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The Sounds (4-3) conclude their season-opening eight-game road trip tonight as they go for a series split in Oklahoma City against the Dodgers (5-2). Then it’s back to Nashville for Friday night’s inaugural game at First Tennessee Park. Tonight’s pitching match-up has Ryan Verdugo facing Zach Lee. First pitch is set for 7:05 on 102.5 The Game and the TuneIn Radio app.

Tonight’s interview is with Sounds outfielder Billy Burns, one of the fastest players in baseball who twice has tripled on the first pitch of a game and is 4-for-4 in stolen bases this year. He discusses making the A’s Opening Day roster; his time working with Hall of Famer and A’s instructor Rickey Henderson in spring training; and switch-hitting, which he didn’t start doing full-time until the Nationals drafted him in 2011 (he was dealt to the A’s in December 2013).

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The Sounds continue their four-game series and eight-game road trip in Oklahoma City tonight against the Dodgers. With the start of the Predators’ playoff series against the Blackhawks airing on 102.5 The Game, I’ll have tonight’s broadcast for you on 94.9 Game 2 (and the TuneIn Radio app). It’s a throwback pitching match-up with Barry Zito facing Freddy Garcia, who is stepping in for the promoted Carlos Frias.

With the Zito-Garcia matchup, it’s fitting that our pregame guest tonight is former major leaguer Bret Boone, who faced Zito more than any other pitcher during his career and played with Garcia a number of years in Seattle. Boone now works for the A’s as a minor league instructor helping out middle infielders in the A’s system where he can. He’s in town in OKC to watch the Sounds for a few days and discusses his role for Oakland, how he tries to help players look for the “game within the game,” and the Zito-Garcia showdown.

Former major leaguer Bret Boone, now an A's infield instructor

Former major leaguer Bret Boone, now an A’s infield instructor

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The Sounds continue their eight-game road trip with Game 2 in Oklahoma City against the Dodgers. First pitch is set for 7:05 with pregame at 6:50 CT on 102.5 The Game and the TuneIn Radio app. The Sounds start their second turn through the starting rotation, so it’s Opening Day starter Chris Bassitt against veteran Scott Baker.

Tonight’s pregame guest is switch-pitching reliever Pat Venditte, who tossed 2 1/3 flawless relief innings last night and has not allowed a run on the year in 4 2/3 innings. He discusses, of course, the uniqueness of switch pitching, including some of the work and preparation involved and his teammates’ reaction in spring training when they saw him do it in person for the first time.

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The Sounds continue their season-starting eight-game road trip tonight in Oklahoma City with a four-game series against the Dodgers (formerly RedHawks as an Astros affiliate). Brad Mills makes his 2015 debut opposite Joe Wieland, who came to the Dodgers from the Padres in the Matt Kemp trade. First pitch on 102.5 The Game is set for 7:05 with a 6:50 pregame show.

Tonight’s interview is the first of season-long Monday interviews with Sounds manager Steve Scarsone, who recaps the Sounds’ plane-trains-and-automobiles style travel day today, the club’s winning series in Colorado Springs and the addition of Tyler Ladendorf, who was optioned by the A’s on Sunday when they activated Josh Reddick.

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The Sounds conclude their first series of the season today when they try to take three out of four from the Sky Sox in Colorado Springs. I’ll have the action for you starting at 2:20 CT on 102.5 The game with a 2:35 first pitch. Arnold Leon, who spent all of last season at Triple-A for the A’s, makes his Sounds debut against right-hander Drew Gagnon, who spent all of last season at Double-A for the Brewers.

Tomorrow the Sounds shift this season-starting eight-game road trip to Oklahoma City to take on the newly-renamed Dodgers (formerly RedHawks as an Astros affiliate). All four games in Bricktown — Monday through Thursday — start at 7:05 CT. From a programming standpoint, keep in mind going forward the Sounds air on 102.5 The Game except when the Nashville Predators also have a playoff game. The Preds will take on the Chicago Blackhawks in the opening round of the NHL playoffs, and that series will go Wednesday, Friday, Sunday, Tuesday, so on those dates you can find the Sounds on 94.9 Game 2.

Today’s pregame guest is outfielder Kent Matthes, whose two-out two-run double in the first inning yesterday gave the Sounds a lead they never gave back in a 5-3 win. Matthes discusses the Sounds’ busy offense so far this year, his experience playing at altitude for the Sky Sox in ’13 (he originally came up with the Rockies) and his family’s football background.

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After getting their first win of the season last night, the Sounds are back at it tonight in Colorado Springs with Game 3 in a four-game set against the Sky Sox. First pitch is set for 6:05 CT on 94.9 Game 2 with pregame at 5:50. It’s Angel Castro going against lefty Nick Additon.

Tonight’s pregame guest is Sounds second baseman Joey Wendle, who is 5-for-11 with four RBIs so far this season. He discusses his and the team’s performance through a couple of games, coming to the A’s from the Indians in an off-season trade for Brandon Moss, his experience at major league spring training camp with Oakland and why he likes to hit without batting gloves (even in 40-degree temperatures like we’ve had so far this series).

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The Sounds and Sky Sox continue their season-opening series tonight in Game 2 of the four-game set. The Sounds look to avenge last night’s 7-5 loss during which they never led and stranded 13 runners on base. Tonight it’s Barry Zito going for the Sounds in his first regular season outing since 2013 and his first minor league appearance (non-rehab) since 2000. Zito goes against John Ely, the 2012 Pacific Coast League Pitcher of the Year who was signed by the Brewers over the winter. Pregame on 102.5 The Game starts at 7:20 CT with a 7:35 first pitch. You can also listen via the TuneIn Radio app, the 102.5 The Game app, TheGameNashville.com or NashvilleSounds.com.

Tonight’s pregame guest is catcher Bryan Anderson, a 28-year-old backstop who came to the A’s late last season. He discusses last night’s season opener, catching switch-pitcher Pat Venditte (last night) and Zito (tonight) and how he feels about his own game coming into the season.

Photo courtesy Mike Strasinger / Nashville Sounds

Photo courtesy Mike Strasinger / Nashville Sounds

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