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Nashville Sounds beat Memphis Redbirds 5-1 at First Tennessee Park

 

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Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – Jorge Mateo collected three hits and scored three runs to lead the Nashville Sounds to a 5-1 win over the Memphis Redbirds in front of a sellout crowd of 11,282 Friday night at First Tennessee Park.

The speedy shortstop delivered one of the highlights of the night when he tripled into the right-center gap in the second inning. Mateo’s triple was his 16th of the season – a single-season franchise record.

Nashville built an early lead thanks to Anthony Garcia’s 24th home run of the season.

Shortstop Jorge Mateo Sets Nashville Sounds' Single-Season Triples Record. (Nashville Sounds)

Shortstop Jorge Mateo Sets Nashville Sounds’ Single-Season Triples Record. (Nashville Sounds)

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Nashville Sounds lose to New Orleans Baby Cakes in Extras, 5-4

 

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Nashville SoundsMetairie, LA – The Nashville Sounds wrapped up the road portion of their 2018 schedule in heart-breaking fashion Thursday night as they fell to the New Orleans Baby Cakes 5-4 in 10 innings. Chris Bostick’s two-out single in the 10th secured the victory for New Orleans.

Metairie native Jeremy Bleich pitched the 10th inning for the Sounds and took the loss as he allowed a walk and a base hit in the final frame. Bleich induced a fielder’s choice, which retired the designated runner trying to advance to third base to begin the game. He then walked Christian Adames and two batters later surrendered the game-ending base hit to Bostick.

Nashville Sounds Finishes 31-39 on the Road in 2018. (Nashville Sounds)

Nashville Sounds Finishes 31-39 on the Road in 2018. (Nashville Sounds)

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Nashville Sounds held scoreless by Round Rock Express, 2-0

 

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Nashville SoundsRound Rock, TX  – The Nashville Sounds’ offense never got going in a 2-0 loss to the Round Rock Express Tuesday night at Dell Diamond.

Nashville’s 10-game road trip started with a thud as the offense produced only three hits – all singles. Sheldon Neuse had a base hit in the second, Jorge Mateo singled in the third and Dustin Fowler had a single in the sixth.

The Sounds had only two innings when they put a runner in scoring position.

Round Rock Express Starter Chris Rowley Tosses Six Shutout Innings against Nashville Sounds. (Nashville Sounds)

Round Rock Express Starter Chris Rowley Tosses Six Shutout Innings against Nashville Sounds. (Nashville Sounds)

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Nashville Sounds fall to Round Rock Express, 3-1

 

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Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds’ winning streak came to a halt at 15 games as the Round Rock Express snapped it with a 3-1 win in front of 8,453 fans and 702 dogs at First Tennessee Park Wednesday night.

The 2018 Sounds team will share the longest winning streak in franchise history with the 1999 Sounds team that won 15 straight games June 2nd-20th.

Round Rock made several stellar defensive plays throughout the night and limited Nashville’s recently red-hot offense to one run on nine hits. Among Round Rock’s defensive gems was a diving catch by left fielder Scott Heineman to take away extra bases from Bruce Maxwell in the seventh, and a diving stop by second baseman Christian Lopes to take a hit away from Steve Lombardozzi in the eighth.

2018 Nashville Sounds Club Will Share the Record With 1999 Club. (Nashville Sounds)

2018 Nashville Sounds Club Will Share the Record With 1999 Club. (Nashville Sounds)

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Nashville Sounds defeat Round Rock Express 8-4 for Franchise Record 15th Straight Win

 

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Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – Franklin Barreto homered and Dustin Fowler added three hits as the Nashville Sounds topped the Round Rock Express, 8-4, Tuesday night at First Tennessee Park to extend their winning streak to 15 games. The 15-game streak matches a franchise record set during the 1999 season.

Nashville’s winning streak started on July 29th in Salt Lake City with a 9-5 win over the Bees. They swept their last homestand – a seven-game stretch against Fresno and Sacramento – and swept Colorado Springs on the road before returning home. The Sounds have outscored their opponents 89-48 during the 15-game stretch.

