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Nashville Sounds to play eight home games at First Tennessee Park starting Monday

 

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Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds Baseball Club returns home Monday, June 26th to open another eight-game homestand at First Tennessee Park.

The Sounds welcome the Round Rock Express – the Triple-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers – for a four-game series from June 26th-29th. The second half of the homestand features a four-game set against the Oklahoma City Dodgers – the Triple-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Dodgers – from June 30th-July 3rd.

Battle for the Boot, Bobblehead & Jersey T-Shirt Giveaways, and July 3rd Fireworks Highlight Nashville Sounds Homestand.

Battle for the Boot, Bobblehead & Jersey T-Shirt Giveaways, and July 3rd Fireworks Highlight Nashville Sounds Homestand.

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Nashville Sounds fall to Oklahoma City Dodgers, 4-3

 

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Nashville SoundsOklahoma City, OK – The Nashville Sounds finished on the wrong side of a 4-2 contest Friday night against the Oklahoma City Dodgers at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark.

The loss drops the Sounds’ record to 36-37, below .500 for the first time since May 20th when they were 19-20 after a loss to Sacramento.

Following Ryan Lavarnway’s sacrifice fly in the eighth, the Sounds loaded the bases with two outs; but the team’s final rally ended on a strikeout to outfielder Kenny Wilson.

Nashville Sounds’ Last Rally In The Eighth Comes Up Short Against Dodgers. (Nashville Sounds)

Nashville Sounds’ Last Rally In The Eighth Comes Up Short Against Dodgers. (Nashville Sounds)

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Nashville Sounds split games with New Orleans Baby Cakes

 

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Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – Matt Olson’s walk-off three-run homer gave the Nashville Sounds a 6-3 win in game two of Tuesday’s doubleheader at First Tennessee Park. The dramatic homer completed a furious comeback and helped the Sounds earn a doubleheader split in front of 7,734 fans.

The Sounds’ offense was in a major funk and trailing 3-0 in the bottom of the sixth inning when Joey Wendle cracked a three-run blast off Baby Cakes reliever Javy Guerra to even the game at 3-3. It snapped a 19-inning stretch in which the Sounds failed to score a run.

Nashville Sounds' Matt Olson’s Three-Run Blast Salvages Doubleheader Split against New Orlands Baby Cakes. (Nashville Sounds)

Nashville Sounds’ Matt Olson’s Three-Run Blast Salvages Doubleheader Split against New Orlands Baby Cakes. (Nashville Sounds)

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Nashville Sounds pull out 3-2 win over New Orleans Baby Cakes

 

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Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – Renato Nuñez’s walk-off base hit in the bottom of the ninth gave the Sounds a 3-2 win over the New Orleans Baby Cakes in front of a sellout crowd of 11,678 at First Tennessee Park Saturday night.

The Sounds (35-31) led for majority of the night before New Orleans came back with two runs in the top of the eighth to even the game.

New Orleans turned to Kyle Lobstein in the bottom of the ninth but the lefty found trouble immediately. He walked Ryan Lavarnway to put a runner on to start the frame. Matt McBride pinch-ran and moved to second on Jermaine Curtis’ sac bunt.

Nashville Sounds' Renato Nuñez Provides Game-Winner in the Ninth. (Nashville Sounds)

Nashville Sounds’ Renato Nuñez Provides Game-Winner in the Ninth. (Nashville Sounds)

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Nashville Sounds drop Iowa Cubs, 7-1

 

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Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds salvaged a series split with the Iowa Cubs by taking Friday night’s contest 7-1 in front of 11,552 fans at First Tennessee Park. It was the third largest crowd in stadium history. Nashville jumped out to a 6-0 lead through two innings and the bullpen held on the rest of the way to close out the series.

The Sounds got off to a hot start in the opening frame by putting up a three-spot on the scoreboard. Franklin Barreto opened up the frame inning with a trickler back up the middle. He came around to score the opening run of the ball game on a sacrifice fly from Renato Nunez. Mark Canha continued the scoring in the opening frame by ripping a two-run single into center field to give Nashville starter, Felix Doubront a three-run cushion.

