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Nashville Sounds Tim Dillard tosses nine inning gem in 7-3 win over Albuquerque Isotopes

 

Nashville SoundsNashville, TN –  Nashville Sounds pitcher Tim Dillard threw the first nine-inning complete game by a Sounds pitcher since 2016 to help lead Nashville to a 7-3 win over the Albuquerque Isotopes at First Tennessee Park Friday night.

Dillard threw 70 of his 96 pitches for strikes in the dominant performance. Albuquerque’s Sam Hilliard and Pat Valaika were on base when Roberto Ramos clubbed a one-out, three-run homer to give the Isotopes a 3-0 lead in the top of the first inning. From there, the night was Dillard’s.

The right-hander faced the minimum 26 batters after the home run by Ramos.

Nashville Sounds Pitcher Tim Dillard Throws First Nine-Inning Complete Game Since 2016. (Nashville Sounds)

Nashville Sounds Pitcher Tim Dillard Throws First Nine-Inning Complete Game Since 2016. (Nashville Sounds)

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Nashville Sounds crush four homers in 10-4 win over Las Vegas 51s

 

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Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds launched four home runs and returned home with an emphatic 10-4 win over the Las Vegas 51s in front of 8,187 fans at First Tennessee Park Tuesday night.

Mark Canha drilled a pair of home runs, his 10th and 11th of the season for Nashville to lead the charge. Matt Olson added his 20th of the season and Renato Nunez added to his Minor League lead with his 26th of the year.

It was Olson’s two-run shot in the first that started the barrage. Franklin Barreto started the home half of the frame with a base hit up the middle. Olson followed with a towering blast to right-center off Donovan Hand to give the Sounds a 2-0 lead.

Nashville Sounds Drills Four Homers to Back Jharel Cotton’s Gem. (Nashville Sounds)

Nashville Sounds Drills Four Homers to Back Jharel Cotton’s Gem. (Nashville Sounds)

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Nashville Sounds fail to score in loss to New Orleans Baby Cakes

 

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Nashville SoundsNew Orleans, LA – The Nashville Sounds were shutout 8-0 by the New Orleans Baby Cakes in a Monday matinee to wrap up an 11-game road trip. The Sounds mustered just four hits and only one batter reached scoring position in the ball game.

Nashville batters were no match for New Orleans starter Odrisamer Despaigne who tossed six scoreless innings. He was perfect through three innings before Jaff Decker opened up the fourth inning with a base hit. Decker’s single was one of just two base runners allowed by Despaigne in his six innings of work.

Nashville Sounds Blanked by New Orleans Baby Cakes For Second Straight Game. (Nashville Sounds)

Nashville Sounds Blanked by New Orleans Baby Cakes For Second Straight Game. (Nashville Sounds)

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Nashville Sounds make miraculous late comeback against Iowa Cubs

 

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Nashville SoundsDes Moines, IA – The Nashville Sounds got huge home runs from Matt Olson and Ryan Lavarnway in a come-from-behind 11-8 win over the Iowa Cubs Wednesday afternoon at Principal Park.

Olson hit a two-out grand slam to cap a six-run eighth inning, and Lavarnway launched a two-out, go-ahead three-run homer in the top of the 11th to give the Sounds a lead they held on to.

Right-handed pitchers Kendall Graveman, Jharel Cotton, and Chris Bassitt all appeared for the Sounds as part of rehab assignments with Oakland. Graveman started and allowed four runs in 2 1/3 innings. Cotton allowed four runs in 3 1/3 innings while neither factored into the decision.

Nashville Sounds Trailed 7-1 and 8-2 Before Six-Run Eighth and Three-Run 11th. (Nashville Sounds)

Nashville Sounds Trailed 7-1 and 8-2 Before Six-Run Eighth and Three-Run 11th. (Nashville Sounds)

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Nashville Sounds falls at home to Omaha Storm Chasers, 8-4

 

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Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – The Omaha Storm Chasers edged the Nashville Sounds, 8-4, in front of a sellout crowd of 10,442 at First Tennessee Park Thursday night. The loss snapped a four-game winning streak for the Sounds.

For the first time in 11 games, the Sounds failed to score first. Omaha’s Garin Cecchini started the scoring with a run-scoring fielder’s choice in the second.

The lead didn’t last long as Joey Wendle started the home half of the inning with a solo homer to straightaway center field. It was Nashville’s professional baseball-leading 43rd home run in the month of May.

