Topic: Andy Parrino
Nashville, TN – First Tennessee Park opened its gates for the final time on Thursday night, as the Sounds hosted Fan Appreciation Night and the Round Rock Express, falling 8-3.
The crowd of 8,938 at First Tennessee Park boosted the yearly total to 565,548 – the most the franchise has had in its last 25 seasons.
Before the beginning of the game, Sounds General Manager Garry Arthur and Sounds field manager Steve Scarsone awarded three Sounds players with year-end trophies.
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.
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.
Jason Pridie Slams 18th Homer In Loss
Reno, NV – The Sounds fell victim to a five-run seventh inning and squandered an opportunity to win the series, losing 11-5 in Wednesday’s series finale against Reno at Aces Ballpark.
After Reno took an early lead by scoring two in the second, Nashville tied things up in the fourth. Brent Morel was hit by a pitch to lead off the inning and Jason Pridie followed by smashing his 18th home run of the season. The two-run shot was the outfielder’s 14th on the road and closed the gap in his pursuit to steal 20 bases and hit 20 home runs this season.
All Nine Sounds Hitters Record a Hit, Cody Martin Notches Quality Start
Reno, NV – The Nashville Sounds hit parade continued on Tuesday night as they out-slugged Reno 7-4 at Aces Ballpark.
The first inning began how many opening frame have started this season for Nashville, the red-hot Joey Wendle smacked his 37th double of the season and came around to score on a Jason Pridie single. The outfielder became the first Sound to hit the 80 RBI plateau on the play.
Reno immediately answered, getting a run on a sacrifice fly by Jamie Romak. The Aces would load the bases, but Sounds’ starter Cody Martin struck Todd Glaesmann out swinging to leave them loaded. Nashville is now outscoring their opponents 80-50 in the opening frame this season.
First Tennessee Park Sells Out For 19th Time This Season, Hosts 10,717 Fans
Nashville, TN – In front of 10,717 fans at sold out First Tennessee Park, the Nashville Sounds won 3-2 over the Albuquerque Isotopes on Saturday night.
The Sounds recorded four hits over the first two innings, including two doubles, but were unable to score a run. Craig Gentry and Joey Wendle were both thrown out on plays at the plate in the first, and the game went to the third scoreless. The first two hitters in the Sounds’ lineup would get their revenge later in the contest.
Zach Neal’s Quality Start Squandered
Nashville, TN – Nashville dropped their third straight game to El Paso on Monday night at First Tennessee Park, this time by the score of 5-1.
For the league-leading 72nd time this season, the Sounds were the first team to score as Craig Gentry put the home team up 1-0 in the third. The speedy outfielder doubled down the left field line and then swiped his team-leading 23rd bag of the season. He would score on a Tyler Ladendorf sacrifice fly.
Outfielder Jake Smolinski Scores Four Runs, Blasts Ninth Homer This Season
Des Moines, IA – Jake Smolinski left his mark on Thursday night’s game in Iowa and helped lead Nashville to an 8-4 win over the Cubs at Principal Park.
Smolinski was perfect at the plate, collecting his third three-hit game as a Sound and scoring four times. The outfielder smashed a clutch three-run bomb in the seventh inning, doubled in the second and raised his average to .425 in PCL play this season. Smolinski’s four runs were the most in a game by a Nashville player this season.
The 26-year-old started the two-run second by lining his 14th double of the season to left.
Brent Morel Posts Season-High Three Hits
Des Moines, IA – Zach Neal notched a quality start, but it was not enough as Nashville fell 3-1 to Iowa at Principal Park on Wednesday Night.
Neal no-hit the I-Cubs for the first three innings before Matt Szczur led off the fourth with a double. Next batter Javier Baez tripled, scoring Szczur and giving the home team the first run of the game. Christian Villanueva then hit a sacrifice fly to drive in Baez and the Cubs led 2-0.
Rehabbing Reliever Sean Doolittle Strikes Out Three, Allows Solo Homer
Des Moines, IA – The Sounds were on the winning side of a tight game Tuesday night, stealing the series opener against the Cubs at Principal Park by a score of 3-2.
Both teams recorded just seven hits, but Nashville never trailed Iowa. Sounds pitching struck out 11 and never walked a batter at any point during the win.
The Sounds stayed on par with a season storyline by scoring a run in the first inning. Andy Parrino found himself in the leadoff spot for just the fourth time this year and made an impact right out of the gate with a double to left. After a groundout advanced the shortstop to third, reigning PCL Player of the Week Ryan Roberts scored him with a sacrifice fly.
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