Nashville Sounds 15-Game Stretch Matches Record Set by Pirates Affiliate in 1999 Season. (Nashville Sounds)

Nashville Sounds 15-Game Stretch Matches Record Set by Pirates Affiliate in 1999 Season. (Nashville Sounds)

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Nashville Sounds sack Colorado Springs Sky Sox, 18-9

 

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Nashville SoundsColorado Springs, CO – The Nashville Sounds got offensive Thursday night to outlast the Colorado Springs Sky Sox 18-9 at Security Service Field. The win extended Nashville’s season-best winning streak to 10 games, which is the second longest in the franchise’s Pacific Coast League era.

Big innings were plentiful as each team had at least two innings in which they scored at least three runs. Nashville scored five in the first, six in the fourth, and three in the ninth while Colorado Springs posted three in the third and five in the fifth. Sheldon Neuse collected a career-high four hits while Dustin Fowler also recorded four hits on the night.

Nashville Sounds Set Season-Highs in Runs and Hits. (Nashville Sounds)

Nashville Sounds Set Season-Highs in Runs and Hits. (Nashville Sounds)

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Nashville Sounds net 3-1 win over Sacramento River Cats

 

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Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds continued their winning ways Saturday night as they upended the Sacramento River Cats 3-1 in front of 10,811 fans at First Tennessee Park. The Sounds have now won six games in a row to set a new season-long winning streak.

Chris Bassitt put in a sterling effort on the mound for the Sounds as the right-hander matched a career-high by spinning eight innings of one-run baseball. He yielded just three hits and fanned six in his eight innings of work.

Chris Bassitt Shines on the Mound for Nashville Sounds in Victory over Sacramento River Cats at First Tennessee Park Saturday night. (Nashville Sounds)

Chris Bassitt Shines on the Mound for Nashville Sounds in Victory over Sacramento River Cats at First Tennessee Park Saturday night. (Nashville Sounds)

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Nashville Sounds beat Fresno Grizzlies, 6-2

 

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Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds led from start to finish in a 6-2 win over the Fresno Grizzlies in front of a sellout crowd of 11,227 at First Tennessee Park Friday night. The victory extended Nashville’s winning streak to five games.

The win completed a three-game sweep of the Grizzlies – the first three-game series sweep for the Sounds since the 2007 season.

Starters Frankie Montas of Nashville and Brady Rodgers of Fresno started the game locked in a pitchers’ duel. Both right-handers put up zeroes in the first three innings.

Nashville Sounds right-hander Frankie Montas Deals Six Shutout Innings in Win over Fresno Grizzlies at First Tennessee Park Friday night. (Nashville Sounds)

Nashville Sounds right-hander Frankie Montas Deals Six Shutout Innings in Win over Fresno Grizzlies at First Tennessee Park Friday night. (Nashville Sounds)

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Nashville Sounds swat Salt Lake Bees, 9-5

 

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Nashville SoundsSalt Lake City, UT – The Nashville Sounds came from behind to topple the Salt Lake Bees 9-5 Sunday night at Smith’s Ballpark. The win snapped a season-long four-game losing streak for the Sounds.

Trailing 5-3 in the seventh, the Sounds used an unconventional play to take the lead. With two outs in the inning Brett Vertigan gave the Sounds the spark they needed. His double chased Salt Lake starter Dylan Unsworth from the game.

Unsworth’s replacement, Ryan Clark entered and promptly plunked Melvin Mercedes. Ramón Laureano then drew a walk to load the bases.

Four-Run Play Propels Nashville Sounds to Victory over Salt Lake Bees. (Nashville Sounds)

Four-Run Play Propels Nashville Sounds to Victory over Salt Lake Bees. (Nashville Sounds)

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Salt Lake Bees sting Nashville Sounds, 11-6

 

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Nashville SoundsSalt Lake City, UT – The Nashville Sounds built an early 3-0 lead but saw their losing streak reach four games with an 11-6 loss to the Salt Lake Bees at Smith’s Ballpark on Saturday night. All nine Sounds hitters reached base safely in the slugfest, but Salt Lake notched 18 hits and went in order just once against Sounds pitchers.

The Sounds jumped out to a 3-0 lead with a big first inning against Jose Suarez. Ramon Laureano and Boog Powell walked to start the game, and Sheldon Neuse moved his hitting streak to 13 games by smashing a two-run triple. Then Neuse scored on a sacrifice fly to deep center by Anthony Garcia.

Nashville Sounds’ losing skid hits four with Game 2 loss to Salt Lake Bees. (Nashville Sounds)

Nashville Sounds’ losing skid hits four with Game 2 loss to Salt Lake Bees. (Nashville Sounds)

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