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Nashville Sounds fall at Oklahoma City Dodgers, 3-1

 

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Nashville SoundsOklahoma City, OK – The struggles continued for the Nashville Sounds in a 3-1 loss to the Oklahoma City Dodgers Sunday night at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark. The loss sent the Sounds to their first four-game sweep in nearly a year.

In what became a theme over the four-game set, the pitching kept Nashville (36-39) in the game but the hitting scuffled as the Sounds left 10 runners on base and went 2-for-11 with runners in scoring position.

Starter Corey Walter allowed three runs in 5 2/3 innings, but Oklahoma City’s Justin Masterson limited Nashville to one run in 5 2/3 innings.

Nashville Sounds Outscored 25-9 in Four-Game Series with Oklahoma City Dodgers. (Nashville Sounds)

Nashville Sounds Outscored 25-9 in Four-Game Series with Oklahoma City Dodgers. (Nashville Sounds)

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Nashville Sounds suffer 4-1 loss at Oklahoma City Dodgers

 

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Nashville SoundsOklahoma City, OK – The Nashville Sounds (36-38) matched the Oklahoma City Dodgers with six hits Saturday night at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark, but failed to convert chances as the home team took the victory, 4-1.

Sounds centerfielder Jaff Decker, 2-for-4, provided the team’s lone run in the game with a solo home run in the fifth off Oklahoma City starter Wilmer Font (6-4).

Opposite Font was right-handed pitcher Ben Bracewell (0-1) manning the bump for Nashville in his Triple-A debut. The 26-year-old used 74 pitches to collect four strikeouts over four innings and walk three.

Nashville Sounds’ Jaff Decker Goes Deep, 2-for-4; Ben Bracewell Debuts. (Nashville Sounds)

Nashville Sounds’ Jaff Decker Goes Deep, 2-for-4; Ben Bracewell Debuts. (Nashville Sounds)

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Nashville Sounds loses two games at Oklahoma City Dodgers

 

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Nashville SoundsOklahoma City, OK – The Nashville Sounds saw their record drop to an even .500 at 36-36 with a pair of losses to the Oklahoma City Dodgers at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark Thursday night.

The two teams gathered to play an unofficial doubleheader after a game in the previous series in Oklahoma City was suspended due to a power outage.

Played resumed in the top of the eighth inning with the score deadlocked at 1-1. The Sounds had chances to take the lead in the eighth and ninth innings but couldn’t push across another run. With two outs and the bases loaded in the top of the ninth, Melvin Mercedes struck out to keep the game even.

Nashville Sounds Allows Season-High 14 Runs in Game Two. (Nashville Sounds)

Nashville Sounds Allows Season-High 14 Runs in Game Two. (Nashville Sounds)

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Nashville Sounds drop Iowa Cubs, 7-1

 

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Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds salvaged a series split with the Iowa Cubs by taking Friday night’s contest 7-1 in front of 11,552 fans at First Tennessee Park. It was the third largest crowd in stadium history. Nashville jumped out to a 6-0 lead through two innings and the bullpen held on the rest of the way to close out the series.

The Sounds got off to a hot start in the opening frame by putting up a three-spot on the scoreboard. Franklin Barreto opened up the frame inning with a trickler back up the middle. He came around to score the opening run of the ball game on a sacrifice fly from Renato Nunez. Mark Canha continued the scoring in the opening frame by ripping a two-run single into center field to give Nashville starter, Felix Doubront a three-run cushion.

Nashville Sounds' BruceMaxwell Homers, Bullpen Solid in Victory. (Nashville Sounds)

Nashville Sounds’ BruceMaxwell Homers, Bullpen Solid in Victory. (Nashville Sounds)

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Nashville Sounds fall in extra innings to Memphis Redbirds, 10-9

 

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Nashville SoundsMemphis, TN – The Memphis Redbirds scored a pair of runs in the bottom of the 12th inning and outlasted the Nashville Sounds, 10-9, Sunday afternoon at AutoZone Park. Sunday’s win secured the series for Memphis, and gave them a five-game lead over Nashville in the American Southern Division standings.

Breyvic Valera was the hero when his base hit up the middle scored Wilfredo Tovar with the winning run with just one out in the 12th inning.

The knock came just moments after the Sounds (32-29) took a 9-8 lead on Matt Chapman’s 16th home run of the season – a solo shot in the top of the 12th that broke the tie. Chapman’s blast extended his hitting streak to a career-long 10 games.

Nashville Sounds Blows Multiple Late Leads to Close the Road Trip. (Nashville Sounds)

Nashville Sounds Blows Multiple Late Leads to Close the Road Trip. (Nashville Sounds)

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Nashville Sounds get 6-3 win at Memphis Redbirds

 

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Nashville SoundsMemphis, TN – The Nashville Sounds rallied behind a big two-run double from Renato Nuñez in the top of the eighth inning en route to a 6-3 win over the Memphis Redbirds at AutoZone Park Saturday night.

