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Nashville Sounds lose to Memphis Redbirds, Playoff Hopes Dashed

 

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Nashville SoundsMemphis, TN – The Nashville Sounds led most of the way on Saturday night but got upended by the Memphis Redbirds in the bottom of the ninth inning and lost 4-3 at AutoZone Park. The loss officially eliminated the Sounds from playoff contention and clinched the American Southern division for the Redbirds.

The Sounds, who never led Friday night, grabbed a quick 1-0 lead in the first inning against Austin Warner. Matt Joyce singled to start the game, Boog Powell walked and Dustin Fowler singled home a run. Then in the fifth Joyce smacked an RBI double to plate Jorge Mateo and later scored on a wild pitch to make it 3-0.

Memphis Redbirds clinches division with 9th-inning rally against Nashville Sounds. (Nashville Sounds)

Memphis Redbirds clinches division with 9th-inning rally against Nashville Sounds. (Nashville Sounds)

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Nashville Sounds never get on track in 9-3 loss at Memphis Redbirds

 

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Nashville SoundsMemphis, TN – The Nashville Sounds fell in an early 8-0 hole against the Memphis Redbirds and never recovered, losing 9-3 on Friday night at AutoZone Park in the opener of a four-game series. With only 10 games left in the season, Memphis is now one win or one Sounds loss away from eliminating the Sounds from playoff contention and clinching the American Southern division.

Jesus Luzardo gave up one run in the first and then labored through a five-run, 38-pitch second inning. Down 6-0 in the third, he retired his first two batters before a single from Lane Thomas and a two-run homer by Randy Arozarena made it 8-0.

Jesus Luzardo has a rare rough outing as Nashville Sounds drop series opener to Memphis Redbirds. (Nashville Sounds)

Jesus Luzardo has a rare rough outing as Nashville Sounds drop series opener to Memphis Redbirds. (Nashville Sounds)

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Nashville Sounds get 8-3 Mothers Day win against Memphis Redbirds

 

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Nashville SoundsMemphis, TN – James Naile dazzled on the mound and a pair of three-run innings from the offense lifted the Nashville Sounds past the Memphis Redbirds 8-3 on Mother’s Day.

Memphis scattered seven hits off Naile in his seven innings of work, his third seven-inning start of the season. He allowed two runs and matched a season-high with seven strikeouts while not walking any Redbirds. Jorge Mateo drove in a trio of runs for the third time this season and Sheldon Neuse collected his first three-hit game of the season, matching a career-high.

Nashville Sounds pitcher James Naile Fans Seven While Jorge Mateo Drives in Three Runs. (Nashville Sounds)

Nashville Sounds pitcher James Naile Fans Seven While Jorge Mateo Drives in Three Runs. (Nashville Sounds)

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Nashville Sounds end season beating New Orleans Baby Cakes 3-0

 

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Nashville SoundsMetairie, LA – Zach Neal was magnificent as the Nashville Sounds blanked the New Orleans Baby Cakes 3-0 Monday afternoon to put a bow on the 2017 campaign. It was the first series sweep of the season for the Sounds.

Neal kept the ball down all afternoon as he hurled seven shutout innings for his third consecutive quality start. The right-hander retired the first 11 batters he faced before yielding a two-out double to Christian Colon in the fourth inning. He induced 11 ground outs on the afternoon.

Nashville Sounds' Zach Neal Tosses Gem in Finale. (Nashville Sounds)

Nashville Sounds’ Zach Neal Tosses Gem in Finale. (Nashville Sounds)

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Nashville Sounds beat Round Rock Express 9-3

 

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Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds got a go-ahead single from Matt McBride in the sixth inning and never looked back in a 9-3 win over the Round Rock Express in front of 8,359 fans at First Tennessee Park Thursday night.

McBride’s base hit to left field snapped a 3-3 tie and was one of Nashville’s 15 knocks in the win over their American Southern Division rival.

The two teams exchanged two-run homers in the first two innings. Round Rock’s Will Middlebrooks launched a two-run blast off Nashville starter Daniel Mengden to give the Express a 2-0 lead in the first. Chris Carter returned the favor when he drilled a two-run homer off Express starter Dario Alvarez to even the game at 2-2.

Nashville Sounds Pitchers Retire Final 13 Batters in Win over Round Rock Express. (Nashville Sounds)

Nashville Sounds Pitchers Retire Final 13 Batters in Win over Round Rock Express. (Nashville Sounds)

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Memphis Redbirds defeat Nashville Sounds 12-7 to clinch Division Title

 

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Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – The Memphis Redbirds clinched the American Southern Division Championship with a 12-7 win over the Nashville Sounds in front of 7,905 fans at First Tennessee Park Sunday night.

The Redbirds have been in first place in the division for nearly all of the 2017 season and became the first team in the Pacific Coast League to punch a ticket to the playoffs.

Sunday’s game went back and forth throughout the night as both teams lit up the scoreboard. Memphis put the first run on the board when Stephen Piscotty clubbed a double off the left field wall to score Alex Mejia.

Memphis Redbirds Punches Ticket to Pacific Coast League Playoffs with Win. (Nashville Sounds)

Memphis Redbirds Punches Ticket to Pacific Coast League Playoffs with Win. (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 in extra innings to Memphis Redbirds

 

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Nashville SoundsMemphis, TN – Randall Grichuk’s walk-off single to deep center field gave the Memphis Redbirds a 2-1 win over the Nashville Sounds Friday night at AutoZone Park.

Grichuk’s drive came with the bases loaded and two outs in the bottom of the 10th inning. Sounds (31-28) reliever Simon Castro found himself in a jam after issuing a leadoff walk to Patrick Wisdom with the score even at 1-1.

A sacrifice bunt moved Wisdom to second, and a wild pitch put him 90 feet away. Castro came back to strike out Wilfredo Tovar, but then hit Todd Cunningham and intentionally walked Nick Martini to load the bases.

Randall Grichuk 10th Inning Hit Wins it for the Memphis Redbirds. (Nashville Sounds)

Randall Grichuk 10th Inning Hit Wins it for the Memphis Redbirds. (Nashville Sounds)

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Nashville Sounds announce Kids Club and Silver Sounds Club

 

Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds Baseball Club announced two fan clubs for the 2017 season today – Booster’s Kids Club presented by First Tennessee and the brand-new Silver Sounds Club to honor the team’s senior fans.

In partnership with the YMCA, Booster’s Kids Club is for all children ages 12 and under. A $20.00 membership includes a club t-shirt, two general admission tickets to any three Sunday games, 10 Fun Zone vouchers, a piggy bank from First Tennessee and a 10% discount at the Sounds Pro Shop.

Nashville Sounds Fan Experience Clubs Focus on Children and Seniors. (Nashville Sounds)

Nashville Sounds Fan Experience Clubs Focus on Children and Seniors. (Nashville Sounds)

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Nashville Sounds game at New Orleans Zephyrs cancelled due to rain

 

Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – Sunday afternoon’s game between the Nashville Sounds and New Orleans Zephyrs has been cancelled due to rain at Zephyr Field in New Orleans.

The rain-out officially ends the regular season for both teams. The American Southern Division champion Sounds head to Oklahoma City to start the American Conference Finals against the Dodgers.

Game one is scheduled for Wednesday night at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark at 7:05pm.

Nashville Sounds Finish Regular Season at 83-59

Nashville Sounds Finish Regular Season at 83-59

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