Topic: Ross Detwiler
Nashville, TN – Anthony Garcia drilled a grand slam and the Nashville Sounds routed the Tacoma Rainiers, 11-3, in front of a sellout crowd of 10,022 fans at First Tennessee Park Friday night.
Garcia’s blast came as part of a six-run second inning for the Sounds. Entering the bottom of the inning, the Sounds trailed 1-0 but quickly turned it around. With one out, Sheldon Neuse singled and BJ Boyd doubled to even the game at 1-1.
Tacoma starter Ross Detwiler issued three consecutive walks to force in another run to give Nashville a 2-1 lead.
Nashville, TN -The offense faltered for the Nashville Sounds Thursday night as they suffered a 7-1 setback to the Reno Aces their series finale.
The Sounds found themselves in an early hole before stepping up to the plate and never provided any resistance. A sacrifice fly from Socrates Brito followed by a two-run blast from Kevin Cron off starter Ben Bracewell put Nashville behind the eight-ball 3-0 in the first inning.
Cron found his home run swing again in the seventh inning of reliever Carlos Ramirez. The Aces’ first baseman turned on a 1-2 fastball and deposited it into the berm in left center field to extend Reno’s lead to 7-0.
Nashville, TN – The El Paso Chihuahuas scored a pair of runs in the ninth inning to grab an 8-6 win over the Nashville Sounds, spoiling Bark in the Park Night in front of 8,691 humans and 500+ dogs at First Tennessee Park Tuesday night.
Nashville (13-16) scored a pair of runs in the bottom of the eighth to even the game at 6-6 only to see El Paso do the exact same in the ninth to steal a series-clinching win.
Reliever Ross Detwiler started the top of the ninth for the Sounds and got two quick outs before yielding a walk to Diego Goris. The Sounds turned to right-hander Simon Castro out of the bullpen. He hit Dusty Coleman with a pitch, and then allowed consecutive run-scoring singles to Christian Villanueva and Rocky Gale.
Round Rock, TX – The Nashville Sounds pulled back to the even mark with a 5-4 win over the Round Rock Express Thursday night at Dell Diamond.
At 12-12, the Sounds have won six of their last seven games, including two of three in Round Rock with the #BattleForTheBoot series finale looming Friday night.
Before starter Chris Smith delivered his first pitch of the night, the Sounds gave him a 3-0 lead to work with. Jaycob Brugman, who went 3-for-4, doubled with one out and stayed at second when Mark Canha drew a walk off Round Rock hurler Eddie Gamboa.
Nashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds used a familiar mix of dominant pitching and the long ball in a 4-1 win over the New Orleans Baby Cakes in front of 7,853 fans at First Tennessee Park Friday night.
Sounds (8-11) starter Paul Blackburn cruised through five shutout innings and was backed by home runs from Mark Canha and Matt Olson in his first win of the season.
Blackburn allowed only two hits on the night – a double in the first, and a single in the fourth that was erased by a double play. The right-hander took a comebacker off the left leg in the fifth but stayed in the game. He was able to finish the inning but threw only 58 pitches on the night.
Colorado Springs, CO – The Nashville Sounds scored in multiple late innings Monday night, but the comeback attempt came up short in an 8-3 loss to the Colorado Springs Sky Sox at Security Service Field.
The offense was stuck in neutral against Sky Sox (12-5) starter Brandon Woodruff who tossed six shutout innings. The Sounds (6-11) managed just three hits off the right-hander but started to show signs of life when they loaded the bases in the sixth only to be turned away.
Trailing 3-0 into the seventh, Nashville’s Renato Nuñez launched his third homer of the season to trim the deficit to 3-1.
Oklahoma City, OK – The Nashville Sounds blasted three home runs in a come-from-behind 9-8 win over the Oklahoma City Dodgers Wednesday night at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark.
Chris Parmelee, Ryan Lavarnway, and Matt Olson all launched homers to erase a 6-2 deficit and allow the Sounds (5-8) to win consecutive games for only the second time in 2017.
Parmelee’s blast gave the Sounds an early 2-0 lead in the first inning, but starter Daniel Gossett couldn’t hold the advantage. The Dodgers (7-7) scored a run in the first, and then exploded for four in the second to take a controlling 5-2 lead after a pair of innings.
Sounds avoid back-to-back shutout losses with run in eighth inning
Nashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds’ bats remained silent for the second consecutive night as they were defeated 8-1 by the Oklahoma City Dodgers. The Sounds lit up the scoreboard in the eighth inning to snap a streak of 16 consecutive innings without scoring a run.
Justin Masterson (1-0, 2.25) was masterful on the mound for the Dodgers (4-4). The Sounds (3-5) had no answer for the 32-year-old who gave up just two hits in five innings of work and fanned five batters on just 69 pitches.
The Dodgers opened the scoring in the second inning off Zach Neal (0-1, 4.15) when third baseman, Rob Segedin, led off the inning with a base hit and came around to score on a Brett Eibner sacrifice fly to left field.
Nashville Sounds Baseball
Nashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds Baseball Club, in conjunction with the Oakland Athletics, has announced its tentative Opening Day roster. The Sounds begin the 40th anniversary season on Thursday when they open Pacific Coast League play in Round Rock, Texas.
Led by the 21-year-old number one prospect Franklin Barreto, the Sounds have nine players listed among Oakland’s top prospects (according to Baseball America). The list includes INF Matt Chapman (No. 3), INF Chad Pinder (No. 7), RHP Daniel Gossett (No. 8), C Bruce Maxwell (No. 10), INF/OF Matt Olson (No. 17), INF/OF Renato Nuñez (No. 18), RHP Paul Blackburn (No. 23), and RHP Bobby Wahl (No. 26).
Colorado Springs, CO – The Nashville Sounds scored five runs in the fourth and four runs in the seventh in their 12-7 win over the Colorado Springs Sky Sox Friday night at Security Service Field.
Trailing 3-2 entering the fourth, the Sounds plated five runs to take a 7-3 lead over the Sky Sox. Joey Wendle led off the inning with a single to right, and after Colin Walsh struck out, Rangel Ravelo and Bryan Anderson would both walk to load the bases.
Arismendy Alcantara then tied the game at 3-3 on an RBI single scoring Wendle from third. Jaycob Brugman then put the Sounds on top 4-3 with another RBI single to score Ravelo and the bases were loaded yet again for Matt Olson.
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