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Errors costly in Nashville Sounds loss to Las Vegas Aviators

 

Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds committed four errors that resulted in multiple runs for the Las Vegas Aviators who won 9-4 at First Tennessee Park Thursday night.

Nashville’s defense committed two errors in the first inning, helping Las Vegas to a 1-0 lead, and two more errors in the eighth inning as the Aviators extended their lead from 7-4 to 9-4. Las Vegas committed three errors in a sloppy contest.

Esmerling Vasquez started for Nashville and committed both miscues in the opening inning.

Nashville Sounds and Las Vegas Aviators to Play Rubber Match Friday Night. (Nashville Sounds)

Nashville Sounds and Las Vegas Aviators to Play Rubber Match Friday Night. (Nashville Sounds)

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Nashville Sounds has Three Players Join Pitching Coach Rick Rodriguez on PCL Squad

 

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Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – Nashville Sounds infielder Renato Nuñez and right-handed pitchers Paul Blackburn and Chris Smith have been named to the Pacific Coast League All-Star Team as announced by the league today.

The 2017 Triple-A All-Star Game is scheduled for Wednesday, July 12th, 2017 at 8:00pm CST. The Pacific Coast League All-Stars take on the International League All-Stars at Cheney Stadium in Tacoma, Washington. The game will be carried live on ALT 97.5 FM and televised on MLB Network.

Nashville Sounds Renato Nuñez, Paul Blackburn and Chris Smith selected for Pacific Coast League All-Star Team. (Nashville Sounds) «Read the rest of this article»

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Nashville Sounds get 5-3 win over Round Rock Express at First Tennessee Park

 

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Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds got home runs from Renato Nuñez and Matt McBride, and a solid start from Paul Blackburn in a 5-3 win over the Round Rock Express in front of 7,975 fans Monday night at First Tennessee Park.

The win over the American Southern Division rival snapped a four-game losing streak and kept the Sounds (37-39) in second place.

Nuñez’s homer came in the first inning and was a two-run shot. It was his league-leading 20th long ball of the season and gave Nashville an early 2-0 advantage.

Nashville Sounds start Eight-Game Homestand With a Win over Division Rival. (Nashville Sounds)

Nashville Sounds start Eight-Game Homestand With a Win over Division Rival. (Nashville Sounds)

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Nashville Sounds fall at Oklahoma City Dodgers, 3-1

 

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Nashville SoundsOklahoma City, OK – The struggles continued for the Nashville Sounds in a 3-1 loss to the Oklahoma City Dodgers Sunday night at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark. The loss sent the Sounds to their first four-game sweep in nearly a year.

In what became a theme over the four-game set, the pitching kept Nashville (36-39) in the game but the hitting scuffled as the Sounds left 10 runners on base and went 2-for-11 with runners in scoring position.

Starter Corey Walter allowed three runs in 5 2/3 innings, but Oklahoma City’s Justin Masterson limited Nashville to one run in 5 2/3 innings.

Nashville Sounds Outscored 25-9 in Four-Game Series with Oklahoma City Dodgers. (Nashville Sounds)

Nashville Sounds Outscored 25-9 in Four-Game Series with Oklahoma City Dodgers. (Nashville Sounds)

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Nashville Sounds drop 4-2 game to Iowa Cubs

 

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Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – It was a sloppy Thursday night in Nashville between the Sounds and the Iowa Cubs in front of 10,469 fans at First Tennessee Park. A total of six runs scored but just two were earned in Iowa’s 4-2 victory.

The first two batters of the ball game reached on base hits for the Sounds. Franklin Barreto came around to open the scoring on a sacrifice fly from Matt Olson.

Nashville starter, Paul Blackburn was superb through the first five innings but things unraveled for him in the sixth. Stephen Bruno reached on an error by the shortstop Franklin Barreto. Blackburn then issued back-to-back free passes to load the bases for Jacob Hannemann who promptly singled home the game-tying run. The Sounds hurler recorded outs on the next two hitters but yielded a two-run double to Victor Caratini to surrender the lead to the I-Cubs.

Nashville Sounds' Franklin Barreto Records Another Multi-Hit Game. (Nashville Sounds)

Nashville Sounds’ Franklin Barreto Records Another Multi-Hit Game. (Nashville Sounds)

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Nashville Sounds get commanding 6-1 Win over Iowa Cubs

 

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Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds got timely hitting and solid pitching in a 6-1 win over the Iowa Cubs in front of 5,930 fans at First Tennessee Park Wednesday night.

Matt Olson and Mark Canha crushed home runs and Corey Walter turned in a quality start to help the Sounds (33-30) even the four-game series at one game each.

