Topic: Nathan Long
Nashville, TN – The Sounds ran into a loaded offensive assault on Tuesday night at First Tennessee Park and lost 10-5 to the Round Rock Express.
Nashville continued its historic season attendance-wise and welcomed the 15 millionth fan in franchise history. Out of the 6,891 people to enter First Tennessee Park on Tuesday night, Stacy Avery walked inside with his wife and daughter as the lucky guest. Avery was recognized on the field during the game and awarded a prize package that included a trip to see the Oakland Athletics in spring training before the start of next season.
Rangel Ravelo and Tyler Ladendorf Both Hit Their First Home Runs In Loss
Tacoma, WA – The Sounds blasted two early home runs but fell short in Thursday’s series opener at Cheney Stadium, losing 12-5 to the Tacoma Rainiers.
Nashville had Brad Mills slated to make the Thursday evening start, but reliever Dan Otero stepped in to make a spot-start instead. The right-hander had not allowed a run in his last 19 innings of work dating back to June 19th, but had Tacoma plate four runs in his second and final inning of the start. Shawn O’Malley delivered the big blow, a two-out, three-run homer to help the Rainiers to an early 4-1 lead.
Jason Pridie Slams 18th Homer In Loss
Reno, NV – The Sounds fell victim to a five-run seventh inning and squandered an opportunity to win the series, losing 11-5 in Wednesday’s series finale against Reno at Aces Ballpark.
After Reno took an early lead by scoring two in the second, Nashville tied things up in the fourth. Brent Morel was hit by a pitch to lead off the inning and Jason Pridie followed by smashing his 18th home run of the season. The two-run shot was the outfielder’s 14th on the road and closed the gap in his pursuit to steal 20 bases and hit 20 home runs this season.
First Tennessee Park Sells Out For 18th Time This Season, Hosts 10,675 Fans
Nashville, TN – Joey Wendle left his mark all over Friday night’s contest at sold-out First Tennessee Park and guided Nashville to a 5-1 victory over Albuquerque.
Wendle entered Friday’s game tied atop the PCL leaderboard with 142 hits and added to the total with a three-hit evening. The second baseman caused all sorts of trouble for Albuquerque at the plate and added an over-the-shoulder snag that started an inning-ending double play in the first as well.
Nashville Sounds’ Cody Martin, Brad Mills Post Season-High Strikeout Totals
Nashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds fell 6-0 to the Albuquerque Isotopes in game one of Thursday night’s doubleheader, but got revenge in the nightcap winning 3-1 at First Tennessee Park.
Roger Bernardina and Tom Murphy hit back-to-back doubles down the left field line to give the Isotopes a 1-0 lead in the second inning of game one, before Sounds starter Cody Martin got Angelys Nina to groundout for the second out of the second inning.
Rehabbing Reliever Sean Doolittle Strikes Out Side In Scoreless Inning
Nashville, TN – The Sounds were bested by the Chihuahuas on the Bark in the Park night at First Tennessee Park, falling by a 4-3 score in the Sunday evening contest.
The one-run game was Nashville’s 37th this season, dropping their record in those games to 17-20. After scoring early, the Sounds were shut out in the final eight frames and moved to 55-67 on the season.
Entering Sunday’s game, Nashville had scored at least 20 more runs in the first inning than any other frame and kept it rolling with even more production. The inning featured singles from Joey Wendle, Jake Smolinski, Jason Pridie and Brent Morel but an error by right fielder Rymer Liriano proved most costly. The four hits put the Sounds on top 3-0.
Rehabbing Reliever Sean Doolittle Strikes Out Three, Allows Solo Homer
Des Moines, IA – The Sounds were on the winning side of a tight game Tuesday night, stealing the series opener against the Cubs at Principal Park by a score of 3-2.
Both teams recorded just seven hits, but Nashville never trailed Iowa. Sounds pitching struck out 11 and never walked a batter at any point during the win.
The Sounds stayed on par with a season storyline by scoring a run in the first inning. Andy Parrino found himself in the leadoff spot for just the fourth time this year and made an impact right out of the gate with a double to left. After a groundout advanced the shortstop to third, reigning PCL Player of the Week Ryan Roberts scored him with a sacrifice fly.
Rehabbing Switch-Pitcher Pat Venditte Throws Scoreless Inning
Nashville, TN – The Nashville bullpen shut Iowa out for four innings, but the Cubs rode their early lead and took the series finale on Friday night at First Tennessee Park with a 5-2 win.
Nashville tied a season high by working eight walks while the pitching staff added 13 strikeouts in the Friday night contest. It was the third time this season that the Sounds have dropped three of four from Iowa in a series.
The Cubs rolled out a pair of runs off starter Nathan Long in the first inning. Rubi Silva was the culprit, putting a well placed liner into the visiting bullpen for a two-run triple. Matt Szczur and Javy Baez plated on the extra-base hit, but Long concluded the frame by striking out the side.
Lefty Throws Career-High 8 2/3 Innings
Nashville, TN – Brad Mills was one out away from going the distance, turning in a solid start but taking a loss in the 3-1 defeat to the New Orleans Zephyrs on Saturday evening at First Tennessee Park.
Mills got the ball in the second game of the series and cruised his way through the first three innings. He sat the first 11 batters down in order, remaining perfect until a two-out walk in the fourth. The lefty kept the ball low in his 19th start of the season, mixing in his changeup to help him tie a season high with six strikeouts.
Jason Pridie Launches Two Home Runs, Drives In Four
Colorado Springs, CO – The Sounds smashed seven extra-base hits, including three home runs, and cruised to a 10-5 victory over the Colorado Springs Sky Sox at Security Service Field on Monday night.
Jason Pridie led the way once again for Nashville, blasting two long balls and collecting four RBIs in the rout. Joey Wendle also went 4-for-5 with a pair of doubles, while Nate Freiman went yard for the first time this season to help the Sounds to a five-run victory.
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