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Nashville Sounds drop opener to Albuquerque Isotopes

 

Nashville SoundsAlbuquerque, NM – Starting pitcher Stephen Fife threw seven scoreless innings of three-hit ball as the Nashville Sounds dropped an 8-1 defeat to the Albuquerque Isotopes on Friday night in the opener of a four-game series at Isotopes Park.

Holding the Sounds to one hit through the first five innings and retiring a stretch of 11 straight at one point in the contest, Fife (3-2) set a season-high with seven strikeouts for the victory and extended his scoreless streak to 13 innings over his last two starts.

Nashville Sounds. (Mike Strasinger / Nashville Sounds)

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Late Rally By Redbirds Gives Sounds 4-1 Loss On Saturday

 

Nashville SoundsMemphis, TN – A four-run seventh inning propelled the cross-state rival Memphis Redbirds to a 4-1 victory over the Nashville Sounds on Saturday evening at AutoZone Park.

With the loss, Nashville (70-72) has dropped three games in a row and eight of its last 12 contests.

Nashville was held to seven hits overall and went 2-for-11 with runners in scoring position. Right fielder Brandon Boggs doubled twice while shortstop Eric Farris added two hits and a stolen base.

Nashville Sounds Baseball. (Mike Strasinger / Nashville Sounds)

Nashville Sounds Baseball. (Mike Strasinger / Nashville Sounds)

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Sounds Drop Series Opener In Memphis, 7-5

 

Nashville SoundsMemphis, TN – The Nashville Sounds lost the opener of the final series of the 2011 season on Friday evening at AutoZone Park, falling 7-5 to the division-rival Memphis Redbirds.

Left fielder Jordan Brown (2-for-5) gave the Sounds a 1-0 lead in the top of the inning when he belted his seventh home run of the season, a two-out solo shot to right off Memphis starter Michael Blazek.

After Memphis pulled ahead, 3-1, with three second-inning runs against Sounds starter Sam Narron, Nashville rallied to tie the contest with single runs in the third and fifth frames.

Nashville Sounds Baseball. (Mike Strasinger)

Nashville Sounds Baseball. (Mike Strasinger)

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Sounds Drop Home Finale To Redbirds, 7-5

 

Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds closed their 2011 regular season home slate with 7-5 loss to the cross-state-rival Memphis Redbirds on Sunday evening at Greer Stadium in the final of a five-game series.

A crowd of 5,222 fans were on hand for the contest, bringing the Sounds’ seasonal attendance total to 335,143, nearly 16,000 higher than last season. Nashville has seen an attendance increase in each of the past two seasons and has reached the 300,000-fan plateau for the 11th straight season.

The loss by Nashville (68-68) combined with an Omaha win tonight moves the Sounds’ elimination to one with eight games to play in the PCL American Conference Northern Division.

Nashville Sounds Baseball. (Mike Strasinger)

Nashville Sounds Baseball. (Mike Strasinger)

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Sounds Plate Three Late Runs, Defeat Memphis 6-3

 

Nashville Wraps Up 2011 Home Slate Tomorrow Evening

Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds scored three runs in the bottom of the eighth inning to break a late tie and post a 6-3 victory over the division-rival Memphis Redbirds on Saturday evening in front of 8,827 fans at Greer Stadium.

With the score knotted at 3-3, Nashville batted around against Redbirds reliever Jess Todd to register the game-winning three-run outburst.

Eric Farris led off the Sounds’ eighth with a single and moved to second on Mat Gamel’s opposite-field single through the left side of the infield. With one out, Caleb Gindl ripped a line-drive single to center to plate Farris with the go-ahead run. After an intentional walk was issued to Brandon Boggs to load the bases, pinch-hitter Andy Gonzalez gave the Sounds some breathing room with a two-run single to left that extended the lead to three.

Nashville Sounds Baseball. (Mike Strasinger)

Nashville Sounds Baseball. (Mike Strasinger)

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Sounds Drop Second Straight To Redbirds, 9-6

 

Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds lost their second straight game to the cross-state rival Memphis Redbirds on Thursday evening, falling 9-6 at Greer Stadium.

With the win, Memphis pulled within three games of division-leading Omaha, which lost in New Orleans. The Sounds (66-67), who fell below .500 for the first time since August 8th, remain 8 ½ games back of the Storm Chasers with 11 contests remaining in the season.

Redbirds right fielder Nick Stavinoha paced the visitors’ 13-hit attack with a 4-for-6 evening.

Nashville Sounds Baseball. (Mike Strasinger)

Nashville Sounds Baseball. (Mike Strasinger)

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Sounds Lose Homestand Opener To Redbirds, 5-4

 

Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – Memphis outfielder Andrew Brown homered twice as the cross-state rival Memphis Redbirds edged the Nashville Sounds, 5-4, on Wednesday night in the opener of a five-game set at Greer Stadium.

With the loss, Nashville (66-66) drops to .500 by the first time since August 9 and now trails division-leading Omaha by 8.5 games in the PCL American Northern Division. Nashville has now played in 50 one-run games (23-27), the second-most in the league behind Fresno (51). The 27 one-run defeats co-lead the PCL with Tucson.

Nashville Sounds Baseball. (Mike Strasinger)

Nashville Sounds Baseball. (Mike Strasinger)

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Sounds Walk Off Against Redbirds Again

 

Nashville Rebounds From Six-Run Deficit To Post 9-8 Victory

Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds recorded their second straight walkoff win over the division-rival Memphis Redbirds, coming back from an early six-run deficit to post a 9-8 victory on Tuesday evening at Greer Stadium.

With the bases full of Sounds and one out, Brandon Boggs lined a game-ending RBI single to right off Memphis reliever Cory Rauschenberger to plate Erick Almonte with the winning run.

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Sounds Come Up Short In Memphis, Lose 5-4

 

Nashville SoundsMemphis, TN – The Nashville Sounds lost 5-4 to the state-rival Memphis Redbirds on Monday evening at AutoZone Park in the finale of a four game set. With the loss, Nashville (31-39) dropped three of four to the Redbirds in the series.

Nashville has played a PCL-high 33 one-run games this season, going 12-21 in those contests. Seven of the Sounds’ last nine games have been one-run affairs. Nashville’s 20 one-run losses are most in the PCL and account for more than half of the club’s total defeats.

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Boggs, Carroll Power Sounds Past Memphis, 5-3

 

Nashville Outfielders Each Blast Two Homers In Victory

Nashville SoundsMemphis, TN – Brandon Boggs and Brett Carroll each belted a pair of home runs to power the Nashville Sounds to a 5-3 victory over the cross-state rival Memphis Redbirds on Sunday evening at AutoZone Park.

With the victory, the Sounds (31-38) snapped a two-game skid and brought an end to the Redbirds’ six-game winning streak.

Boggs (2-for-4) homered from both sides of the plate in the contest, going deep from the right side of the plate in the first and from the left side in the eighth. Carroll (3-for-4) extended his longest hit streak of the year to nine games with his two-homer effort. Their feats marked the ninth and tenth two-homer efforts posted by Nashville batters this season.

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Nashville Sounds Baseball

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