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Nashville Sounds get 4-3 Win Over Iowa Cubs in Home Opener

 

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Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds opened their final homestand of the season with a 4-3 victory over the division-rival Iowa Cubs on Monday at Greer Stadium.

The one-run victory was Nashville’s PCL-leading 28th of the season. Iowa suffered its 32nd one-run defeat. Seven of the 13 games between the two clubs in the series have been decided by one run.

Nashville starter Brian Baker pitched well to collect his fourth victory of the season. The 29-year-old allowed one run on a solo homer in six innings of work, fanning six in 82 pitches (60 strikes). Baker has posted a 2.62 ERA (18er/61.2ip) in his last 12 PCL outings (10 starts).

Nashville Sounds Baseball. (Mike Strasinger / Nashville Sounds)

Nashville Sounds Baseball. (Mike Strasinger / Nashville Sounds)

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Nashville Sounds lose to Round Rock Expess 7-6 in 11 Innings

 

Sean Halton Homers Twice In Losing Effort As Nashville Blows Five-Run Lead

Nashville SoundsRound Rock, TX – Round Rock overcame a five-run deficit to force extras and a two-out Ryan Spilborghs single in the bottom of the eleventh inning gave the Express a 7-6 victory over the Nashville Sounds late Wednesday evening at The Dell Diamond in the opener of a five-game series.

The contest was the Sounds’ PCL-leading 16th extra-inning affair of the year (6-10 in those games).

The Sounds (61-71) scored in the top of the first inning, eventually built a five-run advantage, and led for the entire game until Round Rock rallied in the bottom of the ninth against Rob Wooten to send it to extras. Since the promotion of All-Star closer Jim Henderson to the Milwaukee Brewers on July 26th, the Nashville bullpen has nine blown saves in 12 opportunities.

Nashville Sounds Baseball. (Mike Strasinger / Nashville Sounds)

Nashville Sounds Baseball. (Mike Strasinger / Nashville Sounds)

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Nashville Sounds lose second game in a row to Omaha Storm Chasers, 5-1

 

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Nashville SoundsPapillion, NE – Former Brewers prospect Jake Odorizzi held the Nashville offense in check and Omaha belted three home runs as the Storm Chasers handed the Nashville Sounds a 5-1 defeat on Sunday afternoon at Werner Park.

Odorizzi (10-2) allowed only one run on four hits over seven innings of work, walking two and striking out a pair of batters during his 86-pitch effort. The right-hander lowered his ERA to 2.80 at the Triple-A level and picked up his 14th overall victory, one off the minor league lead.

Nashville Sounds Baseball. (Mike Strasinger / Nashville Sounds)

Nashville Sounds Baseball. (Mike Strasinger / Nashville Sounds)

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Nashville Sounds score in the 10th to clinch 3-2 victory over the Tacoma Rainers

 

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Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds benefitted from two throwing errors from pitcher Brian Moran in the bottom of the 10th inning to win 3-2 over the Tacoma Rainiers on Thursday night at Greer Stadium.

Schafer began the frame with an opposite-field single and moved to second on a pickoff attempt. Second baseman Eric Farris then hit a sacrifice bunt, which was then under thrown to first that allowed Schafer to score the winning-run.

Nashville Sounds Khris Davis ties the game with a sacrifice fly in the fifth. (Mike Strasinger / Nashville Sounds)

Nashville Sounds Khris Davis ties the game with a sacrifice fly in the fifth. (Mike Strasinger / Nashville Sounds)

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Sounds Quiet Zephyrs Again, Win 8-1

 

Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds beat New Orleans Zephyrs, 8-1, in front of 7,151 fans on Saturday night at Greer Stadium, marking the third consecutive game that the Sounds held the Zephyrs to only one run.

Nashville continued its pitching dominance, backed by a quality start from starting pitcher Josh Butler. The 26-year-old right-hander tossed six innings of scoreless ball while tying a career high of eight strikeouts for the victory, allowing five hits with two walks. Butler previously fanned eight batters with Advanced-A Brevard County on June 25th, 2008 vs. Dunedin.

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Sounds Plate Run In 9th, Beat Z’s In Opener

 

Koshansky Belts Team-Leading 26th Homer For Nashville In Win

Nashville SoundsMetairie, LA – The Nashville Sounds plated a run in the top of the ninth inning to edge New Orleans, 4-3, on Friday evening at Zephyr Field in the opener of a four-game series.

Nashville (76-65), which extended its winning streak to four games, recorded its 20th last at-bat win of the year and won its seventh consecutive game in New Orleans, dating back to last season.

