Topic: Texas Rangers
Nashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds 2017 coaching staff has been announced by the Oakland Athletics and is highlighted by new Manager, Ryan Christenson.
Christenson, 42, will manage at the Triple-A level for the first time after leading the Double-A Midland RockHounds to Texas League titles in 2015 and 2016.
The 2016 Texas League Manager of the Year, Christenson enters his fifth season in the Oakland organization. His coaching staff will consist of pitching coach Rick Rodriguez, hitting coach Eric Martins, athletic trainer Brad LaRosa and strength and conditioning coach Henry Torres. Rodriguez, Martins and LaRosa were members of the 2016 Sounds coaching staff.
Colorado Springs, CO – Lewis Brinson hit a grand slam in the bottom of the seventh inning to lift the Colorado Springs Sky Sox to a 4-1 win over the Nashville Sounds Wednesday night at Security Service Field.
With the Sounds (63-49) leading 1-0 in the seventh, Brinson clobbered a 2-1 pitch from reliever Tucker Healy over the left field wall for the slam.
The long ball came after two singles and a walk to load the bases. Brinson was just acquired by the Milwaukee Brewers in a deadline deal with the Texas Rangers.
Fireworks Friday, Doubleheader and Vida Blue Appearance Highlight Upcoming Week
Nashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds Baseball Club begins an eight-day, nine-game homestand on Monday, June 13th when they welcome two American Southern Division rivals to First Tennessee Park.
The first series is a four-game set against the Memphis Redbirds, the Triple-A affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals.
From Friday, June 17th through Monday, June 20th, the Triple-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers, the Round Rock Express visit First Tennessee Park for the final time in the 2016 season. The series includes a doubleheader on Sunday, June 19th set to begin at 1:05pm.
ZOOperstars!, Noon Bash in Nash and Fireworks Friday Highlight Week at First Tennessee Park
Nashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds Baseball Club begins a four-game homestand on Tuesday, May 31st when they welcome the Triple-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers, the Round Rock Express, to First Tennessee Park.
Going into play today, the Sounds hold a 1 ½ game lead over the Express for first place in the American South Division.
Below is a preview for each game of the homestand:
Trevor Bayless Earns First Triple-A Win
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.
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.
Jason Pridie, Dayan Viciedo, Max Muncy Hit Back-to-Back-to-Back Homers
Round Rock, TX – The Nashville offense provided the fireworks on Independence Day, launching four solo home runs in their 7-4 (10) victory over Round Rock at Dell Diamond.
For the second straight night, Jake Smolinski gave the Sounds a 1-0 lead. The solo blast came in his first at bat against his former team. The outfielder joined the Sounds after the Oakland A’s claimed him off waivers from the Texas Rangers on June 21st.
Ryan Roberts Posts Team-Leading Third Fourth Hit Game of Season
Memphis, TN – Behind timely hitting from Ryan Roberts and Jake Smolinski, the Nashville Sounds defeated the Memphis Redbirds 6-4 at AutoZone Park on Tuesday night.
The game remained scoreless until the top of the fourth inning. Joey Wendle singled and went to third on Roberts’ double. The Sounds second baseman then scored on a wild pitch and Barry Zito went back to the mound with a lead.
The Sounds added insurance in the fifth. In his first game since being claimed off waivers from Texas, Smolinski singled and scored on a throwing error by Memphis’ pitcher Tim Cooney. Two more runs would score for Nashville in the frame and the Sounds led 4-0.
Nashville Sounds break loose in the fourth to get 8-6 win over Round Rock Express at First Tennessee Park
Snap Four-Game Losing Streak vs. Round Rock
Nashville, TN – Behind a monster six-run fourth inning where the home team batted around, the Nashville Sounds defeated the Round Rock Express, 8-6, Friday night at First Tennessee Park.
The Express got out to an early lead in this one. Hanser Alberto dropped a bunt single and went to third via a perfectly executed hit-and-run with Tomas Telis. Alberto then scored on an RBI groundout by Michael Choice and the Sounds were trailing just minutes into the contest.
Nashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds return to First Tennessee Park on Monday, May 4th to face off against the Iowa Cubs (Triple-A Cubs) and Round Rock Express (Triple-A Rangers) in a pair of four-game sets.
The homestand will include the AASC Peanut Free Night, a Sounds Calendar giveaway, Fox 17 Friday Night Fireworks and more. Beginning this homestand, gates for Sounds games will open 60 minutes prior to game time (previously 90 minutes).
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