After trailing multiple times throughout the night, Nuñez stepped to the plate with the bases loaded in the eighth and drilled a ball off the wall to plate a pair of runs to put the Sounds (32-28) ahead for good.

The double was the second of the night for Nunez who is hitting .405 (17-for-42) over his last 12 games.

Young left-hander Dalton Sawyer was pressed into action for Nashville and made a spot start after being transferred from Single-A Beloit earlier in the day. The southpaw allowed a two-run double to Carson Kelly in the first inning but settled in nicely and delivered a quality start.

Nashville Sounds' Renato Nuñez hits Clutch Double in the Eighth that proves to be the Difference. (Nashville Sounds)

Nashville Sounds’ Renato Nuñez hits Clutch Double in the Eighth that proves to be the Difference. (Nashville Sounds)

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Nashville Sounds errors costly in 4-2 loss to Omaha Storm Chasers

 

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Nashville SoundsPapillion, NB – A pair of errors from Sounds second baseman, Joey Wendle, cost Nashville dearly as the Omaha Storm Chasers eked out a 4-2 victory Thursday night. The loss meant a series split for the Sounds who were seeking a third consecutive series win.

The first error of the evening from Wendle came in the first inning as he was playing in shallow right field with the shift on against left handed hitting first baseman Ryan O’Hearn was at the plate. The error allowed Ruben Sosa to come around to score to put Omaha out in front.

Nashville responded with a run of its own in the next half inning as Renato Nunez doubled to begin the frame, advanced to third on a Matt Chapman single, and scored on a sacrifice fly from Jaff Decker.

Nashville Sounds Surrender Trio of Unearned Runs in Defeat. (Nashville Sounds)

Nashville Sounds Surrender Trio of Unearned Runs in Defeat. (Nashville Sounds)

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Nashville Sounds blasts four homers in 7-3 win over Omaha Storm Chasers

 

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Nashville SoundsPapillion, NE – The Nashville Sounds hit back-to-back home runs two different times en route to a 7-3 win over the Omaha Storm Chasers Tuesday afternoon at Werner Park.

Right fielder Jaff Decker was in on both in his sixth multi-homer game of his career. With Omaha leading 1-0 in the top of the second, Decker belted a home run to left field just moments after Matt Chapman drew a walk. Decker’s first long ball of the season gave Nashville (30-26) the lead for good at 2-1.

On the very next pitch from Omaha starter Josh Staumont, Matt McBride clobbered a solo homer to deep left field to extend the lead to 3-1.

Nashville Sounds Jaff Decker Goes Yard Twice Tuesday against Storm Chasers. (Nashville Sounds)

Nashville Sounds Jaff Decker Goes Yard Twice Tuesday against Storm Chasers. (Nashville Sounds)

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Nashville Sounds cage Iowa Cubs, 6-0

 

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Nashville SoundsDes Moines, IA – The Nashville Sounds blanked the Iowa Cubs 6-0 Sunday afternoon to clinch the four-game set. Paul Blackburn had his sinker ball working all afternoon for the Sounds en route to seven shutout innings.

Blackburn kept the ball down all afternoon long as he induced 15 compared to two fly outs to go along with four punch outs en route to seven shutout innings. He was highly efficient as well, needing just 83 to get through said seven innings.

The right-hander sat down 14 straight I-Cubs from the third to the seventh. The streak was broken when Jaimer Candelario blooped a single into shallow center field with one out in the bottom of the seventh inning. Blackburn surrendered just a pair of singles in his outing.

Paul Blackburn Posts Seven Shutout Innings While McBride and Chapman Go Deep for the Nashville Sounds. (Nashville Sounds)

Paul Blackburn Posts Seven Shutout Innings While McBride and Chapman Go Deep for the Nashville Sounds. (Nashville Sounds)

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Nashville Sounds’ offense falters at Iowa Cubs

 

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Nashville SoundsDes Moines, IA – The Nashville Sounds faltered Saturday night as they suffered a 5-1 setback at the paws of the Iowa Cubs. Matt Chapman’s 12th home run of the season was the lone highlight offensively for the Sounds who mustered just five hits on the night.

The I-Cubs struck first in the bottom of the second inning when Stephen Bruno drove home Victor Caratini on a dribbler up the middle. Iowa maintained a one run advantage until the top of the fourth inning when with two outs Chapman stepped to the plate. The Sounds third baseman deposited a 2-2 pitch well beyond the left field fence to knot the game up at one run apiece.

Nashville's Matt Chapman Drills his 12th Home Run of the Season but Sounds Come Up Short. (Nashville Sounds)

Nashville’s Matt Chapman Drills his 12th Home Run of the Season but Sounds Come Up Short. (Nashville Sounds)

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