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The Sounds continue their eight-game homestand tonight as they look to take three out of four from the Oklahoma City Dodgers before the Colorado Springs Sky Sox come to town Tuesday night. Tonight it’s Zach Neal (5-3, 3.94) against former A’s farmhand Deck McGuire (3-2, 3.40). First pitch is set for 7:05 with pregame on 102.5 The Game starting at 6:50.

Tonight’s interview is this week’s Monday chat with Sounds manager Steve Scarsone, who discusses the team’s additions of Jake Smolinski and Dayan Viciedo, what can happen with a Triple-A club at this team of year as far as roster movement, and the presence of Hall of Famer Rickey Henderson, who works for the A’s as an instructor and has been in town the past few days to watch the Sounds.

Photo courtesy Mike Strasinger / Nashville Sounds

Photo courtesy Mike Strasinger / Nashville Sounds

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The Sounds look for a four-game win streak tonight as they face the Oklahoma City Dodgers in Game 3 of a four-game set. It’s Barry Zito (5-6, 3.94) against Scott Baker (6-3, 3.66). First pitch on 102.5 The Game is set for 6:35, and pregame starts at 6:20.

Tonight’s interview is with Hall of Famer and all-time stolen base king Rickey Henderson, who is in town to watch the Sounds for a few days as part of his instructor role with the Sounds’ parent-club Oakland A’s. Henderson discusses his role with the A’s, the art of base stealing and the pure love of the game he had as he played into his 40s.

Hall of Famer Rickey Henderson, shown coaching first base for the Sounds. (Photo courtesy of Mike Strasinger / Nashville Sounds)

Hall of Famer Rickey Henderson, shown coaching first base for the Sounds. (Photo courtesy of Mike Strasinger / Nashville Sounds)

Hall of Famer and "Man of Steal" Rickey Henderson

Hall of Famer and “Man of Steal” Rickey Henderson

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The Sounds continue their eight-game homestand tonight as they play Game 2 of a four-game set against Oklahoma City. Sean Nolin (1-1, 2.89) is scheduled to face Ian Thomas (3-0, 5.30). First pitch on 102.5 The Game is set for 6:35 with pregame at 6:20.

Tonight’s interview is with Sounds outfielder Craig Gentry, who discusses the team’s wild walk-off win on Friday, his recent power surge with three home runs in his last nine games, the mental battle of the Triple-A level and the art of stealing bases.

Photo courtesy Mike Strasinger / Nashville Sounds

Photo courtesy Mike Strasinger / Nashville Sounds

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The Sounds continue their three-game series in Memphis today with Game 2, an afternoon affair from Autozone Park starting at 11:35 a.m. Pregame on 102.5 The Game is set for 11:20. Zach Neal (5-2, 3.14), back in the Sounds’ rotation with A.J. Griffin on the disabled list, starts for the Sounds against Zack Petrick (4-4, 4.07).

Today’s interview is with the newest Sound, Jake Smolinski. The outfielder was claimed by the A’s off waivers from the Rangers on Sunday, optioned to the Sounds, and added to the roster prior to last night’s game, during which he went 2-for-4 with a key two-run single in the eighth inning. Smolinski discusses coming to a new team and organization, the process for a player off the field when he has to move to a new club and how he basically lived out of his car last year when he got called up to the Rangers for the first time.

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Photo courtesy of Texas Rangers / MLB

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The Sounds and the Memphis Redbirds continue their three-game series tonight, and for the Sounds it’s Game 3 of a seven-game homestand. Barry Zito (4-5, 3.77) is set to face Tim Cooney (5-3, 2.80). First pitch on 102.5 The Game is set for 7:05 with pregame at 6:50.

Tonight’s interview is with Souns left-hander Sean Nolin, the starter and winner from last night’s 7-1 victory. Nolin describes his outing last night and season to this point, which has involved coming back from off-season sports hernia surgery and a brief stint on the disabled list recently due to a groin strain; the great work by the Sounds’ starting rotation this season; and Nolin’s brief stint as a 12-year-old left-handed catcher.

Photo courtesy Mike Strasinger / Nashville Sounds

Photo courtesy Mike Strasinger / Nashville Sounds

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After going 3-6 on a nine-game road trip through New Orleans and Oklahoma City, the Sounds are back home tonight as they commence a seven-game homestand with three against Memphis and four against Omaha, two clubs the Sounds haven’t seen yet this season. Tonight it’s Chris Bassitt (2-4, 3.52) against Nick Greenwood (4-1, 7.90). First pitch is set for 7:05 with pregame on 102.5 The Game at 6:50.

Tonight’s interview is this week’s chat with manager Steve Scarsone, who discusses the team’s road trip, facing two new clubs on this homestand and the rehab assignment for Oakland first baseman Ike Davis and rehab assignments overall.

Photo courtesy Mike Strasinger / Nashville Sounds

Photo courtesy Mike Strasinger / Nashville Sounds

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The Sounds conclude a nine-day road trip tonight as they play the finale of a four-game series in Oklahoma City against the Dodgers. Brad Mills (2-6, 3.66) faces former A’s farmhand Deck McGuire (1-2, 3.55) at 6:05, and coverage on 102.5 The Game starts at 5:50. The Sounds are 3-5 on the trip so far and just 2-9 vs. the Dodgers this season. Monday night the Sounds are back in Nashville to start a seven-game homestand against Memphis and Omaha.

Tonight’s interview is with A’s first baseman Ike Davis, who is with the Sounds on a rehab assignment as he comes back from a quad strain that has sidelined him for about a month. Davis recorded a hit on Friday (5 innings) and Saturday (7 innings) and has a scheduled day off today before he’ll play nine innings tomorrow night. He discusses coming back from the injury, the A’s season so far and the College World Series, of which he part in ’07 with Arizona State University.

Photo courtesy of Oakland A's / MLB

Photo courtesy of Oakland A’s / MLB

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