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The Sounds are in the middle of their final road trip of the season as they play Game 2 of a four-game series Saturday night in Memphis. The Sounds lost 9-3 last night in the opener and are 10.0 games behind the Redbirds with 10 to play in the season. So any remaining Sounds loss or Redbirds win will clinch the division for Memphis. Tonight Frankie Montas takes on lefty Austin Warner.

First pitch from The Bluff City 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 recent pregame interviews on this trip, including manager Fran Riordan, right-hander Daniel Mengden, second baseman Franklin Barreto, and Redbirds voice and former Sounds broadcaster Steve Selby.

August 24 – Steve Selby:

August 23 – Franklin Barreto:

August 22 – Daniel Mengden:

August 21 – Fran Riordan:

Thanks for listening! On the air and off.

Jeff

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The Sounds are enjoying their final off day of the ’18 season today before they start their final road trip of the season on Tuesday. It’s a 10-game trip that starts with a three-game series in Round Rock, Texas. Last night the Sounds ended their homestand with a 5-4 win, thanks to Beau Taylor’s go-ahead RBI single in the eighth and four scoreless innings from the bullpen.

First pitch from Round Rock tomorrow night 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 audio from the homestand featuring pregame interviews with 20-year-old lefty Jesus Luzardo, A’s special assistant Mark Kotsay, outfielder Dustin Fowler and more.

August 19 – Jesus Luzardo:

August 18 – Mark Kotsay:

August 17 – Mr. Tim Grubbs:

August 16 – Jorge Mateo:

August 14 – Dustin Fowler:

August 13 – Interim manager Eric Martins:

August 12 – Rick Rodriguez:

August 11 – Eric Martins:

Thanks for listening! On the air and off.

Jeff

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The Sounds continue their four-day series in Colorado Springs tonight and are looking to move their winning streak to 11 games. Last night they throttled the Sky Sox in the series opener with an 18-9 rout. They’ll first have to finish a suspended game from May 3, which they lead 14-6 going to the ninth inning. May 3 was a series finale the last time the Sounds came to The Springs, and the game was delayed by a couple of hours before getting underway, and it later reached a travel curfew and was suspended. Resumption of play for that contest is set for 6:00 CT. Then the originally-scheduled game, still a 9-inning game, will get underway later as planned.

First pitch from Colorado is set for 7:40 pm CT with pregame at 7:25 on 97.5-FM, the TuneIn Radio and MiLB First Pitch apps, and online HERE.

Below is audio from recent pregame interviews with manager Fran Riordan, Giants pitching instructor and former Sound Ryan Vogelsong, third baseman Sheldon Neuse and outfielder Brett Vertigan, now back at Double-A Midland.

August 9 – Sheldon Neuse:

August 6 – Fran Riordan:

August 5 & 7 – Ryan Vogelsong (Parts 1 and 2)

Ryan Vogelsong pitched for the Sounds in ’01 and ’03 when he was with the Pirates

August 2 – Brett Vertigan:

Thanks for listening! On the air and off.

Jeff

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The Sounds conclude their seven-game homestand tonight as they play the final of a four-game series in Salt Lake City against the Bees. The Sounds are off Tuesday and back at First Tennessee Park on Wednesday to begin a seven-game homestand against Fresno and Sacramento. Last night the Sounds snapped a four-game skid with a much-needed win.  Tonight Daniel Mengden looks for his third consecutive seven-inning start and opposes Luis Pena.

First pitch from The Beehive State is set for 8:05 pm CT with pregame at 7:50 on 97.5-FM, the TuneIn Radio and MiLB First Pitch apps, and online HERE.

Below is audio from recent pregame interviews with manager Fran Riordan, A’s minor league hitting coordinator Jim Eppard, outfielders Ramon Laureano and BJ Boyd, and right-handers ChrisBassitt and Liam Hendriks.

July 30 – Fran Riordan:

July 27 – Jim Eppard:

July 26 – Ramon Laureano:

July 25 – BJ Boyd:

July 24 – Fran Riordan:

July 22 – Liam Hendriks:

July 19 – Chris Bassitt:

Thanks for listening! On the air and off.

Jeff

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Here are some recent pregame interviews from the radio broadcasts, including chats with Anthony Garcia, who had a franchise-record eight RBIs on Tuesday; closer Bobby Wahl on his Triple-A All-Star Game experience; Steve Scarsone, who filled in as manager for Fran Riordan in Iowa after the all-star break; and A’s special assistant to the GM Grady Fuson.

July 18 – Anthony Garcia:

July 17 – Melvin Mercedes:

July 16 – Fran Riordan:

July 15 – Steve Scarsone:

July 13 – Bobby Wahl:

July 7 – Grady Fuson:

Thanks for listening! On the air and off.

Jeff

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The Sounds continue their five-game homestand tonight as they play Game 3 against the Iowa Cubs leading to the all-star break. After going 6-3 on their road trip through Oklahoma City and Omaha, the Sounds have dropped the first two in this set against Iowa. They’ve scored early and first in each game but haven’t scored again after. Last night it was a 7-1 final.  Tonight Daniel Mengden returns to the Sounds and makes a rehab start for Oakland, as he’s currently on the A’s 10-day disabled list with a right foot sprain. He opposes Duane Underwood, who is one of the Cubs’ top pitching prospects.

First pitch from Music City 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 audio from recent pregame interviews with manager Fran Riordan, Sounds GM Adam Nuse and A’s coordinator of instruction Ed Sprague.

July 5 – Ed Sprague:

July 4 – Adam Nuse:

July 2 – Fran Riordan:

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Jeff

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The Sounds continue their nine-game road trip tonight as they plate Game 2 of a five-game set in Omaha against the Storm Chasers (Royals). They’re looking to even the set after a 10-1 loss last night in the opener. They began this trip by sweeping four in Oklahoma City. Tonight Raul Alcantara makes the start and opposes Scott Barlow.

First pitch from 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 Friday’s pregame interview with catcher Beau Taylor, who went 2-for-4 with a homer and the game-winning two-run triple on Thursday in OKC. I’ve also included an interview from Wednesday with 1B/OF Nick Martini, who enters play Saturday having reached base safely in 59 consecutive games as a Sound and got his first big league hit and RBI last Saturday for the A’s at the White Sox with many family and friends in the stands from his nearby hometown of Crystal Lake, IL.

June 29 – Beau Taylor:

June 27 – Nick Martini:

Thanks for listening! On the air and off.

Jeff

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