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Tonight from Nebraska it’s Game 3 in a four-game set for the Sounds against the Omaha Storm Chasers. The Sounds won the opener on Saturday behind a dominant Mike Fiers, and Omaha got even yesterday, 7-6, in a crazy, 10-inning marathon.

Tonight’s interview is this week’s “Mondays with the Manager” with Sounds skipper Rick Sweet, and there’s a lot to cover. Sweet gives updates on Johnny Hellweg and Kevin Mattison, who both left yesterday’s game with an injury, and how the Sounds can manage tonight and tomorrow with a short-handed bullpen since Alfredo Figaro was recalled to the Brewers and Rob Wooten, who was optioned by the Brewers, who won’t join the team until Thursday in Oklahoma City (Wednesday is an off day).

Photo courtesy Mike Strasinger / Nashville Sounds

Photo courtesy Mike Strasinger / Nashville Sounds

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The Sounds are back on the road tonight, starting an eight-game, nine-day road trip. And for the third weekend in a row, they’re facing the Omaha Storm Chasers. The Sounds opened the season here with a four-game split and then took two of three in Nashville last weekend before the finale was rained out Monday. Tonight’s game gets underway at 7:05 on 102.5 The Game, and pregame starts at 6:50. It’s Mike Fiers vs. P.J. Walters.

Tonight’s interview is with the hero of last night’s game, Kevin Mattison, who broke a 1-1 tie in the seventh inning with a pinch-hit grand slam, leading the Sounds to a 5-1 win over Memphis. It was just the fourth pinch-hit grand slam in the Sounds’ 37-year history. Mattison discusses last night’s game, his season so far, coming to the Brewers after playing his first five seasons in the Marlins organization and the ever-popular topic of his facial hair, which looks a lot different now compared to his Media Guide photo and Media Day photo (see below).

Kevin Mattison's photo in the Sounds Media Guide

Kevin Mattison’s photo in the Sounds Media Guide

Photo courtesy Mike Strasinger / Nashville Sounds

Kevin Mattison in early April on Media Day (Photo courtesy Mike Strasinger / Nashville Sounds)

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Jeff

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The Sounds conclude their first homestand of the season tonight as they try split a four-game series with Memphis. It’s Brad Mills, filling in as a starter for the injured Ariel Pena, facing Boone Whiting. First pitch at 7:05, pregame at 6:50 on 102.5 The Game.

Tonight’s interview is with former Brewers all-star, former Sounds manager and longtime Brewers minor league instructor Don Money, who’s been in town for the homestand to watch the Sounds. He discusses this year’s team, including Caleb Gindl and Taylor Green, and shares some memories about playing for the Brewers against the Cardinals in the ’82 World Series, which was near the end of his career.

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Money with Brewers

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Tonight it’s Game 3 for the Sounds in a four-game set against the Memphis Redbirds. First pitch on 102.5 The Game is at 7:05 with pregame at 6:50. It’s Hiram Burgos facing off against Scott McGregor.

Tonight’s interview is with Rick Tomlin, the minor league pitching coordinator for the Sounds’ parent-club Milwaukee Brewers. Tomlin discusses the Sounds’ impressive starting rotation — Johnny Hellweg, Jimmy Nelson, Hiram Burgos, Mike Fiers and Ariel Pena.

Brewers pitching coordinator Rick Tomlin, shown at left during his time in the same role with the Mets

Brewers pitching coordinator Rick Tomlin, shown at left during his time in the same role with the Mets

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Today it’s a quick turnaround for the Sounds and Redbirds, as they take the field for an 11:05 a.m. first pitch in Game 2 of the four-game set. Jimmy Nelson is set to square off against Tyler Lyons, and our pregame coverage on 102.5 The Game starts at 10:50.

The interview on today’s pregame show is Part 2 of a two-part conversation with Dan O’Brien, the former Reds GM who is a special assistant to GM Doug Melvin for the Sounds’ parent-club Milwaukee Brewers.

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After getting rained out against Omaha on Monday, the Sounds continue their homestand by welcoming the Memphis Redbirds to town for a four-game set. First pitch on 102.5 The Game is set for 7:05, and pregame starts at 6:50.

Tonight’s interview is Part 1 of a two-part chat with Dan O’Brien, a special assistant to GM Doug Melvin for the Sounds’ parent-club Milwaukee Brewers. In Part 1, we discuss the Brewers’ start, the Sounds’ start and the depth in the organization that led to certain decisions with both clubs’ rosters to start the year.

Dan O’Brien from Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Operations

Dan O’Brien from Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Operations

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Jeff

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The Sounds are trying take the series tonight against Omaha, vying for a three-game win streak and their first winning series of the season (1 split, 1 loss). First pitch on 102.5 The Game is at 7:05, and pregame coverage starts at 6:50. In addition to your radio, you can listen to the broadcast via the iGoRadio and TuneIn Radio apps.

It’s a Monday, which means our weekly Monday with the Manager conversation with Sounds skipper Rick Sweet. He discusses the team’s series so far, having to play Omaha 12 times out of the first 20 games of the season and the importance of working in off days for players even when they’re playing well.

April 14 – Interview with Sounds manager Rick Sweet

Photo courtesy Mike Strasinger / Nashville Sounds

Photo courtesy Mike Strasinger / Nashville Sounds

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Jeff

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