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Zephyrs Even Series With 2-1 Win


Koshansky Extends Hit Streak To 16 Game In Losing Effort

Nashville SoundsMetairie, LA – New Orleans catcher Neil Wilson hit a seventh-inning home run to propel the Zephyrs to a 2-1 victory over the Nashville Sounds on Saturday night at Zephyr Field, evening the series at one game apiece.

The loss snapped a three-game win streak for the Sounds (76-66) as well as the club’s seven-game victory streak at Zephyr Field. It was the fifth consecutive one-run decision for Nashville (3-2 over that stretch).

The Zephyrs took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the fourth inning when John Raynor led off with a single against Sounds starter Josh Butler then later scored the game’s first run on a Danny Richar sacrifice fly.

The Sounds rallied to tie the game in the sixth against Z’s starter Tom Mastny. With Eric Farris on base following a one-out single, Brendan Katin drew a two-out walk to push the speedy infielder into scoring position for team RBI leader Joe Koshansky, who knotted the contest at 1-1 with a single to center. «Read the rest of this article»

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Royals Silence Sounds, 3-0, in Finale


Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – Omaha starter Philip Humber pitched a complete game shutout to propel the division-rival Omaha Royals to a 3-0 victory over the Nashville Sounds on Friday evening at historic Greer Stadium.

Humber (5-6) earned his fifth win after allowing only four hits and two walks while striking out seven in nine innings. It was the second time this season a pitcher has tossed a complete game shutout against Nashville, as Tacoma’s Steven Shell achieved the feat on May 12th in Nashville.

The loss was Nashville’s (5-9) seventh shutout loss of the season and third from the hands of Omaha. Eric Farris and Erick Almonte produced Nashville’s only hits, as Humber quieted the rest of the Sounds lineup.

For the third consecutive season, the Sounds and Royals split the season-series, 8-8. Nashville was the last team to win a season series between the rivals, triumphing 9-7 in 2007. «Read the rest of this article»

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Sounds Drop Second Straight Game to Royals


Farris Extends Hit Streak To 13 Games For Nashville In Loss

Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds suffered their second straight game to the division-rival Omaha Royals, falling 7-4 on Thursday evening at historic Greer Stadium.

The back-and-forth contest featured four ties and five lead changes over the first 4 1/2 innings of action as both starting pitchers allowed their highest hit total of the year in the game.

Then, the bats quickly quieted down as neither team recorded a hit in the rest of the contest; Omaha’s Jarrod Dyson registered the evening’s final knock with one out in the top of the fifth.

Royals pitchers retired the final 16 Nashville batters in succession to secure the victory.

Omaha shortstop Ed Lucas gave the visitors a 1-0 lead when he led off the second inning with a solo homer that careened off the guitar-shaped scoreboard in left-center. The blast, which was the infielder’s eighth of the year, came off Sounds starter Josh Butler.

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Sounds trounced by Isotopes, 14-2, in rain-shortened contest


Nashville SoundsAlbuquerque, NM – The Nashville Sounds had their three-game winning streak snapped with a rain-shortened 14-2 loss to the Albuquerque Isotopes on Sunday evening at Isotopes Park.

The game was called due to rain at the conclusion of the seventh inning, following a 30-minute delay.

Isotopes starter John Ely turned in a quality start and Albuquerque hitters belted a trio of three-run homers on the evening to contribute to the victory.

Ely (4-1) was credited with a complete game as he held the Sounds to two runs on five hits over seven innings, striking out five batters in the outing.

The Sounds (54-47) took a short-lived lead in the top of the first inning as Lorenzo Cain opened with contest with double to center off Albuquerque starter John Ely then scored on Mat Gamel’s one-out RBI single. Gamel’s run-scoring knock increased his longest hitting streak of the year to nine games. «Read the rest of this article»

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Isotopes defeat Sounds, 9-7


Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds endured a 9-7 defeat at the hands of the Albuquerque Isotopes on Tuesday evening at historic Greer Stadium in a contest that featured more runs scored (16) than total hits (14).

The loss was the second in a row for Nashville (51-45) following a three-game win streak and dropped the Sounds a game and a half behind first-place Iowa, which swept a doubleheader against Oklahoma City.

The game got off to a sloppy start as the teams played a 37-minute first inning that including nine runs scored on only two hits. The clubs combined for four errors, five walks, a wild pitch, and a passed ball in the opening frame.

