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The Sounds continue their Midwest road trip tonight as they open a four-game series in The Cornhusker State against the Omaha Storm Chasers. The Sounds are 8-7 after failing to get the sweep last night in Iowa in a 7-1 loss. James Naile, the reigning PCL Pitcher of the Week, takes on Trevor Oaks tonight. The Sounds need Nail to eat up innings because their bullpen is undermanned. Josh Lucas and Daniel Coulombe have been optioned by the A’s in the last 24 hours but aren’t here yet, and Lou Trivino, who was optioned Thursday by the A’s, threw 49 pitches on Wednesday. The Sounds also had to use Kyle Finnegan (33 pitches) and Simon Castro (27) extensively last night. Position player Melvin Mercedes was warming in the bullpen last night in the eighth inning before Castro finished the frame.

First pitch tonight from Papillion, Nebraska, is set for 7:05 pm CT with pregame at 6:50 on 97.5-FM, the TuneIn Radio and MiLB First Pitch apps, and online HERE.

Below is the pregame interview from Thursday in Iowa with Sounds lefty and former I-Cub Eric Jokisch, who discussed his time with the Cubs organization, pitching last year for Reno in a hitter-friendly environment, and the minor league free agent process that brought him to the A’s.

Eric Jokisch:

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Jeff

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The Sounds finished their first homestand of the year with a 5-2 record following another walk-off win Monday afternoon, beating Omaha, 5-4. It was the second straight one-run walk-off victory for the Sounds, who are now 6-6 on the year as they hit the road again. Tuesday night the Sounds are in Iowa to start a seven-game road trip against the I-Cubs. First pitch is set for 6:38 CT on 97.5-FM, the TuneIn Radio and MiLB First Pitch apps, and online HERE. As I type this, Trevor Cahill is scheduled to start for the Sounds with Daniel Gossett following him in a tandem, but the A’s are also in need of a five-man rotation again beginning Tuesday, and Cahill’s name has been widely mentioned as the likely call-up.

Speaking of pitching, today Sounds righty James Naile was named Pacific Coast League Pitcher of the Week following his seven-inning complete game shutout yesterday over Omaha. Naile is 3-0 with a 0.00 ERA in 17 2/3 innings this year. He got that third win Sunday after Dustin Garneau’s game-winning single in the bottom of the seventh. That highlight is below as well the game-ending wild pitch from today that scored BJ Boyd, and our weekly “Mondays with the Manager” pregame show with Fran Riordan.

Dustin Garneau’s single beats Omaha on Sunday:

BJ Boyd scores on a wild pitch to beat Omaha on Monday:

“Mondays with the Manager” with Fran Riordan:

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Jeff

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The Sounds continue their homestand today with a doubleheader against Omaha, picking up last night’s game in the 4th inning with a 6-2 lead, and then playing a 7-inning game after that.

First pitch today from diowntown Nashville is set for 2:05 pm CT with pregame at 1:50 on 97.5-FM, the TuneIn Radio and MiLB First Pitch apps, and online HERE.

Audio from the last few days is below, including chats with outfielder BJ Boyd, A’s instructor and former Sounds manager Steve Scarsone, pitching coach Rick Rodriguez, and today’s interview with hitting Eric Martins.

BJ Boyd:

Steve Scarsone:

Rick Rodriguez:

Eric Martins:

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Jeff

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The Sounds continue their seven-game homestand tonight against Iowa and are looking to string some wins together. Last night they played one of their best games of the young season, taking down the I-Cubs, 7-0, in front of over 8,000 fans in the home opener. Tonight Frankie Montas makes the start with Chris Bassitt following him in a tandem, and they oppose the Jen-Ho Tseng, Cubs’ Minor League Pitcher of the Year from 2017.

First pitch tonight from diowntown Nashville is set for 6:35 pm CT with pregame at 6:20 on 97.5-FM, the TuneIn Radio and MiLB First Pitch apps, and online HERE.

Below is audio from tonight’s pregame show and the past couple days…our “Mondays with the Manager” with Fran Riordan, Tuesday’s conversation with center fielder Dustin Fowler, and tonight’s interview with former major league Mark Kotsay, the A’s former bench coach and now a quality control coach.

Fran Riordan (April 9):

Dustin Fowler (April 10):

Mark Kotsay (April 11):

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Jeff

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After a long night Saturday and a 2-1 loss, the Sounds take on New Orleans today to continue their season-starting five-game series today with an afternoon affair. It’s Eric Jokisch making his Sounds debut and opposing Ben Meyer. First pitch today from the bayou is set for 1 pm CT with pregame at 12:45 on 97.5-FM, the TuneIn Radio and MiLB First Pitch apps, and online HERE.

Below is audio from yesterday and today’s pregame shows. Saturday Chris Bassitt talked about his great relief outing on Friday and his long road back from Tommy John surgery, and today Bobby Wahl discusses his outing last night, his big league debut last May, and recovering from last year’s thoracic outlet surgery.

Chris Bassit:

Bobby Wahl:

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Jeff

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The Sounds and Cakes go at it tonight in Louisiana with Game 3 of their season-commencing five-game set. The Sounds crushed New Orleans, 11-0, Thursday on Opening Night, but fell, 5-1, last night. Tonight Trevor Cahill makes his Sounds debut. The nine-year big leaguer was signed by the A’s to a major league contract late in spring training and is with the Sounds to build up his pitch count. He’s expected to throw 75-80 pitches tonight and may not be with the Sounds for long. The A’s have several off days coming up in their schedule and don’t need a five-man rotation until late April, which is part of the reason Oakland is optioning Daniel Gossett to the Sounds to make room for Trayce Thompson. Cahill opposes Marlins prospect Sandy Alcantara, who is one of three New Orleans players — Magneuris Sierra and Zac Gallen — who was acquired by Miami in the deal that sent Marcell Ozuna to St. Louis.

First pitch tonight from the bayou is set for 6 pm CT with pregame at 5:45 on 97.5-FM, the TuneIn Radio and MiLB First Pitch apps, and online HERE.

Here is last night’s pregame interview with Sounds righty James Naile, who discusses his Opening Night win, his season a year ago at Double-A Midland, and what he learned in 2016 during a two-start cameo with the Sounds when he was called up from Low-A Beloit.

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Jeff

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Well, that was quite a way to start the season! If you weren’t along for the ride last night, the Sounds opened their 2018 season with an 11-0 pummeling of New Orleans in Metairie, Louisiana. Six different players had multiple hits, and every Sound had at least one. The Sounds’ dynamic up-the-middle trio of Jorge Mateo (SS), Franklin Barreto (2B) and Dustin Fowler (CF) combined to go 7-for-14 with a homer, eight RBIs and four runs scored. It was the Sounds’ first Opening Day shutout since 1999, and James Naile tossed five innings to get the win. Here’s some audio from last night:

Pregame interview with manager Fran Riordan:

Franklin Barreto’s 2-run HR:

Jorge Mateo’s 2-run 1B:

Tonight Frankie Montas makes his season debut and opposes Zac Gallen, one of three prospects on the NOLA roster who was acquired by Miami when the Marlins traded Marcell Ozuna to St. Louis. Chris Bassitt is scheduled to follow Montas in a tandem, and Ryan Dull is expected to work in relief on MLB rehab assignment. First pitch is set for 7 pm CT with pregame at 6:45 on 97.5-FM, the TuneIn Radio and MiLB First Pitch apps, and online HERE.

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Jeff

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