Topic: Houston Astros
Clarksville, TN – The dream of having a chance to play in the major leagues could become reality this week for several Austin Peay State University (APSU) baseball players, with the 2019 Major League Baseball Amateur Draft running June 3rd through June 5th in Secaucus, NJ.
The APSU Govs have a long history in the draft — dating back to the Govs first draft selection in the 1972 draft, Tim Burns, who went in the second round — and this year’s 40-round draft should be no different.
Nashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds Baseball Club returns home to First Tennessee Park on Tuesday, April 16th to begin a seven-game homestand.
The Sounds welcome the Round Rock Express (Houston Astros) for three games from April 16th-18th and the San Antonio Missions (Milwaukee Brewers) for four games from April 19th-22nd.
Below is a preview for the seven-game homestand.
Nashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds Baseball Club returns to First Tennessee Park for a seven-game homestand on Wednesday, August 1st, 2018.
The Sounds welcome the Fresno Grizzlies, the Triple-A affiliate of the Houston Astros, for a three-game series from August 1st-3rd before hosting the Sacramento River Cats, the Triple-A affiliate of the San Francisco Giants, for a four-game series from August 4th-7th.
Below is a preview for each game of the homestand:
Nashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds Baseball Club has announced an online jersey and memorabilia auction for the remainder of the 2017 season to assist with the Hurricane Harvey relief effort in Texas, including the City of Houston and MiLB communities such as Corpus Christi and the surrounding areas that were impacted.
All home white jerseys of players currently with the Sounds, or most recently worn, will be part of the auction that is now live and can be found at www.qtego.net/qlink/sounds
It will close at 5:00pm (CST) on Monday, September 4th, 2017.
Pennant Giveaway, Human Cannonball Appearance and Superhero Day Highlight Upcoming Week at First Tennessee Park
Nashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds Baseball Club begins an eight-game homestand on Saturday, May 14th when they welcome the Triple-A affiliate of the Houston Astros, the Fresno Grizzlies, to First Tennessee Park.
Following the four-game series against the Grizzlies, the Sounds will welcome the Triple-A affiliate of the San Francisco Giants, the Sacramento River Cats, for a four-game series from Thursday, May 19th to Sunday, May 22nd.
Below is a preview for each game of the homestand.
Clarksville, TN – We make a lot of fun of the New York Metropolitans in this space, but it’s time to acknowledge that the Mets are at least somewhat Amazin’ this season.
(That’s right, the Braves have been so terrible this year that I’ve resorted to the New York Mets to find some good in baseball. Also, scotch.)
With David Wright missing a large swath of the season, Yoenis Cespedes and Juan Uribe not showing up until midway through and a regular cast that includes people you’ve never heard of (Michael Conforto, Juan Lagares), thought to be retired (Curtis Granderson, Michael Cuddyer) or terrible (Lucas Duda, Daniel Murphy, Lucas Duda again), the Mets were supposed to be a year away.
Written by Colby Wilson
Clarksville, TN – Over the weekend, news trickled out that the Braves had kicked the tires on Jonathan Lucroy, injured All-Star catcher for the dumpster fire that is the Milwaukee Brewers. And this is not to knock Lucroy – a fine catcher who has proven to be worth his weight in pitch-framing and gap-to-gap power – but rather illustrate how disenfranchised the brass has become with Christian Bethancourt.
Seems odd to already be sniffing around for replacements for the Catcher of the Future after 183 big-league at-bats, yet here we (allegedly) are. Lucroy is 29, Bethancourt is 23. Math says Bethancourt is the play for the present and future. But he’s hitting .190 and has ridden pine for much of the season behind A.J. Pierzynski, both because Pierzynski has been raking (13-game hitting streak to start the year, third on the team in hitting at a .281 clip) and because Bethancourt has looked lost at the plate and merely competent defensively.
Alden Carrithers’ 13-Game Hitting Streak Comes To A Close
Fresno, CA – Nashville’s offense fell flat on Thursday night and road woes continued as the Sounds dropped the series opener to the Fresno Grizzlies at Chukchansi Park, 10-2.
The Sounds fell to 1-7 on the road during May and are 15-25 overall on the season. In addition, Nashville is now 3-6 in games that Barry Zito starts.
The left-hander was making his return to Fresno, where he appeared in three games during a rehab stint in 2011, but was roughed up during his 4.2 innings of work.
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First Faith Night Of Season Occurs Sunday & Features Pre-Game Concert
Nashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds come home to First Tennessee Park for a weekend series against the New Orleans Zephyrs (Triple-A Marlins) on Saturday, May 16th.
The four-game series will include many fan favorites such as Faith Night presented by Trevecca Nazarene University and The Tennessean T-Shirt Tuesdays presented by The Big 98 / 107.5 The River.
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Caleb Gindl Drives In Three Of Four Nashville Runs
Nashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds defeated the Colorado Springs Sky Sox by a 4-2 count in front of a packed house of 9,202 fans on Thursday evening at Greer Stadium. The first-place Sounds (56-50) took three of four from the Sky Sox in the series to extend their division lead to 2 1/2 games over the New Orleans Zephyrs and Round Rock Express. Outfielder Caleb Gindl drove in three of the four Sounds runs on the night.
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