Topic: Pat Venditte
Oklahoma City, OK – Jorge Mateo broke a 4-4 tie with an RBI triple in the top of the 9th inning on Tuesday night and propelled the Nashville Sounds to a 5-4 victory over the Oklahoma City Dodgers at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark. The victory ended a three-game losing streak for the Sounds.
The Sounds trailed 2-0 in the 5th when Mateo started the team’s scoring by singling off Brock Stewart to score Sheldon Neuse. Then Melvin Mercedes and Nick Martini connected on consecutive RBI triples, and Ramon Laureano grounded out to score Martini and give the Sounds a 4-2 lead. Neuse has seven multi-hit games in his last 11, and Martini now has reached base safely in 55 consecutive games as a Sound.
Nashville, TN – The Oklahoma City Dodgers scored three late runs to complete a come-from-behind 3-2 win over the Nashville Sounds in front of a sellout crowd of 10,383 fans at First Tennessee Park Sunday night.
Trailing 1-0, Oklahoma City came up with five consecutive two-out hits in the sixth. Nashville starter Kyle Friedrichs set down Rocky Gale and Tim Locastro to start the inning before Breyvic Valera and Edwin Rios singled to put a pair of runners on base.
Grand Total of 565,548 Take in a Game at First Tennessee Park, Most in the Past 25 Years
Nashville, TN – First Tennessee Park opened its gates for the final time on Thursday night, as the Sounds hosted Fan Appreciation Night and the Round Rock Express, falling 8-3.
The crowd of 8,938 at First Tennessee Park boosted the yearly total to 565,548 – the most the franchise has had in its last 25 seasons.
Before the beginning of the game, Sounds General Manager Garry Arthur and Sounds field manager Steve Scarsone awarded three Sounds players with year-end trophies.
Outfielder Jake Smolinski Scores Four Runs, Blasts Ninth Homer This Season
Des Moines, IA – Jake Smolinski left his mark on Thursday night’s game in Iowa and helped lead Nashville to an 8-4 win over the Cubs at Principal Park.
Smolinski was perfect at the plate, collecting his third three-hit game as a Sound and scoring four times. The outfielder smashed a clutch three-run bomb in the seventh inning, doubled in the second and raised his average to .425 in PCL play this season. Smolinski’s four runs were the most in a game by a Nashville player this season.
The 26-year-old started the two-run second by lining his 14th double of the season to left.
Jake Smolinski Goes 2-for-4, Raises Average to .427
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.
Jason Pridie Raises Season Average To .301 With Three Hits
Nashville, TN – The Sounds and Redbirds busted out the bats for a combined 25 hits on Friday night at First Tennessee Park but Nashville fell to Memphis, 7-4.
Nashville’s loss evened The Tennessee Lottery I-40 Cup series at 7-7. The Sounds pounded out 10 hits on the night, led by Jason Pridie’s three hits and Max Muncy’s three RBIs.
The top of the Nashville lineup continued to click, scoring a run in the first inning for the fourth straight game. Joey Wendle singled with one away, his seventh hit of the series, and scored when Jake Smolinski dropped a single in shallow right field.
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.
Barry Zito Throws Six Innings Of One-Run Ball For Seventh Win
Papillion, NE – The Sounds started the month of August on a high note, controlling Saturday night’s series opener from the beginning and dominating the Omaha Storm Chasers with a 9-4 win at Werner Park.
Nashville started the hit party with three runs out of the gate. Craig Gentry and Joey Wendle hit back-to-back singles and Ryan Roberts made the Storm Chasers pay. The left fielder watched one strike breeze by him before launching his fifth home run of the season. Roberts finished with a pair of hits and two runs, reaching base three different times.
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.
Nashville Sounds 8-Game Winning Streak Ends
Nashville, TN – After winning eight straight games, the Nashville Sounds finally lost, falling to the Salt Lake Bees, 2-1 on Tuesday night at First Tennessee Park.
After not trailing since the fourth inning of Saturday’s 6-1 win over the Las Vegas 51s, the Sounds fell behind in the fourth inning as Jett Bandy’s solo shot gave the Bees a 1-0 lead.
Salt Lake built on that lead in the 5th inning, chasing Sounds starter Brad Mills from the game. C.J. Cron hit his second double off the veteran southpaw, plating Kyle Kubitza who battled back from down 0-2 to draw a two-out walk the at bat before.
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