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The Sounds conclude a four-game series in Oklahoma City tonight, and they’re looking to take three out of four before heading back to Nashville. Taylor Jungmann (4-5, 5.66) gets the ball against Rudy Owens (5-4, 5.16). First pitch on 102.5 The Game is set for 6:05 with pregame at 5:50.

Tonight’s interview is with outfielder Sean Halton, who discusses his hot hitting (.400 over his last 18 games), the team’s success and standing with 43 games remaining in the season, and also offers his thoughts on baseball movies, as his father appeared in, among other films, “Angels in the Outfield.” (That topic was also discussed with Halton in THIS interview in May).

July 20 – Interview with outfielder Sean Halton

Photo courtesy Mike Strasinger / Nashville Sounds

Photo courtesy Mike Strasinger / Nashville Sounds

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After a three-day all-star break through Wednesday and a rainout last night, the Sounds are back in action Friday with a doubleheader as they open a four-game series in Oklahoma City. Michael Blazek (1-4, 4.08) gets the ball against Alex White (1-2, 6.85) in Game 1 followed by Ariel Pena (6-6, 4.45) against Asher Wojciechowski (0-2, 6.75) in Game 2. First pitch from Bricktown for Game 1 is scheduled for 4:05, and coverage on 102.5 The Game will begin in progress on 5:55. Today’s interview was taped yesterday before the rainout. It is with Sounds right-hander Donovan Hand, who represented the Sounds, along with Mike Fiers and hitting coach Bob Skube, in Wednesday night’s Triple-A All-Star Game in Durham, NC. Hand discusses what life has been like the past week, including becoming a father, experiencing the all-star game and now heading from the Sounds’ bullpen to the starting rotation.

July 18 – Interview with Sounds pitcher Donovan Hand

Photo courtesy Mike Strasinger / Nashville Sounds

Photo courtesy Mike Strasinger / Nashville Sounds

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Tonight it’s Game 2 in a three-game weekend series at Greer for the Sounds and Round Rock. Johnnie Lowe (1-3, 5.67) makes a spot start in the place of the recently-promoted Jimmy Nelson and faces Justin Germano (3-8, 4.19). First pitch is set for 6:35 with pregame on 102.5 The Game at 6:20.

Tonight’s interview is with former Sound Brian Dayett, currently a special assignment instructor for Round Rock’s parent-club Texas Rangers. Dayett played for the Sounds from ’80-’82 and helped lead the Sounds to the 1982 Southern League Championship with a momentous three-run homer. Dayett discusses his current role with the Rangers, his memories of Greer Stadium, playing with Don Mattingly and Buck Showalter and playing for the late Johnny Oates. You can also read more about Dayett’s Nashville days HERE.

July 12 – Interview with Texas Rangers instructor and former Sound Brian Dayett

Brian Dayett shown in a Nashville Sounds game program from 1982

Brian Dayett shown in a Nashville Sounds game program from 1982

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Jeff

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The Sounds are back at Greer tonight for the final three games before the all-star break. They take on the Round Rock Express, from whom they just took two out of three last weekend in Texas. It’s Ariel Pena (5-6, 4.81) against Scott Richmond (1-3, 7.46). First pitch on 102.5 The Game is set for 7:05 with pregame at 6:50.

Tonight’s interview is with the Voice of the Express, Mike Capps, who called Sounds games in 1997 when the club was in the American Association and a White Sox affiliate (with players such as Robin Ventura and Magglio Ordonez). Capps shares some insight on the Express and some of his memories of Greer Stadium over the years as the ballpark approaches the end of its 37th and final season.

July 11 – Interview with Round Rock broadcaster (and former Sounds broadcaster) Mike Capps

Photo courtesy of MiLB.com

Photo courtesy of MiLB.com

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Jeff

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Today the Sounds conclude a seven-game road trip as they try to split a four-game set in Memphis. Mike Fiers (6-4, 2.63) faces Boone Whiting (1-6, 4.26). First pitch is set for 12:05 with pregame on 102.5 The Game starting at 11:50.

Today’s interview is with Rick Tomlin, minor league pitching coordinator for the Sounds’ parent-club Milwaukee Brewers. Tomlin discusses the arms in the Brewers’ farm system to this point in the season, what he’s looking for at this stage of the season and the stellar season Jimmy Nelson continues to put together.

July 10 – Interview with Brewers minor league pitching coordinator Rick Tomlin

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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The Sounds continue a seven-game road trip as they play Game 2 in a four-game series in Memphis against the Redbirds. Tonight Taylor Jungmann (4-5, 5.55) faces John Gast (2-2, 9.43). First pitch from Autozone Park is 7:05, with pregame at 6:50 on 102.5 The Game and the TuneIn Radio and iGoRadio apps.

Tonight’s interview is with new Sounds first baseman Matt Clark, who has played in three games with the Sounds after signing with the Brewers as a minor league free agent. The former LSU Tiger played in the Padres system for several years, including two very successful years at Tucson in ’11 and ’12, where he worked with current Sounds hitting coach Bob Skube. Clark then played in Japan in 2013 and, after finding out late in the winter he wouldn’t be going back to Japan, signed with the Mets in January and went to Double-A. The Brewers signed him last week when they confirmed Sounds first baseman Hunter Morris had suffered a fracture in his right wrist and would be missing several weeks.

July 8 – Interview with Sounds first baseman Matt Clark

New Sounds first baseman Matt Clark, shown earlier this season with the Mets at Double-A Binghamton

New Sounds first baseman Matt Clark, shown earlier this season with the Mets at Double-A Binghamton

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Jeff

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The Sounds have won eight of their last 10 and they continue a seven-game road trip as they open a four-game series in Memphis against the Redbirds. The clubs just met in Nashville last week, and the Sounds took three out of four. Tonight Jimmy Nelson (10-2, 1.56), who is in the Top 4 in all of the minors in wins, ERA, strikeouts and opposing average, faces Zach Petrick (4-4, 5.45). First pitch from Autozone Park is 7:05, with pregame at 6:50 on 102.5 The Game and the TuneIn Radio and iGoRadio apps.

Tonight’s interview is this week’s installment of “Mondays with the Manager” with Sounds skipper Rick Sweet, who discusses the Sounds’ recent hot hitting,  including Jeremy Hermida and Sean Halton, the offense’s balance in the lineup, the addition of first baseman Matt Clark and the injuries to Hunter Morris and Dustin Molleken.

July 7 – 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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