Topic: Fernando Rodriguez
Nashville, TN – The Sounds and Cubs played tight all night long on Monday, but Nashville was on the wrong side of a one-run game for the third consecutive contest and dropped the series opener to Iowa at First Tennessee Park, 2-1.
Nashville fell to 4-6 in one-run games this season and is now 9-15 overall. The two teams had three double plays a piece, eliminating various chances throughout the night. Monday’s loss was only the sixth time all year that the Sounds have been outhit.
Jason Pridie Smacks His Team-Leading Third Home Run Of The Season
Round Rock, TX – Through 8.2 innings on Saturday night at Dell Diamond, the Nashville Sounds never trailed. Unfortunately, they could not retire that final out and the Round Rock Express walked-off with a 5-4 victory.
The Sounds got out to an early lead. In the top of the first, Ryan Roberts (3-for-4) singled and Kent Matthes (1-for-5) scored courtesy of an interference error on Express third baseman Trever Adams. With the run, the Sounds are now outscoring their opponents 18-4 in the first frame of games.
Fernando Rodriguez Throws Three No-Hit Innings
Nashville, TN – Behind a four-run second inning, the Oklahoma City Dodgers held off a comeback bid from the Nashville Sounds – who fell 4-2 at First Tennessee Park on Thursday night. Brad Mills (6 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 3 BB, 3 K) received the ball for the Sounds and sans the one bad inning, was largely effective for the home team. Oklahoma City loaded the bases with no outs in the second frame and scored all four of their runs. They would lead wire-to-wire. «Read the rest of this article»
Right-hander Chris Bassitt Earns First Triple-A Win In Relief
Nashville, TN – The Sounds jumped out to an early lead and the pitching staff held Colorado Springs to five hits to give Nashville a 2-1 victory at First Tennessee Park on Sunday afternoon.
Nashville hitters had drawn a league-leading 45 walks coming into the game and they added to that total with seven more free passes. The offense had just four hits but it was enough for the Sounds to pull out the victory.
They grabbed the early lead in the first courtesy of a Kent Matthes double. The outfielder’s second double in as many games brought in Billy Burns and Max Muncy to put the home team up 2-0. Nashville has now outscored the opponent 12-1 in the first inning of games.
Hernandez Walks-Off With 10th Inning Single
Oklahoma City, OK – For the second straight night it took extra innings to declare a winner between the Nashville Sounds and Oklahoma City Dodgers at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark. Unlike Tuesday night, it was the home team that came out on top, 6-5.
The Sounds led much of the game, putting up five early runs on Freddy Garcia. Garcia was thrust into the start – despite pitching three innings just two nights before – when Dodgers’ probable starter Carlos Frias was promoted to the MLB squad this morning.
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.
Almonte Goes 5-for-5 For Nashville In Losing Effort
Nashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds suffered their third consecutive loss to the visiting Salt Lake Bees, falling 5-4 on Sunday evening at historic Greer Stadium.
Right fielder Brendan Katin spotted the Sounds their first lead of the series in the bottom of the second inning when he belted his 16th home run of the year, a two-run shot to left-center off Salt Lake right-hander Fernando Rodriguez.
Erick Almonte, who doubled to lead off the frame, also scored on the blast. The Sounds’ designated hitter went 5-for-5 in the game and has recorded hits in each of his last seven plate appearances. Almonte’s five hits were the most by a Sounds player in a single game since Alcides Escobar recorded five on July 25th, 2009 at Oklahoma City.
Nashville increased its lead to 3-0 in the third when Mat Gamel drew a two-out walk, moved to third on an Almonte single, and scored when Joe Koshansky struck out but the ball bounded to the backstop for a wild pitch. «Read the rest of this article»
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