The Sounds took a 2-0 lead in the top of the third inning on second baseman Eric Farris’ two-out, two-run double to left off Z’s starter Nic Ungs. Norris Hopper and Martin Maldonado, who opened the frame with consecutive singles, scored on the two-bagger.

Nashville upped its lead to 3-0 in the fourth when Joe Koshansky (2-for-4) walloped his team-leading 26th home run of the season, a one-out solo shot to center off Ungs. The big fly extend Koshansky’s hitting streak to 15 games, the longest by a Sounds batter all season. «Read the rest of this article»

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Sounds Split DoubleHeader Action With RedHawks On Wednesday

 

Nashville SoundsOklahoma City, OK – The Nashville Sounds split a doubleheader with Oklahoma City on Wednesday at AT&T Bricktown Ballpark, taking the opener, 9-5, and dropping the extra-inning nightcap, 3-2.

Nashville (73-65) moved to 6-8 in doubleheader action with the split. Brendan Katin went a combined 4-for-8 with three home runs in the twinbill, while Joe Koshansky extended his hitting streak to a season-high 12 games with hits in both games.

Six Sounds recorded multiple hits in the Nashville’s early afternoon victory after the club banged out 15 hits. Koshansky went 3-for-4 while Katin his first home run on the day.

The Sounds took an early 1-0 lead in the first inning as Adam Stern hit a leadoff double and scored on an RBI single from Eric Farris. Erick Almonte scored the club’s next run in the top of the fourth inning when Koshansky singled to center field for his team-leading 75th RBI. «Read the rest of this article»

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Sounds Win Homestand Opener, 2-1

 

Dillard Twirls Seven Scoreless Frames But Takes No-Decision for Nashville

Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds kicked off their final homestand with a 2-1 victory over the New Orleans Zephyrs on Wednesday evening at Greer Stadium in the opener of a five-game series.

Tim Dillard turned in an outstanding effort for the second straight start for Nashville, twirling seven innings of scoreless, three-hit ball, but took a no-decision as the Sounds’ bullpen was unable to protect his 1-0 lead in the late innings.

Dillard, who has given up only one run over 15.0 innings in his last two outings, is 3-1 with a 2.86 ERA (11er/34.2ip) in six starts for Nashville this season.

The victory was the Sounds’ sixth in eight meetings versus New Orleans this season and the seventh win in the last 10 games overall for Nashville (69-62). «Read the rest of this article»

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Nashville Beats Iowa, 8-6, On Monday

 

Nashville SoundsDes Moines, IA – The Nashville Sounds topped the Iowa Cubs, 8-6, on Monday evening at Principal Park in Des Moines in the third game of a four-game set.

With the win, Nashville (67-62) moved to six games behind division-leading Iowa.  Luis Cruz was a single away from the cycle, as the Sounds shortstop went 3-for-3 with three RBIs in the victory.

The Sounds took an early 3-0 lead in the opening frame and didn’t look back. Brendan Katin doubled home Adam Stern for Nashville’s first run, followed by a Joe Koshansky RBI single. Cruz then doubled home Koshansky for the third run of the game.

Nashville plated five runs on three second inning home runs to take an 8-0 lead over Iowa. Sounds starting pitcher Sam Narron helped his own cause to lead off the second inning, as the pitcher knocked a 3-1 pitch over the wall in right center for his first homer of the year and Nashville’s second home run by a pitcher this season. The long ball was Narron’s second homer of his career. «Read the rest of this article»

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Luis Cruz Hits Walk-Off Home Run In Sounds 8-7 Nightcap Win

 

Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – Luis Cruz sent the Sounds home happy with a walk-off home run that gave Nashville a 7-6 win over the Colorado Springs Sky Sox in the doubleheader finale on Thursday evening at Greer Stadium. The Sounds 18th last at-bat win this season gave the two teams a split in the doubleheader after Nashville dropped the first game, 6-1.

Cruz went 3-for 4 three RBIs and two runs scored in the second game, while Adam Stern added three hits.

Brendan Katin crushed a solo home run in the bottom of the first inning of the nightcap, a tape-measure shot over the stadium lights in left field. Katin’s 18th home run of the year gave the Sounds the early 1-0 lead.

Colorado Springs scored two runs in the top of the third inning to take a 2-1 lead. Sky Sox second baseman Kaz Matsui drew a two-out walk from Josh Butler and proceeded to steal second base. Centerfielder Chris Frey then looped a lazy single on the left field line for the first run, followed by right fielder Matt Miller painting the right field line to score Frey for the go-ahead run. «Read the rest of this article»

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