Sounds pitcher Chris Waters suffered through a disastrous start as Albuquerque plated six first-inning runs using only one hit. The left-hander matched his season high for walks in a game within the first seven batters of the contest, issuing five free passes over that stretch including one with the bases loaded. «Read the rest of this article»

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Sounds Drop 13 Inning Game To Isotopes, 7-6


Trent Oeltjen returns to Nashville and drives in Winning-Run

Nashville SoundsNashville, TN — The Nashville Sounds lost to the Albuquerque Isotopes, 7-6, in 13 innings on Monday evening at historic Greer Stadium in the opener of a four-game set.

In his first game playing in Nashville single joining the Dodgers organization, Isotopes outfielder Trent Oeltjen knocked in the game-winning run in the top of the 13th inning, as Justin Sellers smacked a double to begin frame. Sellers moved to second on a sacrifice, and later scored as Oeltjen grounded out to first baseman Joe Koshansky.

At four hours and twenty minutes, it was Nashville’s (51-44) longest game this season, as the club moved to 5-6 in extra-inning ball on the year.

The Isotopes used seven pitchers in the game, as Jesus Castillo (1-3) allowed one hit over 3 1/3 innings of shutout ball to pick up the win. Jack Taschner earned his second save. «Read the rest of this article»

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Royals Quiet Sounds, 3-1, on Thursday Night


Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds lost to the division-rival Omaha Royals, 3-1, on Taco Bell Throwback Thursday at Greer Stadium in the opener of a four-game series.

Continuing his dominance against Nashville this season, Gaby Hernandez (7-5) earned the win after allowing one run on four hits while fanning a season-high 11 batters over 6 2/3 innings. Hernandez moved to 3-0 with a 0.46 ERA (1er/19.2ip) in three starts against the Sounds. In 16 starts against the rest of the PCL, he is 4-5 with a 6.65 ERA (69er/90.2ip).

Royals All-Star first baseman Kila Ka’aihue added to his team-leading RBI total, driving home all three Omaha runs on the night.

Nashville falls to 48-43 with the loss, as every member of the Sounds lineup struck out, totaling a season-high 15 times. «Read the rest of this article»

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Sounds Fall To RedHawks In Twinbill Opener


Oklahoma City, OK — The Nashville Sounds lost to the Oklahoma City RedHawks, 11-6, in the high-scoring opener of a doubleheader on Wednesday evening at AT&T Bricktown Ballpark.

After rallying from an early four-run deficit to take a third-inning lead, the Sounds surrendered six late runs to the RedHawks in suffering the loss.

Nashville took a short-lived 1-0 lead in the opener against Oklahoma City starter Tanner Scheppers. Lorenzo Cain (3-for-4) tripled in the top of the first frame and scored when Mat Gamel followed with an RBI single to right. The Sounds missed an opportunity to do more damage, leaving the bases loaded as Scheppers retired shortstop Luis Cruz on a flyout to escape the jam.

Oklahoma City responded immediately in the home half of the initial frame, scorching Sounds starter Chris Waters for five two-out runs to grab a 5-1 advantage. «Read the rest of this article»

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Sounds-RedHawks Doubleheader Washed Out


Teams Will Complete Series With Wednesday Twinbill

Oklahoma City, OK – Tuesday evening’s doubleheader between the Nashville Sounds and Oklahoma City RedHawks at AT&T Bricktown Ballpark was postponed due to heavy rainstorms.

One of the contests will be made up as part of a 5:05pm doubleheader on Wednesday. The other game will be made up as part of a 5:05pm twinbill on Tuesday, August 31st, during the Sounds’ second series in Oklahoma City from August 30th to September 2nd.

Left-hander Chris Waters (5-4, 3.31) will start Wednesday’s first contest for the Sounds against RedHawks right-hander Tanner Scheppers (1-0, 2.86).

Right-hander Marty McLeary (2-6, 10.38) will man the bump for Nashville in the nightcap to face Oklahoma City right-hander Elizardo Ramirez (4-3, 5.53).

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Koshansky Homers twice in Nashville’s 10-5 Win


Oklahoma City, OK – Joe Koshansky homered twice as the Nashville Sounds grounded the Oklahoma City RedHawks, 10-5, on Monday evening at AT&T Bricktown Ballpark in the opener of a four-game set.

It was first time Koshansky has hit a pair of homers in a game as a member of the Nashville Sounds and his fifth homer in the last seven games. Koshansky’s two homer night marked the third time a Sounds player has hit two dingers in a game this season, while also extending Nashville’s home run streak to 10 consecutive games, the longest stretch by the club this season.

Nashville (44-38) posted a season-high 19 hits in the win with six Sounds recording multi-hit contests.  Norris Hopper had four hits for the second time in his last four games while Luis Cruz and Anderson De La Rosa each had three hits.

In his second straight quality start, Sam Narron (3-3) picked up the win after fanning a season-high eight batters while allowing one run in seven innings pitched. «Read the rest of this article»

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