Nashville, TN – Trailing 5-1 at stretch time, the Nashville Sounds rallied to defeat the Round Rock Express, 6-5 at First Tennessee Park on Wednesday night.
After Sounds starter Nate Long pitched himself out of jams in the first two frames, the Express finally broke through in the third. Drew Robinson reached on a fielder’s choice and then stole second base. He then scored off an opposite field single by top prospect Nomar Mazara. Ryan Rua hit a solo homer an inning later to make it 2-0.
The Express kept it rolling an inning later, putting two more runs up on Long and then loading the bases with one out in the sixth. The right-hander then got Robinson to groundout to Max Muncy who threw home for the force. Next Long got Mazara to flyout to left, leaving the bases loaded.
Nashville Sounds Welcome 15 Millionth Fan In Franchise History
Nashville, TN – The Sounds ran into a loaded offensive assault on Tuesday night at First Tennessee Park and lost 10-5 to the Round Rock Express.
Nashville continued its historic season attendance-wise and welcomed the 15 millionth fan in franchise history. Out of the 6,891 people to enter First Tennessee Park on Tuesday night, Stacy Avery walked inside with his wife and daughter as the lucky guest. Avery was recognized on the field during the game and awarded a prize package that included a trip to see the Oakland Athletics in spring training before the start of next season.
15 Millionth Fan In Franchise History Expected At Tuesday’s Game
Nashville, TN – Sean Nolin set the tone in Monday’s series opener against the Round Rock Express at First Tennessee Park, helping Nashville cruise to a 5-1 win.
The crowd of 7,459 at First Tennessee Park closed the gap as the Sounds plan to welcome the 15 millionth fan in franchise history. The team will reach the historic milestone with a crowd of at least 4,050 on Tuesday night.
Nolin was making his fourth start following a recent stint on the disabled list and retired the first 12 batters he faced. The left-hander finished with a season-high six strikeouts and never issued a walk with his 76 pitches.
Nashville Sounds Infielder Enjoyed Breakout Year During Debut Season At Triple-A Level
Nashville, TN – Nashville Sounds infielder Joey Wendle was named as the second baseman on the 2015 All-Pacific Coast League team today, which was announced by the league office this afternoon.
The 25-year-old has spent the entire season with the Sounds, playing in a team-high 129 games and hitting .287 (156-for-544) with 40 doubles, seven triples, eight home runs, 52 RBIs and 10 steals. He paces the club with 55 extra-base hits and is second with 42 multi-hit games. It was his first season above the Double-A level and his fourth year of professional baseball.
Young 19-Year-Old Makes Impressive Debut For Nashville In Win
Tacoma, WA – Young Jesus Zambrano provided a welcomed spark during the second game of a doubleheader against Tacoma on Sunday night, making a strong debut and helping Nashville to an 8-4 win in the series finale.
It had been a tough series for the Nashville pitching staff going into Sunday’s series finale, but when the youthful Zambrano was called upon, he answered in a big way. Fresh off his 19th birthday just one week ago, the right-hander was promoted from the AZL A’s earlier in the day to make his first start above the Arizona League level in his brief three-year career. He did not disappoint.
Nashville Sounds Outfielder Jason Pridie Belts Two Home Runs To Join The 20-20 Club
Tacoma, WA – Jason Pridie smashed his way into the history books by pounding a pair of home runs in a 6-5 loss to Tacoma in the first game of a doubleheader on Sunday afternoon at Cheney Stadium.
The two-homer game was the second this season for Pridie and bumped his long ball total to 20, a new career high. He became the first Sound since J.J. Davis (2003) to hit 20 home runs and steal 20 bases in a season. Pridie also established a new career high (88) by tying a season-high four RBIs in the contest.
Fan Appreciation Festivities Cap Opening Season At First Tennessee Park; Team To Welcome 15 Millionth Fan In Franchise History
Nashville, TN – As the Sounds close in on their 15 millionth fan in franchise history, they get set to host the last four games at First Tennessee Park this season against the Round Rock Express (Triple-A Texas Rangers) beginning Monday, August 31st.
In addition to the final jersey auction of the season, those in attendance at Thursday evening’s home finale will be treated to Fan Appreciation Night.
Doubleheader features 3:35pm CT and 7:35pm CT Contests Set For Tomorrow
Tacoma, WA – The Nashville Sounds scheduled game tonight at Tacoma has been postponed due to rain. It will be made up as a day-night doubleheader tomorrow.
The first game will be played at 3:35pm CT. Zach Neal (7-9, 3.94) is expected to get the ball against the Rainiers Adrian Samson 2-3, 6.91.
Former AL Cy Young runner-up Chien Ming Wang (3-4, 5.50) is expected to start for the home team in the night cap. The Sounds are yet to name a starter.
Tanner Peters Throws 1.2 Scoreless in Triple-A Debut
Tacoma, WA – Nashville built an early 3-0 lead, but Tacoma stormed back scoring eight unanswered runs to defeat the Sounds at Cheney Stadium on Friday night.
After Ryan Roberts doubled, Jason Pridie gave the Sounds an early 2-0 lead, driving in the veteran utility man and infielder Joey Wendle. Wendle keyed another rally in his next at bat, hitting his 38th double of the season and then coming around to score on a Brent Morel single. The hits came off rehabbing Seattle Mariners starter James Paxton.
Rangel Ravelo and Tyler Ladendorf Both Hit Their First Home Runs In Loss
Tacoma, WA – The Sounds blasted two early home runs but fell short in Thursday’s series opener at Cheney Stadium, losing 12-5 to the Tacoma Rainiers.
Nashville had Brad Mills slated to make the Thursday evening start, but reliever Dan Otero stepped in to make a spot-start instead. The right-hander had not allowed a run in his last 19 innings of work dating back to June 19th, but had Tacoma plate four runs in his second and final inning of the start. Shawn O’Malley delivered the big blow, a two-out, three-run homer to help the Rainiers to an early 4-1 lead.
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