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Nashville Sounds release Tentative Opening Day Roster

 

Seven Baseball America Top-30 Prospects and 14 Players with MLB Experience Highlight Roster

Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds Baseball Club, in conjunction with the Oakland Athletics, has announced its tentative Opening Day roster. The Sounds begin Pacific Coast League on the road when they begin a five-game series against the New Orleans Baby Cakes on Thursday, April 5th.

Seven Baseball America top-30 Oakland A’s prospects, 14 players with Major League experience and 13 players who have played for the Sounds highlight the roster.

Nashville Sounds 2018 Roster

Nashville Sounds 2018 Roster

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Nashville Sounds have four homers in 8-5 win over Reno Aces

 

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Nashville SoundsReno, NV – The Nashville Sounds slugged their way to an 8-5 victory over the Reno Aces Friday night. The Sounds clobbered four home runs in the contest while three players recorded multi-hit games.

The Sounds gave Aces starter Taylor Clarke a rude welcome to the Triple-A level. Nashville tagged the young right-hander for eight runs on nine hits including all four of Nashville’s home runs.

Nashville spotted Corey Walter a 1-0 lead after the top half of the first inning. Franklin Barreto launched an opposite field home run to put the Sounds on top. For Barreto it was his 14th home run of the season between Nashville and Oakland, which set a new single-season high for the A’s top prospect.

Nashville Sounds Snaps Season-Long Four-Game Skid Saturday. (Nashville Sounds)

Nashville Sounds Snaps Season-Long Four-Game Skid Saturday. (Nashville Sounds)

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Nashville Sound crank four homers in 7-5 win over New Orleans Baby Cakes

 

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Nashville SoundsNew Orleans, LA – The Nashville Sounds launched four home runs and got a solid performance from starter Chris Jensen en route to a 7-5 win over the New Orleans Baby Cakes Friday night in New Orleans.

Franklin Barreto got the party started immediately when he drilled the first pitch of the game from William Cuevas over the center field wall for a leadoff home run and 1-0 lead for Nashville.

Ryan Lavarnway, Chad Pinder, and Yairo Munoz added solo blasts for the Sounds (47-52). The four homers are the second-most for Nashville in a single game this season.

Nashville Sounds Starts Series in New Orleans with Third Straight Win. (Nashville Sounds)

Nashville Sounds Starts Series in New Orleans with Third Straight Win. (Nashville Sounds)

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Iowa Cubs rock Nashville Sounds 16-7

 

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Nashville SoundsDes Moines, IA – The Iowa Cubs used three huge innings and 23 hits to dispatch the Nashville Sounds, 16-7, Tuesday night at Principal Park.

Iowa used a five-run first, four-run third, and four-run seventh to kept the Sounds chasing all night. The 23 hits allowed by Nashville pitchers was one shy of tying the franchise record of 24 in a single-game.

Ben Bracewell started for the Sounds and deserved better than the eight earned runs charged to his final line. The right-hander yielded five infield singles and dealt with two errors in the first inning that put Nashville in a 5-0 hole after the one.

Iowa Cubs Collects 23 Hits in 16-7 Thumping of Nashville Sounds. (Nashville Sounds)

Iowa Cubs Collects 23 Hits in 16-7 Thumping of Nashville Sounds. (Nashville Sounds)

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Colorado Springs Sky Sox nab 9-8 win over Nashville Sounds

 

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Nashville SoundsColorado Springs, CO – In a game with plenty of fireworks on Independence Day it was the Colorado Springs Sky Sox who emerged victorious over the Nashville Sounds 9-8 Tuesday night. The two teams combined for 17 runs on 24 hits but it was a costly error in the bottom of the eighth inning that pushed the Sky Sox over the top.

With the score tied 8-8, one out, and a runner on second base for the Sky Sox in the bottom of the eighth inning, Lewis Brinson grounded a ball to Sounds shortstop Marcus Semien. Semien collected the ball smoothly but air-mailed the throw over the head of first baseman Matt McBride to put runners on the corners.

Late Inning Error Costs Nashville Sounds for Second Straight Night. (Nashville Sounds)

Late Inning Error Costs Nashville Sounds for Second Straight Night. (Nashville Sounds)

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Nashville Sounds out slug Round Rock Express at First Tennessee Park

 

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Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds used an eight-run fourth inning and outlasted the Round Rock Express in an 11-9 win in front of 8,408 fans at First Tennessee Park Wednesday night.

The offense was out in full force for both teams as the Sounds (38-40) collected 16 hits while Round Rock had 13 of their own. The teams added 10 walks in the 3-hour, 30-minute contest.

Round Rock raced out to a 5-0 lead with one in the second, three in the third, and another single tally in the top of the fourth. Nashville starter Frankie Montas was charged with four runs in three innings.

Two Teams Combine for 20 Runs and 29 Hits in Nashville’s Triumph. (Nashville Sounds)

Two Teams Combine for 20 Runs and 29 Hits in Nashville’s Triumph. (Nashville Sounds)

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Nashville Sounds get 5-3 win over Round Rock Express at First Tennessee Park

 

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Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds got home runs from Renato Nuñez and Matt McBride, and a solid start from Paul Blackburn in a 5-3 win over the Round Rock Express in front of 7,975 fans Monday night at First Tennessee Park.

The win over the American Southern Division rival snapped a four-game losing streak and kept the Sounds (37-39) in second place.

Nuñez’s homer came in the first inning and was a two-run shot. It was his league-leading 20th long ball of the season and gave Nashville an early 2-0 advantage.

Nashville Sounds start Eight-Game Homestand With a Win over Division Rival. (Nashville Sounds)

Nashville Sounds start Eight-Game Homestand With a Win over Division Rival. (Nashville Sounds)

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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 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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