Topic: New Orleans Zephyrs
Nashville, TN – Nashville Sounds win one, lose one in doubleheader action against the Memphis Redbirds in front of a sellout crowd at First Tennessee Park. The Sounds fell 11-2 in game one but took game two 7-5.
Willie Calhoun hit a home run in the bottom of the first inning to put Nashville up 1-0 early. It was his seventh of the season and fourth in his last six games. It also extended his hitting streak to seven games.
Memphis immediately responded with eight runs in the top of the second. Andrew Knizner hit a solo home run to tie things up. Drew Robinson hit a single with the bases loaded to give Memphis the lead 2-1.
Four-Run First Inning Paces Oklahoma City
Nashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds managed just five hits in a 5-0 loss to the Oklahoma City Dodgers in front of 6,815 fans Wednesday night at First Tennessee Park.
Oklahoma City (3-4) used a four-run first inning against Nashville (3-4) starter Daniel Gossett to take control of the game. Leadoff hitter Chris Taylor walked to start the contest and quickly moved to third on Willie Calhoun’s base hit to right field.
Gossett struck out O’Koyea Dickson, but a fielding error by right fielder Andrew Lambo allowed Taylor to score, and another batter to reach. Alex Verdugo knocked in a run with a double, and former Sound Brett Eibner collected an RBI with a base hit.
Nashville, TN – Sunday afternoon’s game between the Nashville Sounds and New Orleans Zephyrs has been cancelled due to rain at Zephyr Field in New Orleans.
The rain-out officially ends the regular season for both teams. The American Southern Division champion Sounds head to Oklahoma City to start the American Conference Finals against the Dodgers.
Game one is scheduled for Wednesday night at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark at 7:05pm.
New Orleans, LA – The New Orleans Zephyrs scored a run in the seventh and three in the eighth to steal a 4-3 win over the Nashville Sounds Sunday night at Zephyr Field.
Nashville built a 3-0 lead on a strong pitching performance from Daniel Gossett and home runs from Franklin Barreto and Rangel Ravelo only to see the bullpen cough it up late.
Gossett allowed one run on three hits in 6 2/3 innings and was in line for the win in his second career Triple-A start before the ‘pen faltered.
New Orleans, LA – Matt Chapman’s three-homer game wasn’t enough for the Nashville Sounds in a 6-5 loss to the New Orleans Zephyrs Saturday night at Zephyr Field.
Chapman hit a home run in each of his first three at bats to become the seventh player in Sounds (83-58) history to hit three in a single game. The 23-year-old has seven home runs in 17 games with the Sounds and 36 in 134 games between Nashville and Double-A Midland.
The last three-homer game by a Sounds player was Russell Branyan who also did it against New Orleans on May 16th, 2008. Others to accomplish the feat include Ryan Braun, Craig Wilson, Darnell Coles, Dan Pasqua and Steve Balboni.
Nashville, TN – Friday night’s game between the Nashville Sounds and New Orleans Zephyrs has been cancelled due to rain at Zephyrs Park in New Orleans.
The two teams played into the top of the third inning before rain brought the game to a halt. The lone run scored came in the second when Bryan Anderson’s sacrifice fly brought home Renato Nunez to give the Sounds a 1-0 lead.
With the regular season coming to an end Monday, the game will not be resumed and official statistics from tonight’s game will not count.
Nashville, TN – Nashville Sounds Manager Steve Scarsone was named the Pacific Coast League Manager of the Year as announced by the league office today. The award is selected through voting by the league’s managers and media representatives.
Scarsone had guided the Sounds to a league-best record of 83-57 and the American Southern Division title. Under Scarsone, the Sounds will return to the PCL Playoffs for the first time since 2007 when they meet the Oklahoma City Dodgers in the American Conference Finals.
Nashville, 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.
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.
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