Topic: Jose Martinez
Memphis, TN – The Nashville Sounds were crowned American Southern Division champions when they defeated the Memphis Redbirds, 5-3, Friday night at AutoZone Park.
For the first time since 2007, the Sounds are heading to the Pacific Coast League Playoffs. With the best record in the PCL (78-56), Nashville will look for its first league championship since the 2005 season.
It’s the fifth division title for the Sounds since joining the PCL in 1998. The franchise won the American East Division in 2003 and the American North Division in 2005, 2006 and 2007.
Memphis, TN – The Memphis Redbirds scored two runs in the bottom of the ninth inning to send the Nashville Sounds to a heart-breaking 7-6 loss Thursday night at AutoZone Park.
Armed with a 6-5 lead going into the bottom of the ninth, the Sounds were three outs away from clinching the American Southern Division title after Round Rock defeated New Orleans.
The celebration was put on hold when Memphis center fielder Harrison Bader drilled a game-tying solo home run off Sounds reliever Aaron Kurcz to level the score at 6-6.
Memphis, TN – The Nashville Sounds recorded their 10th shutout victory of the season in a 3-0 win Wednesday night over the Memphis Redbirds at AutoZone Park.
With the Sounds win and the New Orleans win over Round Rock Wednesday night, the Sounds magic number for clinching the American Southern Division now sits at two games. The Sounds can clinch their fifth division championship since joining the Pacific Coast League in 2003 with a win Thursday night and a New Orleans loss.
Craig Gentry Hits Third Lead off Home Run Of Season In 7-3 Loss
Papillion, NE – The Sounds were victims of a 16-hit attack on Friday night at Werner Park, dropping the series opener to the Storm Chasers, 7-3.
The game got off on the right foot for the Sounds when Craig Gentry led off with a home run for the third time this season. The solo blast was the outfielder’s fifth this season, the most he has recorded in a year since 2009 with Frisco (8).
The Sounds offense set silent for six more innings before Ryan Roberts added another home run in the seventh.
Brent Morel Hits First Homer With Sounds
Papillion, NB – The Nashville Sounds were unable to come from behind on Sunday night at Omaha, falling 11-5 at Werner Park.
A highly anticipated pitching matchup between red-hot Sounds starter Zach Neal and impressive Kansas City Royals prospect Miguel Almonte quickly turned into a slugfest, as the teams combined to smack three homers in the first inning.
Sounds third baseman Brent Morel was the first player to go deep, driving in Craig Gentry and Joey Wendle with a two-out, three-run blast. Casey Kotchman then raised the ante, taking Neal deep for a grand slam. Omaha would bat around in the frame, adding a two-run homer by Francisco Pena to go up 6-3.
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Nashville’s Sean Halton Goes 2-for-3 With Team’s Lone RBI
Nashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds (74-62) allowed a franchise-high 20 runs to the visiting Sacramento River Cats to lose 20-1 Monday night at Greer Stadium. The loss, coupled with Memphis’ 1-0 win over Fresno, gives the Redbirds a one-game lead in the division.
Sacramento racked up 24 hits, matching the most allowed by Sounds pitchers in franchise history, to hand Nashville its largest deficit in a loss this season. Each of the R-Cats batters finished with multiple hits.
Oklahoma City, OK – Despite having a lead in extra innings to put the pressure on the home team, the Nashville Sounds were unable to fight off the Oklahoma City RedHawks Thursday night at Chichasaw Bricktown Ballpark and lost the series finale 5-4 in the 14th inning. The teams split their final series of the season, 2-2.
After tying the game at four runs apiece with two outs in the 12th inning, the RedHawks finished the job in the 14th when Jose Martinez hit the game-winning double down the left-field line to score infielder Raoul Torrez.
Nashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds rallied past the Oklahoma City RedHawks Sunday night at Greer Stadium to pick up the 5-3 victory and give relief pitcher Tim Dillard (1-1) his 36th win as a Sound to become the club’s career wins leader.
Dillard, who has pitched for Nashville in each of the last seven seasons, entered the game with 35 wins, tied with former Sound Keith Brown (1988-92) for the most in Sounds history.
Nashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds dropped their third straight game to the Oklahoma City RedHawks, falling 6-4 in front of 8,889 fans on Saturday evening at Greer Stadium.
Oklahoma City took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning when Jimmy Paredes grounded into a rare 6-4-6-8 double play with runners on second and third. On the twin-killing, Jonathan Villar, who had opened the game a double, scored the night’s first run.
Nashville Sounds get swept by Oklahoma City RedHawks in Double Header action at Greer Stadium Friday night
Nashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds dropped both games of their doubleheader Friday night at Greer Stadium against the visiting Oklahoma City RedHawks by the scores of 5-1 and 6-3.
In the opener, Oklahoma City edged the Sounds , 5-1, in extras, plating four runs in the ninth inning.
With the loss, Nashville (28-53) fell to 1-4 in extra-inning play this season.
Jimmy Nelson turned in another strong outing for Nashville but took a no-decision for his work after allowing one run on five hits over 5 1/3 innings of work.
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