Topic: Cy Young Award
Nashville, TN – The first-place Nashville Sounds begin the final homestand of the regular season Monday when they welcome the Triple-A affiliate of the Chicago Cubs – the Iowa Cubs – to First Tennessee Park for a four-game series.
The Sounds’ clinched the American Southern Division with it’s win over the Memphis Redbirds Friday night at AutoZone Park.
Below is a preview for each game of the homestand.
Sweep Consecutive Four-Game Series for First Time since 1999
Nashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds finished the sweep of the Las Vegas 51s by the score of 5-1 on Monday night at First Tennessee Park.
A night after Barry Zito set a Sounds season-high mark with eight innings of scoreless baseball, Monday’s starter, Zach Neal, did his best to follow the former Cy Young Award winner’s lead.
Neal gave up just one run over eight innings, surrendering five hits and striking out four. He earned his team-leading fourth win in as many starts.
Tie Franchise Doubles Mark in the Win
Sacramento, CA – The Nashville Sounds won their third straight game over Sacramento, routing the River Cats 11-4 at Raley Field on Wednesday night.
The Sounds roughed up San Francisco Giants rehabbing starter Jake Peavy early and often on the night. Jason Pridie hit his team-leading 5th homer of the season to start the second inning, smacking the 2007 NL Cy Young Award winner’s pitch off the right field foul pole.
The following batter, Kent Matthes hit his 16th double of the season. He then scored on a Bryan Anderson ground-rule double on the very next pitch and the Sounds led 2-0. Anderson and the Sounds were just getting started.
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All Nine Starters Contribute For 19-Hit Victory
Colorado Springs, CO – Baseballs were flying all over Security Service Field on Friday night as Nashville used a 19-hit attack to defeat the Colorado Springs Sky Sox 12-8 and get their first win of the season.
All nine starters for the Sounds had at least one hit while six of them produced multi-hit contests. Despite leaving 13 runners on base, Nashville went 8-for-19 with runners in scoring position and improved to 1-1 in 2015.
At the forefront of Friday night’s action was left-hander Barry Zito. The former Cy Young Award winner and World Series champion made his season debut for the Sounds but labored through 4.2 innings.
Cy Young Award Winner, Ambidextrous Pitcher Highlight 2015 Squad
Nashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds – entering their first season as the Oakland A’s Triple-A affiliate – have announced their tentative Opening Day 25-man roster for the 2015 season.
The group is headlined by the presence of a veteran pitching staff, prospects acquired in several offseason trades, 16 players who have made their Major League debut and six members of Oakland’s 40-man roster.
Chris Bassitt is rated as the A’s #5 prospect (as ranked by Baseball America) and will open the season in Nashville’s starting rotation. The right-hander was acquired this offseason in one of several trades made by A’s General Manager Billy Beane.
Tailgating: Unhittable knuckleball paving way for unforgettable summer for New York Mets pitcher R.A. Dickey
Clarksville, TN – With the NBA Finals nearing a conclusion and the start of college football season still over 70 days away, things are starting to move pretty slowly in the sports world.
And, unless you’re a soccer fan, (Euro 2012 has been fantastic thus far, by the way) the Summer Olympics are about the only meaningful sports on tap for the next two months.
Heck, when you factor in “Game of Thrones” and “Mad Men” already being wrapped up with their respective seasons, we are pretty much removed of all quality sports and entertainment for the rest of summer. «Read the rest of this article»
Nashville, TN – Vin Mazzaro tossed a quality start while the division-rival Omaha Storm Chasers dropped the Nashville Sounds, 9-0, on Saturday night in front of 8,251 fans at Greer Stadium.
Mazzaro (1-0) gave up just five hits while tossing seven scoreless innings with five strikeouts in the win. Former Sound Lorenzo Cain went 3-for-4 with a home run and two runs scored in his first game returning to Greer Stadium for the visiting Storm Chasers.
2009 American League Cy Young Winner To Start Easter Sunday’s 2:05pm Matinee
Nashville, TN – Milwaukee Brewers right-hander Zack Greinke will join the Nashville Sounds and start Easter Sunday’s 2:05pm contest against the division-rival Omaha Storm Chasers at Greer Stadium as part of a rehabilitation assignment.
Greinke, who is currently on the Brewers disabled list recovering from a broken rib suffered in February, is expected to throw up to 50 pitches in his second rehab start.
Greinke recently tossed three shutout innings for Advanced-A Brevard County on Tuesday night in his first rehab start. He retired nine of the 10 batters he faced, struck out four of them and threw 35 pitches. Greinke threw 11 of his 13 pitches for strikes in the first inning, five of six pitches for strikes in a quick second inning, and 11 of 16 pitches for strikes in the third, when he finally allowed a hit. «Read the rest of this article»
Los Angeles – Three former Governors…one important baseball game.
On a night Colorado crept to 1.5 games from the Western Division lead, three former baseball Governors appeared in the same contest, Friday night, as the Rockies held off the Los Angeles Dodgers, 7-5.
It was a game that saw former Govs’ catcher A.J. Ellis, in his second major league season, enjoy his short career’s best game as he went 3-for-4 at the plate with a double and two RBI.
His single in the second tied the game at 2-2 and his double in the fourth off Cy Young Award candidate Ubaldo Jimenez cut the Dodgers’ deficit to 5-3. «Read the rest of this article»
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