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Fiers Hurls Three-Hit Shutout At Iowa

 

Nashville Records 1-0 Win as Right-hander Improves To 7-0 In Nine Starts

Nashville SoundsDes Moines, IA – Right-hander Mike Fiers was nearly flawless on Wednesday evening, allowing only four baserunners in a complete-game, three-hit shutout to lead the Sounds to a 1-0 victory over the division-rival Iowa Cubs at Principal Park.

With the gem, Fiers continued his dominance of the Pacific Coast League, improving to 7-0 with a 1.25 ERA (8er/57.2ip) in his nine starts for the Sounds this season.

He allowed only three hits (two singles and a double) while issuing one walk and striking out seven batters in Nashville’s sixth shutout victory of the year. Fiers was very efficient, throwing only 99 pitches on the evening (74 strikes) and retired 24 of his 28 batters faced.

Nashville Sounds Baseball. (Mike Strasinger)

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Sounds Lose To Express, 9-4

 

Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds lost, 9-4, to the Round Rock Express on Monday evening at Greer Stadium in the third game of a four-game series. Round Rock leads the season series, 11-4.

Designated hitter Mat Gamel went 2-for-4 with a homer and a double for Nashville. Outfielders Caleb Gindl and Brandon Boggs added two hits. Leadoff hitter Logan Schafer went hitless to snap his 10-game hitting streak, the longest active streak on the club.

Round Rock opened the contest with a 2-0 lead in the top of the first. After Express center fielder Leonys Martin singled, former Sounds Brad Nelson crushed his first hit of the series, a two-run home run on to Chestnut Street. The long ball was Nelson’s 18th of the season.

Nashville Sounds Baseball. (Mike Strasinger)

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Sounds Drop Road Trip Finale, 5-3

 

Nashville SoundsOklahoma City, OK – The Oklahoma City RedHawks rallied from an early deficit then held on to record a 5-3 victory over the Nashville Sounds on Friday evening at RedHawks Field in the finale of a four-game series.

Oklahoma City gained a split of the four-game set against the Sounds (52-55) and earned a 9-7 win in the season series against Nashville.

Sounds batters had plenty of opportunities in the contest but finished just 1-for-13 with runners in scoring position on the night, leaving 12 runners on base.

Nashville Sounds Baseball. (Mike Strasinger)

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Sounds Beat Down RedHawks, 13-2, On Thursday In Oklahoma City

 

Nashville SoundsOklahoma City, OK – Taylor Green homered twice while tying a franchise record five runs scored in a 13-2 victory over the Oklahoma City RedHawks on Thursday evening at RedHawks Field.

Finishing the evening with a career night, Green went a perfect 4-for-4 with two home runs, a double, and two walks while driving in six runs. Green became the third player in the franchise’s 34-year history and second player this season to score five runs in a game, joining Adrian Brown (May 12th, 1999 at Tucson) and teammate Erick Almonte (July 5th, 2011 vs. Memphis).

Nashville Sounds Baseball. (Mike Strasinger)

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Cubs Drop Sounds, 3-1, to End Winning Streak

 

Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds snapped a season-best six-game winning streak with a 3-1 loss to the division-rival Iowa Cubs on Sunday night at Greer Stadium.

Iowa starter Jack Struck (1-3) tossed his best pitching performance of the season for his first Triple-A victory. The 21-year-old surrendered just one run on seven hits in a season-high seven innings pitched with 79 pitches. John Gaub earned his fifth save with a scoreless ninth.

Before the defeat this evening, Nashville (49-53) also had won a streak of eight consecutive games against Iowa, the longest win streak against a single opponent since 2009.

Nashville Sounds Baseball. (Mike Strasinger)

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Sounds Walk Off Against Redbirds Again

 

Nashville Rebounds From Six-Run Deficit To Post 9-8 Victory

Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds recorded their second straight walkoff win over the division-rival Memphis Redbirds, coming back from an early six-run deficit to post a 9-8 victory on Tuesday evening at Greer Stadium.

With the bases full of Sounds and one out, Brandon Boggs lined a game-ending RBI single to right off Memphis reliever Cory Rauschenberger to plate Erick Almonte with the winning run.

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Packed House Watches Sounds Beat Redbirds, 5-4

 

Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – A Greer Stadium crowd of 9,944 fans watched the Nashville Sounds top the division-rival Memphis Redbirds in an exciting 5-4 victory on Independence Day in the opener of a four-game series.

In the bottom of the ninth inning with the bases loaded, outfielder Brett Carroll was hit by a Chuckie Fick inside fastball to force the game-winning run to score from third base. Nashville loaded the bases earlier in the inning on a walk, base hit and Memphis fielding error.

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Sounds’ Win Streak Ends With 6-5 Loss In Round Rock

 

Nashville SoundsRound Rock, TX – The Nashville Sounds had their season-best five-game winning streak snapped with a 6-5 loss to the Round Rock Express on Thursday evening at The Dell Diamond in the opener of a four-game series.

The loss was the PCL-leading 22nd one-run defeat of the year for Nashville (37-43), which participated in its league-high 38th contest decided by a single run.

The Sounds continued their June power surge by belting three home runs in the contest and finished the month with 42 longballs.

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Sounds Sweep Zephyrs With 3-2 Win

 

Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds swept the New Orleans Zephyrs with a 3-2 victory on Tuesday evening at Greer Stadium in the finale of a four-game set. The win was Nashville’s fifth straight, which matches the club’s longest of the season from June 2nd-6th.

The sweep was Nashville’s first of the season and last since the Sounds swept New Orleans from April 24th-27th, 2010 at Zephyr Field.

The victory gave the Sounds a 12-4 season series win over the Zephyrs, which is also the best mark against an opponent since Nashville went 12-4 against the Round Rock Express (AAA-Astros) in 2007.

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Sounds Score Early, Win 3-2 Over Omaha

 

Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds topped the division-rival Omaha Storm Chasers, 3-2, on Friday evening at Greer Stadium in the finale of a five-game set.

Nashville (33-42) has now played in a PCL-high 35 one-run games this season, going 14-21 in those contests.

Sounds starter Chase Wright (5-4) produced his first quality start of the season for the win. The southpaw scattered nine hits on two runs while inducing 13 groundouts in a season-best 7 2/3 innings.  The win was Wright’s 22nd of his Sounds career, moving him into a tie with teammate Sam Narron for 10th place.

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