Nashville used small ball to manufacture the first two runs of the game in the second. Canha walked to start the inning and sprinted to third on a base hit by Joey Wendle. Moments later, Wendle swiped second before Ryan Lavarnway plated Canha with a sacrifice fly.

Wendle was at it again when he stole third base without a throw. He raced home when Matt McBride lifted a sacrifice fly to right field to give Nashville a 2-0 advantage.

Sounds' Corey Walter Tosses Six Solid Innings as Nashville Evens Series. (Nashville Sounds)

Sounds’ Corey Walter Tosses Six Solid Innings as Nashville Evens Series. (Nashville Sounds)

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Nashville Sounds fall in extra innings to Memphis Redbirds

 

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Nashville SoundsMemphis, TN – Randall Grichuk’s walk-off single to deep center field gave the Memphis Redbirds a 2-1 win over the Nashville Sounds Friday night at AutoZone Park.

Grichuk’s drive came with the bases loaded and two outs in the bottom of the 10th inning. Sounds (31-28) reliever Simon Castro found himself in a jam after issuing a leadoff walk to Patrick Wisdom with the score even at 1-1.

A sacrifice bunt moved Wisdom to second, and a wild pitch put him 90 feet away. Castro came back to strike out Wilfredo Tovar, but then hit Todd Cunningham and intentionally walked Nick Martini to load the bases.

Randall Grichuk 10th Inning Hit Wins it for the Memphis Redbirds. (Nashville Sounds)

Randall Grichuk 10th Inning Hit Wins it for the Memphis Redbirds. (Nashville Sounds)

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Nashville Sounds errors costly in 4-2 loss to Omaha Storm Chasers

 

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Nashville SoundsPapillion, NB – A pair of errors from Sounds second baseman, Joey Wendle, cost Nashville dearly as the Omaha Storm Chasers eked out a 4-2 victory Thursday night. The loss meant a series split for the Sounds who were seeking a third consecutive series win.

The first error of the evening from Wendle came in the first inning as he was playing in shallow right field with the shift on against left handed hitting first baseman Ryan O’Hearn was at the plate. The error allowed Ruben Sosa to come around to score to put Omaha out in front.

Nashville responded with a run of its own in the next half inning as Renato Nunez doubled to begin the frame, advanced to third on a Matt Chapman single, and scored on a sacrifice fly from Jaff Decker.

Nashville Sounds Surrender Trio of Unearned Runs in Defeat. (Nashville Sounds)

Nashville Sounds Surrender Trio of Unearned Runs in Defeat. (Nashville Sounds)

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Nashville Sounds cage Iowa Cubs, 6-0

 

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Nashville SoundsDes Moines, IA – The Nashville Sounds blanked the Iowa Cubs 6-0 Sunday afternoon to clinch the four-game set. Paul Blackburn had his sinker ball working all afternoon for the Sounds en route to seven shutout innings.

Blackburn kept the ball down all afternoon long as he induced 15 compared to two fly outs to go along with four punch outs en route to seven shutout innings. He was highly efficient as well, needing just 83 to get through said seven innings.

The right-hander sat down 14 straight I-Cubs from the third to the seventh. The streak was broken when Jaimer Candelario blooped a single into shallow center field with one out in the bottom of the seventh inning. Blackburn surrendered just a pair of singles in his outing.

Paul Blackburn Posts Seven Shutout Innings While McBride and Chapman Go Deep for the Nashville Sounds. (Nashville Sounds)

Paul Blackburn Posts Seven Shutout Innings While McBride and Chapman Go Deep for the Nashville Sounds. (Nashville Sounds)

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Nashville Sounds’ offense falters at Iowa Cubs

 

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Nashville SoundsDes Moines, IA – The Nashville Sounds faltered Saturday night as they suffered a 5-1 setback at the paws of the Iowa Cubs. Matt Chapman’s 12th home run of the season was the lone highlight offensively for the Sounds who mustered just five hits on the night.

The I-Cubs struck first in the bottom of the second inning when Stephen Bruno drove home Victor Caratini on a dribbler up the middle. Iowa maintained a one run advantage until the top of the fourth inning when with two outs Chapman stepped to the plate. The Sounds third baseman deposited a 2-2 pitch well beyond the left field fence to knot the game up at one run apiece.

Nashville's Matt Chapman Drills his 12th Home Run of the Season but Sounds Come Up Short. (Nashville Sounds)

Nashville’s Matt Chapman Drills his 12th Home Run of the Season but Sounds Come Up Short. (Nashville Sounds)

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