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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:

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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:

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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:

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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:

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Jeff

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Tonight from Downtown Brickton it’s the Sounds and Oklahoma City Dodgers opening a four-game series after a postponement on Monday due to unplayable field conditions. For the Sounds it’s the start of a nine-game road trip that continues Friday in Omaha. Tonight Norge Ruiz, a 24-year-old A’s prospect, makes his Triple-A debut and opposes Brock Stewart.

First pitch from OKC 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 this week’s Monday chat with manager Fran Riordan as well as other recent audio, including my conversation taped last Friday in Chicago with A’s bench coach and former Sounds manager Ryan Christenson, and a conversation from Albuquerque on the last road trip with A’s director of player personnel and assistant GM Billy Owens.

June 26 – Fran Riordan: 

June 23 – Ryan Christenson:

June 19 – Billy Owens:

June 18 – Fran Riordan:

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Jeff

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The Sounds conclude a three-game series tonight in El Paso, looking to take two out of three from the Chihuahuas (Padres) after rallying last night to steal a win behind Nick Martini’s three-run homer. It’s also Game 3 of a seven-game road trip, which continues Saturday in Albuquerque. Tonight Eric Jokisch, originally scheduled to start Saturday on an extra day of rest, moves up a day and fills the spot of Chris Bassitt, who works tonight for the A’s in place of the injured Trevor Cahill. Jokisch opposes former Sound Dillon Overton (’16).

First pitch from The Lone Star 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 tonight’s pregame interview with Sounds hitting coach Eric Martins, who discusses Sounds hitters such as Martini, Sheldon Neuse, Franklin Barreto, Jorge Mateo and Ramon Laureano. I’ve also posted several other recent interviews that were overdue to be published.

Martins joined me for an interview doubleheader today. He also was my guest on a new edition of “Rounding Third,” the Sounds’ new Podcast. You can download, subscribe and enjoy that conversation HERE.

June 15 – Eric Martins:

June 13 – Ben Bracewell:

June 11 – Fran Riordan:

June 9 – Rick Rodriguez:

June 8 – Dean Kiekhefer:

June 5 – Fran Riordan:

June 3 – Mike Capps:

June 2 – Sheldon Neuse:

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Jeff

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