Nashville, TN – Veteran right-hander Chris Smith came through with a brilliant outing to lead the Nashville Sounds to a 5-1 win over the Omaha Storm Chasers in front of 6,001 fans Tuesday night at First Tennessee Park.
With a taxed bullpen, Smith worked a career-high eight innings. On his 110th pitch of the night, he struck out Reymond Fuentes to end the eighth inning – setting a career-high in innings pitched.
Nashville’s (47-33) three-run second inning was more than enough support. Joey Wendle walked to start the inning and got into scoring position on a wild pitch. Matt Olson plated Wendle with the first run of the game when he drilled a double off the right field wall.
Nashville, TN – Renato Nunez ended a 12-inning marathon when he singled home Chad Pinder from third to give the Nashville Sounds a 3-2 walk-off win over the Omaha Storm Chasers Monday night at First Tennessee Park.
Nashville was in charge for most of the night until Omaha scored single runs in the eighth and ninth innings to send the game into extras.
Joey Wendle started the bottom of the ninth with a double, and then started the bottom of the 11th with a single. He was left stranded in scoring position both times.
Nashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds hit three home runs including one from Oakland A’s outfielder Josh Reddick in a 9-4 win over the Omaha Storm Chasers in front of 7,562 fans Sunday night at First Tennessee Park.
Bruce Maxwell added a solo blast and Renato Nunez launched a two-run shot to help Nashville (45-33) bust out of an offensive slump.
Aaron Kurcz set the tone in a spot start for the Sounds as he retired the first six batters he faced. He went on to throw 3 2/3 scoreless innings. The bullpen combination of Ryan Brasier, J.B. Wendelken and Andrew Triggs went the rest of the way in the win.
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Nashville, TN – The Omaha Storm Chasers spoiled the party by beating the Nashville Sounds, 4-2, in front of 11,684 fans Saturday night at First Tennessee Park. It’s the largest crowd in ballpark history and the eighth sellout of the 2016 season.
The Storm Chasers got on the board immediately when Reymond Fuentes and Ramon Torres started the game with back-to-back singles. Hunter Dozier brought in the first run of the night with a sacrifice fly.
Nashville bounced right back in the second with the help of Omaha’s shaky defense.
Des Moines, IA – Five errors led to the downfall of the short-handed Nashville Sounds in a 7-4 loss to the Iowa Cubs Friday night at Principal Park.
The season-high in miscues led to a three-run second inning the Sounds (44-32) couldn’t recover from. With the game even at 1-1, starter Jesse Hahn had to face several extra batters in the frame after an error by Ryon Healy and two from Renato Nunez.
When the damage was done, Iowa (35-37) held a 4-1 lead heading to the third. The Sounds battled back and scored a pair of runs to pull within one.
Des Moines, IA – The Nashville Sounds split their doubleheader with the Iowa Cubs losing 3-0 in game one and taking game two 7-4 Thursday night at Principal Park.
The Sounds took the early 1-0 lead in game two when Joey Wendle batted home Matt Olson on a RBI fielder’s choice in the second inning. The Sounds then plated four runs in the third, highlighted by a bases clearing three-run double from Matt McBride to put the Sounds up 4-0. Wendle then singled up the middle to score McBride from second to put the Sounds up 5-0.
Nashville, TN – The first-place Nashville Sounds begin a nine-day, eight-game homestand on Saturday, June 25th when they welcome two American Northern Division opponents to First Tennessee Park.
The first series is a four-game set against the Omaha Storm Chasers, the Triple-A affiliate of the Kansas City Royals.
Following a team off day on Wednesday, June 29th, the Sounds host the Oklahoma City Dodgers, the Triple-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Dodgers from June 30th-July 3rd.
Des Moines, IA – The Nashville Sounds dropped the series opener to the Iowa Cubs as the offense went quiet in a 3-2 loss Wednesday afternoon at Principal Park.
The Sounds (43-30) managed just five hits and went 1-for-6 with runners in scoring position against three Iowa (33-36) pitchers.
Starters Chris Jensen for Nashville, and Jake Buchanan for Iowa, each threw quality starts but Buchanan was better by a slim margin. The right-hander limited the Sounds to one run on just three hits over his six innings in a winning effort. Jensen was charged with the loss after he allowed three runs on seven hits in six innings.
Des Moines, IA – Tuesday night’s game between the Nashville Sounds and Iowa Cubs has been postponed due to rain at Principal Park.
The game will be made up as part of a doubleheader on Thursday, June 23rd. Game one will begin at 5:08pm with game two scheduled to begin approximately 30 minutes after the conclusion of game one.
Both contests will be seven innings.
Nashville, TN – Left-hander Dillon Overton threw 7 1/3 dominant innings to lead the Nashville Sounds to a 4-0 win over the Round Rock Express in front of 6,081 fans Monday night at First Tennessee Park.
The Sounds (42-28) took three games from the Express (38-32) in the five-game series and now lead the American Southern Division by four games at the midway point of the 2016 season.
The 7 1/3 innings set a career-high for Overton who improved to 8-4 on the season with the win. He has gone 25 1/3 innings without allowing an earned run. Over his last seven starts, he’s 7-0 with a miniscule 1.40 ERA covering 45 innings.
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