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Nashville Sounds suffer 4-1 loss at Oklahoma City Dodgers

 

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Nashville SoundsOklahoma City, OK – The Nashville Sounds (36-38) matched the Oklahoma City Dodgers with six hits Saturday night at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark, but failed to convert chances as the home team took the victory, 4-1.

Sounds centerfielder Jaff Decker, 2-for-4, provided the team’s lone run in the game with a solo home run in the fifth off Oklahoma City starter Wilmer Font (6-4).

Opposite Font was right-handed pitcher Ben Bracewell (0-1) manning the bump for Nashville in his Triple-A debut. The 26-year-old used 74 pitches to collect four strikeouts over four innings and walk three.

Nashville Sounds’ Jaff Decker Goes Deep, 2-for-4; Ben Bracewell Debuts. (Nashville Sounds)

Nashville Sounds’ Jaff Decker Goes Deep, 2-for-4; Ben Bracewell Debuts. (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 roll over Iowa Cubs, 12-3

 

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Nashville SoundsDes Moines, IA – Before Chris Smith took to the mound for the Sounds Friday night he was spotted seven runs. The Sounds would then cruise to a 12-3 win to take game two of a four-game series against the Iowa Cubs.

Nashville erupted for seven runs on nine hits in the top of the first inning to give the 36-year-old right-hander a 7-0 lead over the I-Cubs. Smith (3-2, 3.35) followed up Michael Brady’s quality start Thursday night with one of his own.

He lasted six innings and matched a season-high by fanning eight I-Cubs. Iowa scattered three hits across the first three innings against Smith but he retired the final ten batters he faced en route to the 18th quality start of the season for Sounds pitchers.

Nashville Sounds Put Up Seven Runs on Nine Hits in First Inning of 12-3 Win. (Nashville Sounds)

Nashville Sounds Put Up Seven Runs on Nine Hits in First Inning of 12-3 Win. (Nashville Sounds)

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Nashville Sounds blow past Sacramento River Cats 9-3

 

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Nashville SoundsSacramento, CA – Daniel Gossett dealt and the offense mashed as the Sounds capped off their eight-game road trip with a 9-3 handling of the Sacramento River Cats.

Gossett (2-4, 3.89) was spectacular as he mowed through the River Cats (16-27) line up to the tune of eight shutout innings including retiring the final 14 batters he faced. He needed just 91 pitches to get through a career-high eight innings and struck out six River Cats along the way while yielding just four singles.

Everyone got in on the action for the Sounds (20-19) offensively. All nine batters recorded a base hit and came around to score.

Nashville Sounds pitcher Daniel Gossett Throws Career-High Eight Scoreless Innings. (Nashville Sounds)

Nashville Sounds pitcher Daniel Gossett Throws Career-High Eight Scoreless Innings. (Nashville Sounds)

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Nashville Sounds fall late to Albuquerque Isotopes, 7-5

 

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Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – The losing streak for the Nashville Sounds hit four games as the Albuquerque Isotopes took game one of the series, 7-5, in front of 7,860 fans at First Tennessee Park Thursday night.

The Sounds (13-17) held a 4-2 lead into the seventh inning but the bullpen faltered down the stretch. Michael Brady allowed a run in the seventh, and Aaron Kurcz coughed up the lead in the eighth when Albuquerque plated a pair of runs to take a 5-4 lead. It’s the first time the Sounds have lost a game when leading after six innings.

The loss wasted a solid effort by Sounds starter Chris Smith. The veteran right-hander allowed two runs on four hits over six innings. He walked a pair and struck out six. Smith’s third-inning strikeout of Mike Tauchman was the 1,000th of his career.

Nashville Sounds Bullpen Allows Five Runs over Final Three Innings in Setback. (Nashville Sounds)

Nashville Sounds Bullpen Allows Five Runs over Final Three Innings in Setback. (Nashville Sounds)

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Nashville falls to Round Rock Walk-Off, 4-3

 

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Nashville SoundsRound Rock, TX – Jurickson Profar’s walk-off base hit gave the Round Rock Dance Halls a 4-3 win over the Nashville Honky Tonks at Dell Diamond on Friday night. The 10th inning base hit gave Round Rock a big advantage in the two-game #BattleForTheBoot series between the two American Southern Division rivals.

Profar’s game-winner came off Honky Tonks reliever Aaron Kurcz with one out in the inning. Kurcz struck out A.J. Jimenez to start the inning, but then issued a costly walk to Elio Castillo.

