for a 3-2 win against the Round Rock Express at Dell Diamond on Friday night.
Nunez’s home run in the fourth triggered a two out rally as Matt Olson’s laced a two-run double to right to score Andrew Lambo and Jake Smolinski to put the Sounds up 3-0.
Sounds starter Eric Surkamp was dealing after being optioned earlier in the week by Oakland.
Muncy extends hitting streak to Eight Games on Three-Run Homer
Round Rock, TX – Max Muncy blasted a three-run homer and Matt Olson clubbed a solo shot and the Sounds cruised to a 7-3 win over the Round Rock Express Thursday night in game one of the four-game series from Dell Diamond.
Sounds starter Chris Smith picked up his first win pitching 5 2/3 innings and allowed just three runs with only one earned, gave up five hits, and struck out nine falling just one short of tying his career-high 10 strikeouts.
The Sounds wasted no time putting the first run on the board in the top of the first as Chad Pinder sent a sac fly to right to score Joey Wendle, who tripled to center to lead-off the game, and the Sounds led 1-0.
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Shortstop Breaks 6-6 Tie with Bottom of the Ninth Double
Nashville, TN – Chad Pinder’s double scored Joey Wendle in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the Nashville Sounds a 7-6 win in walk-off fashion over the New Orleans Zephyrs in front of 4,695 fans at First Tennessee Park Tuesday night.
It was a back-and-forth game that featured five lead changes between the two teams. With the game tied 6-6 to start the bottom of the ninth, Wendle hit a popup on the infield that fell untouched. Pinder got a 1-0 pitch from Greg Nappo and rifled it down the left field line. Wendle, celebrating his 26th birthday, scored just ahead of the throw to give the Sounds a win in the series finale.
New Orleans center fielder Destin Hood Clubs Game-Winner in 10th
Nashville, TN – Destin Hood launched a solo homer in the 10th inning to give the New Orleans Zephyrs a 4-3 win over the Nashville Sounds Monday night in front of a sellout crowd of 10,338 at First Tennessee Park.
The home run was the second of the series for Hood who has driven in six runs in the first three games of the four-game set.
Nashville had a great opportunity to even the game in the home half of the inning when Chad Pinder and Max Muncy singled to put runners at the corners with one out.
Left-Hander Tossed First Career Complete Game
Nashville, TN – Nashville Sounds pitcher Dillon Overton has been named Pacific Coast League Pitcher of the Week for his performance from April 18th-24th, the league announced today.
The left-hander started one game during the week and turned in his first career complete game in Nashville’s 8-1 win over Colorado Springs on April 20th.
Pitching in game two of a doubleheader this past Wednesday, Overton went all seven innings and allowed one run on five hits. He didn’t walk a batter and struck out five.
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