Nashville Sounds' BruceMaxwell Homers, Bullpen Solid in Victory. (Nashville Sounds)

Nashville Sounds’ BruceMaxwell Homers, Bullpen Solid in Victory. (Nashville Sounds)

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Nashville Sounds drop 4-2 game to Iowa Cubs

 

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Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – It was a sloppy Thursday night in Nashville between the Sounds and the Iowa Cubs in front of 10,469 fans at First Tennessee Park. A total of six runs scored but just two were earned in Iowa’s 4-2 victory.

The first two batters of the ball game reached on base hits for the Sounds. Franklin Barreto came around to open the scoring on a sacrifice fly from Matt Olson.

Nashville starter, Paul Blackburn was superb through the first five innings but things unraveled for him in the sixth. Stephen Bruno reached on an error by the shortstop Franklin Barreto. Blackburn then issued back-to-back free passes to load the bases for Jacob Hannemann who promptly singled home the game-tying run. The Sounds hurler recorded outs on the next two hitters but yielded a two-run double to Victor Caratini to surrender the lead to the I-Cubs.

Nashville Sounds' Franklin Barreto Records Another Multi-Hit Game. (Nashville Sounds)

Nashville Sounds’ Franklin Barreto Records Another Multi-Hit Game. (Nashville Sounds)

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Nashville Sounds’ Rick Rodriguez named Pitching Coach for the Pacific Coast League All-Star Team

 

Nashville Sounds Pitching Coach to Lead PCL Hurlers on July 12th in Tacoma, Washington

Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – Triple-A Baseball announced today that Nashville Sounds pitching coach Rick Rodriguez has been named as the Pacific Coast League’s pitching coach for the 2017 Triple-A All-Star Game. The 30th annual game is scheduled for Wednesday, July 12th at 8:05pm (CST) at Cheney Stadium in Tacoma, Washington.

Rodriguez joins Manager Tony DeFrancesco’s (Fresno Grizzlies) staff, along with hitting coach Jack Voigt (Las Vegas 51s).

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Nashville Sounds get commanding 6-1 Win over Iowa Cubs

 

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Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds got timely hitting and solid pitching in a 6-1 win over the Iowa Cubs in front of 5,930 fans at First Tennessee Park Wednesday night.

Matt Olson and Mark Canha crushed home runs and Corey Walter turned in a quality start to help the Sounds (33-30) even the four-game series at one game each.

Nashville used small ball to manufacture the first two runs of the game in the second. Canha walked to start the inning and sprinted to third on a base hit by Joey Wendle. Moments later, Wendle swiped second before Ryan Lavarnway plated Canha with a sacrifice fly.

Wendle was at it again when he stole third base without a throw. He raced home when Matt McBride lifted a sacrifice fly to right field to give Nashville a 2-0 advantage.

Sounds' Corey Walter Tosses Six Solid Innings as Nashville Evens Series. (Nashville Sounds)

Sounds’ Corey Walter Tosses Six Solid Innings as Nashville Evens Series. (Nashville Sounds)

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Nashville Sounds seventh inning collapse leads to 8-4 loss to Iowa Cubs

 

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Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – The Iowa Cubs sent 12 to the plate in a six-run seventh inning en route to an 8-4 win over the Nashville Sounds in front of 8,771 fans at First Tennessee Park Tuesday night.

The Sounds (32-30) built an early 4-0 lead behind another strong start by Chris Smith only to see it erased when the bullpen faltered.

Renato Nuñez provided some early fireworks when he launched his Pacific Coast League-leading 18th home run of the season in the bottom of the second inning.

Nashville Sounds Blows Second Straight Four-Run Lead. (Nashville Sounds)

Nashville Sounds Blows Second Straight Four-Run Lead. (Nashville Sounds)

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Nashville Sounds’ Chris Smith Named PCL Pitcher of the Week

 

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Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – The Pacific Coast League announced today that Nashville Sounds’ pitcher Chris Smith has been named PCL Pitcher of the Week for his performance from June 5th-11th.

Smith, 36, pitched six no-hit innings in the Sounds four-pitcher no-hitter against the Omaha Storm Chasers on June 7th. The right-hander issued two walks and struck out four in Nashville’s 4-0 win.

The no-hitter was the seventh in the 40-year history of Nashville Sounds Baseball, and first since Manny Parra tossed a perfect game against Round Rock Express on June 25th, 2007.

Nashville Sounds pitcher Chris Smith. (Nashville Sounds)

Nashville Sounds pitcher Chris Smith. (Nashville Sounds)

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