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Sounds Hang 10 On Memphis In Season Finale


Nashville SoundsMemphis, TN – The Nashville Sounds ended the 2011 campaign with a 10-2 win over the cross-state rival Memphis Redbirds on Labor Day afternoon at AutoZone Park.

Snapping a four-game losing streak with the victory, Nashville (71-72) finished the season with just the franchise’s 12th losing record in 34 years of competition.

Nashville starter Mike Fiers (8-0) ended the 2011 season with another great performance with the mound, not allowing an earned run in his last 19 innings of work over his last three starts. On the afternoon, Fiers gave up two unearned runs on two hits in five innings of work for the win. He struck out four and walked zero.

Nashville Sounds Baseball. (Mike Strasinger)

Nashville Sounds Baseball. (Mike Strasinger)

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Narron, Sounds shut down Redbirds, 5-1


Nashville SoundsMemphis, TN – Sam Narron held the Redbirds to one run over eight innings as the Nashville Sounds topped the Memphis Redbirds 5-1 on Saturday evening at AutoZone Park in the fourth game of a five-game series.

Nashville (48-41) won its third straight game after posting 10 hits for the third consecutive contest. Lorenzo Cain extended his hitting streak to six games with a 2-for-4 performance while catcher Ben Johnson also added three hits in the Nashville victory.

Throwing a quality start for the fifth time in his six starts this season for Nashville, Narron (4-3) scattered 10 hits while walking none and striking out five in eight innings pitched to earn the win.

The Sounds took an early 2-0 lead in the opening frame as leadoff hitter Adam Stern doubled to center field to begin the contest, with outfielder Cain singling in the next at-bat to reach base. During the Erick Almonte at-bat, Stern scored from third as Memphis catcher Matt Pagnozzi overthrew second base on the Cain swipe. Almonte then smacked a line drive single to center to drive Cain home from second for the second run of the inning. «Read the rest of this article»

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Sounds Complete Doubleheader Sweep Of Redbirds


Nashville SoundsMemphis, TN – The Nashville Sounds completed a sweep of a doubleheader against the cross-state rival Memphis Redbirds with a come-from-behind 6-5 victory on Friday evening at AutoZone Park.

Nashville (47-41) moved to 4-6 in twinbill action with the sweep tonight, the club’s first doubleheader sweep this season.

Sounds starter Tim Dillard got off to a rough start as the Redbirds plated four runs in the bottom of the first inning. The bases were quickly loaded after the first three hitters reached base by two walks and one hit batter. Memphis’ first run came on a wild pitch by Dillard, while Ray Olmedo’s throwing error allowed the next two runs to score. Catcher Matt Pagnozzi capped the scoring rally with an infield groundout to second base that brought home Mark Shorey for a 4-0 lead.

The Sounds scored three runs to come within one in the top of the third inning at 4-3. Catcher Anderson De La Rosa began the scoring rally with a leadoff walk and advanced to third base on a Norris Hopper line drive single to right field. Extending his hitting streak to five games, Lorenzo Cain singled home De La Rosa for the first run. Later in the inning with outs, Joe Koshansky knocked a line drive two-run single to center field that scored Hopper and Cain to make it 4-3. «Read the rest of this article»

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Sounds Blank Redbirds, Davis Sharp In Rehab Start


Three Nashville Hurlers Combine On Six-Hit Shutout

Memphis, TN – Left-hander Doug Davis twirled five scoreless frames in his second rehab start for Nashville and combined with a pair of relievers on a six-hit shutout of the Memphis Redbirds in the Sounds’ 7-0 victory on Thursday evening at AutoZone Park.

Davis (1-0) was stellar on the hill, retiring 16 of his 19 batters faced over five scoreless innings of work. He allowed two hits (one single, one double) while striking out nine batters against one walk in his 82-pitch effort (52 strikes).

Tim Dillard followed Davis with two scoreless frames before Mike McClendon closed out the contest with two goose eggs of his own.

With their sixth shutout win of the season, the Sounds (40-34) evened the series at 2-2 heading into Friday’s finale against their division rivals. «Read the rest of this article»

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Sounds Homer Three Times, Beat Memphis 6-3


Memphis, TN – The Nashville Sounds topped the cross-state rival Memphis Redbirds, 6-3, on Tuesday evening at AutoZone Park in Memphis in the opener of a four-game series.

Hitting three home runs for the fifth time this season and first time in more than a month, Nashville (39-32) temporaily ties Omaha for first place in the PCL Northern Division with the victory.

Sounds starter Chase Wright (6-3) beat the Redbirds for the second time in less than a week, scattering a season-high ten hits while allowing three runs and striking out two in six innings.

The Sounds jumped on the board in the second inning, scoring two runs off Memphis starter Evan MacLane. After Erick Almonte and Luis Cruz recorded consecutive singles to reach base, Norris Hopper brought home Almonte from second for the club’s first run. Catcher Martin Maldonado then followed with a sacrifice fly to center to score Cruz and make the score 2-0. «Read the rest of this article»

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