Game One of the #BattleForTheBoot Series Goes to the Dance Halls. (Nashville Sounds)

Game One of the #BattleForTheBoot Series Goes to the Dance Halls. (Nashville Sounds)

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Nashville Sounds blast New Orleans Baby Cakes 10-4 at First Tennessee Park

 

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Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – The offense exploded and the pitching was superb as the Nashville Sounds smashed the New Orleans Baby Cakes, 10-2, in front of a sellout crowd of 10,672 fans at First Tennessee Park Saturday night.

The scoring was fast and furious for Nashville (9-11) as Renato Nuñez started the flurry with a solo homer to lead off the second inning. It was Nuñez’s fourth home run of the season.

It continued in the third when Matt Olson roped a two-out, two-run single to right field to make it a 3-0 game. Olson had a huge night at the plate, finishing 4-for-5 with three singles, a double, and a run scored.

Chris Smith Tosses Six Shutout Frames in Nashville Sounds’ Third Straight Win. (Nashville Sounds)

Chris Smith Tosses Six Shutout Frames in Nashville Sounds’ Third Straight Win. (Nashville Sounds)

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Nashville Sounds ninth inning rally falls short against Colorado Springs Sky Sox

 

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Nashville SoundsColorado Springs, CO – The Nashville Sounds rallied for five runs with two outs in the ninth inning but it was not enough as they were upended 6-5 by the Colorado Springs Sky Sox. Nashville is now 0-3 and has been outscored 18-7 in Sunday contests.

After being silenced for much of the day by the Sky Sox pitching staff, the Sounds finally broke through with two outs in the top of the ninth inning. Chris Parmelee ripped a double to get the rally started. The next six batters to come to the plate would reach base. Renato Nunez was then walked, followed by a two-run double by Bruce Maxwell to light up the scoreboard for the first time.

Nashville Sounds Score Five Runs With Two Outs in the Ninth Inning but Fall 6-5 to Colorado Springs Sky Sox. (Nashville Sounds)

Nashville Sounds Score Five Runs With Two Outs in the Ninth Inning but Fall 6-5 to Colorado Springs Sky Sox. (Nashville Sounds)

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Nashville Sounds hit three homers in 9-8 win over Oklahoma City Dodgers

 

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Nashville SoundsOklahoma City, OK – The Nashville Sounds blasted three home runs in a come-from-behind 9-8 win over the Oklahoma City Dodgers Wednesday night at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark.

Chris Parmelee, Ryan Lavarnway, and Matt Olson all launched homers to erase a 6-2 deficit and allow the Sounds (5-8) to win consecutive games for only the second time in 2017.

Parmelee’s blast gave the Sounds an early 2-0 lead in the first inning, but starter Daniel Gossett couldn’t hold the advantage. The Dodgers (7-7) scored a run in the first, and then exploded for four in the second to take a controlling 5-2 lead after a pair of innings.

Nashville Sounds and Oklahoma City Dodgers Combine for 24 hits and Six Home Runs in Nashville’s Triumph. (Nashville Sounds)

Nashville Sounds and Oklahoma City Dodgers Combine for 24 hits and Six Home Runs in Nashville’s Triumph. (Nashville Sounds)

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Nashville Sounds fall to Oklahoma City Dodgers 8-1

 

Sounds avoid back-to-back shutout losses with run in eighth inning

Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds’ bats remained silent for the second consecutive night as they were defeated 8-1 by the Oklahoma City Dodgers. The Sounds lit up the scoreboard in the eighth inning to snap a streak of 16 consecutive innings without scoring a run.

Justin Masterson (1-0, 2.25) was masterful on the mound for the Dodgers (4-4).  The Sounds (3-5) had no answer for the 32-year-old who gave up just two hits in five innings of work and fanned five batters on just 69 pitches.

The Dodgers opened the scoring in the second inning off Zach Neal (0-1, 4.15) when third baseman, Rob Segedin, led off the inning with a base hit and came around to score on a Brett Eibner sacrifice fly to left field.

Nashville Sounds Pitcher Zach Neal gave up four runs and five hits in 4.2 innings of work Thursday night. (Nashville Sounds)

Nashville Sounds Pitcher Zach Neal gave up four runs and five hits in 4.2 innings of work Thursday night. (Nashville Sounds)

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