Three Double Plays Haunt Nashville Sounds in Setback. (Nashville Sounds)

Three Double Plays Haunt Nashville Sounds in Setback. (Nashville Sounds)

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Nashville Sounds blank Sacramento River Cats, 4-0

 

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Nashville SoundsSacramento, CA – A dominant performance from Jharel Cotton and a three RBI day from Matt Olson propelled the Nashville Sounds past the Sacramento River Cats 4-0 Sunday afternoon. Cotton was electric all game long as he matched his season-high with nine punch outs to lead the Sounds to their first Sunday victory in 2017.

Cotton’s nine strikeouts and seven innings pitched were both season-highs for any Sounds pitcher in a game this season. The River Cats scattered just three hits in those seven innings against Cotton and drew just one walk against him.

Jharel Cotton Fans Nine While Matt Olson Records Four Hits in Nashville Sounds Victory. (Nashville Sounds)

Jharel Cotton Fans Nine While Matt Olson Records Four Hits in Nashville Sounds Victory. (Nashville Sounds)

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Nashville Sounds late rally comes up short in 8-5 loss

 

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Nashville SoundsSacramento, CA – The Nashville Sounds brought the tying run to the plate twice in the final two innings but dropped Saturday night’s game 8-5 to the Sacramento River Cats. Nashville once again failed to get over the hump and get above .500 for the season.

Despite reaching the .500 mark for the seventh time in 2017, the Sounds still have not been above .500 since April 8th when they were 2-1.

For the sixth consecutive ball game the Sounds (19-20) drew first blood but unlike the previous five it wasn’t the long ball that broke the ice. With the bases loaded in the top of the third inning, Matt Chapman drew a walk to score Jaycob Brugman who started the two out rally with a base hit.

Nashville Sounds Crank Out Two More Big Flys for Sixth Straight Multi-Homer Game. (Nashville Sounds)

Nashville Sounds Crank Out Two More Big Flys for Sixth Straight Multi-Homer Game. (Nashville Sounds)

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Nashville Sounds dominate Fresno Grizzlies, 11-6

 

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Nashville SoundsFresno, CA – The power surge continued for the Nashville Sounds as they belted three home runs on the way to an 11-6 win over the Fresno Grizzlies at Chukchansi Park Tuesday night.

Nashville got homers from Matt Chapman, Matt Olson, and Jaycob Brugman in the blowout win. Brugman led the offensive charge with four of Nashville’s 16 hits.

Chapman wasted little time getting the scoring started when he launched his sixth homer of the season off the scoreboard in the second inning. The solo smash was part of a two-run frame as Brugman later added a run-scoring base knock.

Seven-Run Fourth Inning Highlights Nashville Sounds Second Straight Win in Fresno. (Nashville Sounds)

Seven-Run Fourth Inning Highlights Nashville Sounds Second Straight Win in Fresno. (Nashville Sounds)

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Nashville Sounds defeat Fresno Grizzlies, 4-1

 

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Nashville SoundsFresno, CA – The Nashville Sounds began an eight-game road trip with a 4-1 victory over the Fresno Grizzlies Monday night. Catcher Bruce Maxwell returned from his stint with Oakland with a three-hit night for the Sounds.

Working his way back from Tommy John surgery, Chris Bassitt (1-0, 4.00) put together a solid start for the Sounds (16-18). Six days after making his Sounds 2017 debut, Bassitt made his first start for the ball club and cruised through a season-high five innings and needed just 62 pitches to do so.

He benefited from outstanding defense behind him. The Sounds turned a double play in each inning from the second through the fifth. The four twin-killings matched a season-high for Nashville.

Bruce Maxwell Records Three Hits in Return From Oakland. (Nashville Sounds)

Bruce Maxwell Records Three Hits in Return From Oakland. (Nashville Sounds)

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Nashville Sounds pull out late win against Iowa Cubs at First Tennessee Park

 

Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – Franklin Barreto’s RBI triple scored Josh Rodriguez in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the Nashville Sounds a 6-5 walk-off win over the Iowa Cubs in front of 8,002 fans Thursday night at First Tennessee Park.

With the game tied 5-5 going to the bottom of the ninth, Rodriguez lined a base hit up the middle to start the rally against Iowa reliever Gerardo Concepcion. After a failed bunt attempt, the 20-year-old Barreto lined a 0-2 pitch to the gap in right-center. Rodriguez raced around from first to score the winning run.

Nashville Sounds Finish with a 36-36 Record at First Tennessee Park

Nashville Sounds Finish with a 36-36 Record at First Tennessee Park

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