Nashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds had a successful hit making season this year. On September 9th, 2016 they played the third of a five game series against the Oklahoma City Dodgers. The two teams both with one win each on Friday were in contention for the number one spot in Minor League Baseball’s Pacific Coast League.
An enthusiastic crowd was present to support the Sounds at their initial post season home game at First Tennessee Park located in the Capital District of Nashville, Tennessee. The game was close most of the night with the Sounds ultimately winning a thrilling 6 to 5 victory.
Nashville, TN – A late lead didn’t hold up for the Nashville Sounds in a heart-breaking 10-9 loss to the Oklahoma City Dodgers Sunday night at First Tennessee Park.
The loss ends the Sounds’ season while the Dodgers advance to the Pacific Coast League Championship Series to face the El Paso Chihuahuas.
Two separate four-run innings helped the Sounds overcome multiple deficits but it wasn’t enough in the end. Franklin Barreto, Matt Olson and Renato Nunez all crushed homers for Nashville.
Nashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds and Oklahoma City Dodgers will play a deciding game five in the American Conference Finals after the Dodgers used a 7-1 win over the Sounds Saturday night to extend the series.
Dodgers’ starter and former Sound Alfredo Figaro went seven innings and limited Nashville to one run over five hits.
Figaro got plenty of offense and it started early for Oklahoma City. Back-to-back walks issued to Micah Johnson and Cody Bellinger started the game. After Nashville starter Donn Roach came back to get the next two batters, Chris Taylor hit a bouncer to third that Matt Chapman mishandled allowing Johnson to score.
Nashville, TN – Two runs in the bottom of the eighth inning propelled the Nashville Sounds to a crucial 6-5 win over the Oklahoma City Dodgers in front of 6,643 fans Friday night at First Tennessee Park.
With the come-from-behind win, Nashville took control of the best-of-five American Conference Finals with a 2-1 lead. The Sounds have an opportunity to clinch a trip to the Pacific Coast League Championship Series with a win in game four Saturday night at First Tennessee Park.
After building an early 4-0 lead, Nashville’s bullpen squandered away the lead and trailed 5-4 going into the bottom of the eighth.
Oklahoma City, OK – The Oklahoma City Dodgers got home runs from O’Koyea Dickson and Jack Murphy in a series-tying 5-2 win over the Nashville Sounds Thursday night at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark.
The homers backed a strong performance by Dodgers’ starter Logan Bawcom who limited the Sounds to one run on three hits in six innings.
Nashville’s lone run against Bawcom came right away in the first inning. Franklin Barreto sparked a rally with a one-out double to the gap in right-center.
Oklahoma City, OK – Renato Nunez knocked in five runs for the Nashville Sounds in a thrilling 10-7 win over the Oklahoma City Dodgers in game one of the American Conference Finals Wednesday night at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark.
Nashville raced out to a 6-0 lead thanks in part to a three-run homer from Nunez in the opening frame. They chased rehabbing Scott Kazmir from the game after the southpaw hit two batters, walked a pair and allowed the home run.
Nashville, TN – Sunday afternoon’s game between the Nashville Sounds and New Orleans Zephyrs has been cancelled due to rain at Zephyr Field in New Orleans.
The rain-out officially ends the regular season for both teams. The American Southern Division champion Sounds head to Oklahoma City to start the American Conference Finals against the Dodgers.
Game one is scheduled for Wednesday night at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark at 7:05pm.
New Orleans, LA – The New Orleans Zephyrs scored a run in the seventh and three in the eighth to steal a 4-3 win over the Nashville Sounds Sunday night at Zephyr Field.
Nashville built a 3-0 lead on a strong pitching performance from Daniel Gossett and home runs from Franklin Barreto and Rangel Ravelo only to see the bullpen cough it up late.
Gossett allowed one run on three hits in 6 2/3 innings and was in line for the win in his second career Triple-A start before the ‘pen faltered.
New Orleans, LA – Matt Chapman’s three-homer game wasn’t enough for the Nashville Sounds in a 6-5 loss to the New Orleans Zephyrs Saturday night at Zephyr Field.
Chapman hit a home run in each of his first three at bats to become the seventh player in Sounds (83-58) history to hit three in a single game. The 23-year-old has seven home runs in 17 games with the Sounds and 36 in 134 games between Nashville and Double-A Midland.
The last three-homer game by a Sounds player was Russell Branyan who also did it against New Orleans on May 16th, 2008. Others to accomplish the feat include Ryan Braun, Craig Wilson, Darnell Coles, Dan Pasqua and Steve Balboni.
Nashville, TN – Friday night’s game between the Nashville Sounds and New Orleans Zephyrs has been cancelled due to rain at Zephyrs Park in New Orleans.
The two teams played into the top of the third inning before rain brought the game to a halt. The lone run scored came in the second when Bryan Anderson’s sacrifice fly brought home Renato Nunez to give the Sounds a 1-0 lead.
With the regular season coming to an end Monday, the game will not be resumed and official statistics from tonight’s game will not count.
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