Topic: Nate Long
Nashville, TN – Trailing 5-1 at stretch time, the Nashville Sounds rallied to defeat the Round Rock Express, 6-5 at First Tennessee Park on Wednesday night.
After Sounds starter Nate Long pitched himself out of jams in the first two frames, the Express finally broke through in the third. Drew Robinson reached on a fielder’s choice and then stole second base. He then scored off an opposite field single by top prospect Nomar Mazara. Ryan Rua hit a solo homer an inning later to make it 2-0.
The Express kept it rolling an inning later, putting two more runs up on Long and then loading the bases with one out in the sixth. The right-hander then got Robinson to groundout to Max Muncy who threw home for the force. Next Long got Mazara to flyout to left, leaving the bases loaded.
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Tacoma, WA – Nashville built an early 3-0 lead, but Tacoma stormed back scoring eight unanswered runs to defeat the Sounds at Cheney Stadium on Friday night.
After Ryan Roberts doubled, Jason Pridie gave the Sounds an early 2-0 lead, driving in the veteran utility man and infielder Joey Wendle. Wendle keyed another rally in his next at bat, hitting his 38th double of the season and then coming around to score on a Brent Morel single. The hits came off rehabbing Seattle Mariners starter James Paxton.
First Tennessee Park Sells Out For 19th Time This Season, Hosts 10,717 Fans
Nashville, TN – In front of 10,717 fans at sold out First Tennessee Park, the Nashville Sounds won 3-2 over the Albuquerque Isotopes on Saturday night.
The Sounds recorded four hits over the first two innings, including two doubles, but were unable to score a run. Craig Gentry and Joey Wendle were both thrown out on plays at the plate in the first, and the game went to the third scoreless. The first two hitters in the Sounds’ lineup would get their revenge later in the contest.
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Nashville, TN – The Memphis Redbirds won The Tennessee Lottery I-40 Cup with an 11-2 victory over the Nashville Sounds in front of 8,401 fans at First Tennessee Park on Sunday night.
Dean Anna led the contest off with a double and from there the hits just kept coming for Memphis. The Redbirds tagged Sounds starter Brad Mills for a season-high seven runs, chasing him after four plus innings. Dan Johnson and Tommy Pham led the way for the Redbirds, combining to go 5-for-6 with three runs and four RBI off the Sounds southpaw, as Memphis took an 8-0 lead after five.
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Nashville, TN – Trailing 3-0, the Nashville Sounds scored eight unanswered runs, defeating Memphis 8-3 at First Tennessee Park on Thursday night at First Tennessee Park.
The contest was the completion from a suspended game from the night before. The two teams got through a half-inning of action on Wednesday before rain ended play. In that half-inning on Wednesday, Sounds starter Nate Long was responsible for giving up three runs on two hits, struggling with his control, walking three batters in the frame.
Nashville Sounds Bullpen Tosses 7 2/3 Scoreless Innings In Series Finale
Papillion, NB – Ryan Roberts had a big day at Werner Park on Tuesday afternoon, blasting his second home run of the game to lead off the 12th inning and helping propel Nashville to an 8-6 win over Omaha.
The victory allowed the Sounds to take three of four from Omaha, marking their first series win since the end of June. The four hour and 10 minute game was Nashville’s sixth win in 13 extra-inning contests this season.
Roberts played hero for the Sounds with his solo shot to start the 12th. It was the designated hitter’s fourth home run of the series and his fourth RBI of the game.
Nate Freiman Continues Hot Hitting With Three-Hit Night
Nashville, TN – After 12 innings of back-and-forth play, the Nashville Sounds fell 5-4 to the Iowa Cubs at First Tennessee Park on Thursday night.
The Sounds scored twice in the third inning to start the scoring. Craig Gentry keyed the attack, stealing his team-leading 18th base to get into scoring position with two outs. Jason Pridie and Nate Freiman then strung together a pair of back-to-back hits to give the Sounds a 2-0 lead.
Newest Sound, Brent Morel, got in on the act in the fifth, doubling in Joey Wendle to extend the lead to 3-0. Morel was signed as a minor league free agent by Oakland A’s today. The third baseman was granted free agency from the Pittsburgh Pirates on July 28th.
Jason Pridie Hits League-Best 7th Homer of July
Colorado Springs, CO – Jason Pridie and the Nashville Sounds offense stayed hot, as they narrowly edged the Colorado Springs Sky Sox 7-6 at Security Service Field on Tuesday night.
After three innings the game was locked up at three. The Sounds exploded for three runs in the third inning, with Max Muncy doing most of the damage on a two-run single. Pridie would score the Sounds third run later that inning on a Nate Freiman RBI single.
Nashville Sounds Belt Three Homers, Led By Jason Pridie’s Team-Leading 12th
Memphis, TN – Despite belting three home runs, the Nashville Sounds came up on the short end of a 5-4 defeat at the hands of the Memphis Redbirds on Saturday evening at AutoZone Park.
With its win, Memphis evened the series at two games apiece and knotted the season series between the clubs at 5-5 as the cross-state rivals duke it out for possession of the Tennessee Lottery I-40 Cup.
The defeat was Nashville’s 16th one-run loss of the year, 2nd-most in the Pacific Coast League.
Nate Freiman goes 2-for-2 in First Game Back With Nashville Sounds
Round Rock, TX – The Sounds threatened late, but were unable to complete the comeback, falling 6-4 to Round Rock at Dell Diamond on Monday night.
The Sounds got off to a quick start in this one, as Craig Gentry was the perfect leadoff man, singling and stealing his team-leading 13th base to start the game. The outfielder then came around to score on Ryan Roberts’ 20th double of the season.
With the run, Nashville is now outscoring their opponents 41-21 in the opening frame of games this season.
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